Our best healthy walnut recipes
Heart-healthy walnuts make a great addition to any meal or snack. Here are some healthy walnut recipes to get you inspired
Portobello Mushroom, Goat Cheese and Walnut Sliders
This bite-size mushroom burger offers vegetarians a tasty option at summer barbecues.
Pork, Apple and Walnut Sliders
These mini pork burgers combine a blend of sweet and spicy flavours and nutritious walnuts. Top with your favourite condiments or a generous mound of chutney or onion jam.
Beef Sliders Stuffed with Walnuts and Gorgonzola
These itty-bitty burgers pack big taste with the combination of crunchy walnuts, tender beef and gooey Gorgonzola. Baby arugula provides a perfect peppery match for these mouth-watering sliders, which can be cooked on the BBQ, indoor grill or stovetop.
Power Up Granola
Have this tasty granola for breakfast, or pack it in a bag for a wholesome snack on-the-go.
Ginger Pear Energy Bars
A refreshing, crisp-tasting bar with lots of nutrients and ginger to help fight inflammation and improve digestion.
Walnut Breakfast Cereal
Fuel yourself with the delicious goodness of oats, walnuts, apricots and dates. This healthy dose of fibre and flavour is perfect for getting your day started right.
Garlic, olive oil, shiitake mushrooms and walnuts…what could be a more perfect blend for a side dish? Add to that the combination of two superfoods in one dish – quinoa and walnuts – and the side dish becomes a star on its own.
Maple Walnut Coffee Cakes
Perfect with coffee, tea or milk, these mouth-watering mini coffee cakes offer a flavourful combination of maple, cinnamon and crunchy walnuts.
Black-Eyed Pea and Walnut Lettuce Wraps
Fibre-rich black-eyed peas and walnuts make this a very satisfying and nutrient-dense salad.
Brown and Wild Rice, Dried Cranberry and Walnut Salad
This festive recipe boasts sweet cranberries, heart-healthy walnuts and a splash of citrus flavour. Most of the salad can be prepared ahead of time—just add the chopped vegetables right before serving.
Chocolate Raspberry Brownie Bites
Don't feel guilty about indulging in these bite-size brownies, topped with walnuts—the applesauce keeps them moist without any added fat. They freeze well and are great for take-along snacks or for a dessert tray.
Brussels Sprouts with Walnuts and Arugula
Try serving this colourful, flavour-rich salad with your next turkey dinner.
Angel Hair Pasta with Basil and Walnut Pesto
This basil and walnut pesto recipe adds the extra health boost of spinach and the peppery surprise of arugula, in true heart-healthy style.
Chewy Walnut Trail Bars
Baked ahead of time, these nutrition-packed walnut trail bars are perfect for long trips, hikes or even work commutes.
Walnut Stuffed Salmon (pictured)
This recipe packs a heart-healthy punch as both salmon and walnuts contain omega-3 fatty acids. The addition of brown rice and spinach rounds out the nutritional balance and boasts delectable flavour.
Cucumber, Radish and Melon Salad
A wonderful combination of fruit, vegetables and crunchy almonds mixed with a honey and walnut oil dressing, this healthy salad makes an ideal accompaniment to cold or smoked meats and poultry.
Bing Cherry-Walnut Oatmeal Crumble
This delicious dessert recipe is topped with heart-healthy walnuts and oats.
These twice-baked Italian cookies are perfect for dunking in coffee or milk. For variety, try using almonds or pecans instead of walnuts.
Sticky Date and Walnut Pudding
On a cold day, nothing could be more welcoming than a pudding full of dates and toasted walnuts. It is easy to make and has a lovely moist texture. A tangy pineapple and marmalade sauce makes a perfect accompaniment.
Chocolate-Nut Meringue Cookies
Here’s an astounding achievement: chocolate-nut cookies with less than one gram of fat each! The secret is meringue. These cookies contain no butter or margarine and no egg yolks, yet they’re tender and rich tasting.
Indian Spiced Party Mix
This party mix is bound to be a hit, with a simple combination of walnuts and your favourite snack bites, all dressed up with Indian curry paste.
Spiced Mayan Chocolate Coated Walnuts
This simple and flavourful mix adds a fiery kick of cayenne pepper to make this a perfect snack for entertaining or simply lounging.
Walnut Trail Mix
The heart-healthy goodness of omega-3s and other nutrients in this mix makes this an optimal high-energy snack for people on the go.
Browse our recipe database for more healthy recipes and meal ideas.
Web exclusive: August 2008