Ok, here is the question of the day: Do you toast your walnuts? Discuss amongst yourselves.
Today is the first time I have ever toasted walnuts. I found a recipe for a couscous salad from a magazine sitting on Leanne’s kitchen table the other day. (You know Leanne – my sister and blog hero; author of From Chaos Comes Happiness). I decided to try this recipe. Here are the ingredients: plain cooked couscous, red seedless grapes (sliced in half), feta cheese, toasted walnuts, olive oil, lemon juice (the real stuff, not the bottled stuff), salt-n-pepper, and parsley. All pretty basic. All fresh. All yummy.
Anyway, I proceeded to toast my walnuts. The aroma coming from my oven as my nuts toasted was amazing. When toasted, walnuts have such a different, rich, and earthy flavor. Combined with the other ingredients, this salad is really delicious and is probably one of my new favorites.
(Sorry, the picture does not do the salad justice. I’ll work on my photography skills next.)
So, if you have never toasted your walnuts, I encourage you to do so. I guarantee you will enjoy it!