You know those days when you don't have anything planned for dinner but you've still got to eat? That's my day - every day! So today I was craving walnuts and made an amazingly good salad with This is Nuts' Whole, Wonderful Walnuts. They are really crunchy and taste fantastic. I had some walnuts on hand that I had soaked for 8 hours and then dried for 24 hours at 110 degrees, because I was about to make a raw apple pie. Soaking and drying the walnuts in the oven makes them easier to process when you're baking, but is not really necessary for this recipe. Either way, the salad, as the rest of my recepies was so, so good! And yes, I know that I´m bragging, but you know what – that's OK. In Sweden, we don't brag enough when we're good at something!

Wonderfully Wholesome Walnut Salad

Wonderfully Wholesome Walnut Salad

4 portions


  • 2 TBS Organic Love Coconut Oil
  • 4 chopped garlic cloves
  • 4 chopped tomatoes
  • 4 dl cooked black quinoa
  • 1/4 dl flax seed oil
  • 1/4 dl apple cider vinegar
  • 4 TBS garam masala
  • 2 TBS paprika powder
  • 2 TBS thyme
  • 2 TBS basil
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp of mineral salt
  • 4 dl chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 chopped lettuce
  • 4 grated carrots
  • 4 chopped fresh onions


  • 1/4 dl pumpkin seed oil
  • 2 dl walnuts


Fry the garlic and tomatoes in the oil for 4 minutes. Add the quinoa and stir for a few minutes. Keep it simmering at a low temperature and add the oil, vinegar, garam masala, paprika powder, thyme, basil, black pepper and mineral salt. Stir everything for about 2 minutes. Now blend in the remaining ingredients and stir until everything is mixed well. Divide the salad on 4 plates. Top it with the pumpkin seed oil and finally the walnuts!



About Mekto

Mekto Ganic´ is a holistic raw food and vegan chef who has been teaching about plant-based food for over ten years. Mekto is also a certified nutritionist, recipe developer and author of several gluten-free and vegan cookbooks  health tutor and health motivator. Through her business mEKtO made in Sweden she helps others improve their health and reach wellness goals like weight loss and overcoming sugar addiction.