Appetizers,  Easy,  Recipes,  Vegan,  Vegetarian

Launch Party: Ethiopian Spiced Almonds

Ethiopian Spiced Almonds are a quick and easy snack made with berbere seasoning. Feel free to mix up the flavor with your favorite spices!

Overhead view of a bowl of spiced almonds.

I’ve been hard at work on a new website, and today, it finally went live! It’s called The Domestic Mixologist, and it’s a project that my friend Mara and I have been developing since the end of last year.

Of course, we had to throw a little party to kick it off. We had a “Testing and Tasting Party”, where people could test drive our new website while tasting some of our signature concoctions.

To round out the menu, I wanted to make another batch of spiced almonds. I used a similar technique to the Spanish Spiced Almonds that I made for New Year’s Eve, but decided to use some berbere spice. They turned out great!

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Overhead view of a bowl of spiced almonds.

Ethiopian Spiced Almonds

  • Author: Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen – Ashley Covelli
  • Prep Time: 2 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 18 Minutes
  • Total Time: 20 Minutes (plus 2 hours drying time)
  • Yield: 12 Servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizers & Snacks
  • Method: Stovetop, Oven
  • Cuisine: Ethiopian


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  1. Preheat your oven to 300°F.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a medium saucepan. Once warm, add the berbere, salt and pepper and stir to combine. Let the spices warm and permeate the oil, about 3-5 minutes.
  3. Remove from the heat and add the almonds. Stir well, to coat the almonds with the spiced oil.
  4. Pour the almonds onto a parchment or Silpat lined baking sheet, and roast for 12 minutes.
  5. Remove the almonds and transfer them to a cooling rack to dry. Let dry for at least 2 hours before serving.


  • Serving Size: 1 ounce
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Ashley Covelli is a food photographer, recipe developer, and culinary instructor based in Ossining, New York. She loves helping people become enthusiastic and adventurous in the kitchen so that they can build skills and confidence to cook for themselves and their loved ones. She can almost always be found with at least 3 different beverages within arm's reach.

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