Friday, February 24, 2012

Recipe: Vegetable Walnut Spread

The following recipe is kid approved!  Try it and let me know what you think. It's an awesome substitute for a tuna or chicken salad and oh-so-good for you!  The recipe and pictures can be found on the Hallelujah Acres website.

Ingredients

Vegetable Ingredients
  • ½ large red bell pepper minced (remove seeds and stem)
  • 1 cup minced purple onion
  • 1 carrot, peeled, ground into tiny pieces with the S blade of the food processor
  • ¾ cup broccoli, chopped fine with the S blade of the food processor
 
Spread Ingredients
  • 2-4 Tbsp water, only as needed
  • 4 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 cups walnuts soaked overnight, soak water discarded
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ¾ tsp dried dill weed
  • 1-2 Tbsp ground flax seeds (for binding)

Directions

  1. Place vegetable ingredients in a bowl.
  2. In food processor, add walnuts, 2 Tbsp water, dill weed, salt and lemon juice. Blend until creamy, adding more water only if needed.
  3. As walnut mixture blends, stop the processor several times to push down the mixture that has crept up the sides of the bowl using a spoon or spatula.
  4. Pour walnut mixture into the vegetable mixture. Stir well.
  5. Ensure the mixture can spread on sandwich bread without falling apart.
  6. To insure binding, add 1 Tbsp ground flax seed and mix well.


© Adorning Grace 2012

1 comment:

  1. Sounds interesting! Will have to give this one a try :). Thanks for posting!

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