Healthy Walnut Recipes

Find healthy, delicious walnut recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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Walnut-Rosemary Crusted Salmon

Rating: 5 stars 34
Salmon and walnuts are both great sources of omega-3 fatty acids. Pair this easy salmon recipe with a simple salad and a side of roasted potatoes or quinoa.
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Chicken & Vegetable Penne with Parsley-Walnut Pesto

Rating: 4 stars 8
Homemade pesto may seem daunting, but in this quick pasta recipe you can make a simple sauce in minutes while the pasta water comes to a boil. You can substitute frozen green beans and cauliflower for fresh; in Step 4, cook the frozen vegetables according to package directions before tossing with the pasta and pesto.
Patsy Jamieson
By Patsy Jamieson

Pear, Gorgonzola & Walnut Salad

Rating: 5 stars 4
The light and refreshing vinaigrette in this side salad offsets the tangy funk of Gorgonzola and sweetness from the raisins and pears. Even better, this salad celebrates fall and has beautiful colors. Feel free to get creative with this salad: Add chicken to make it meal-worthy, choose a different nut or swap Bosc pears for your favorite variety. Be sure to wait to dress this salad until ready to serve or the greens will wilt.
By Sarah Epperson

Basil Pesto Pasta with Grilled Vegetables

Rating: 5 stars 2
This dish is an easy way to turn grilled vegetables into a satisfying meal, thanks to hearty whole-grain pasta and a quick homemade pesto.
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By Sara Haas, RDN

Baked Oatmeal With Banana, Raisins & Walnuts

Rating: 4.5 stars 6
How do you make oatmeal even easier? Bake it! Here, we combine oats with milk and yogurt and flavor them with spices. Banana and raisins add natural sweetness. Once combined, the oatmeal is baked in the oven for a healthy breakfast the whole family will love.
By Carolyn Casner

Walnut Pesto Pasta Salad

Rating: 5 stars 1
This cold pesto pasta salad will cool you off on a summer day. Fresh tomatoes and roasted red peppers add a pop of bright color and juiciness here, but any of your favorite pasta-salad veggies, like blanched broccoli and fresh bell peppers, would be delicious too.
By Adam Dolge

Spinach-Strawberry Salad with Feta & Walnuts

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
Sweet strawberries, salty feta and crunchy walnuts jazz up a simple spinach salad. The balsamic vinaigrette is incredibly easy; fresh shallots add more zip than you'll find in any commercial dressing.
By Carolyn Casner

Honey Walnut Shrimp

Rating: 4 stars 7
Walnuts are given a brown sugar coating that pairs nicely with sweet and savory shrimp in our version of this popular restaurant dish. Serve the shrimp with rice and steamed veggies to make it a full, healthy meal. This ultra-quick dinner recipe is sure to become a new weeknight favorite.
By Adam Hickman

Arugula Salad with Roasted Pork Tenderloin, Pears & Blue Cheese

Rating: 5 stars 4
Toasted walnuts and roasted pork tenderloin make this elegant salad worthy of company, yet it's easy enough to prepare on a weeknight!
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Gluten-Free Morning Glory Blender Muffins

Rating: 4.5 stars 4
These gluten-free muffins use finely ground rolled oats in place of flour. That gives the fruit- and nut-studded muffins a tender texture and fluffy crumb. To make the muffins even easier, everything is combined in the blender so you can blend, pour, bake and enjoy.
By Carolyn Casner

Roasted Cauliflower & Walnut Dip

Rating: 5 stars 1
This creamy roasted cauliflower dip has the texture of hummus but swaps chickpeas for roasted cauliflower and walnuts for tahini. A head of roasted garlic--which is cooked at the same time as the cauliflower--gives it great flavor.
By Erin Alderson

Mocha Overnight Oats

Rating: 5 stars 1
Give your oatmeal an energy kick with this coffee-drink-flavored overnight oats recipe. Chocolate, walnuts, maple and cacao nibs make give this healthy breakfast luxurious flavor.
Joyce Hendley, M.S.
By Joyce Hendley, M.S.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Breakfast Carrot-Cake Oatmeal Cakes
Rating: Unrated 2
Enjoy all the classic flavors of carrot cake in these healthy oatmeal cakes. Shredded carrot, raisins and walnuts are packed into each bite. Chopping the raisins helps distribute them throughout the batter. These oatmeal cakes are perfect for a grab-and-go breakfast, but also make for a great snack.
Greek Walnut Spice Cake
Rating: Unrated 2
A rich, flavorful syrup infuses this Mediterranean-inspired walnut coffee cake with the bright aroma of oranges and cloves. Heart-healthy olive oil and whole-grain barley flour add subtle complexity and texture to this nutty treat.
Strawberry Spinach Salad with Avocado & Walnuts
Rating: 5 stars 2

Serve this summery strawberry spinach salad alongside soup or a half sandwich, or top with grilled chicken or roasted salmon for a complete and easy healthy meal.