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Miso Ginger Glazed Almonds

Miso Ginger Glazed Almonds

How about a crunchy snack with a bit of umami flare this holiday season? These roasted almonds are glazed in a mixture of white miso, lime juice, fresh ginger, honey, and oil. Still the subtle sweetness, with a lean toward salty and savory with plenty of crunchiness to satiate. I love these for general holiday snacking (a nice break from all the sweets!) or chopped into sides and salads, and ideal in a pinch when you need something for a holiday party or a quick gift for a flavor-loving friend. 

Miso Ginger Glazed Almonds
makes 4 cups
2 tablespoons white miso paste
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
1 tablespoon honey or brown sugar
1 teaspoon sesame oil
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 cups raw almonds
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
1 tablespoon lime zest

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. 

Whisk together miso, lime juice, grated ginger, honey, sesame oil, and olive oil in a small saucepan over low heat, whisking constantly until the miso and oils dissolve together into a smooth glaze, about 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat. Place almonds in a large mixing bowl and toss the almonds with the miso glaze. Taste the miso glaze and decide whether to add additional salt. The miso is fairly salty on it's own, so you may not want to add any. 

Spread the almonds out onto the parchment paper-lined baking sheet and bake for 15-18 minutes, stirring halfway through to break up clumps. 

Remove from oven and let cool. The almonds will crisp up and become crunchier as they cool. Serve with grated lime zest. 

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