Walnuts, the immunity boosting wonder nuts!

This dry fruit comes packed with good fats and makes for a healthy snack. Here’s how to increase the nutritional value of your meal with it.
Walnuts have a lot of nutritional benefits which are good for our body and also for our immunity.(Instagram)
Walnuts have a lot of nutritional benefits which are good for our body and also for our immunity.(Instagram)
Updated on Jul 27, 2020 10:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Akshay Kaushal

A storehouse of healthy fats, walnut makes for a nutritious and immunity boosting snack. When included in meals, they can give a flavourful spin to our dishes. Here are easy ways to use this delicious nut to add texture, nutrition and crunch to our meals.

Salads

Walnuts can add texture to any salad. Just sprinkle it over your favourite salad. You can also roast some walnuts and mix it with crumbled feta cheese.

Mains

Walnut can help thicken curries and soups by turning into a rich and creamy paste. Blitz together some walnuts and some olive oil (garlic and chilies are optional) and store this paste in the refrigerator. Pop it out the next time you’re making soup, pasta or curry and let it act as an excellent thickening agent. You can also create a tomato-based sauce using walnuts, use it as a meat substitute to make your favourite dishes, or create a lovely, crunchy crust of walnuts on fish of your choice.

Snacks

Unsaturated fats such as those found in walnuts has been shown to provide health benefits. So, by snacking on walnuts, you might be able to add some important nutrients to your diet. A handful of walnuts makes for a healthy snack and also keeps you full between meals. To spice things up, you can lightly roast your walnuts and sprinkle them with the masala of your choice.

Desserts

The usage of walnuts in baked goods is absolutely legendary. They add bite to any dessert, and more importantly, they pair really well with chocolate. To satiate a quick sugar craving, dip walnuts in some melted chocolate and refrigerate them before serving. If you’re eating healthy, just whip up some honey walnut bars and indulge consciously.

With inputs from chef Sanjyot Keer.

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