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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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
1 cup
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Line a baking sheet with waxed paper.

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

60 calories; protein 1.2g 3% DV; carbohydrates 7.4g 2% DV; fat 3g 5% DV; cholesterolmg; sodiummg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2013
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 flavor more than the carmelized sugar flavor. I can't keep out of them as they cool either! They are DELICIOUS on salads - especially paired with my sweet sour salad dressing. I'm in the midwest and we have a restaurant called Max & Erma's that has an AMAZING house salad. It's served with bacon red onion sweet sour dressing and toasted almonds. I posted the almond and sweet sour salad dressing recipes so I could easily find them! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2013
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 flavor more than the carmelized sugar flavor. I can't keep out of them as they cool either! They are DELICIOUS on salads - especially paired with my sweet sour salad dressing. I'm in the midwest and we have a restaurant called Max & Erma's that has an AMAZING house salad. It's served with bacon red onion sweet sour dressing and toasted almonds. I posted the almond and sweet sour salad dressing recipes so I could easily find them! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2013
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 flavor and texture. I chose to cut the sugar in 1/2 and found that perfect for our tastes. I can't wait to toss some leftovers in some warm buttery salty popcorn! THANKS for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2018
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 taken them away from anything hot. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2020
I used this recipe to guide me.... I added 2-3 drops of orange oil (Young Living brand), 1-2 Tbs bacon grease, 1tps of black pepper and a sprinkle of Cayenne pepper. Amazing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2016
love this on salads - my husband was imp ressed Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2020
This recipe was surprisingly delicious and easy! While at the beautiful “Historical” Davenport Hotel in Spokane, Washington, we had a delicious spring salad topped off with toasted almonds! This recipe created the perfect toasted almonds as we recreated the salads for 15 back in Seattle for a Father’s Day celebration. Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/23/2017
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 some color added the almonds. Right after I dumped them on a sheet pan I threw a little turbinado sugar on them. Made them all fancy looking. I bet fancy salt would be fun too. I will try spices next. I think cayenne would be interestng or good chili powder. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/26/2018
Used pecans because that s what I had available! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
08/23/2016
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. Read More