My first attempt at posting something for Fiesta Friday that I was so excited to discover on the Novice Gardener blog…. what a great idea, bringing people together with awesome food.
I tend to cook healthy and mostly vegetarian food. This weekend we had celebrated with friends with snacks and team. Some good walnuts, a can of cannellini beans inspired a pate for tea sandwiches
2 cups walnuts ( soaked and rinsed)
I cup cannellini beans drained
1 roasted red pepper
a handful of basil leaves ( here i used summer basil that I had frozen in cubes – recipe can be found here )
3 cloves of garlic
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
1/4 cup olive oil
juice of 1/2 lemon and 1/2tsp of grated lemon rind
salt to taste
Blend all the ingredients together until thick creamy. Adding some walnuts before completely grind will give it a nice chunky texture.
Using a good multigrain bread, spread the pate of both sides, fill with cucumber slices and organic spring greens. Cut as you wish in small tea sandwich sizes pieces.