What Is The Best Way To Use A Bag Of Walnuts?


Walnuts are your solution to satisfying meals and snacks! Grab a handful to enjoy plain, or add to your oatmeal, salad or trail mix. Check out these recipes for additional inspiration on how to use your whole bag of walnuts:

Strawberry, Cucumber & Pearl Couscous Salad

Crunchy walnuts, crisp cucumbers and fresh strawberries combine with pearl couscous, mint and a honey balsamic vinaigrette for a tasty side dish. Crunchy balsamic glazed walnuts finish this salad.

Walnut “Chorizo” Tacos With Pickled Vegetables

A walnut chorizo “meat” is the base for these spicy tacos. Topped with pickled jalapeno peppers and radishes and finished with a squeeze of lime, these are a fresh take on traditional meat tacos. For a creamy addition, place a layer of mashed avocado onto the tortillas before filling with chorizo and vegetables. Kitchen hack: Use a pizza wheel to “chop” fresh herbs.

Citrus Salad With Honey Lime Yogurt & Spicy Walnuts

This bright and beautiful citrus plate has everything you want in a fruit salad and more. Something creamy, something crunchy, fresh herbs and a surprise spicy kick at the end.

California Walnut Muhammara

A simple Mediterranean sweet red pepper spread with just a hint of spice. Great as a dip for bread or crudité, including seasonal veggies.

Maple Walnut Energy Balls

Need a mid-day energy boost? These easy, no-bake Maple Walnut Energy Balls combine walnuts, oats, dates, maple syrup and are rolled in diced walnuts for added crunch.

Walnut Lentil Veggie Burgers

These Walnut Lentil Veggie Burgers are hearty and delicious. Serve them for dinner when you’re on a time crunch or whip them up for your next backyard BBQ!

Still have some leftover? Maintain the freshness of walnuts by keeping them in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer. We recommend storing them in the cheese drawer!

California walnuts are versatile and can satisfy sweet or savory cravings, while adding a boost of flavor, texture and nutrition. They can be a unique plant-based meat alternative or pair wonderfully with seasonal produce like winter root vegetables, spring peas and asparagus, summer berries or autumn squash.

In just a handful (1 oz./serving) of walnuts, you get 4g of plant-based protein, 2g fiber, a good source of magnesium (45mg), and the only nut to offer an excellent source of the essential plant-based omega-3 ALA (2.5 g/oz.). This boost of nutrition for overall health makes them a versatile whole food that can be used in a variety of meals and snacks all year round.

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