Nuts add a hearty flavor that is just right for fall
The interplay of crunchy, fudgy, and silky textures in this ultra-rich dessert makes it a splashy ending to a celebratory
Recipe: Hazelnut Chocolate Mousse Tart
The crunch of the apples and nuts add nice texture and harmonious flavors to the dish.
Recipe: Hazelnut-Crusted Halibut with Apple Salsa
Deeply flavorful Blenheim apricots (tangier and sweeter than Turkish apricots) and stubby, rich Marcona almonds are worth
using here, because in a recipe this simple, the flavors are really noticeable.
Recipe: Apricots with Basil-Goat Cheese and Almonds
Pears and pomegranate seeds and juice flavor this tasty fall starter.
Recipe: Spinach Pomegranate Salad with Pears and Hazelnuts
These addictive cookies—made with a buttery base and a caramelized topping—will carry you through the holiday season, from
sweets for Thanksgiving dinner to an easy gift to whip up in December.
Recipe: Hazelnut Shortbread Bars
Toasted walnuts, pomegranate seeds, thyme, and other flavors in this fall salad recipe make it a great first course for your
Recipe: Fall Salad with Nuts and Pomegranates
Sometimes combining three simple ingredients is all that is needed to create something spectacular, and this recipe is the
Recipe: Candied Pecan, Pear, and Spinach Salad
Sticky apricots and pomegranate seeds hold onto a blend of warm spices; when you stir them into your favorite cereal or yogurt,
they flavor the whole bowl.
Recipe: Mediterranean Pistachios and Fruits
Make these breakfast bars on the weekend and get your daily serving of fruits and nuts right from the start each morning.
Recipe: Fruit-and-Nut Breakfast Bars
This tasy appetizer is a hit at parties.
Recipe: Mango Chicken Boats with Macadamia Nuts
Who doesn't like chicken nuggets? Now, you can have them without the guilt by using crunchy sliced almonds for the crispy
Recipe: Almond-Crusted Chicken
Warm and crispy veggie fritters accompanied by a crisp seasonal salad makes for a lovely autumn appetizer.
Recipe: Squash and Chickpea Fritters with Winter Greens and Hazelnut Salad
Our homemade version of Nutella takes just a few minutes to make and has a more intense chocolate flavor than the store-bought
kind. Try it in a tart, or slather it on toast.
Recipe: Chocolate Hazelnut Spread
Ground almonds take the place of pasta's usual parmesan, making this a good vegan choice. Trim raw artichokes down to the
very tender hearts and slice them quite thin, so they're crisp but not chewy.
Recipe: Farfalle with Artichokes, Peppers, and Almonds
Reader Mary Watson sent us a recipe for a walnut quick bread that's so good, she serves it for dessert.
Recipe: Walnut-Zucchini Bread
Apple cider vinegar is great with pork and winter squash; it adds sweet-tart flavor but no extra calories or sodium.
Recipe: Pork Chops with Butternut Squash, Escarole, and Walnuts
Dandelion greens are quite bitter, so the addition of creamy pine nuts and sweet currants is a great balance.
Recipe: Dandelion Greens with Currants and Pine Nuts
Chocolate is great on its own, but having a chunky nut crust compliments the creamy filling in a delicious way.
Recipe: Chocolate Tart with Nut Crust
A mix of chartreuse and bronze lettuces--if you can find them--really sets off the fruits' fall colors.
Recipe: Asian Pear, Persimmon, and Almond Salad
The spices in this salad are like those in French gingerbread, or pain d'épice. If you make it with walnut oil, use walnuts; if you make it with hazelnut oil, use hazelnuts.
Recipe: Fall Green Salad with Apples, Nuts, and Pain d’Epice Dressing
The nuts and veggies add nice crunchy--and healthy--elements to this pasta dinner.
Recipe: Romanesco Broccoli and Toasted Almond Pasta
Try this fantastic cool-weather salad when you need a health fix and vegetables are not at their best.
Recipe: Asian Pear, Fennel, and Walnut Salad
These golden-brown pears make a stunning finale, and they can be made well ahead of time. Chocolate sorbet adds a deep, rich
Recipe: Caramelized Pears with Toasted Hazelnuts and Chocolate Sorbet
This salad is all about bold contrasts: crisp pears and pecans with tender frisée, and maple syrup with sharp blue cheese.
Recipe: Asian Pear Salad with Pecans
Tender carrots and crunchy pecans get tossed in a sweet brown sugar and ginger glaze for a quick side dish that's easy and
Recipe: Glazed Carrots with Pecans
Have guests coming and need to whip up something tasty in a flash? Try this delicious nut-based dip.
Recipe: Hazelnut Hummus
With juicy grapes and crunchy almonds, this salad is a refreshing first course.
Recipe: Grape, Toasted Almond, and Sweet-Onion Salad
Need a cold-weather vegetarian main dish? These stuffed squash satisfied even the most carnivorous Sunset staff members. Some kind of alchemy takes place with the onions, sage, and nuts to create a distinctly sausagelike flavor.
Recipe: Nut-Stuffed Delicata Squash
Chewy, and big enough to share—though you may want every bite. For the richest flavor, use dark chocolate and cocoa such as
Recipe: Chocolate Hazelnut Brownies
These easy bar cookies are lovely holiday treats--or delicious any time of year.
Recipe: Sicilian Dried Fruit and Nut Bars (Cuccidati)
This simple side dish is a great way to use a summer staple in a flavorful way.
Recipe: Green Beans with Lemon and Walnuts
This fall salad is bursting with color and flavor from sweet poached pears, crunchy macadamia nuts, creamy goat cheese, and
jewel-colored pomegranate seeds--very impressive.
Recipe: Poached Pear, Macadamia, and Spinach Salad with Goat Cheese
The pecans add a bit of sweetness to these Brussels sprouts, making it a perfect holiday side dish.
Recipe: Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Pecans
Give this breakfast staple a makeover with the addition of freshly toasted, aromatic hazelnuts.
Recipe: Cinnamon-Hazelnut Pancakes
Make this flavorful fruit-and-nut mixture at the beginning of the week and sprinkle it on warm breakfast cereal or yogurt
Recipe: Chai-Cherry Walnuts
Medjool dates, cranberries, and apples keep these nice and moist.
Recipe: Fruit and Nut Chewy Bars
Crystallized ginger and ground ginger give extra kick to this morning flavor-lifter for hot cereal or yogurt.
Recipe: Ginger-Orange Almonds and Pears
Here's a go-bar that's dense and decadent, but good for you, too.
Recipe: No-bake Chewy Fruit and Nut Bars
These sweet nut confections are totally indulgent, easy to make, great for gift-giving, and completely addictive.
Recipe: Chocolate Candied Almonds
We love spinach salads. This one is dressed with honey, mustard, mirin, and walnut oil to create something unique. If you
don’t have walnut oil, you can substitute another nut oil such, as almond or hazelnut, and switch the chopped nuts to match.
Recipe: Warm Walnut Spinach Salad
At many bakeries, these simple breakfast treats are made for the early-morning staff using day-old brioche. A rich baked almond
cream covers the toasts, and sliced almonds on top add buttery crunch.
Recipe: Almond and Jam Pastries
The crust on this salmon is similar to duqqa, a mix of spices, chopped nuts, and sometimes chickpeas used in Egyptian cooking.
Recipe: Almond and Spice-crusted Grilled Salmon