I received free samples of California Walnuts mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by California Walnuts and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.
Why are walnuts so hot right now? Omega-3 fatty acids. There are very few plant based sources of omega-3s and it can be really hard to get enough in every day, in fact walnuts are the only nut to provide an excellent source of the plant-based omega-3, ALA (2.5g/oz).
I know I struggle with getting them in and I’m starting to think about it even more with my kids. I have been buying walnuts for years, for this reason. I use them a lot, more than I thought I would.
They are my favorite nut to use in pesto, and I LOVE them roasted with chili powder, cumin, and paprika!
Regardless of your flavor preference, a handful of California walnuts is a versatile snack and can satisfy any taste preference, from savory to sweet.
Here are more nutrition stats for you:
California walnuts contain protein (4g/oz) and fiber (2g/oz) and are the only nut to contain an excellent source of plant-based omega-3 ALA (2.5g/oz). More nutrient information can be found at: https://walnuts.org/health-professionals/
If you love nut butters like me, you need to try this walnut butter. I love the combination of the sweet, salty, and savory bite of the walnut butter, raspberries, feta and honey. This might be your new favorite snack.Print
Making your own nut butter is easy and convenient. Pairing walnut butter with raspberries, walnut, and feta is the snack you’ve been waiting for.
For the walnut butter
2 cups of California walnuts
For the toasts
8 small slices of whole wheat bread
1/2 cup California walnut butter
25 red raspberries
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
2 tablespoons honey
2 mint leaves, chopped (optional)
To Make the Walnut Butter
Add the walnuts to a food processor and blend until smooth and the oils are released. You might have to stop 2-3 times to scrape down the sides, but it only takes about 3-4 minutes total until you have your own walnut butter.
To Assemble the Toasts
Spread 1 tablespoon of walnut butter on each toast and top with 3-4 raspberries. Sprinkle the feta cheese on top and drizzle with honey. Garnish with mint leaves (optional).
You can “toast” the bread if you like, or use a fresh, soft loaf of whole wheat.