Bold Flavors from Around the Globe

  • Apr 03,2024
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Why Walnut Meat?

Walnut “meat” is an amazing option to swap in for ground beef or chicken, because walnuts are a wholesome, natural ingredient with a creamy, nutty flavor and satisfying texture that fits perfectly with any global cuisine. Walnut meat is a simple combination of two ingredients (plus spices), and it’s incredibly easy to prepare. All you have to do is combine California walnuts and legumes in a food processor before adding a spice blend of your choice. You can easily customize the flavor profile by playing with different spice blends. For instance, turmeric, cumin, and cardamom will enhance Indian dishes, while garlic, bay leaf, and dill will bring complexity to Greek-inspired recipes. 

Walnut Meat Recipes from Around the World
Are you looking for inspiration for your summertime meal rotation? Try these walnut meat recipes from around the globe.

Looking for a satisfying, plant-based take on a classic bolognese sauce? Look no further than this recipe! San Marzano tomatoes come together with chopped walnuts and fresh herbs to deliver the perfect summer sauce. Tip: freeze your leftovers to have dinner on the table in a flash.

This California Walnut Korean Bulgogi Bowl is a little bit sweet, a little bit spicy! Layer over cauliflower rice with plant-based walnut meat, fresh cucumber, carrots, candied walnuts and an egg for a delicious summertime meal. The best part? This vibrant dish comes together in just 10 minutes.

Walnuts and mushrooms come together for a savory plant-based filling in these Walnut Meat Empanadas with Cilantro Lime Sauce. The flavorful spice blend and flaky crust of this Latin American-inspired dish will make a lasting impression.

Mediterranean meets classic Mexican in this dish that will have you coming back for more. Pita chips replace tortilla chips in these Greek-Style Nachos, topped with tangy feta cheese, tzatziki, marinated vegetables, and warm seasoned walnut meat.

Have your own backyard street food festival with these savory Walnut Mexican Street Corn Tacos. The roasted corn and chipotle adobo sauce create a delicate smoky aroma that balances the bold spices.


Make these fresh and crispy Mediterranean Lettuce Wraps with Plant-Based Walnut Meat for your go-to lunch on busy summer days! They come together in 15 minutes or less, and they’re perfect for reusing your leftover veggies.

Explore More Global Flavors
Walnut meat is an incredibly versatile meat substitute that you can have fun with, creating different spice blends and preparing your favorite dishes this summer! Take a look at these recipes for more global inspiration.