Sugared Walnut Recipe

Enhancement for Salads

Favorite Restaurant Recipe

This Sugared Walnut Recipe is excellent to use for enhancing salads. They can also be used on an appetizer tray or eaten as a snack.

So a word to the wise  ...keep them out of children's reach. I have to hide them from my husband! He's one of my kids!

You can purchase these if you wish or if you run short of time, but this restaurant recipe results in a very tasty treat and it is an easy recipe for salads or as an appetizer.

Sugared Walnut Recipe

Restaurant Recipe to Enhance Salads

Preparation time: 10-12 minutes. Makes 1 pound.



  • Canola oil
  • 1 pound walnuts
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • Orange juice to deglaze



  • Cook walnuts in oil in skillet for a few minutes
  • Add sugar and cook until sugar is melted
  • Pour orange juice around edges of skillet to deglaze, and toss the walnuts
  • Drain
  • Roast in 350 degree F oven on a sheet pan and stir after 5 minutes
  • Continue roasting a few more minutes (Don’t burn, please)
  • Cool on sheet pan stirring once or twice.
  • Do not touch while hot!


When cool, put in an air-tight container and store until you want to serve them with one of the delicious restaurant salad recipes like the pear salad.

Don't forget that these can be a star enhancement on an appetizer tray, even a cheese appetizer tray. If you wish to read about how I set up a cheese appetizer tray, click here. Just add the walnuts to the tray.

Enjoy the Walnut Recipe and the company of those you share it with!


Did you know? Walnuts are "a friend." They help with ...

1. Fighting Cancer

2. Heart Health

3. Rare and Powerful Antioxidants

4. Weight Control

5. Improved Reproductive Health in Men

6. Brain Health

7. Diabetes

For details, click here.