Summer-Fresh Confetti California Walnut Quinoa Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 3 tablespoons walnut Oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried Mexican oregano leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup cooked corn kernels, cut from fresh corn or from frozen
  • 1/2 English cucumber, quartered lengthwise, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, each halved
  • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped toasted California walnuts
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese with garlic and herbs
  • 1/3 cup coarsely chopped pitted kalamata olives
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

Preparations

  1.  Combine water and quinoa in 2-quart saucepan; bring to a boil.
  2. Then cover it, reduce heat and simmer until liquid is absorbed for about 10 minutes.
  3.  In a large bowl, whisk together walnut oil, lemon juice, oregano, cumin, salt and pepper.
  4.  Add cooked quinoa and remaining ingredients; toss to blend.


Refreshing Waldorf Salad With California Walnuts

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup non-fat plain yogurt or 1/3 cup non-fat Greek-style yogurt
  • 1/2 cup California walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise, preferably made with canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 2 medium apples, chopped (about 2 cups)

Preparations

  1. Preheat the oven to 175°C.
  2.  If using regular yogurt instead of Greek-style yogurt, place in a strainer lined with a paper towel. Put the strainer over a bowl and place in the refrigerator to drain and thicken for 20 minutes.
  3. Spread the walnuts on a baking sheet and toast in the oven for 8-9 minutes. Set aside to cool; then chop coarsely.
  4.  In a small bowl, combine the thickened or Greek-style yogurt, mayonnaise, lemon juice, and honey until smooth.
  5.  In a medium-sized bowl, toss together the toasted California walnuts, celery, and apples. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to combine.


Tropical California Walnut Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1/2 cup chopped California walnuts
  • 1/3 cup diced firm tofu

Preparations

  1. Place orange juice, frozen mango, walnuts and tofu in a blender.  Blend on low speed until ingredients begin to mix together, then increase to high speed and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into glasses and sprinkle with additional California walnuts.  Serve with a straw or spoon.


California Walnut Parfait

Ingredients

  • 150 g California walnuts
  • 4 eggs (yolk)
  • 200 g sugar
  • 500 g whipped cream
  • 100 g honey

Preparations

  1.  In a pan, let the 150 g sugar melting; add honey and California walnuts to caramelize.
  2. In a separate bowl, whip cream until foamy, and then gradually add remaining sugar.
  3. Once caramelized California walnuts are cooled off, add them into a bowl and whip the yolks altogether.
  4. Add the whipped cream and mix everything accurately without leaving the blend losing its consistency.
  5. Pour your blend in shaping bowls and let it sit into the freezer for 2 hours.
  6. Serve and garnish with chocolate or fruity topping of your choice and fresh California walnuts crumble.


Sunrise Power Blend

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups halved strawberries
  • 2 ripe peaches pitted and quartered
  • 1 cup non-fat yogurt
  • 1/4 cup non-fat dry milk
  • 3 tablespoon wheat bran or oat bran
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 cup chopped California walnuts

Preparations

  1. In blender, add all ingredients; blend until smooth and frothy.
  2. Serving suggestion (Serve with one slice of toasted whole wheat bread topped with 1 tablespoon natural preserve).