A Smarter Tuna Salad

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This smart recipe has 47% less calories than traditional tuna salad.

Pecan Risotto with Caramelized Onions and Smoked Gouda Cheese

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Risotto is a hearty dish that fills you up in the fall months when it starts to cool down outside. The crunch of pecans adds a textural treat to the creamy risotto.

Chicken Walnut Salad

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This easy salad recipe with toasted walnuts is perfect for a summer picnic, in a sandwich, or as a light snack in pita bread. You can vary the flavor by adding apple, pear, or even apricots instead of grapes. A little cumin or curry powder in the dressing adds an international flair.

Asparagus Spinach Pistachio Pesto

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The fresh spinach and steamed asparagus is tossed in smooth olive and lemon oil and finished off with a pistachio pesto flavor.

Hazelnut Fig Twists

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These simple pastry puffs are coated in blue cheese and toasted hazelnuts.

Flourless Almond Cake with Raspberry Sauce

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Try this almond-infused dessert served with raspberry sauce and your favorite fruit!

Hazelnut Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Oats, toffee and hazelnuts provide an even sweeter taste to traditional chocolate chip cookies.

Mexican Chopped Salad with Toasted Almonds And Cumin-Lime Vinaigrette

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Take a trip south of the border with this Mexican Chopped Salad. Ole!

Almond Super Falafel Salad

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A tasty Mediterranean treat that satisfies each taste bud.

Orange Pecan French Toast

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If you’re looking for a sweet morning treat, this recipe is a great fix with a mixture of fruit and nuts with warm cinnamon vanilla bread.

Walnut Coated Smart “Fried” Chicken

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Crunchy on the outside from walnuts and moist in the center, this chicken is healthy too. Ask your meat market to cut the chicken into pieces and save the backbone for stock. Any leftovers can be added to noodle soup for a spicy chicken version.

California Walnut Mac and Cheese Makeover

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Mollie Katzen's Mac & Cheese with walnuts is the real MacCoy! For maximum flavor using minimal saturated fat, be sure to use very sharp cheddar cheese in this recipe.

Pistachio Pesto with Gluten Free Pasta

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A unique “green” twist on a classic Italian pasta, with a flavor boost and texture from pistachios. Great with regular pasta too or just spread on bruschetta or crackers.

Greek Chicken and Chickpea Salad with Tomato Vinaigrette and Pistachios

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The flavors of the Mediterranean shine in this easy main dish salad. Use lemon pepper seasoning instead of Greek seasoning, if you like.

Grilled Pistachio Mediterranean Sandwiches

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Creamy sun-dried tomato spread gives a burst of flavor to the vegetables in these easy sandwiches.

Fettuccini with Squash and Macadamia Basil Crumble

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An easy-to-make twist on a traditional pasta dish, the roasted squash brings out a sensational sweet flavor to an otherwise savory dish.

Spinach-Almond Pesto

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Add some colorful flavor to your pasta! These slivered almonds add a unique flavor to traditional pesto.

Fig and Walnut Amuse-Bouche

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For a simple yet stunning appetizer, these bite-sized morsels are incredibly delicious. The combination of fresh figs, prosciutto, Gorgonzola cheese and walnuts is exceptionally good.

Garlic Crumb Walnut Stuffed Artichokes

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"Both walnuts and artichokes have definite flavors, and most people wouldn't think to combine the two. But I remember helping my grandmother stuff these artichokes when I was a child living in Southern California." Marion Cunningham

Chicken Skewers with Walnut Skordalia

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On every table in Greece, there is a mass of small bowls filled with dips, spreads and purees called meze.  One of the most popular is skordalia.  This variation on the classic is made with toasted walnuts and spinach. This skordalia is delicious with skewers of chicken, fish or beef but it’s also fantastic served with crispy pita chips. Perfect for those crazy weekday nights.

 

Oven-Baked Salmon with Walnutty Gremolata Sauce

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The sauce can be made while the salmon is cooking and works well with hot or room temperature fish. Make the sauce ahead for a party or stir it together at the last minute for supper in a hurry.

 

Pistachio Crusted Greek Chicken

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This flavorsome Mediterranean chicken dish is a creative and classic use for pistachios.

European Salad with Apples, Blue Cheese and Candied Pistachios

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The fresh greens are paired with thinly sliced apples, tomatoes and onions and spiced up with a flavorful dressing. The salad is topped off with candied pistachios.

Pistachio-Blackberry Financier

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These Financiers get a distinctive and exotic touch using pistachios and blackberries.  Wonderful with coffee or even a side of gelato for dessert.

