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10 Meals to Make With Walnuts

From nourishing salads to delicious desserts, the walnut is a nutritional powerhouse that can star in many different recipes.


Spinach, Sweet Potato, and Shiitake Salad
This wonderful winter salad is loaded with fiber.
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Chicken Paillards with Walnut Sauce
Walnuts add texture and flavor to these cutlets from Martha Stewart.
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Apple Walnut Slaw
This refreshing side perfectly counterparts traditional holiday fare.
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Chewy Date and Walnut Bars
Modify this recipe with dried fruits, such as cranberries or raisins, for a variety of tasty snack bars.
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Maple-Walnut Roasted Apples
Walnuts and maple syrup make this baked apple recipe a deliciously satisfying and healthy dessert!
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Banana-Walnut Quick Bread
Ripe bananas, nature’s star sweetener, are the basis for a moist, tasty bread.
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Rice Cakes with Mushroom-Walnut Sauce
You can serve these delicious patties as a side dish with chicken, roast beef, or fish, or as a main dish with a salad, vegetable, and rolls.
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Oatmeal-Peanut Butter Trail Bars
These homemade trail bars are packed with protein and make the perfect energy-boosting snack.
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Roasted Chicken Salad with Ginger
The slightly tart flavor from this dish’s lime juice and green apples is balanced by pieces of sweet apricot.
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Cranberry Swirl Loaf
Your friends and family will enjoy this dessert so much, it will surely become a holiday tradition.
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Originally Published in Reader's Digest