Why you should boil walnuts and how to use them (grandma’s secret)


Prepare the Walnut Base:

Begin by boiling the whole walnuts in their shells in already boiling water for five minutes.

After boiling, remove the walnuts from the water and let them cool before cracking the shells and extracting the nutmeat. Chop the walnut meat roughly for later use.

Assemble the Salad:

In a mixing bowl, combine the boiled and chopped walnuts, shredded chicken fillet, chopped plums, and grated hard cheese. Mix gently to distribute the ingredients evenly.

Prepare the Dressing:

In a separate bowl, whisk together 1 egg, salt, sweetener, mustard, and lemon juice. Gradually whisk in the vegetable oil until the mixture emulsifies into a creamy sauce. Stir in the minced garlic for added flavor.

Combine and Serve:

Pour the dressing over the walnut and chicken mixture, tossing well to ensure everything is evenly coated.

Adjust seasoning with additional salt and sweetener if needed, and serve chilled as a delightful salad or side dish.

This Walnut and Chicken Delight not only showcases the enhanced taste of boiled walnuts but also combines them with ingredients that contribute to a balanced diet. Whether you're looking to manage your blood sugar, maintain a healthy weight, or simply enjoy a delicious meal, this recipe embodies the wisdom of culinary traditions and the nutritional power of walnuts. Rediscover the joy of cooking with this timeless technique and make every meal a celebration of flavor and health.