Parmesan Herbed Walnuts

This is a simple recipe for savory, seasoned walnuts that are delicious as a quick snack, or a welcome change from croutons when tossed on a green salad.

Ingredients: 

½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon parsley flakes
½ teaspoon Italian herb seasoning
½ teaspoon garlic salt
Dash of cayenne pepper
1 egg white
2 cups walnut halves and pieces

Instructions: 
  1. In a medium bowl, combine Parmesan cheese, parsley flakes, herb seasoning, garlic salt, and cayenne pepper. Set the bowl aside.
  2. In a separate medium bowl, beat the egg white until frothy. Add walnut halves and pieces and toss to coat. Add walnuts to the cheese mixture and mix thoroughly.
  3. Spread in a single layer on a lightly oiled baking sheet. Bake at 250°F for about 30 minutes until golden and crisp. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
  4. Store the walnuts in an airtight container.
Nutritional Analysis: 
Calories: 220; Fat: 21g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Sodium: 180mg; Carbohydrate: 4g; Fiber: 2g; Protein: 7g.
Yield: 
8 Servings

Recipe and photo courtesy of California Walnuts

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