I had the pleasure of working with Family Circle Magazine on a tasty spring recipe featuring California Walnuts. My new obsession is my spiralizer, and getting these vegetables sliced into thin into ribbons is a creative way to replace a pasta dish on your menu (don’t get me wrong, I still love my fettucini!). These vegetables are steamed and then sautéed, and topped with a crunchy crumble of mushrooms, breadcrumbs, and tasty California Walnuts for a crunchy texture. I’ve been serving this with grilled chicken or some turkey meatballs for a healthy dinner idea!2_ California Walnuts_Spring Ribbon Veggie Salad with walnut crumble

Ingredients_ California Walnuts_Spring Ribbon Veggie Salad with walnut crumble 1_California Walnuts_Spring Ribbon Veggie Salad with walnut crumble

Veggie Ribbon Salad with Walnuts.
  • 2 tbsp. of butter, divided
  • 1 tbsp. of olive oil
  • 3 large rainbow carrots
  • 1 bunch of asparagus
  • 1 large yellow summer squash
  • 1 cup of mushrooms
  • 1 cup of California Walnuts
  • 1 cup of panko bread crumbs
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  1. Place a pot of water on the stove and bring to a boil, salting the water. In a separate pan, heat 1 tbsp. of olive oil and 1 tbsp. of butter.
  2. Using a vegetable peeler, slice carrots, yellow squash, and asparagus into thin ribbons. Place in a mesh steamer above the boiling water and steam for 5-7 minutes, until the vegetables begin to soften.
  3. Meanwhile, in the pan with olive oil and butter, add in finely chopped mushrooms and walnuts, sauté until mushrooms soften and the walnuts begin to toast.
  4. Add in panko breadcrumbs to mushroom-walnut mixture and stir to combine. The breadcrumbs should absorb the oil and butter. Remove from heat and set aside.
  5. In a large pan, add in 1 additional tbsp. of butter and toss steamed vegetable ribbons for 2-3 minutes. Then stir in ¾ of the mushroom-walnut mixture. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Remove from heat, add to a serving bowl, and top with remaining ¼ of the mushroom-walnut mixture, serve immediately.

Please Note: This posted was created in partnership with Family Circle and California Walnuts. All recipes, images and opinions are my own.