Sunflower-Tahini Pate (Spread)
Guys, here’s another ENERGY SAVING recipe and no need to worry about meat or dairy substitutes in your sandwiches, because nut/seed butters are delicious on your toasts and sandwiches. Use only about 1 – 1.5 tablespoon of this spread for your meal, because even though it’s healthy but still loaded with calories. You may also add any nut butters to your salad dressing for extra protein supply.
· 1 cup sunflower seeds, soaked or rinsed
· 1/2 lemon or lime juice
· 3 tbsp raw or roasted tahini diluted with 4-5 tbsp of water
· couple pinches of sea salt or dash of soy sauce (optional)
· 1 tsp slices red onion (or double to taste), chopped
· 1 medium cloves garlic, chopped
· 5 tablespoons parsley or cilantro, chopped
· ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper, (or more to taste)
You may also add 4-5 chopped black or green olives for taste variety
1. In a food processor, process the sunflower seeds, lemon juice, onions, Tahini paste, salt, onion, parsley, garlic and cayenne until the mixture is a smooth paste. If it will become too thick add more Tahini paste diluted with water or only a little water.
2. When thoroughly blended taste and adjust the seasoning. This pate will develop a stronger garlic taste in a few hours, so use a small clove or none at all, especially if you’ll make this sandwich for your office lunch
3. Store 4-6 days in air tight container in the fridge.
4. Great on sandwiches with lettuce, avocado and cucumbers
*Sunfood.com carries one of the best raw Tahini pastes I’ve tried, they also have excellent selection of nut and seed butters & reasonable prices
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