Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Candied Walnuts

Can you believe I've never made candied nuts before? I know, I know, the shame! :)

Today, changed that. I can't believe how easy they were to make! And how tasty, too! Yum!

Whole Life Nutrition's Candied Walnuts (modified)
Serves 4

1 cup walnuts (or pecans or other nut of your choice)
1 T extra virgin olive oil
2 T maple-flavored agave nectar
pinch sea salt

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place ingredients in a pie pan and mix together. Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes. Let cool slightly, and then remove from pie pan and place on a plate to cool.


I put the candied nuts on top of this beauty!

Whole Life Nutrition's Spinach Salad with Candied Walnuts & Dried Cherries
Serves 4

8 oz spinach leaves
1/2 c dried organic cherries
1/2 small red onion, sliced into thin rounds (optional)
Candied Walnuts (see recipe above)
Sweet & Salty Vinaigrette (see recipe below)

Place spinach into a salad bowl. Add candied walnuts, cherries & onion. Top with dressing.


Whole Life Nutrition's Sweet & Salty Vinaigrette (modified)

1.5 T extra virgin olive oil
1.5 T sunflower oil
2 T balsamic vinegar
1 T maple-flavored agave nectar
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper

Place all dressing ingredients into a small jar with a tight fitting lid and shake well. Dress salads just before serving.