Shaved Green Almonds with Olive Oil and Stardust Chile Dipping Powder

Did you know almonds aren’t botanically considered nuts? They’re stone fruit! Walk up to an almond tree in the springtime and see fuzzy little fruit on the branch—like a little green peach. Deep inside the flesh and pit is what we call the almond. Turns out, when these fruits are young, you can eat them whole! They're a highly coveted treat among gourmet chefs. 

Green almonds are tart, crunchy, and juicy. This seasonal specialty has a very brief window for harvest. Surprisingly versatile, a green almond can be enjoyed out of hand sprinkled with salt or Rancho Gordo's Stardust Dipping Powder and olive oil. Here's a great recipe for enjoying this unique, rare specialty.



  • Drizzle olive oil to taste on a small platter. Place the sliced almonds to your liking.
  • Season with the Stardust Chile Dipping powder and kosher salt to taste.
  • Serve at once. 

Makes 1 serving

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