Walnut Pate Cucumber Tea Sandwich bites

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

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Ingredients

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.

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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.

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Published by Zeba@Food For The Soul

My life was nourished and nurtured in the beautiful vale of Kashmir painted with mountains, lakes, running streams and meadows that know no end. Now in another beautiful part of the world in the US, I cook for the love of good healthy food…that feeds the soul. I recreate recipes that shaped my history and culture. For the love of discovering life and all things that speak to you and urge you on to evolve, touches your soul and make your journey through life a fulfilling experience.

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