I first tried these tasty herb-roasted walnuts in the kitchen of the Silver Grille in Silverton, Oregon while we were taping a salad recipe with chef Jeff Nizlek. Jeff used these to add some crunch to a fresh green salad with blueberry vinaigrette. What appeals to me about this recipe is that it's so simple to prepare, especially if you have fresh herbs growing in your garden or on your patio. And if you don't, well it's just one more reason to grow a few!
Heat the olive oil in an ovenproof skillet until smoking.
Remove the skillet from the heat and add the nuts. Toss to coat and prevent the nuts from burning.
Add the herbs and salt and black pepper and place in a pre-heated 350°F oven for 5-10 minutes until sizzling but not burnt, remove and place on a separate pan to cool.
Recipe provided by Jeff Nizlek
Time to prepare: 15 minutes.
This recipe is vegetarian.