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Sugared Toasted Almond Salad Topping

Rated as 4.57 out of 5 Stars

"This simple topping turns an average salad into something above and beyond! I pair these with my sweet sour salad dressing and they make an amazing salad! I like to make up a big batch of these and keep them on-hand in an airtight container to use as a salad topper. I like to toast my almonds to a nice medium-brown, they take on a bolder flavor and really mix well in any salad."
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45 m servings 60
Original recipe yields 16 servings (1 cup )


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  1. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper.
  2. Cook and stir almonds and sugar in a skillet over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar melts and almonds turn golden brown, 5 to 10 minutes. Transfer almonds to the prepared baking sheet to cool completely.


  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 60 calories; 3 7.4 1.2 0 0 Full nutrition

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Thanks, lovestohost, for the review! I really only put the recipe for myself. GREAT idea about cutting the sugar in half -- I'm definitely going to try that! I like the toasted almond flavo...

Delicious! I can't stop eating them as they cool, so I'll happily eat any leftovers from tonight's dinner salads as a snack. Super simple preparation that really elevates your salad in both fl...

Seriously elevates any salad you make. My boyfriend (a carnivore) even ate some with a bite of lettuce. Super good and quick. Just keep in mind they keep cooking a shortwhile after you have take...

Used pecans because that’s what I had available!

Very easy. Here are my thoughts. I found another recipe that used 2 Tbsp of sugar per 1/2 cup of almonds. I thought that was a good ratio. I started the sugar first, and when it started getting ...

Very easy to make, and adds a real nice touch to salads. Only using half the suggested sugar, the almonds were more than sweet enough.

love this on salads - my husband was imp ressed