Spicy Sriracha Almonds

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A spicy sauce made with chili and garlic, Sriracha brings a wonderful touch to almonds making them an exotic party treat.

Roasted Carrot and Chicken Salad with Pistachios

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This salad is full of healthy protein. The crisp, peeled carrots and seedless grapes complement the hearty chicken pistachios.

Cranberry Glazed Hazelnut Cinnamon Rolls

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Start your day off on the sweet side! Cranberries, pears and toasted hazelnuts make for a perfect breakfast treat.

Macadamia, Orange and Tea Glazed Salmon, Snap Pea Feta Salad

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Salmon is the perfect fish to stand up against a thick and flavor-packed glaze, as seen in this recipe. The crisp salad on the side adds a delicious texural element to the plate.

Walnut Dusted Oven-Baked Apples and Pears

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Before spring fruit arrives in the market we rely on apples and pears for great fresh flavor. The honey and vanilla combines with the lemon juice to create a delicious sauce.  Use all apples or all pears if necessary… it’s more important to choose ripe fruit and cook until tender rather than relying on cooking time alone.

Lamb, Turkey and Macadamia Sliders with Harvest Relish

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Try this healthy twist on traditional hamurgers! Celery and macadamia nuts will give your burger extra crunch and flavor.

Pecan Pork Roast

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Pecans make a wonderful coating for pork, by pairing their robust flavor with the pork’s gentle attributes, while the added orange marmalade gives a great balance uniting the two.  

Vietnamese-style Lamb, Cashew and Noodle Salad

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Fresh basil, mint and cucumbers add a cool, light taste to this summer salad.

Creamy Almond-Caper Sauce

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Top off your chicken or seafood with this zesty sauce! Fresh cilantro, lime juice and a pinch of cayenne pepper is sure to add some tang to your meal.

Nutty Toasted Snack Mix

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Make your own party mix with this garlicy, sweet mixture that the kids are sure to love.

Crusted Hazelnut Halibut with Marsala Mango Sauce

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Sweet mango sauce creates the perfect tang over a hazelnut-coated halibut.

Tangy Lentil & Almond Salad with Quinoa and Feta

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A play on textures and flavor, this sustaining and protein-packed salad makes the perfect lunch, whether packed for work, alfresco on the deck or a light dinner. 

Apple Almond Galette

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An almond flour crust creates a tasty base for the sweet caramel and almond-topped apples.

Roasted Vegetable and Pecan Salad

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Roasting these vegetables brings out the deeper caramelized flavors that balance the nutty crunch of pecans and bit of balsamic vinegar.

Hearty Pork Stew with Walnut Breadcrumb Topping

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Stews taste even better the next day which offers a great excuse for cooking a large batch to serve later in the week. It's also easy to double the recipe and freeze some. You can use thick-cut, boneless, loin chops, trimmed of all the fat for a dish elegant enough for a dinner party.

Chocolate and Macadamia Meringue Cake

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Perfect straight out of the oven on a cold winter evening.

Macadamia Praline Semi-freddo with Mango Sauce

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Semi-freddos are partially frozen treats that are the perfect homemade dessert for summer. The presentation is just as much of a treat as the dish itself.

Walnut and Cucumber Gazpacho

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This is a light, refreshing, chilled soup that's very easy to make. It's perfect for a hot summer day when you don't want to cook.

Hazelnut Harvest Waffle with Cranberry Pear Sauce

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These aren't your everyday waffles. Pumpkin, sweet berries and toasted hazelnuts provide a warm topping for homemade waffles.

Baked Pumpkin and Walnut Custard

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Skip the crust and try this recipe for Pumpkin Custard, which has 70% fewer calories and 97% less saturated fat than the traditional pumpkin pie and includes heart-healthy walnuts.

Crunchy Hazelnut Granola Parfait

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Layered with crunchy granola, yogurt and fruit, this parfait is the perfect way to enjoy your favorite fruit!

Pumpkin Pecan Pie Recipe

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Everyone loves a good pumpkin pie, and everyone loves a good pecan pie. Why not marry the two?

Asian Chicken Almond Salad

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A simple Asian chicken salad, with a rich and vibrant sauce is brought to new heights with the earthy crunch of golden toasty almonds.

Wild Rice, Cranberry and Pecan Dressing

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Don’t eat the same old side dishes. Give your rice a rich, hardy texture by adding pecans and cranberries!

Peach-Blackberry Smoothie

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A protein rich, smooth and succulent smoothie with the earthy undertones and texture of almond butter. You could also add some sliced almonds for another textural surprise.  Substitute with your favorite fruit, which can be frozen in zip lock bags when in season, to use throughout the year.

