PISTACHIO PEA PATE

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

Directions
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!

.:Gina  

Oh and by the way, you can find me in the new magazine ilikeblogs! A wonderful inspiring read for all diys, interesting bloggers, homemade stuff – now in real to hold in your hands and skim through with your afternoon tea. Thank you ilikeblogs!