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jackeroo Fri 10-Jun-05 17:40:38

since hearing they are full of omega 3 we want to start eating them. does anyone have any ideas for interesting salad or savoury recipes (not cakes etc) that include walnuts?

FrenchGirl Fri 10-Jun-05 17:48:53

can't think of many things to do with them apart form walnut bread, a salad of good lettuce with goat cheese and walnuts (with french dressing, maybe with walnut oil if you have any), or as a snack: stuff a dried fig with a walnut: delicious (it's called a 'mendiant' in France).

Twiglett Fri 10-Jun-05 17:50:02

yuk walnuts .. the very thing that ruins the walnut whip

Twiglett Fri 10-Jun-05 17:50:55


FrenchGirl Fri 10-Jun-05 17:52:23

lol twiglett I just searched that site too, but have also found this one which is possibly better

jackeroo Fri 10-Jun-05 17:53:55

thanks - the regal nut of jupiter no less... always thought them a bit dull myself... hope to find ways of disguising them...

Twiglett Fri 10-Jun-05 17:54:54

brownies .. I have made brownies with walnuts

Twiglett Fri 10-Jun-05 17:55:44

do you not though have a sneaky suspicion that life is too short to be stuffing dried figs with anything?

FrenchGirl Fri 10-Jun-05 17:56:34

but life without things being stuffed by other things would be dull!!!

Twiglett Fri 10-Jun-05 17:57:12


KatyMac Fri 10-Jun-05 21:03:40

Waldorf salad?

Enid Fri 10-Jun-05 21:04:42

this is one of my fave thread titles

KatyMac Fri 10-Jun-05 21:26:02

My dad loves them pickled - but you need to get them off the tree green for that & we can't reach

tiddlypom Fri 10-Jun-05 21:52:22

There's a nice pasta dish...Boil some penne, drain, return to the pan and mix in some crumbled gorgonzola, some sage leaves (I like lots of them) and some walnut pieces.


moondog Fri 10-Jun-05 21:56:48

Endive,walnut and blue cheese salad with a garlicky vinaigreet made with walnut oil,accompanied by potatoes and a rare steak and a cracking bottle of red wine. Heaven!!

When I lived in Moscow,went to a lot of georgian restaurants.Georgian food is divine,and a particularly lovely thing was a walnut paste drizzled over chicken. Keep on meaning to experiment with it.

(Now I live in Turkey and they are mad for hazelnuts. Do a divine hazelnut paste that drives me wild with nut lust!)

Tommy Fri 10-Jun-05 22:30:09

My Mum always puts walnuts in her home made coleslaw - really yummy. Just eating them on their own is nice too!

turquoise Fri 10-Jun-05 22:58:27

Jamie Oliver does a fab simple salad with rocket, watercress, really juicy pears like Taylors gold, walnuts and parmesan, with lemon and olive oil dressing and pepper. It's delicious.

lucy5 Fri 10-Jun-05 23:07:28

also good with blue cheese in a salad with oil and balsalmic.

WigWamBam Fri 10-Jun-05 23:17:06

Toast them and put them into cheesy or creamy pasta sauces.

KatyMac Fri 10-Jun-05 23:26:15

They used to do Walnut Whips with plain chocolate - they were lovely

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