The delicate flavour, shape and structure of the almond make it the most versatile and widely used nut in recipes. Almonds are able to be used in both savory and sweet dishes and make a healthy alternative to some of the more traditional applications such as the use of finely crushed almonds instead of, or with breadcrumbs and herbs to coat chicken or fish.
Almonds are processed and sold in a range of forms. See Almond Ingredients for details.
This site includes details of many of the uses of almond in popular dishes as well as the wider use of almond based products in other areas of daily life.
- Almond Snacks, Soups, Starters and Side Dishes
- Main Course Dishes
- Dessert Dishes
- Cakes and Baked recipes
See the Almond Product Pages of this site for:
Almonds are an inexpensive, flavoursome and popular choice as a snack food. The flavour and texture of almonds is even more enhanced when roasted or baked, and with the addition of seasoning and a little oil.
Almonds make a wonderful healthy snack food and are used with great effect when included in:
- school lunches
- after school snacks
- as an accompaniment to drinks
- party fare
- as hors d’oeuvres
Try the following:
- Green Almond Recipes
- Accompaniments & Side Dish Recipes (Recipes4us – UK)
- Savory Toasted Almonds (Relish Recipes)
- Recipes for Soups and Starters (Recipes4us – UK)
The delicate taste of almonds is an excellent supplement to meat dishes particularly white meats such as fish or poultry.
Lightly roasted almonds are a popular inclusion in salads, in pasta. They are also tasty in steamed vegetables.
- Almond Main Course Recipes (Recipes4us – UK)
- Almond Vegetable Tagine – Vegetarian (Nuts for Life)
- Baked Almond Ocean Trout (Tummyrumbles website)
- Chicken, Cashew and Almond Stir Fry (Nuts for Life)
Almond Dessert Dishes
- Almond Desert Recipes (Recipes4us – UK)
- Almond Shortbread Cookies ( Better Homes and Gardens)
- Dried Fruit Tart with Almond Crust ( Better Homes and Gardens)
Figs with cinnamon, almonds and walnuts
Method: Place the orange juice, cinnamon and star anise in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer, reduce the heat to low and add the figs. Poach the figs for 10 minutes then remove from the heat and allow to cool. Continue to simmer the orange poaching liquid until reduced slightly. To serve, spoon the figs into serving bowls and scatter with almonds and walnuts.
Courtesy: The Gympie Times
Almond Cakes and Baked Recipes
- Almond Cakes & Bakes Recipes (Recipes4us – UK)
- Peach and Almond Scones (Nuts for Life)
- Poppyseed Almond Tea Bread ( Cooks.com website)