Posts Tagged ‘Walnut’

Chopped Salad with Radish, Walnut, and Sugar Snap Peas and Walnut Vinaigrette

Thursday, October 10th, 2013
Chopped Radish, Walnut, and Sugar Snap Pea Salad

Chopped Radish, Walnut, and Sugar Snap Pea Salad

Chopped Salad with Radish, Walnut, and Sugar Snap Peas and Walnut Vinaigrette

This is a light and refreshing salad with a lot of crunch.  Perfect for a light lunch, or as a side/salad course for dinner.  The walnut vinaigrette adds a little something special, but you can use extra virgin olive oil.
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Beet and Mache Salad with Walnut Vinaigrette

Thursday, January 10th, 2013
Beet and Mache Salad

Beet and Mache Salad

Beet and Mache Salad with Walnut Vinaigrette

Adapted from Bouchon by Thomas Keller

I saw this salad in the Bouchon cookbook, and with a love for beets and goat cheese I had to try it.  Upon further reading, I’ve learned walnut oil is commonly used with beets.  It really changes the flavor of the dressing from other vinaigrettes and works well with the sweet, earthy beets.  The fine herbs (chives, chervil, parsley, and tarragon) are also a wonderful flavor booster.  It really makes the salad different from the common restaurant salads combining beets and goat cheese.
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Arugula Walnut Pesto Penne

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012
Arugula Walnut Pesto Penne

Arugula Walnut Pesto Penne

Arugula Walnut Pesto Penne

This is a great weeknight dinner entrée.  The pesto sauce is done before the pasta is done boiling.
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Pear and Walnut Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Saturday, June 2nd, 2012
Pear and Walnut Salad

Pear and Walnut Salad

Pear and Walnut Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

This is a nice simple salad with a lot of flavor from the walnuts and pears.  The lemon juice in the vinaigrette helps to prevent the pear from quickly turning brown, while adding a nice acidic bite to complement the sweetness of the pear.
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1 Main Dish – 5 Ways

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011
Pasta with Almond Red Pepper Pesto

Pasta with Almond Red Pepper Pesto

Tuesday Tip

1 Main Dish – 5 Ways

If you only cook for 1 or 2 people, often times a single dish will last a number of meals.  Some people don’t mind eating the same dish, meal after meal.  But for those of you who like some variety over a few days 1 Main Dish – 5 Ways is a good way to vary the taste.  This is great to do on the weekend, and if you are cooking for 2, enlist the other person to help.  Pasta is a great example…
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