Almond Recipes

A list of favorite almond recipes, and the ways I like to put almonds to use in the kitchen.

Homemade Strawberry Almond Milk

Homemade Strawberry Almond Milk

Creamy, fresh homemade strawberry almond milk. It really is as good as it sounds.

Summer Melon Salad

Summer Melon Salad

A simple summer melon salad. Sweet chunks of melon combine with toasted almonds for crunch, serrano chiles and scallions counter the sweet, there's small dollops of crème fraîche, cilantro, and a wash of sake. A real summer refresher.

Green Smoothie

Green Smoothie

The green smoothie recipe from Tara O'Brady's new cookbook. An invigorating, bottom's up, morning kickstarter made from kale, almond butter, almond milk, banana, and pineapple.

Saffron Raspberries

Saffron Raspberries

Beautiful raspberries tossed with saffron brown sugar, vanilla paste, olive oil, and toasted almonds.

Nikki's Healthy Cookies

Nikki's Healthy Cookies

A remarkable healthy cookie recipe - banana-batter, shredded coconut, dark chocolate chunks, and oats. Butter-less, flour-less, egg-less, and potentially sugar-less cookies make great after school or after work treats.

Mashed Potatoes & Clouds

Mashed Potatoes & Clouds

So good. Mashed potatoes with a special twist - buttery peaks and cloud-like potatoes, saffron garlic butter, toasted almonds, coriander, and a sesame sprinkle.

Toasted Almond Sables

Toasted Almond Sables

Toasty, nutty sable cookies made with whole wheat flour, sliced almonds, currents and salted butter. And a peek at some of my favorite vintage cookie cutters.

Limoncello Macaroons

Limoncello Macaroons

A limoncello macaroon recipe along with a batch of photos from a cabin weekend in Mendocino. The cookies are golden-crusted, powder-coated, almond-citrus gems spiked with limoncello liqueur my sister made for me.

At the Studio: Dark Chocolate Energy Bites

At the Studio: Dark Chocolate Energy Bites

Good-quality dark chocolate packed with lots of chopped nuts, seeds, and dried fruit make these a favorite - nutritious + energizing snack. Thumbs up.

Genius Kale Salad

Genius Kale Salad

There is a special kale salad recipe in the Food52 Genius Recipes cookbook. A single kale salad that ran the gauntlet, beating out all others, for a slice of limelight.

Coconut Quinoa Bowl

Coconut Quinoa Bowl

What you're looking at is a quirky, unique bowl of quinoa, with a couple of secrets. And the next time you have leftover quinoa (other other favorite grain) give it a try - coconut, garlic, almonds, kale, topped with salted yogurt and avocado.

Blue Kale Studio Salad

Blue Kale Studio Salad

A vibrant spring salad - butter lettuce, saffron almonds, blue kale micro greens - the first at the new studio, plus a few treasures discovered as we fixed up the place.

Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs

A beautiful and delicious deviled egg recipe made with an herb-flecked filling and topped with toasted almonds.

Mung Yoga Bowl

Mung Yoga Bowl

The kind of bowl that keeps you strong - herb-packed yogurt dolloped over a hearty bowl of mung beans and quinoa, finished with toasted nuts and a simple paprika oil.

California Barley Bowl

California Barley Bowl

I made this Megan Gordon's beautiful California Barley Bowl for a family brunch last week. From her inspiring new cookbook, Whole Grain Mornings.

Five Herb Pesto

Five Herb Pesto

A summer pesto made from a mix of coriander, basil, arugula, oregano, and chives, and links to a few other new recipes we've sprinkled around the QUITOKEETO shop site.

Birthday Cake

Birthday Cake

A perfect, simple birthday cake. One that effortlessly handled the car ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Flourless and made primarily with almond paste and eggs, it's baked until golden, then flooded with a simple, smudge-proof buttermilk glaze.

Coconut Corn Salad

Coconut Corn Salad

Butter a skillet add corn, fresh thyme, red onions, toasted almonds and coconut, and finish with a squeeze of lemon or lime juice...

Heirloom Tomato Salad

Heirloom Tomato Salad

My favorite tomato salad this year - made with roasted and ripe tomatoes, capers, mozzarella, almonds, and chives.

Nettle Pasta

Nettle Pasta

Nettles in a pasta with feta, sesame, almonds, and onion sprouts & a few pics from the Golden Gate bridge birthday fireworks.

Sprout Salad

Sprout Salad

One of the best salads I've made in a long time (mung bean sprouts, avocado, arugula, yogurt, almonds) & a look at the QUITOKEETO packaging.

Broccolini Salad

Broccolini Salad

Big bowl of green - broccolini tossed with big croutons, tons of scallion slices, mozzarella, toasted almonds, and a hit of serrano pepper.

Sesame Almond Brown Rice Balls

Sesame Almond Brown Rice Balls

Perfectly portable sesame almond brown rice balls. I packed these for a road trip from SF to Portland last week. They're flecked with green onion, and you can tuck edible surprises (i.e. avocado) in the centers if you like.

Oregano Brussels Sprouts

Oregano Brussels Sprouts

New year, new brussels sprouts recipe. This one pan-fried and then finished with a drizzle or oregano deliciousness, and toasted almond slices.

Shaved Fennel Salad

Shaved Fennel Salad

This could very well be my favorite salad recipe from Super Natural Every Day - shaved fennel, arugula, zucchini coins, feta, toasted almonds.