Hazelnut Asian Lettuce Wrap

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These flavor-packed wraps are full of vegetables for a nutty Asian-inspired dish.

 

Toasted Quinoa-Walnut Breakfast “Sundaes”

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A surprising use of quinoa: It’s soaked and then dry-toasted, rather than cooked in water. The results are crunchy and revelatory! When you top a layered fruit-and-yogurt arrangement with this-plus-walnuts, you will have a new and instantly popular breakfast treat in your repertoire.

Pistachio Power Bars

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A sweet treat that mixes nutty pistachio with delicious dried fruit, for a dessert that won't weigh you down on a summer day.

Pumpkin Pistachio Soup with Lemon Grass

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This delicious soup gets its creaminess from the pumpkin's natural consistency, making it a warm and filling addition to any meal.

Chicken & Snake Bean Stir-Fry with Macadamia Nuts

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This easy stir-fry is flavored with ginger, lemongrass, chili, and soy sauce and topped with chopped macadamia nuts.

Hanger Steak with Smoked Almond & Cocoa Bean Recado

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This is a hearty and enticing recipe perfect for a spring day.

Hazelnut Caramel Brownies

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These caramel-filled brownies topped with hazelnuts create the perfect desert for any meal!

Cranberry Pecan Stuffed Turkey Breasts

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For a taste of Thanksgiving without cooking the whole bird, try this savory treat that packs an entire holiday dinner into one dish.

Decadent Hazelnut-Praline Lava Cake

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These chocolate cakes hide a warm, hazelnut center that’s perfect for sharing.

Pacific Rim Pecan Crusted Turkey Cutlets

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Give an ordinary dish some Pacific flare by adding Oriental hoisin sauce. You can make it as spicy or as mild as you wish.

Braised Pistachio and Apple Stuffing with Apple Butter

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Pistachios add a novel twist to this robust stuffing with a sweet touch of apple.  Great with turkey, chicken or just served with some bread or salad.

Walnut Stuffed French Toast

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Crunchy on the outside and sweet and gooey on the inside. Yum! You can vary the recipe by using combining light cream cheese with the fruit preserves used in the filling.

Pecan Apple & Pear Salad

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Belgian Endives, found in this recipe, are an flavorful addition to any salad. The bitter greens partner harmoniously with sweet fruits, like apples and pears and salty, rich items like cheese and nuts.

Coconut Infused Sweet Potatoes with Crunchy Hazelnut Streusel

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Impress friends and family at your next holiday gathering. A sweet and crunchy streusel tops off a warm sweet potato dish.

Squash, Barley and Pine Nut Cupcakes

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Don't let the word "cupcakes" fool you! This recipe is a sure treat, but it's not sweet. A savory cupcake is made with dense ingredients that will fill you up.

Easy Seven-Minute Hazelnut Spreads

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Serve up these party-perfect spreads at your next event! Spread hazelnut sun dried tomato, hazelnut pesto or hazelnut hummus on to chips or pita slices for an easy appetizer.

Green Salad with Almond Butter Vinaigrette

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Almonds are a great nut for salads, and this recipe takes it a step further adding almond butter to the dressing – delicious!

Mexican Dark Chocolate-Cinnamon-Coated Walnuts

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Unlike many other delicious, rich chocolate-based dishes, there is no “decadent” in this recipe title. That is because (and it might seem too good to be true) this recipe is actually full of desirable antioxidants and healthy omega-3 oils: dark chocolate, cinnamon, and walnuts.  “Health foods” all the way!

Blueberry, Watermelon and Walnut Salad

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Light and refreshing, this salad is perfect for spring and summer meals complete with a nice crunch thanks to the addition of walnuts.

Couscous, Pistachio and Vegetable Salad

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The couscous is flattered by fresh chick-peas, carrots, tomatoes and peppers and then mixed with pistachio nuts for a final satisfying crunch.

Prawn, Noodle and Macadamia Lettuce Cups

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This playful dish uses a mixture of Asian flavors and fresh produce for a crunchy bite.

Brown and Wild Rice, Walnuts and Dried Cranberry Salad

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This festive rice salad boasts sweet cranberries, walnuts and a splash of citrus flavor. Perfect for serving at a holiday buffet table – most of the salad can be prepared ahead of time – simply add the chopped veggies just before serving.

Whole Grain Walnut Trail Mix

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Here is a trail mix that includes puffed whole-grain cereal that can stretch out our grazing time, and make it last longer without blowing your healthy eating.  And the addition of dark chocolate will only extend your satisfaction!

 

Risotto Primavera with Macadamias

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Macadamia oil brings together fresh vegetables and rice for a perfect side dish.

