I’m a big fan of walnuts and add them to salads and pasta sauces, as well as making them into burgers and roasts. Eating nuts everyday, as part of a healthy diet, is known to boost health, but recent research indicates that walnuts are the healthiest, containing antioxidants up to 15 times as powerful as vitamin E. They also contain vitamin B6, protein, magnesium, potassium and zince. On top of all that, they are a useful source of omega 3 fatty acids as they contain omega 3 and 6 in the perfect ratio for human consumption!

So whatever you’re having for dinner tonight, throw in a few walnuts, or try these walnut burgers!

Walnut Burgers
 
Ingredients:
4oz / 110g onion, chopped
4oz / 110g carrot chopped
4oz / 110g celery
2tsp tomato puree
1tbls soy sauce (use tamari for gluten free)
2tsp mixed herbs
8oz / 225g walnuts
8oz / 225g tofu
8oz / 225g cooked rice
2floz / 60ml vegetable stock
Salt and black pepper to taste

Method:
Put all the ingredients in a food processor or mixer and blend.  You may have to do this in batches.  Tip into a bowl and squash the mixture together.

Leave the mixture to rest for 5 minutes before forming into burgers with floured hands.

Cook on a hot barbeque, turning after about 5 minutes, or grill or shallow fry them in hot oil.

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