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Tamari Roasted Almonds

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This Tamari roasted almonds recipe is a tasty twist on natural almonds that is so easy to make. They’re great in nut bowls at a party, look great on a cheese board, or can make a delicious snack.

Tamari roasted almonds recipe

These roasted Tamari almonds are irresistible nibbles that we always have around the house as snacks over the holidays.

As the name suggests, they’re made with Tamari sauce which is a milder version of soy sauce. And gives the nuts a warm brown color that looks great on a cheese board.

These salty treats are super simple to make and are a nice change from the traditional nut bowl on a side table.

Tamari Roasted Almonds Ingredients

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Tamari roasted almonds recipe ingredients

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  • whole unsalted almonds – don’t use blanched almonds for this recipe since they won’t hold the flavor
  • tamari sauce (can also use soy sauce)
  • lemon juice
  • cayenne pepper (optional)


  • parchment paper
  • rimmed baking sheet
  • liquid measuring cup
  • measuring spoon
  • small bowl
  • wire cooling rack

How To Make Tamari Almonds

Pre-heat the oven to 350℉.

Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Roast the Almonds

Almonds spread out on a parchment-lined cookie sheet

Spread 2½ cups of almonds out on the cookie sheet.

Toast in the oven for 5 minutes. The almonds should be fragrant.

Season the Nuts

Tamari mixture in a bowl

In a small bowl, combine ¼ cup of tamari (or soy) sauce with 1 teaspoon of lemon juice and a pinch of cayenne pepper, if using.

Almonds mixed with Tamari sauce on a cookie sheet

Sprinkle the sauce over the nuts and stir to coat well.

Put the pan back in the oven and bake the almonds for 7 minutes.

Roasted Tamari almonds after baking

Stir the almonds again.

Then turn off the oven and let the pan sit in the warm oven until all the tamari sauce is absorbed, about 10 to 12 minutes.

Tamari roasted almonds on a cookie sheet on a cooling rack

Remove from the oven and let cool on a rack. The almonds will become crisp and dry.

Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

If the almonds become soft, they can be re-baked for about 5 minutes to crisp them up again.

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tamari roasted almonds recipe

Tamari Roasted Almonds

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 2 1/2 cups


  • parchment paper
  • cookie sheet
  • small mixing bowl
  • measuring cups and spoons


  • cups unsalted almonds
  • ¼ cup tamari sauce
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • pinch cayenne pepper optional


  • Pre-heat the oven to 350°F.
  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Spread the almonds out on the parchment paper and toast in the oven for 5 minutes, until fragrant.
  • Combine tamari sauce, lemon juice, and cayenne (optional) in small bowl.
  • Sprinkle the sauce over the nuts and stir.
  • Put the almonds back in the oven and bake for 7 minutes.
  • Stir the nuts and turn off the oven. Leave them in the oven until the tamari mixture is absorbed, about 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Let cool on a wire rack until crisp and dry.


  • Store in airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
  • If the nuts soften, bake again for 5 minutes until crisp.

Nutrition values are estimates only, using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.

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This post was originally published on December 3, 2020 but was updated with new content on November 4, 2022.

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