Friday, September 2, 2011

Fantastic Foodie Fridays...Toasted Sweet & Hot Walnut Fruit Salad

As I enjoy the last moments of summer, while I can.  I happened to find this recipe and love the fresh ingredients as well as the taste.  Sometimes when you just don't feel like a big meal or you just want a quick healthy snack you can make something like this...Quick, easy and healthy.  Walnuts are a nutritional powerhouse, aiding in various areas of cardiovascular functioning, so adding them to your fruit salad is a great way to give it a healthy boost. It definitely doesn't hurt that they're coated in a sweet and spicy glaze.


  • 1 pint strawberries, halved
  • 1 6-oz pkg raspberries
  • 1 mango, chopped
  • 2 kiwis, sliced
  • 2 nectarines, chopped
  • 1 tbsp raw honey
  • 3/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped


Combine fruit in a large bowl. Preheat broiler to high. In a small bowl, stir together honey, 1 tbsp hot water and cayenne. Add walnuts and mix until well coated. Spread walnuts onto a cookie sheet. Broil for 2 to 3 minutes, watching to avoid burning. Add walnuts to bowl of fruit. Stir and enjoy.

By Heather Bainbridge, RD | Photo: Gregory James, Food Styling: Jessica Colley
Nutrients per 1-cup serving: Calories: 120, Total Fat: 5 g, Sat. Fat: 0 g, Omega-3s: 730 mg, Omega-6s: 2930 mg, Carbs: 19 g, Fiber: 4 g, Sugars: 13 g, Protein: 2 g, Sodium: 0 mg, Cholesterol: 0 mg

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