How to make fried almonds in the microwave: the easiest and fastest snack (and also with fewer calories)

The almonds are one of the most consumed nuts worldwide, especially in Mediterranean countries, present in many sweet and savory recipes. They also stand out for being a classic snack bar, although not in their healthier version. Luckily, we can make microwave fried almonds at home very easily and with little oil.

Okay, “fries”, what is called fries, then they won’t be; but the result is very close to the frying version, and they can be richer than just toasted. If you lose that portion of fried almonds with the appetizer -in Murcia it is a classic, accompanying salted meat- this simple alternative will leave you more than satisfied.


For 6 people

  • Raw and skinless almonds200 g
  • Extra virgin olive oil2.5 ml
  • Coarse salt to taste

How to microwave fried almonds

Difficulty: easy

  • Total time5 m
  • Preparation1 m
  • Cooking4 m

The elaboration is very fast and simple. The easiest way is to use a specific container to cook in the microwave, although any suitable tall bowl or plate and a lid will do. Keep in mind that each microwave is a world and at first we will have to catch the point of the power and times of our device.

Arrange the raw and peeled almonds in a microwave-safe container. Add between 2.5 and 5 ml of good extra virgin olive oil, and a very light pinch of fine salt. Stir well so that all the almonds are impregnated and put on the lid if any. If not, use a microwave cover.

Heat for 2 minutes at medium power. Stir and reheat 1 minute now at full power. Stir and heat again at 30-second intervals at medium power, until they have the desired browning. It is preferable that they not darken too much.

Serve with coarse salt and, if desired, a little extra virgin olive oil, stirring well. They can be taken warm or chilled to room temperature.

With what to accompany the fried almonds in the microwave

A small serving of microwave-fried almonds works great with an aperitif beer, along with some mojama, cheese, olives, or other pickles. They make a good match with the typical Murcian salad, and they are also a delicious and energetic snack by themselves, at any time of the day.

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