Recipes with Raw Nuts
Recipes with Raw Nuts:
Adding nuts to your daily meals and lunches is a great way to boost your daily protein, vitamin, and mineral intake. Eating nuts regularly may also improve your overall health in many different ways like lessening the risk of diabetes and heart disease. Nuts are a popular, tasty, and convenient snack that can be enjoyed on all kinds of diets from vegan to pescatarian.
While nuts are a super convenient snack to have on hand, they can also be used to create some amazing, simple, and tasty dishes. Whatever your level of skill of cooking, you will be able to nail these dishes to impress yourself or a dinner party. All of these dishes use raw nuts that are all available at Nutty Delights. Your one-stop-shop for all your nut and snacking needs.
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Let’s have a look into simple, but impressive dishes that can be made using raw nuts.
Warm Chicken and Pine Nut Salad.
Let’s start real easy with a Warm Chicken and Pine Nut Salad.
What you’ll need:
- 30grams of pine nuts
- 150grams of sugar snap peas
- 1kg of roasted chicken
- 2 green onions, thinly sliced
- 3 sticks of celery, thinly sliced
- A head of lettuce (iceberg or cos world fine)
- Tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
- Garlic bread, to serve
- Toss your pine nuts in a small pan on medium heat until they are golden. Set aside for now
- Boil your sugar snap peas in some salted water for about 20 seconds. Rinse with cold water, drain and pat dry.
- Shred, dice, or cut your freshly cooked chicken in your preferred way. Place them into a bowl.
- Combine all the remaining vegetables and nuts into a bowl, drizzle your oil and lemon juice into the bowl and toss to combine.
- Season if necessary
- Serve & enjoy
Pine nuts are a great source of vitamin E that may help keep your skin healthy and youthful. They also can help increase your energy levels due to the protein, iron, and magnesium levels present in the nut. This salad is a great post-workout snack as it is packed full of protein from the chicken and pine nuts - along with the other ingredients this salad will keep you feeling fuller for longer. Try it for yourself and let us know!
Protein Peanut Balls
If like most of us, you’re working from home at the moment, and you’re looking for a feeling and tasty snack, we have you covered. Because let’s be honest, it’s so easy to grab snacks when you’re at home. We have started making our own energy bites. Not only are they a lifesaver, but they also help us make better food choices.
What you’ll need:
- Raw Peanuts can be substituted for peanut butter
- Chia seeds
- Vanilla extract
- Protein powder (optional)
- Cocoa nibs
- Blitz your peanuts in a food processor, stirring occasionally, until the peanuts come to a creamy texture. Oil can be added here to help with the blitzing of the peanuts
- Once you have reached your desired peanut butter texture, add your honey, vanilla, protein powder, oats, cinnamon, and chia seeds to the processer until all is well combined.
- Take your mixture and roll it into equal-sized balls
- Roll in coconut if you are so inclined
Peanuts serve as a mighty source of protein. We’d even go as far as to say, in our opinion, the best plant-based source of protein. They’re so convenient and tasty and can be made into something as good as peanut butter. Check them out here.
Potato Walnut Cake
Last up is our super easy Potato Walnut Cake. This appetizer is sure to impress a host of guests.
What you’ll need:
- 5 medium-sized potatoes
- Some olive oil
- 75grams of walnuts
- ½ teaspoon of dried thyme
- 2 large egg whites, lightly beaten
- Salt & pepper
- Boil off your potatoes until they are tender to pierce. Let them cool fully and chop coarsely. Transfer to a large bowl set aside.
- Preheat your oven and coat a cake tin in non-stick cooking spray. Line it with parchment, also spray the parchment
- Place a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add your oil, onion and garlic to cook. Stir when needed.
- Once they are tender and wilted, add in your walnuts and thyme and cook off for a minute or so,
- Add your cooked ingredients to the bowl with the potatoes. Stir well. Season if needed. Add your egg whites and stir briskly - until evenly combined.
- Place your mixture onto the cake tin and bake for about 30 mins, or when the potato cake is dry on top.
- Allow cooling.
- Cut evenly and serve warm.
Walnuts contain important phytochemicals. Along with polyunsaturated dates that offer up potential benefits for the brain and its function. Along with good fats, they contain important nutrients like Vitamin E which contribute to neuroprotection and memory function.
Walnuts are up there with being one of the best sources of omega 3 fatty acids which helps the development and function of the central nervous system.
There you have some simple, delicious recipes that all include raw nuts. Click here to browse our selection of raw nuts.