Leek Soup with Dill Oil

Leek Soup with Dill Oil

A rustic leek soup topped with an electric green drizzle of dill oil and crunchy toasted almonds.

Sautéed Zucchini

Sautéed Zucchini

Coins of zucchini are browned in a pan, but the thing that makes it special is the toasted gold slivers of garlic combined with lots of fresh dill, plus a sprinkling of almonds for a bit of crunch.

Carrot Almond Salad

Carrot Almond Salad

This particular salad came together on a whim - slender, barely-cooked asparagus and carrots alongside lots of deeply toasted almond slices, tossed with a jalapeno-cilantro drizzle.

Roasted Delicata Squash Salad

Roasted Delicata Squash Salad

I used my friend Molly Watson's recipe as a jumping off point here, and ended up with a roasted squash salad of sorts. It uses the pretty, scalloped-edged cross-cuts of the delicata squash, a few small potatoes, chopped kale, radishes, Marcona almonds - and a bold miso harissa dressing.

Carrot, Dill & White Bean Salad

Carrot, Dill & White Bean Salad

Warm, coin-shaped slices of pan-fried carrots, white alubia beans, and chopped dill tossed with a tangy-sweet lemon shallot dressing. It tastes good the day you make it, even better the day after.

Almond Soba Noodles

Almond Soba Noodles

A bit of a twist on the peanut noodle salad - this version features soba noodles with a spicy Thai-curry and almond butter sauce, topped with some sauteed tofu and pea shoots.

Giant Black Bean Salad

Giant Black Bean Salad

A twist on the ubiquitous black bean salad - giant black beans and toasted almonds are tossed with a honey-jalapeno-lime dressing and served with a bit of crumbled feta over a bed of baby arugula.

Orzo Super Salad

Orzo Super Salad

And orzo salad packed with nutritious ingredients - asparagus, almonds, feta, sprouts, broccoli, cucumber, and a zesty lemon dressing.

Japanese Pizza

Japanese Pizza

Known in some circles as Japanese pizza, this is my take on okonomiyaki. Plenty of egg-battered cabbage is pressed into a skillet and cooked until deeply golden on both sides. It is served cut into wedges and sprinkled with toasted almonds and chives.

Almost Cheeseless Pasta Casserole

Almost Cheeseless Pasta Casserole

Trying to keep this pasta casserole recipe on the lighter side, I tossed a rustic farro pasta in yogurt that had been beaten with a bit of egg along with garlic, toasted almonds, chard, butternut squash, and olives. Baked until golden.

Lentil Almond Stir-Fry

Lentil Almond Stir-Fry

A good cold-weather stir-fry recipe. Tiny potatoes, brussels sprout wedges, toasted almonds and lentils are served with a drizzle of mint and a bit of thinned-out, salted plain yogurt, and a sprinkling of chopped dates.

Chopped Miso Salad

Chopped Miso Salad

A favorite chopped salad recipe - fresh and crunchy with toasted, plenty of pan-fried shallots, chives, cabbage, red onions, and tossed with a simple miso dressing.

Coco Choco Clusters

Coco Choco Clusters

Toasted coconut, almonds, ground coffee, and good chocolate dropped into little bite-sized chocolate clusters.

Video: Citrus Parmesan Farro Salad

Video: Citrus Parmesan Farro Salad

This is the farro salad I took to Jack's first birthday party. My favorite citrus Parmesan vinaigrette dressed a bowl of healthy salad greens, plump farro grains, crumbled goat cheese and almonds.

Baked Pasta Casserole

Baked Pasta Casserole

This baked pasta recipe features vibrant flecks of chopped spinach and lemon zest, toasted almond slices and oozy, bubbly cheese all enveloping sturdy little pasta shells.

Breakfast Polenta

Breakfast Polenta

This breakfast polenta recipe is creamy, comforting and receptive to many add-in flavors and textures. For this version I served small bowls of fluffy yellow polenta topped with toasted almonds, jewel-colored dried fruits, and a drizzle of cream and honey.

Video: Big Sur Power Bars

Video: Big Sur Power Bars

A homemade powerbar recipe packed with lots of toasted nuts and coconut, crisped rice and ground espresso beans. Video how-to as well as written instructions.

Vegan Caesar Salad

Vegan Caesar Salad

Vegan Caesar salad recipe from best-selling authors Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero - no eggs, no dairy. Delicious, creamy lemon-caper dressing and garlic croutons.

Cottage Cheese Muffins

Cottage Cheese Muffins

Golden, puffy, sun-dried tomato, and cottage cheese muffins. High in protein, low in carbs, they are a great, satisfying way to start the day.

Ten Minute Tasty Asparagus and Brown Rice

Ten Minute Tasty Asparagus and Brown Rice

A big bowl of asparagus, sauteed garbanzos, chopped onions, toasted almonds, tossed with brown rice and drizzled with a bit of garlic-tahini dressing.

Amaretto-spiked Chocolate Mousse

Amaretto-spiked Chocolate Mousse

Simple-yet-decadent this dairy-free chocolate mousse recipe wins over non-vegans and vegans alike.

Cherry-Almond Gratin

Cherry-Almond Gratin

The flavor in this gratin recipe stops time. The almond top melds perfectly with the sweet spiked juice of the cherries. It is a perfect recipe to welcome in cherry season.

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