Walnuts are often praised for their health benefits. Walnuts have been shown to benefit cardiovascular health, reduce the risk of prostate cancer, help maintain an ideal weight, and contains a number of neuroprotective antioxidants. Include this quick Walnut Spread recipe to incorporate this super food into your diet.
1 (15-oz.) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed
1/4 cup or water
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup lightly packed fresh basil leaves
¼ cup olive oil
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
¼ tsp. each salt and pepper
- In food processor, place all ingredients.
- Blend and add more liquid as needed to make a smooth mixture.
- Yields approximately 2 1/2 cups and store in refrigerator for 4-5 days.
- Serve with gluten free crackers or on slice of toast.