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Walnuts are one of the most popular and versatile of all nuts working well in a variety of walnut recipes.
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 in flavour lends them well to both sweet and savoury dishes, as well as being particularly good in baking.
What’s more they are an extremely healthy 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 nut bowl. Even better, all these recipes are meat free making them Meatless Monday friendly.
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.
An extremely simple dish to prepare, halved avocados are filled with a gorgonzola cheese mix and garnished with walnuts. Sometimes simple is best.
A very simple pasta salad drawing on robust Mediterranean flavours. Can be enjoyed warm or cold the day after.
Walnuts and chocolate are friends in this classic combo where added crunch adds texture to the gooey choclatey notes.
A great simple jam to create come the autumn. Prunes, plums and walnuts can be enjoyed come the winter months.
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