Herb Roasted Marcona Almonds

Native to the Spanish coastal regions of Alicante, Málaga & Valencia, Marcona almonds are referred to as La Reina de las Almendras (the queen of almonds). A delicate, fine texture with a wonderfully sweet flavor, the prized trees bloom early in the year making them susceptible to spring frosts & damage. Our friends Joyce & Sue shared Ina Garten’s recipe for Marcona almonds. We tweaked it adding fresh rosemary & sage along with Villa Gabriella Certified Organic, Extra Virgin Olive Oil for a delicious & healthy snack rich in oleic acid & mono-unsaturated oils.

Serves 8-10 as tapas or a snack


  • 1 pound of roasted, salted Marcona Almonds
  • 2 tablespoons of Villa Gabriella Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh herbs such as rosemary, sage & thyme
  • 2 teaspoons of sea salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350◦ degrees
  2. Arrange almonds on a baking or cookie sheet
  3. Add Villa Gabriella Organic Extra Virgin Oil & herbs
  4. Toss ingredients & spread evenly on cookie sheet
  5. Roast almonds for 5 minutes, remove from the oven & turn.
  6. Repeat the process for 10 – 15 minutes or until lightly toasted, careful to not overcook & burn
  7. Sprinkle with sea salt & remove from cookie sheet to cool
  8. Serve warm or at room temperature  ¡Buen provecho!
  9. Store in an airtight container


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