All over the world, walnuts have been toasted, chopped, and ground to enhance, enrich, and thicken sauces, soups, salads, stews, and many other delicacies, some, no doubt, yet to be invented. As an ingredient in cooking, walnuts have a way of making all kinds of foods special.

GoldRiver Orchards walnuts are a versatile and delicious addition to your family’s meals, no matter what time of year it is. To help inspire you, we’d like to share just a few of the delicious recipes for “wal-nutty” dishes that have been created by our own Barton family culinary connoisseurs. Each quarter, we’ll submit delicious new recipes centered on seasonal themes… from our family to yours. Enjoy!

If you have your own special walnut dishes, we invite you to share them with us. Simply Contact Us and tell us about your recipe!


Banana-Walnut Ice Cream

We all "scream" for this Banana-Walnut Ice Cream recipe

Bleu Cheese Mousse with Toasted Walnuts and Fresh Pears

A rich and creamy cheese spread that features two of our favorite Fall ingredients

Mandarin Walnut Chicken Salad

A chef's simple solution for serving a larger group

Basil and Walnut Pesto

A classic walnut pesto rendition that combines Romano and Parmesan cheeses

Peachy Walnut Crisp

This popular dessert combines the best that late summer and early fall harvests have to offer

Hawaiian Watermelon Salad

From our friend, Wiebke Wohlers in Germany writes…

Creamy Chicken Waldorf Salad

Janet Barton shares one of her favorite summertime recipes

Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Walnuts and Mustard Sauce

If you love Brussels sprouts you'll love this recipe from Marilyn Harris

Apple Walnut Chicken Sauté

This just might be one of the most perfect comfort food recipes yet

Spinach Salad with Pears, Walnuts & Goat Cheese

This recipe traveled from the Ohio Valley to Silicon Valley before we found it