Green fresh almonds

{Weekend Herb Blogging #267 }


It looks like 2011 will be a great year for me, food wise. A few weeks back, I jumped with joy to discover fresh chickpeas for the first time.

And now, I am snacking on fresh green almonds.

Yes!! I could not even believe my eyes seeing them at the corner grocery store that I would never stepped in before. What a find!

Fresh green almonds are incredible. Inside the thick shell and bitter skin is the small white nut, which tastes nothing like its dried version. Fresh almond is sweet, nutty and `milky´ – all of these flavours, but in the most subtle sense. If picked much younger, the outer skin could be eaten as well. My almonds are quite old, so you gotta shell and skin them to enjoy the flavours.

I was thinking of Poh´s fresh almond milk recipe as I drove home with a bag of green almonds. However, after tasting it, I think even the small amount of milk in the recipe would be too strong. So what is the best way to eat fresh almonds? Just as they are, I say.

I´m sending this entry to Weekend Herb Blogging, an event is under the care of Haalo at Cook almost anything at least once. Our host of this week is in from Honest Vanilla.

Snacking on fresh green almonds

35 Responses to Green fresh almonds

  1. leaf (the indolent cook) says:

    I love your description of these fresh almonds – and I'm so intrigued!

  2. Lick My Spoon says:

    Wow….I've never seen almonds in their raw form….they are pretttty! Almond milk sounds heavenly!

  3. Tanvi@Sinfully Spicy says:

    Oh yes, fresh almonds are really milky and sweet.I have had a chance to eat them once and liked them a lot.

  4. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen says:

    I love fresh almonds! I've only ever found them in France. They are so different from the almonds we are used to eating aren't they? There is something clean and almost grassy to them. I think the best way to enjoy them is plain too.

  5. Y says:

    Oh my, totally craving green almonds now! Never had them so fresh that you can also eat the skin. Intriguing!

  6. tigerfish says:

    Green almonds! Interesting!

  7. Hannah says:

    I really can't decide if I'm more enviosu of these or the green chickpeas! I think I'd fall to the ground in a dead faint of happiness if I ever saw these in Canberra…

  8. Susan says:

    Just plain WOW.

  9. My Little Expat Kitchen says:

    I only had fresh green almonds once and I loved their taste. They're so soft and juicy and milky. I crave them now that you reminded me of them.

  10. Gattina Cheung says:

    the flavor sounds amasing!!! Anh, good find! you probably start the fresh almond trend in blogsphere!

  11. Little Corner of Mine says:

    Interesting indeed!

  12. Ana Powell says:

    I have just returned from my beloved Algarve and our almond trees were all in flower. I love their pink and white shades, absolutely awesome trees.

  13. john@heneedsfood says:

    I've seen these in shops from time to time & never thought to buy them. They sound great!

  14. mademoiselle délicieuse says:

    I'm not sure I've even ever seen fresh almonds so thanks for sharing!

  15. Soma says:

    I saw this in Flickr and I have to say I am a tad bit envious of you :-). I have never seen a green almond forget about munching on one. Very curious to find out how it tastes first hand. hope I have some luck sometimes.

  16. Prerna@IndianSimmer says:

    My gosh! That looks GORGEOUS Anh! Is it bad to confess that I have never tasted a fresh green almond before?! But the photos just tell me that I'm missing something in my life!

  17. Shirley @ Kokken69 says:

    First the chick peas then green almonds… the only type of almonds I have seen are the peeled ones… this is an eye opener :)

  18. penny aka jeroxie says:

    I have never seen fresh green almonds before. so beautiful

  19. ChichaJo says:

    My curiosity is piqued! I have never had fresh almonds…they sound delicious!

  20. Kris Ngoei says:

    Exquiste shot, Anh!

  21. JaseyLim says:

    love love love almonds, fresh ones? WOW

  22. Peter G @ Souvlaki For The Soul says:

    I haven't tried fresh almonds in years Anh! Thanks for reminding me of their great taste!

  23. Xiaolu says:

    I had no idea that's what they looked like. Would love to try these if ever I get the opportunity.

  24. Dalia, Seven Dumplings says:

    Very nice pictures, compliments.

  25. OohLookBel says:

    The fresh almonds look fabulous. I also like the way the leaf in the first photo is standing up all by itself!

  26. Monet says:

    I have never seen these before, but now I have to hunt them down! Thank you for sharing your almonds with me…I hope you have a great Tuesday…I'm already ready for the weekend :-)

  27. Sanjeeta kk says:

    Lovely clicks, Anh! I love these fresh almonds too. We get them here in India (Delhi) during winter season.

  28. The Food Hunter says:

    I just had these for the first time…they are pretty amazing

  29. WizzyTheStick says:

    never had these…thanks for sharing and stirring my imagination

  30. Faith says:

    Oooh, I would love try fresh almonds! They sound fantastic!

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  32. Ellie (Almost Bourdain) says:

    I have never tasted green almond. Very intrigued. Thanks for sharing, Anh.

  33. Cath says:

    Hi…I'm dying with curiousity…where did you get the fresh chickpeas from? We're trying to source seed so we can grow our own, having only read about them and want to try them. Can you give me any clues please?

  34. Suzanne says:

    I've never seen green almonds before! What a treat that must be! Almonds are my favorite nuts!

  35. Antropia Luna says:

    The green almonds would be interesting to try making almond milk with for a moisturizing milk bath. These nuts are great for skin– and snacking.

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