Almond Crusted Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Asparagus

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This delicious recipe was created by Chef Laurie Erickson as seen on the Dr. Oz show.

Pasta Salad with Chickpeas, Walnuts and Arugula

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This light summer pasta dish pops with color and bursts with flavor. The smooth texture of the pasta and chickpeas combined with the crunchy walnuts and fresh arugula makes this dish a summer classic!

Baked Macadamia Crusted Fish

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This crust combines lemon juice, herbs and macadamia oil for a crunchy coat for white fish fillets.

Mediterranean Roasted Vegetables and Hazelnuts

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Looking for a new side dish? Roasted veggies topped with a smooth Mediterranean sauce can be a healthy addition to your meal!

Hazelnut Pesto and Portobello Lasagna

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Try a different take on lasagna! Parmesan cheese, ricotta, olive oil, and toasted hazelnuts combine with Alfredo sauce for a flavorful dish.

Almond Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms with Zesty Tomato Sauce

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Grilled mushrooms with grape tomatoes and goat cheese make this a healthy, low-calorie option.

Gluten Free Pistachio Cranberry Haystacks

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These tasty treats are so packed with flavor that you can't even tell they are gluten free.

Pistachio Pesto Recovery Meal

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The pistachio kernels provide a unique taste in this otherwise traditional Italian dish, which complements the pungent pesto and garlic clove flavors.

Cranberry-Pecan Stuffing

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Looking for a new twist on a traditional Thanksgiving Day stuffing? Try adding cranberries and pecans to surprise your guests.

Almond Cupcakes

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A nutty and sweet treat that's great for a special occassion or just for fun!

Walnut Maple Cookies

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Bet you can’t eat just one! These walnut maple cookies by famed pastry chef Emily Luchetti are the perfect combination of walnuts and sweet maple.

Hazelnut Fish & Chips

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Hazelnut coated halibut with tangy dipping sauce and sweet potato fries pair up for a mouth-watering dinner.

Pistachio Cranberry Goat Cheese Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

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You’ll have guests and family alike begging for more of this delectable twist on the usual pork loin.

Broccoli Salad with Mushrooms and Walnuts

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This deeply flavored marinade, full of garlic and ginger, coats tender pieces of broccoli and whole mushroom caps. Lightly toasted walnuts provide the crowning touch. The broccoli and mushrooms need a minimum of two hours to marinate.

Cherry-Pistachio Biscotti

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Studded with nuts and fruit, our biscotti are filling and scrumptious. They have 32% less saturated fat than the traditional cookie.

Macadamia and Hazelnut Amaretti

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These simple cookies are the perfect size to pop in your mouth with an afternoon tea.

Pistachio-Dusted Roast Salmon with a Light Honey Glaze

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A fresh Atlantic salmon is gently drizzled with olive oil, lightly coated with a sweet honey and topped with finely crushed pistachios.

Spinach and Pecan Salad with Lemon Dressing

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The lemon dressing in this salad keeps spinach greens fresh while packing in a fresh acidity sure to excite your tongue.

Greek Grilled Chicken Breast with Pistachios

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A quick, yet delicious creation. The chicken is easily seared on the grill and then topped off with a dollop of Greek yogurt, shredded cucumbers and chopped pistachios.

Summer-Fresh Confetti Walnut Quinoa Salad

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The rich flavor of walnut oil infuses every bit of this colorful salad that is loaded with summer vegetables, crunchy toasted walnuts and quinoa.

White Bean Dip with Pistachios and Cilantro

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A true party-pleaser and a perfect appetizer, this flavorful dip is comparable to hummus, spiced up with scallions and cilantro. Grab some pita chips and snack away.

White Gazpacho with Macadamia Arugula Pesto

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This traditional "cool" soup is spiced up with a powerful pesto sauce that will wake up your tastebuds.

Arugula, "Pickled" Strawberries, Candied Pistachios and Crumbled Blue Cheese Salad

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A wonderfully exotic salad with the sweet, salty crunch of pistachios and strawberries to compliment the peppery arugula.  Great for an elegant dinner party or just special treat for a relaxed lunch.

Vanilla Sugared Almonds

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Looking for a sweet snack? These almonds coated with cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla should satisfy your craving!

Reduced Fat Almond Biscotti

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A lovely Italian treat that is great dipped in coffee, tea, even wine as the Italians do. This is the traditional recipe using only eggs and sugar, not butter...another example of Mediterranean health!

Macadamia Crusted Goat Cheese and Nectarine Salad

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Try this goat cheese grilled also, just substitute raw for roasted macadamias.

