How to toast slivered almonds is an easy recipe and you only need one ingredient. It takes less than 10 minutes to toast slivered almonds and it will quickly become your new favorite topping for salads, desserts, and more.
Toasted almonds are crunchy, nutty and elevate the taste of a lot of dishes, not just salads. Once you’ve tasted toasted nuts and seeds, you’ll never want another version.
I eat salads a lot and I’m always looking for ways to jazz up the recipe so I don’t get tired of it.
Healthy toppings are one of the ways to liven up the taste of a salad. Currently, I’m on toasted sesame seeds, roasted pepitas, and crispy noodles.
What Are Slivered Almonds?
Almonds are usually sold whole with skin on, sliced, or slivered without the skin. Almond silvers are whole almonds cut into thin matchstick pieces.
The skin is removed prior to this process which accounts for the pure white color of the slivered almonds.
Sliced almonds, on the other hand, are whole almonds that are sliced diagonally into very thin pieces.
Are Slivered Almonds the Same as Sliced Almonds?
Slivered almonds and sliced almonds aren’t the same.
They are both made from whole almonds but slivered almonds are cut into sticks while sliced almonds are cut lengthwise very thinly.
Slivered almonds are thin sticks while sliced almonds are super thin. Sliced almonds are cut with the skin on while slivered almonds don’t have the skin on them.
They both taste wonderful when toasted and whichever almond type you choose depends on how you want your food to look after plating.
By the way, sliced almonds are sometimes referred to as flaked almonds.
Can You Substitute Sliced Almonds for Slivered Almonds?
Because sliced almonds have the skin on, they have a nuttier taste so if you want the dish to really pop, you can substitute sliced almonds for slivered almonds.
If you’re not too particular about the taste, you can use either of them.
Can I Toast Slivered Almonds?
Yes, you can toast slivered almonds. They taste fine raw but toasted, they taste so much better yet they’re still healthy.
Additionally, they last for weeks if kept in an airtight container so great for salad meal prep too!
Slivered Almonds Nutrition
A cup of slivered almonds is approx. 528 calories with the following source of calories:-
- Protein – 13%
- Carbohydrates – 13%
- Fat – 74%
A cup of slivered almonds also contains 9.6 g of dietary fiber, 628mg of potassium, and no cholesterol.
1 tablespoon of raw slivered almonds is only 37 calories approx. It’s also a great source of plant-based protein.
By the way, almonds are very filling and keep hunger pangs at bay for quite some time and you don’t need a lot of it either.
How to Toast Slivered Almonds – Stovetop
There are three ways to toast slivered almonds – in an oven, toaster oven, or on the stovetop. I prefer the stovetop because it’s easier to monitor the toasting rate.
If you however have a large amount of slivered almonds – over 2 cups – then it might be more efficient to get it done in the oven but stay close.
For this toasted slivered almonds recipe, you’ll need 1 cup of raw slivered almonds.
Place the skillet over medium heat and pour the almonds into the skillet. Do not leave the stove area because this is a fast process.
Toss the slivered almonds around every few minutes until fully toasted. This should take about 5 – 6 minutes depending on the stove.
Toasted slivered almonds will release an enticing fragrant nutty flavor. Once it’s toasted, wait to cool down then pour into the mason jar.
1 cup of toasted slivered almonds is 16 tablespoons (US). For me, that’s 2 tablespoons/day on my salads so a cup lasts me 8 days.
If you add to several other dishes, a cup will be gone in no time so you might want to double up on the recipe.
How to Roast Slivered Almonds – Oven
For the oven method of roasting almonds, you will need a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Spread the slivered almonds in an even single layer over the baking sheet and place the baking sheet in the oven.
- Bake for 10 minutes approx until golden brown. You could toss the nuts around at the 5-minute mark.
Do not leave the kitchen during this process. The almonds turning from white to golden brown happens rapidly.
If you’re toasting whole almonds, it will take about 10 – 15 minutes to complete the toasting process.
How to Store Toasted Slivered Almonds
Once the toasted slivered almonds are cool, pour into the mason jar and close. You can store this in the fridge for up to 2 months.
You can also freeze the toasted slivered almonds in a freezer-safe container for up to 2 months.
How to Eat Toasted Slivered Almonds
- Salad toppings – I add 1 – 2 tablespoons to my salads. I use them in my vegan cabbage salad, quinoa, and arugula salad, spinach, and cabbage salad and so much more.
- Topping for roasted veggies
- Topping for soups
- Topping for deserts like yogurt, ice cream, cookies, cakes, and berries
You could even toss a handful in with a pasta or noodle dish. If you like nut butter, you can use toasted slivered almonds in your nut butter recipes as well.
Where to Buy Slivered Almonds?
You can find slivered almonds in regular grocery stores or you can order them online HERE.
What Nuts Are Similar to Almonds?
Other nuts you can try out in your diet that are similar to almonds include hazelnuts, Brazil nuts, cashews, and pistachios.
Raw Nuts vs Roasted Nuts
When it comes to raw nuts and roasted nuts, raw nuts are quite healthy but they’re tastier when you toast them.
Raw nuts also contain more fiber but they are a bit harder for the body to digest. Some of the nutrients are lost in the roasting process but it’s still a healthy addition to the diet.
Keep in mind, roasted nuts contain more fat so they are to be consumed in moderation. I recommend no more than 2 – 3 tablespoons per day.
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