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
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.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Diet: Vegetarian