Nuts are nutritional powerhouses that add flavour, crunch and texture to dishes both sweet and savoury. They’re also incredibly versatile and can be used in a variety of ways you might not have thought of. Here are seven creative ways to get nutty in the kitchen.

Why love nuts?

Nuts are one of the most versatile foods around. They’re delicious, nutritious and can be used in a variety of recipes.

Here are five ways to get nutty in the kitchen:

  1. Use chopped nuts as a topping for oatmeal, yoghurt or cereal.

There’s a reason chopped nuts are a popular topping for oatmeal, yoghurt and cereal. Not only do they add flavour and crunch, but they’re also a good source of protein, fibre and healthy fats. And, if you’re looking for a way to add some extra nutrients to your breakfast bowl, nuts are a great way to do it. Try chopping up your favourite nuts and sprinkling them on top of your oatmeal, yoghurt or cereal. You can also use nut butter as a topping for the same effect.

  1. Add them to your favourite salad for extra crunch

Adding nuts to your salad is a quick and easy way to give it a boost of protein and healthy fats. Not only do they add a nice crunch, but they also help to flavour and dress the salad. Some of our favourites include:

  • Sprinkling chopped walnuts on top of a green salad
  • Adding slivered almonds to a cucumber and tomato salad
  • Mixing cashews into a Waldorf salad
  • Tossing pistachios into a medley of greens
  • Mixing chopped peanuts into an Asian-inspired slaw
  • Adding hazelnuts to a berry salad
  • Using almond butter as a dressing for a simple green salad


  1. Sprinkle them on top of a pizza before baking.

If you’re looking for a fun and easy way to add some extra flavour to your pizza, try sprinkling on some nuts before baking. This is a great way to get that crunchy texture and nutty flavour without any extra effort. We recommend using a variety of different nuts to mix things up but feel free to experiment with your favourites. You can also try using different nut butter as the base—just make sure they’re at room temperature, so they spread easily. Ready to get nutty?

  1. Mix them into your favourite cookie or bar recipe.

Almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, peanuts, pecans, pistachios and walnuts are all delicious on their own, but they’re even better when they’re baked into your favourite cookies and bars. Not only do they add a delicious crunch, but they also impart a tonne of flavour. So go ahead and get nutty in the kitchen! Experiment with different combinations and see which ones you like best. 

  1. Use them in place of breadcrumbs in chicken or fish dishes.

If you’re looking for a low-carb, gluten-free alternative to breadcrumbs, try using organic nuts. Any type of nut will work, but we recommend using chopped almonds or pecans. You can also pulse them in a ftitle=”organic nuts”ood processor to create a finer texture. Sprinkle them over chicken or fish before baking, or use them as a coating in your favourite breading recipes. Their subtle flavour and crunchy texture will take your dishes to the next level.

Nuts are a delicious and healthy way to add protein, healthy fats, and flavour to your cooking. With so many different kinds of nuts available, the possibilities for recipes are endless.