Disclosure: I received free full size containers of nuts from nuts.com in exchange for this blog post.
Nuts are easily turned to as a healthy snack but are often not thought of in everyday meals and dishes. I absolutely love to add nuts and nut butters to my oats in the morning, add nuts to salads, and make sauces, bars, and pesto! My buddies over at nuts.com sent black walnuts and pine nuts to inspire me in the kitchen. I’ve gotten creative in the past with my avocado walnut pesto but thought I would change up the herbs this time rather than the nuts, in comparison to the classic basil pesto most of you know and love.
Black walnuts actually have a nuttier flavor than traditional walnuts. I don’t enjoy English walnuts much unless I roast them but these I actually do enjoy raw! Any walnuts are healthy as they provide unsaturated fats so, eat whichever you prefer the flavor of. Fun fact: walnuts are the only nut with a substantial amount of omega-3 fatty acids so, eat up for anti-inflammatory benefits! Continue reading