You know those days when you don’t have anything planned for dinner but you’ve still got to eat? That’s my day – every day! So today I was craving walnuts and made an amazingly good salad with This is Nuts’ Whole, Wonderful Walnuts. They are really crunchy and taste fantastic. I had some walnuts on hand that I had soaked for 8 hours and then dried for 24 hours at 110 degrees, because I was about to make a raw apple pie. Soaking and drying the walnuts in the oven makes them easier to process when you’re baking, but is not really necessary for this recipe. Either way, the salad, as the rest of my recepies was so, so good! And yes, I know that I´m bragging, but you know what – that’s OK. In Sweden, we don’t brag enough when we’re good at something!

 

Wonderfully Wholesome Walnut Salad

4 portions

Ingredients

  • 2 TBS Organic Love Coconut Oil
  • 4 chopped garlic cloves
  • 4 chopped tomatoes
  • 4 dl cooked black quinoa
  • 1/4 dl flax seed oil
  • 1/4 dl apple cider vinegar
  • 4 TBS garam masala
  • 2 TBS paprika powder
  • 2 TBS thyme
  • 2 TBS basil
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp of mineral salt
  • 4 dl chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 chopped lettuce
  • 4 grated carrots
  • 4 chopped fresh onions

Topping

  • 1/4 dl pumpkin seed oil
  • 2 dl walnuts

Directions

Fry the garlic and tomatoes in the oil for 4 minutes. Add the quinoa and stir for a few minutes. Keep it simmering at a low temperature and add the oil, vinegar, garam masala, paprika powder, thyme, basil, black pepper and mineral salt. Stir everything for about 2 minutes. Now blend in the remaining ingredients and stir until everything is mixed well. Divide the salad on 4 plates. Top it with the pumpkin seed oil and finally the walnuts!

Enjoy!

/Mekto