Gourmet Pate Plate

Why gourmet? Because I went all fancy with my seed spread!

Pumpkin Seed Pate

1 c pumpkin seeds, soaked (I soak mine over night in the fridge)

1 carrot, chopped

2 green onions (whites and greens)

3 kale leaves, stemmed

1/4 c cilantro, chopped

10 green olives, chopped

Seasonings: salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, etc…

Add everything to a food processor and process. Add a drizzle of water if mixture is too dry. Refrigerate to chill mixture and allow flavors to meld. Eat within two or three days.

Options

Creamy: Add 1TBSP EVOO to mix before processing OR Add half of an avocado OR Use a high-speed blender to blend for a creamier texture

Saltier: Add 1 TBSP soy sauce/tamari/nama shoyu/Braggs aminos/coconut amino OR 1 TBSP mild miso (white or brown)

Sweeter: Add more carrot OR Add shredded apple OR Add chopped dried fruit (raisins, currents, cranberries, blueberries, cherries, etc)

Seed-free: Try mushrooms and/or tomatoes (seeded) instead of pumpkin seeds OR Sub soaked almonds, walnuts, or cashews for seeds

Add some tang: Add 1-2 TBSP lemon (juice from 1/2 – 1 lemon) OR Your favorite vinegar (try ACV!)

Use different seeds: Try sunflower seeds or hemp seeds AND/OR add some flax seeds (ground) or chia seeds (whole or ground)

Use different olives: Black or kalamata

Use different herbs: Parsley, watercress, mint mix, rosemary mix, tarragon mix, etc.

Once your pate is ready, so something simple with it, like dip veggies in it or use it as a sandwich spread, or do something fancy with it!

Raw Stuffed Tomatoes

Cut the top off of a medium tomato. Cut into the core forming a cone to remove seeds and pulp. Fill tomato with about 1/4 c of pate. Top with herbs or seasonings of choice.

Raw Pate Wrap

Clean and stem a leaf of your favorite green. (I used Swiss Chard). Assemble your favorite ingredients, lay down a layer or pate first (to help the veggies stick), and roll like a burrito. I used matchstick carrots and avocado.

Raw Spring Rolls

Soften rice paper/spring roll wrappers according to package directions. Lay flat. Assemble favorite ingredients, lay down a lay of pate first (to help veggies stick), and roll like a burrito. I used matchstick carrots and avocado.

Eat your goodies by themselves or assemble a fancy plate for a gourmet raw lunch or dinner. Enjoy!

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