Plus, it's super simple to add them into meals- from salads, to oatmeal, to yogurt parfaits, to adding ground walnuts to breadcrumbs when making a crusted chicken or fish dish- I mean, who wouldn't want to add delicious and nutritious walnuts to meals you're already enjoying?
KISS Tip #1: For this salad (or any recipe), roast walnuts for the most divine flavor ever. Simply heat your oven to 350 degrees, layer walnuts evenly on a baking sheet and roast for 5-10 minutes, tossing occasionally, until they smell heavenly and are slightly darker.
KISS Tip #2: If craving a hearty sandwich, try this salad between two hearty slices of whole grain bread!
Time: 15 minutes
1 15oz chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 cup walnuts, chopped (roasted, if desired)
1/2 cup dried blueberries
1/3 cup red onion, chopped
3/4 cup celery, chopped into 1/4 inch pieces
5oz package spring mix, spinach or your green of choice
1/4 cup vegan mayo
1 Tbsp maple syrup
1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
1.) Chop walnuts, onion and celery then mix with chickpeas and blueberries in a large bowl.
2.) In small bowl, mix dressing ingredients with whisk.
3.) Add dressing to salad and mix well. Divide salad into four servings and serve on top a generous handful of greens. Enjoy and think about all the ways you can add walnuts into your favorite meals ;).