Walnut Dip/Sauce


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The Forest Feast Mediterranean: Simple Vegetarian Recipes Inspired by My Travels

The Forest Feast Mediterranean

By Erin Gleeson

Published 2019

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In the cooking class I took in Italy, I learned how to make a typical Ligurian walnut sauce (salsa di noci) for pasta, but I also like it as a dip. Blend ½ c (50 g) whole walnuts, 3 T ricotta, 1 t lemon juice, 1 T fresh marjoram leaves, 1 clove garlic, 2 T olive oil, ¼ c (60 ml) water, salt & pepper. Use as is for a dip with crudités, or heat it & thin it out with a splash of water for a creamy pasta sauce.