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Roasted Walnuts {Quick Yummy Way}

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Roasted Walnuts {Quick Easy Stovetop via Wok}

Roasted Walnuts using a Wok via stovetop are quick, easy, and yummy. Simply add a pinch of Himalayan pink salt and freshly ground black pepper during the roasting to complement the flavor. Enjoy these naturally delicious roasted walnuts as a healthy snack alone, or use them to make candied walnuts.

Roasted Walnuts {Quick Easy Way}
Roasted Walnuts {Quick Easy Way}

Walnut is an amazing superfood, especially benefiting brain health

Walnut is another superfood favored by Chinese culture and culinary arts since ancient times. People believe walnuts provide healthy fats, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Experts also believe walnuts are rich in antioxidants, a super plant source of omega-3s, may decrease inflammation, promote a healthy gut, and may reduce the risk of some cancers, just to name a few.

TCM {Traditional Chinese Medicine} also strongly believes walnuts promote brain health. Just look at the whole walnut, doesn’t it look like a miniature brain? LOL.

Roasted Walnuts Ingredients

roasted walnuts ingredients
Ingredients for Roasted Walnuts

You will need raw walnut halves, Himalayan pink salt, and freshly ground black pepper.

How to Roast Walnuts Quick, Easy, and Yummy?

Roasting walnuts over the stovetop in a cast iron wok perhaps is the quickest, easiest, and tastiest way to make roasted walnuts.

Turn the heat to high and heat the wok for 2 minutes. Then turn the heat to medium and add the walnuts to the wok. Spread the walnuts along the inside of the wok and sprinkle 1/8 tsp Himalayan pink salt and 1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper in a circular motion on top of the walnuts. Let it cook for 2 minutes.

Roasting Walnuts
Roasting Walnuts

Following that, use a pair of bamboo or wooden spatulas to frequently toss and mix, for about 3-4 minutes, or till you notice burnt marks start to appear on some walnuts.

All done! Remove the walnuts from the wok, and place them on a plate, spread them out to cool down before storing them in an air-tight glass container. Enjoy a naturally yummy healthy roasted walnut.

Roasted Walnuts {quick, easy way using wok over stovetop}
Roasted Walnuts {quick, easy way using wok over stovetop}

Like healthy and nutritious nuts? Make sure you check out this tasty crunchy Pan Fried Peanuts {Chinese Style}. Once you have it at hand, don’t forget to make this well-liked Kung Pao Chicken.

Roasted Walnuts {quick, easy way using wok over stovetop}

Roasted Walnuts Recipe {Quick Easy Stovetop using Wok}

Yield: 8 servings
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Additional Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes

Roasted Walnuts using a Wok  via stovetop is quick and easy. Simply add a pinch of Himalayan pink salt and freshly ground black pepper during the roasting to complement the flavor. 

Ingredients

  • 165 g raw walnut halves, about 2 cups
  • 1/8 tsp Himalayan pink salt, or salt of your choice
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper, freshly ground, optional

Instructions

    • Turn the heat to high and heat the wok for 2 minutes.
    • Turn the heat to medium and add the raw walnuts into the wok, and sprinkle 1/8 tsp Himalayan pink salt and 1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper. Spread out the walnut evenly along the inside of the wok and let it cook for 2 minutes.
      Roasting Walnuts
    • Following that, turn the heat to low and frequently toss and mix using a pair of bamboo or wooden spatulas, for about 3-4 minutes, or till you notice some walnuts start to show burnt marks.
    • All done! Remove the walnuts from the wok, and place them in a plate or baking pan to cool down before storing them in an air-tight glass container.
    • Enjoy a naturally yummy healthy roasted walnut.
      Roasted Walnuts {Quick Easy Way}

    Notes

    • No need to wash or blanch the walnuts before roasting for a more crunchy and nutty taste walnuts.

    Nutrition Information:
    Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 135Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 96mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g

    Nutrition calculation is provided by Nutritionix to the best knowledge per ingredients description and isn't always accurate.

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