My first thought was sprinkling a handful of these almonds over a summer salad of tossed greens. They'd also be fantastic roughly chopped and tossed into a simple pasta dish, like this Lemony Pesto Pasta. If you're a savory breakfast person, like me, you might even add these to a batch of granola. (Oh wow, could you imagine a batch of macarons made with smoked almonds?!)
Unfortunately, C.J. Olson isn't currently selling this particular product over their website. I've seen similar almonds being sold by other vendors at the farmers market and gourmet food stores, so check those places if you can't spring for the airfare to California.
• C.J. Olson Cherries, 348 W. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
What else would you do with these smoky almonds?
(Image: Emma Christensen)