Fine Dining Lovers have a great list of ways to use walnuts this fall.
Most commonly used is the dried nut, either shelled or unshelled. When picked young, the moist and milky white kernels are mainly used for pickling.
Walnuts can be enjoyed raw or cooked, and their slightly bitter flavor lends them well to both sweet and savory dishes, as well as being particularly good in baking.
What’s more, they are a nutrient dense nut, packed with protein and essential fatty acids, making them a great option for vegetarians.
We have a selection of walnut recipes worth getting the nut cracker out for, from walnuts with creamy gorgonzola to classic chocolate brownies or a simple pasta or autumnal plum and walnut jam, these are nuts destined for more than looking good in an ornamental bowl. Even better, all these recipes are meat free, making them Meatless Monday friendly.
Celeriac and Cheese Salad with Walnuts
A classic combination of gorgonzola cheese and walnuts, with a refreshing crunch and zesty appeal. Ideal for a dinner party appetizer, light lunch, or a side dish.
Avocados Stuffed with Gorgonzola and Walnut Cream
An extremely simple dish to prepare, halved avocados are filled with a gorgonzola cheese mix and garnished with walnuts. Sometimes simple is best.
Pasta Salad with Olives, Tomatoes and Walnuts
A very simple pasta salad drawing on robust Mediterranean flavors. Can be enjoyed warm or cold the day after.
Plum and Walnut Jam
A great simple jam to create come the autumn. Prunes, plums and walnuts can be enjoyed during the winter months.
Walnuts and chocolate are friends in this classic combo where added crunch adds texture to the gooey chocolatey notes.
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