Make This Creamy Vegan Asparagus and Spinach Risotto With Walnuts
This creamy risotto features spinach and walnuts.

There’s something so comforting about risotto at this time of year. The classic Italian dish is hearty, warm, and makes you feel full and happy. I’m not always a fan of starchy meals as I find they make me feel heavy, but this vegetable risotto is perfect. This vegan dinner recipe will definitely have you coming back for seconds!

It contains just the right amount of veggies to make it fresh while providing decadence with toasted walnuts. Although not traditionally used in risottos, I’m a fan of brown rice because I find it heartier than white. It’s a whole grain so it contains more essential nutrients and it isn’t considered a refined carbohydrate, unlike white rice.

The combination of asparagus, spinach, walnuts, and pine nuts is really delicious in this Asparagus, Spinach and Walnut Risotto. That said, I’m all about making recipes accessible to as many people as possible. If you can’t find asparagus in your part of the world right now, it’s also great with green beans or even peas!

Additionally, feel free to substitute the walnuts and pine nuts for any other nuts that you prefer. The spinach can also be substituted for other dark, leafy greens, like chard or nettles. Have fun and get creative!

Additional Recipes

Looking for more delicious dinner recipes? Try making this Creamy Tomato Pasta with Vegan Parmesan and Vodka. The tasty, creamy, tomato-y pasta recipe gets its smoky flavor from adobo sauce (the sauce that canned chipotle peppers are packed in). This dish’s creaminess is made using vegan half and half and parmesan.

You can also try making this Vegan Italian Garlic, Cannellini Bean, and Tomato Pasta. According to the recipe’s author: “This is an old family recipe that I have wanted to share for a while. Back home we call it Pâtes à l’ail. Growing up, my Sicilian great-aunt would make it for us in the Summer when tomatoes are at their best.” The recipe features only a handful of ingredients. These include tomatoes, garlic cloves, pasta, cannellini beans, and basil leaves.

For dessert, try making this Vegan and Gluten-Free Key Lime Pie With Nutty Crust. This no-bake key lime pie is a healthier take on the classic dessert. It is also made using whole, plant-based ingredients.

This recipe was republished with permission from Vancouver With Love.