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.
- 5 Green Almonds, sliced thin
- Stardust Dipping Powder to taste
- Kosher salt to taste
- Olive oil to taste
- 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