This high-protein appetizer is a vegan alternative to traditional pate.
- 1/2 cup of sunflower seeds, soaked for a couple of hours or overnight
- 1/2 cup of walnuts (do not soak)
- pinch of garlic powder
- Eden Shake (available from Whole Foods - Japanese food section)
- pinch of sea salt or noma shoyu
- 1 teaspoon of lemon juice or more...
- sprinkle of paprika
- sprinkle of creole seasoning
- sprinkle of basil and any other spice you like ie. cayenne, oregano, etc..
- 1/4 cup of finely minced purple onion
- 1/4 cup of finely minced carrot
- 1/4 cup finely minced celery
DirectionsTake the soaked nuts and walnuts and place them in a food processor. Add spices, noma shoyu or salt, and lemon juice. Process on high until you have a nut mixture that has the consistency of pate (or looks like tuna salad). Place the nut base in a big mixing bowl with enough room to add additional ingredients. Next, add the minced veggies to the nut base. (The raw onion can be strong so you may want to use less.)
With your clean hands knead the veggies into the nut base. (PLEASE NOTE: The big rule for fixing living raw food is hygiene — you must wash your hands well before and during meal prep because you are not cooking away any bacteria that is picked up along the way. Do not use a cutting board you have used to prep meat to prep raw veggies.)
You will see this turns into a salad quickly. Add more spices to taste. You can add Eden shake and some dulse flakes (a seaweed) to make it taste more like a veggie tuna salad. Adding liquid smoke (just a dash) makes it taste like burgers. You could also add sun dried tomatoes and olives with Italian spices for another take on the recipe. Be creative!