Spicy Pistachio Beef Fruit Salad

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This power-packed salad is full of sweet fruits that match the hearty beef and surprise every taste bud.

Hazelnut Brown Butter Gnocchi

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Blended hazelnuts, olive oil and butter cover this appetizing gnocchi dish.

Macadamia and Chicken Risotto

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Macadamia oil and red pepper spice up chicken and vegetables for a light, healthy meal.

Pistachio-Crusted Halibut with Spring Farmers Market Salad

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Summer comes to life with a fresh, luscious halibut dish, with a gorgeous crust and burst of salad underneath.

Sparkling Fresh Berry and Walnut Jellies

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Sparkling like jewels, berries at their peak in summertime are captured in a flavorful jelly. Any combination of berries will work as well as pomegranate seeds. By using a flavorful juice that’s naturally sweet you eliminate the need for added sugar.

Spring Pea and Macadamia Soup with Smoked Trout Salsa

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Spicy trout salsa livens up a cool, creamy spring pea soup for a bowl full of flavor.

Macadamia, Ricotta and Summer Fruit Tarts

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This fun dessert recipe is a delicious year-round treat, allowing you to feature your favorite seasonal fruits.

Gluten Free Pistachio Fruit Bars

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These bars are great for gifts, school lunches or to take on a hike. And, homemade bars are so much better since you know exactly what is in them!

Maple Baked Salmon with Chopped Almonds

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Maple and citrus blend together with salmon beautifully as a glaze, and the toasty almond crunch makes this dish a real treat. You could also use Halibut or other firm white fish.

Guinness and Brazil Nut Fruit Cake

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This flavorful fruit cake made with real Guinness® creates the perfect after-dinner treat for your holiday meals.

Gluten Free, Low Fat Pistachio Pasta

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A perfect dish you can serve for anyone, even if you don’t have to avoid gluten. With a lovely salty, spicy compliment to rice pasta, and the color and flavor boost of pistachios.  A nice Asian twist!

Pecan Apricot Trail Mix

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Pecan Apricot Trail Mix is a great fiber-filled, on-the-go snack that will fill you up without weighing you down.

Quinoa Salad with Almonds, Feta and Summer Vegetables

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Topped off with basil-chive vinaigrette, this salad is packed with healthy veggies and crisp almonds.

Roasted Chicken Salad with Almonds & Cherries

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An easy lunch recipe that can be made with last night’s chicken. This protein-packed chicken salad is full of flavor.

Gluten Free Pistachio Cookies

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Not only gluten free, but light, luscious and a real treat, these cookies provide the healthy fats found in pistachios.

Almond Mole Chicken Wings

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Add a Hispanic flair to your chicken wings by coating them with an almond mole sauce!

Cajun Spiced Walnuts

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A spicy kick makes these spiced walnuts a perfect pre-dinner nibble with drinks. Prepare them a day ahead if you can, as the flavors blend and mellow overnight.

Creamy Green (kale) Walnut Shake

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A great way to get kids to eat their greens is to put them in a shake or a smoothie. And what better way to start the day than with a creamy shake made with soaked walnuts (turned into walnut cream), kale and every kiddos go-to fruit, bananas. Sweetened ever so slightly with agave nectar or honey, they’ll never know just how many nutrients their morning shake supplies. Prep your walnuts the night before for a fast, easy breakfast shake.

Smart Cornbread-Walnut Muffins

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Fresh and hot from the oven, this cornbread is light, airy and delicious with nutty overtones from the addition of toasted walnuts.

Dark Chocolate Pistachio Apricots

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This tasty treat is perfect for a hot summer day and a heart-healthy combination: melted dark chocolate, dried apricots and chopped pistachios.

Pistachio Berry Goat Cheese Salad

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Sweet summer fruit, tangy balsamic vinegar, soft goat cheese and flavorsome pistachios turn a salad from simple to special!

 

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Nuts In The Pantry

Liven up your New Year’s Celebration with a Healthy Dose of Nuts

Whether you’re planning to serve appetizers, platters or desserts and sweets, nuts can add a tasty, unique and healthy twist to all kinds of dishes.  And, for a bonus, they add some terrific nutritional benefits!

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Add a Cool Nutty Touch to Summer’s Bounty

It’s the season where farmers’ markets pop up on every street corner, and the sun-kissed flavors make food so much more enjoyable. Tree nuts can add not only a delightful crunch and toasty flavor to the plate, they bring greater satiety and nutritional value, meaning you’ll want to snack less...

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Celebrating the Holidays with Nuts

Thinking of new ideas to make your celebration meals a bit more special – think of nuts!  Not only will they add a nutritional boost, but also a delightful crunch, flavor and creative spin.

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