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Fresh-roasted asparagus, along with toasted walnuts and garlic, make this pasta dish tasty and healthful. Photo by Sue Doeden

Walnuts take the spotlight in pasta dish

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I've always thought walnuts tasted best in cookies, particularly chocolate chip and oatmeal cookies. Quick breads have also been a logical place to put some chopped walnuts.


My mom used to add chopped walnuts to tuna salad. That never did seem like a good match to me, but I do like them sprinkled over a salad of fresh greens with maybe a few little knobs of goat cheese, too.

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