Naturally nutritious California walnuts are known for their light and creamy flavour. Fresh from the sun-dappled orchards of The Golden State, they’re a delicious and versatile ingredient, bursting with wholesome, plant-based goodness. In fact, they’re the only tree nut that is a rich source of plant-based omega-3 fatty acids. Use them to add crunch to your cooking and baking whilst also cracking wellness, the California way. Here’s how:
1. Farewell Flour
It’s not just those with an intolerance to gluten who can benefit from replacing flour with ground up California walnuts. This tasty tip adds a whole new level of flavour – simply place walnuts into a food processor and blitz until they’re a flour like consistency. Ready, steady, bake!
2. Delicious Drinks
California walnuts can easily be whizzed up into juices and smoothies, but why not take it one step further with a wicked walnutty drink? Using just four ingredients (and one of those is water, so three really) this creamy California drink is perfect for porridge, cereals and hot beverages – and because it’s homemade you know there are no hidden nasties.
3. Creamy, Crunch Salads
One of the most tempting things about California walnuts are their texture. Who can resist something that’s both creamy and crunchy at the same time? This is why they’re the perfect plus to salads. Simply sprinkle over a handful to take your greens from oh-kay to oh-wow.
4. Dunkable Dips
Dunkable dips are the ideal snack or light lunch option, particularly when they’re enjoyed with crackers or rye bread. Go beyond plain hummus and tantalise tastebuds with creamy Beetroot and Walnut Dip. Simply toast walnuts and grind toasted caraway seeds. Then, blitz beetroot, lemon juice, garlic, walnuts, sour cream and the ground caraway seeds. Add slices of bread and blitz again. Et voila – a dip that is not only wholesome, but brings the vibrant colours of California to mealtime.
5. Satisfying Simple
The versatility of California walnuts means they can be added to almost any sweet or savoury dish, but they’re a perfect tasty, wholesome snack on their own. Grab a handful of these light and creamy nuts on the go, or rustle up an easy trail mix by roasting California walnuts with other delicious ingredients. Smoky Rosemary and Chilli Walnuts, or Mango and Walnut Trail Mix are just two tasty trails – the possibilities are endless.
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