Almonds Slow Roasted in Garlic Olive Oil

Ingredients

  • 1 lb fresh, whole almonds (about 3 1/2 cups)
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp of Bella Oliva Garlic EVOO
  • 2 tsp fine to medium sea salt – or to taste
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp fresh rosemary leaves as an optional garnish

Instructions
Preheat the oven to 300. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. In a medium bowl toss the almonds with the Garlic EVOO and 1/4 cup fresh rosemary leaves. Distribute the almonds in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet and slow roast for 40 minutes, until the almonds smell toasty and the rosemary leaves are fragrant and crisp. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for about 5 minutes. While still warm, toss with sea salt and garnish with remaining tablespoon of fresh rosemary leaves and 1 tablespoon of  Garlic Olive Oil. Allow to cool fully and serve.

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