What would life be without all the dips, pestos, sauces, dressings, butters & pates to spread and drizzle all over our beautiful food? Not the same, thats for sure! It can transform a simple meal in something interesting and special. I tend to overdo a newfound flavor a bit – but there are always new things to try out, mix together, experiment with. Another bonus is to incorporate healthy stuff in a pate or desired dressing. Maybe the leftover parsley that you had no idea how to finish otherwise, especially the greens and fresh/dried herbs can be used here. Good for you, the food you pair it with & your wallet.
If you are not into the green ( juices, smoothies, salads) craze, start with a homemade green pesto or pate which richness and creaminess will totally seduce and meet your demands!
I was after a creamy & nutty pate to spread on toasted bread. But later it made its way into veggie quinoa bowls, over pasta, in a wrap, rice rolls and the last bits landed over a spinach salad. Again, I like my creations to be versatile yet simple. It came true. Say goodbye to boring overused sauces and spreads!
Let’s begin this new year with something really delicious – green & healthy in disguise, shall we?
PISTACHIO PEA PATE
wonderfully versatile for crackers, veggie sticks, on bread, in sandwiches, wraps, over pasta or salads
2 cups cooked peas
1 cup pistachios
2 tbsp nutritional yeast
1 tsp black pepper
1 clove garlic
1 tbsp miso paste
2 tsp tamari sauce
1 tbsp maple syrup
3 tbsp olive oil
one handful fresh parsley
1/4 cup water
1/2 tsp chili flakes
Toast the pistachios in a pan ( if bought untoasted). Cook peas in a little water, make sure to not overcook them.
Combine all ingredients except the water in a food processor ( or a bowl, if you use a hand blender) slowly add the water until it reaches a thick pate consistency. Taste and adjust for seasoning.
Decorate with chopped pistachios, fresh pepper & chili flakes. Store in a glas jar in the fridge.
Spread some love & pate,
HAPPY YUMMY NEW YEAR to you all! So grateful for this place and you who take the time to come here. It means a lot to me. Thank you for your support and everyone whom I met in the last year! Here’s to more culinary adventures in 2015, feasts and health!