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Chocolate Mousse with Olive Oil and Spicy Walnuts

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

  • Gluten Free Diet

    Excludes foods containing gluten, such as wheat, barley, rye and their by-products.

Chocolate Mousse with Olive Oil and Spicy Walnuts


  • Put the chocolate in a bowl. Cover bowl with plastic wrap.  Place in a microwave for 1 ½ minute on 800 watts, until it melts.
  • Add the olive oil in a slow steady stream while beating with a hand whisk, until all of the ingredients are completely combined. Set aside.
  • In a mixer, beat the egg yolks and half of the sugar 2-3 minute, until light and fluffy. Add the chocolate mixture, coffee and cognac. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  •  Wash the mixers bowl and make sure it is completely dry.
  • Beat the egg whites along with a pinch of salt, using the whisk attachment. Beat for about 1-2 minutes, until light and fluffy. Gradually add the remaining sugar and gently beat until glossy stiff peaks form.
  • When the meringue is ready, transfer 1/3 of the meringue to the chocolate mixture, with the aid of a spatula.
  • Mix together until the chocolate mixture becomes less thick. Add another 1/3 of the meringue and gently fold in. (This is done gently so that our mousse remains airy and fluffy.) Add the remaining 1/3 of meringue and fold in the same gentle manner.
  • Divide the mousse into 6 200 ml serving glasses. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours, until firm.

For the spicy walnuts

  • Preheat oven to 180* C (350* F) Fan.
  • Combine all of the ingredients for the spicy walnuts into a bowl, along with ½ teaspoon of salt. Spread on to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 4-5 minutes, until golden brown and crunchy. Remove from oven and allow them to cool to room temperature.
  • To serve, crumble the spicy walnuts over the mousse.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
30 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
66 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
65 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
12 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
30 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
20 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
14 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
3 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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