Makes 2/3 of a cup
Try this contemporary version of the Greek khrysokolla on toast or firm whole-grain crackers.
- 1/3 cup hazelnuts or walnuts
- 1/4 cup flaxseed
- 1/4 cup honey
- Grind the nuts in a clean electric coffee mill (pulse for about 3 seconds). Scrape the nuts into a large, wide-mouthed jar.
- Grind the flaxseed until pulverized (10 to 20 seconds). Add to the jar.
- Pour in the honey and stir to mix. Cap and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
Nutritional content per tablespoon: 54 calories; 2.4 g total fat; 0.2 g saturated fat; 8 g carbohydrates; 0.8 g protein; 0.4 g fiber; 0 mg cholesterol; 4 mg sodium.
Cornelia Carlson holds a doctorate in biochemistry and is an avid grower and user of herbs. She writes from her home in Southern California.
Click here for the original article, The Benefits of Flax.