Want to add omega-3 to your diet? Indulge in these 3 walnut recipes
There are several nutrients which are essential for good health. However, some of the nutritional requirements of our body are hard to meet sometimes. Well, you might be thinking of calcium, protein, or maybe vitamins, but we’re talking about the very important nutrient – omega-3 fatty acids! Well, omega-3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fats that provide you with a host of health benefits. So if you really want this nutrient to your diet, what else can be better than walnuts? To enjoy this nut, try these mouth-watering walnut recipes!
Celebrity Chef Sabyasachi Gorai shared these 3 walnut recipes with HealthShots which are a powerhouse of omega-3 fatty acids. Moreover, they’re a great addition to your summer diet.
Chef Gorai said these walnut recipes are easy yet delicious and can be great to help give your overall health a much-needed boost.
Add walnuts to your diet with our list of easy yet delicious recipes to help give your overall health a much-needed boost.
Can’t wait to find the recipes? Neither can we. So let’s begin!
Enjoy these 3 delish walnut recipes:
1. Classic family taco night walnut tacos
Walnut taco “Meat”
1 1/2 cups California walnuts
2 tablespoons olive oil
½ medium onion, diced
1 1/2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon chili powder
2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
8 hard taco shells
2 cups shredded lettuce
1 cup chopped tomatoes
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup mild salsa
1/2 cup low-fat sour cream
1. Add walnuts to a food processor and pulse until walnuts are evenly crumbled, resembling ground meat.
2. Heat olive oil over medium-low heat in a medium skillet. Add onions and cook for 5 minutes, add walnuts, soy sauce, chili powder, cumin, salt, oregano, and garlic powder.
3. Stir well to evenly coat and moisten walnuts. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
4. Spoon walnut taco mixture into shells. Top with lettuce, tomato, cheese, salsa and sour cream.
2. Walnut breakfast hash
500g potatoes, diced
2 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 medium-sized onion, chopped
150g cherry tomatoes, halved
100g California Walnuts
25g parsley, chopped
2 medium eggs
1. Boil the potatoes for 8-10 minutes until just tender, drain and allow to steam dry.
2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large frying pan and fry the potatoes for 5 minutes, add the onion and fry for a further 5 minutes until golden.
3. Stir in the tomatoes, walnuts, and parsley and cook for a further 3-4 minutes.
4. Place the spinach in a large bowl and microwave on high for 2-3 minutes until just wilted, add to the pan, and season with black pepper.
5. Poach the eggs in boiling water for 2-3 minutes and serve on top of the hash.
3. Frozen walnut and raspberry ripple yoghurt
800g natural yogurt
4 tablespoon honey
150g California walnuts, chopped
½ tablespoon vegetable oil
1. Preheat the oven to 200 C.
2. Mix together the yogurt and 2 tablespoons of honey and transfer them to a freezer-proof container, place them in the freezer for 2 hours.
3. Meanwhile, mix together the walnuts, remaining honey, and oil and spread out onto a parchment-lined baking tray, bake for 7-8 minutes until golden, allow to cool completely. Reserve some clusters for garnish.
4. Place the raspberries in a small saucepan with 1 tablespoon water and cook gently for 4-5 minutes until a pulp is formed, allow to cool completely, then press through a sieve and discard the pulp.
5. Stir the yogurt and freeze for a further 2 hours. Stir again with a fork to mash down any large ice crystals and stir in the chopped caramelized walnuts.
6. Gently stir in ¾ of the raspberry sauce to create a marbled effect and freeze again for 2 hours or until needed.
7. Remove from the freezer 20-30 minutes before required. Serve sprinkled with reserved walnut clusters.
Enjoy this nut with these mouth watering walnut recipes!