In addition to whole almonds, pecans and cashews, Sweet Almande also roasts slivered almonds in most of our savory and spicy flavors. While whole almonds can certainly be used in a salad or in other things, (i.e. throw a bag of whole almonds into a bag of chex mix), the slivered almonds tend to be a bit easier on the teeth when used in salads, etc. Below are the different flavors available in the slivered almonds, and some of the favorite uses Sweet Almande’s customers have told Bruce and Beth about.
Roasted Garlic Slivered Almonds
Salads probably top the list of favorite uses for the slivered almonds in this flavor, but customers have also used them to top pasta dishes, in green beans and sautéed yellow squash or zucchini, and sprinkled on spaghetti squash with a pasta sauce and some grated Romano or Parmesan cheese. You could also add them to the fried onions to top the traditional green bean casserole. We have also used them to top our favorite loaded baked potatoes. To add a bit of crunch, you can also sprinkle these on before indulging in your favorite type of Pizza.
Sweet Chili (mild) and Smokey Hot Chipotle Slivered Almonds (more on the hot side)
Both of these flavors are also excellent on a salad, vegetables and pasta (if you want a bit of spice). They also go very nicely as a garnish on enchiladas or on tamales! You might even try them on your favorite Chili Rellano recipe as a garnish. Beth’s favorite use of the Sweet Chili is in a Spinach Salad. Check out the recipes section on our website for the recipe.
Wing Nuts Slivered Almonds (medium heat)
Also very nice on a salad (especially with some roasted chicken and a blue cheese dressing!), they’re also very good on most vegetables and work remarkably well when chopped or crushed just a bit as a coating for a blue cheese ball. These can also be crushed and mixed with almond meal to make a spicy coating for baked fish or chicken.
Sweet Onion Teriyaki Slivered Almonds
These are excellent in a salad with an Asian style dressing and on most vegetables as well. They are particularly great in a Chicken Asian salad with uncooked ramen noodles as part of their base. They’re remarkably good sprinkled on top of a stir fry or any take out Chinese food, and make a great addition as a garnish to fried rice (they add a nice crunch and a burst of flavor).