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Wednesday
Aug222012

sun dried tomato almond butter

You know I like to throw a savory nut butter in the mix every once in awhile.  And it’s been who knows how long since I have made a spreadable recipe for you fine folks.

If this is the first time you’re seeing a savory version for nut butter you probably just sat back in your seat and cringed your face.

This is because in the 1.2 seconds after reading the title you’ve probably imagined combining it with jelly on a sandwich or with your morning bowl of oatmeal + bananas.

sun dried tomato almond butter | edible perspective

But instead, let’s imagine spreading it on the following…

sun dried tomato almond butter | edible perspective

sun dried tomato almond butter | edible perspective

Print this!

Sun Dried Tomato Almond Butter [yields ~1c]

  • 2 cups raw almonds
  • 24 sun dried tomatoes [not packed in oil]
  • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 – 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  1. Preheat your oven to 300*.
  2. Place almonds in a single layer on the pan and roast for about 20, stirring at 10 minutes.  Remove from the oven when golden brown and fragrant.
  3. Let cool for 10-15 minutes.
  4. While roasting, place your sun dried tomatoes plus 1 tsp of olive oil in your food processor and turn on.  Let process for 1-3 minutes until no large pieces are left.
  5. Remove the tomatoes and place in a bowl.  -- No need to clean the food processor before adding in the almonds.
  6. Add the almonds, 1 Tbsp olive oil, salt, black pepper, and garlic.
  7. Let process, scraping the bowl as needed, for about 7-10 minutes.  It will turn from a mealy mixture, to crumbles, to a dough, then break apart, and then start to smooth out.
  8. Once it starts to smooth, let process another 1-2 minutes until creamy.
  9. Add the almond butter to the sun dried tomatoes and stir until evenly combined.  Add more salt or pepper if desired.
  10. Best stored in the fridge in a sealed container.

notes:  You could also use sunflower seeds or cashews if you prefer.  If you let the almond butter become creamy enough in the food processor, it should remain very spreadable even once refrigerated.

sun dried tomato almond butter | edible perspective

Can you see it now?  Has your face relaxed?  Hopefully I have you convinced!

Ashley

Reader Comments (33)

It's amazing how u come up with such great, simple recipes using real, nutritious ingredients just like that.
August 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJun
Love the idea of a savory almond butter! I was just thinking to myself, what would I eat this on? And the I scrolled back up and saw your list. Good thinking!
August 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLauren
Oh my gosh, you combined two of my favorite things in the whole wide world! I never would have thought of this in a million zillion years!
August 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnne
LOL, no cringing and no convincing here my friend! Yet another delicious combo that I could never have envisioned... yum!
August 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChrista @ Edible Balance
Oh wow, this is awesome. I have a bunch of sundried tomatoes I didn't know what to do with. Thanks for the inspiration!
Tomato butter seems to have popped up everywhere in my life! Maybe it was always there, and I just never noticed it. This however, is a very interesting take! I would absolutely try this!
August 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJill @ Sincerely Jill
Wow! I would never have thought to make a savory nut butter, but I can totally see this being delicious! I am going to have to try this ASAP....
August 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLindsey @ Pas de Deux
I'm a believer. Very interesting, Ashley!
Oh my gosh, this looks delicious! I can't wait to try it on a baked sweet potato!
August 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterElyse
I'm intrigued by this because I'm pretty adventurous in the kitchen, but I have to admit I'm nervous. You posted almond butter with paprika that would be the first on my list to try, so I'll have to gradually make my way to this one! ;-) Pictures look awesome though! Love that second bird's eye.
August 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLauren
oh I think it sounds awesome, a little like a pesto in a way. I bet that would be good with sesame seeds for a tahini too.
August 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKatie @KatieDid
i'm probably going to be dreaming of this nut butter + sweet potatoes until the moment i make it - yum!
August 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHeather
This is so unique! I love it!
August 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJanetha
seems like that would also make a great spread for canapes or munchable snacks. very creative idea, Ashley :)
August 23, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteraddie @ culicurious.com
Sounds amazing. Since I already have jar of homemade oil packed sundried tomatoes in my fridge, why did you recommend not using ones packed in oil?
August 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMegan
@Megan - When packed in oil they are much more plump and completely soaked through with oil. I think it would make the almond butter too oily. I would recommend leaving out the olive oil I call for adding and blot the tomatoes really well with paper towels. That will leave them with a little oil on the inside and probably give you about the same result. Hope that works for you!
August 23, 2012 | Registered CommenterAshley
@Jun - Thank you, lovely!

@Lindsey - Next you have to try my salt + pepper cashew butter and smoked paprika almond butter. Completely addictive in a whole new way!

@Lauren - Yes! Definitely try that one first.

@Katie - This would be awesome made with sesame seeds!
August 23, 2012 | Registered CommenterAshley
I like the idea of a savory almond butter! So many possibilities. Yum!
August 23, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterj3nn
This is such a unique recipe, I can't begin to imagine how it tastes! Your next cook book should be all about nut butters!
I did cringe a bit at first....but then I read "toast" and started drooling. This would be amazing on toast :)
August 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKatie @ Blonde Ambition
The first thing that popped into my head was SALAD. I want this on ma salad...immediately.
August 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKatie
I'm convinced - now I just need to go out and buy some sundried tomatoes and almonds!
1.2 seconds after reading the title I thought, "Holy YUM!" Haha. Anything nut butter related and I am game. Except if the nut butter contains animals or animal products...then I cringe :)
I'm definitely intrigued. You may have convinced me to try a savory nut butter.
I can't even imagine how good this would be with polenta...yum:)
August 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKylie @ immaeatthat
I am SO excited that you have a gf doughnut book coming out. I think I have made just about every doughnut recipe on here.... delicious!! Congrats again :)
@Katie - You are so sweet! Thank you! The doughnuts will be even better in the book. I'm going back and making sure all of the recipes are as perfect as possible. :)
August 24, 2012 | Registered CommenterAshley
What a great idea! I can't wait to try this :)
August 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGloria
I still haven't tried a savory nut butter, but I think you've convinced me with this one! I can't wait to try it on a baked sweet potato.
August 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKerry
Adding sun dried tomatoes to almond butter, now that's creative! Love the idea! And I love almond butter, too!!!!
August 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPlayful and Hungry
This looks and sounds so good. I'm thinking on top of that chickpea bake/bread of yours i like so much, and definitely behind your topping for sweet potatoes idea :)
August 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEmma
I LOVE ALMOND BUTTER!!! I've never tried a savory version of it. You are so creative, Ashley! :D
September 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKathleen @ KatsHealthCorner
This surprisingly does sound quite delicious. It reminds me of having breakfast for dinner. Adding a savory element to my toast at dinner with eggs or even a sandwich in the afternoon (would have to experiment with fresh veggies or maybe even grilled eggplant or zuccini). I would have never thought to mix almond butter and sun dried tomatoes together. Such a great idea. Thanks for sharing.
September 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKali

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