When’s the last time you ate a walnut? Of all the nuts out there, and there are many, we thought it was about time to give the humble walnut its very own recipe with tomatoes and chillies playing a supporting role. According to the clever folks at Harvard, walnuts are extra awesome because they are high in omega-3 fatty acids, essential for maintaining good health down to a cellular level. Read on to try this yummy dip, a perfect accompaniment to our chips.
This recipe makes about 750g of dip, or enough for a large bowl or serving dish
For the walnut dip
– 150g or 1½ cup of roasted walnuts
– 100g or 1 cup of sundried tomatoes
– 2 sprigs of thyme
– 1 bulb of garlic
– 15 g or 4 tsp of Gochujang chilli paste, hot sauce or chipotle adobo
– 40g or 2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
– 20g of lemon juice or the juice of half lemon
– 430g of water
– 5g of sea salt or to taste
For the chilli gremolata.
To make around 57g
– 40g or 2 whole fresh red chillies
– The zest of half a lemon
– 20g or a small pack of fresh coriander
– ⅓ of a garlic clove
For the walnut dip
– Preheat the oven at 190ºC
– Soak roasted walnuts and sundried tomatoes in boiling water for 30 minutes, along with the thyme
– Slice the bottom off the garlic bulb, leaving the cloves exposed so they are easier to press out.
– Cover the bulb with baking paper and roast it for 30 minutes at 190ºC
– Once the nuts and tomatoes have soaked, remove the thyme and discard
– Unwrap the garlic bulb and push the cloves out with your hand or a knife
– Blend in a blender or food processor the walnuts, tomatoes, water and roasted garlic along with the rest of ingredients and season with lemon juice and salt
For the chilli gremolata:
– Cut the stems off chilli and discard. Chop the chillies and add to a bowl.
– Slice the coriander finely, including the leaves and stems. Add to the bowl.
– Zest the lemon and shred a bit of garlic. Mix all of the ingredients well.
– Pour the dip on a serving dish or wide bowl and sprinkle the gremolata all over it.
– Serve with Blanco Niño corn tortilla chips on the side.
Without further ado, check out Carlos’s video below which takes you through the recipe step by step. Enjoy!
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