Last year I had the opportunity to meet the folks from the California Walnut Growers. Myself and other food bloggers spent the day in California learning about how walnuts are grown and harvested. It was a wonderful experience and I’ve found myself more often using walnuts in my cooking after learning about their numerous health benefits.
So, when I was asked to join a Virtual Dinner Party to celebrate their Chef Menus At Home collection, I was happy to participate!
The Chef Menus At Home collection is a collection of different recipes developed by accomplished chefs. And with so many fine selections to choose from, it took awhile to commit to a recipe.
In the end, I chose an Aida Mollenkmap recipe. Her recipes are full of so much flavor and color. And I knew that I had to make her Toasted Walnut Green Sauce for my Virtual Dinner Party contribution as soon as I saw it. I’m a sucker for anything green. Especially now when I’m so desperate for spring to arrive!
It’s also quite versatile. You can dress meats with it, use it as a dip with veggies and crackers or even as a sandwich spread like I’m doing today. Really, it’s a pretty wonderful creation.
For my open faced sandwich, I took a homemade slice of bread and slathered it with the Toasted Walnut Green Sauce. Then, I added layers of sliced chicken breast, tomatoes and provolone cheese. And after I heated it up in the oven, I topped it with a little more sauce and a couple of walnuts because why not?
There really isn’t much I would change about this recipe. I do think that in the future I will add three or four garlic cloves because I think it would work really well in this recipe. Other than that, I wouldn’t change a thing!
As this is not my personal recipe, I’ll send you here for the recipe. Do try it!
Now, how about a giveaway? Would you like to win Aida Mollenkamp’s latest cookbook? I thought you might. To enter, visit the California Walnut Growers Chef Menus At Home collection and let me know which recipe you would like to try.
Come back here and comment on this post with your first name, last initial, the state you are from and your recipe choice. Entries must be received by Tuesday, March 5th 11:59pm ET. Good luck!