Tasty Cashew Almond Pate: Raw Vegan Pate
Tasty Raw Vegan Pate
If you are on a raw vegan diet and you are looking for a hearty pate recipe then you have come to the right place. Pate is the perfect accompaniment to crisp bread or crackers. It is great as a starter and as a snack. This delicious no-meat pate is easy to make and the ingredients are readily available in your local supermarket.
2 cups cashews, soaked but crunchy
¼ cup soaked almonds or almond butter (optional)
¼ cup sun-dried tomatoes, soaked
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
2 tablespoons cilantro or parsley, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon jalapeno pepper, mince
¼ up lemon juice
Tip: Soak the cashews in advance so you are not rushing around when it comes to you making the pate.
Step 1: Soak the cashews for 3 hours or you can soak them in the fridge for an hour. This will ensure that they are still crunchy.
Step 2: Put all the ingredients including the soaked and drained cashew nuts into a food processor. Process all the ingredients until smooth.
Step 3: Put the pate in a bowl and place in the fridge for half an hour to chill.
Facts about cashews
Cashews are originally from Brazil however, you can find them in most countries now. More 3 million tons of cashews are cultivated every year around the world. They are high in natural fats and low in cholesterol. They are excellent for pates and creamy dips; they also contain protein, carbohydrates and magnesium.
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