Saffron Almonds

A classic snack for at-home aperitivo

An at-home variation on the salty snacks served in classic aperitivo spreads, best accompanied by a spritz and golden hour.


Yield: 1 cup

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 saffron threads
  • 1 cup Marcona almonds

  1. Place oil and saffron threads in a saucepan over very low heat.
  2. Let sit, stirring occasionally so the saffron releases its color and aroma into the oil.
  3. In a separate saucepan, toast the nuts lightly over medium heat until just golden brown, about 2 minutes.
  4. Transfer to a bowl and let cool. Add the saffron oil, toss to coat, and serve warm.

Tagged: aperitivo, Aperol