Sometimes You Feel Like a . . . is featured in our Cheese+ 2017 issue.
Nuts are among the most versatile ingredients in the kitchen. Packed with protein and good-for-you fats, they come in an exciting range of flavors and textures—soft and buttery cashews and macadamias; tannic and earthy hazelnuts and walnuts—and punch up dishes of all sorts, from baked breakfast treats to salads, suppers, desserts, and everything in between. Here are a few of our favorite recipes featuring the magical little kernels—plus dairy pairing options, natch.
Lunch: Crunchy, raw Brussels sprouts meld with brothy cheddar, earthy hazelnuts, and sweet apples in this make-ahead salad.
Mid-Afternoon Sugar Fix: Turn white chocolate-macadamia nut cookies into brownies . . . and add bourbon for the win.
Cocktail Hour: Woodsy toasted walnuts lend a sturdy backbone to this super-savory dip.
Dinner: This dish uses ground cashews as the base for a rich, spicy sauce. Lime juice squeezed in at the end makes flavors pop.
Dessert: Almond meal and fresh rosemary mixed into this tart’s crust add body, fragrance, and flavor.