Raw Vegan Pizza Spiced Almonds
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Cuisine: raw food, raw vegan, gluten-free
Serves: 8
  • 2 cups almonds
  • ¼ cup sun-dried tomatoes
  • ½ red bell pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon onion powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon fennel seeds
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ⅛ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon coconut sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • ¼ cup soak water from sun-dried tomatoes
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • A few cracks of black pepper
  1. Soak the sun-dried tomatoes in water for about an hour until they soften. Keep the soak water for blending later.
  2. Place all the ingredients except for the almonds into a blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Place the pre-soaked and dehydrated almonds into a separate bowl. If you are using an oven, you can use the almonds straight out of the bag.
  4. Mix in the pizza sauce and toss well until the almonds are evenly coated.
  5. Spread the almonds thinly and evenly on a silicone sheet over a mesh tray. Dry in the dehydrator at 115℉ (46℃) for about 18 hours until the almonds are completely dry.
  6. For a conventional oven, preheat the oven to 250℉. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread the almonds thin and evenly. Bake for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Take out the baking sheet and slide out the parchment paper then bake for another half to 1 hour. Stir every 10-15 minutes to prevent burning. Once the almonds feel and taste dry, they are ready.
Store in an air-tight container. Keeps for 2 weeks.
Recipe by Mariko Sakata | Raw Food and Plant-based Recipes at https://marikosakata.com/raw-vegan-pizza-spiced-almonds/