These are so tasty and make wonderful appetizers and snacks.
Pate Du Soleil
Makes 8 cups
- 3 cups hulled sunflower seeds, soaked 8-12 hours, sprouted 2-4 hours
- 1 cup lemon juice
- 2 red capsicums/bell peppers, roughly chopped
- 4 scallions (green onions), roughly chopped
- 1/2 small onion roughly chopped
- 1/2 cup raw tahini
- 1/4 cup coarsely chopped parsley
- 2 tablespoons nama shoyu or other salty product
- 2-3 medium cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1. Soak sunflower seeds overnight. Drain.
2. Allow to sit out on counter for 2-4 hours (but no longer, if you are not ready to continue with recipe, rinse, drain and refrigerate to slow the sprouting process).
3. Rinse and drain.
4. If you have a large enough food processor just put all the ingredients in it, and run until pate is quite smooth.
5. Taste, adjust seasonings. The garlic flavor will develop and become stronger in a few hours.
Note: This pate can be made with nuts or a combination of seeds and nuts; when you make it with all sunflower seeds it will keep for a week or more in the refrigerator.
- 1/2 zucchini per person
- Pate du Soleil (enough to lightly cover each slice)
1. Thinly slice room temperature zucchini the long way using a mandolin on the thinnest setting. It is difficult to slice this thinly using a knife, but if you don’t have a mandolin or other type of slicer, be sure your knife is very sharp and slice as thinly as possible.
2. Spread a thin layer of pate on each zucchini slice and place on dehydrator mesh tray.
3. Run the dehydrator and when the zucchinis are soft and flexible (2-4 hours) take the trays out and roll up the zucchini. You may have to hold them together with a toothpick.
4. Remove enough trays so roll-ups will fit back in to the dehydrator and dry until zucchinis are hard.
5. This could take as long as 24 hours. These will keep for some time.
6. Serve on a tray. They are so delicious just try to keep your guests from eating too many! Before they know it they will have eaten two zucchinis and 1/4 cup of pate before the meal even begins!
Sheryl’s Note: Nomi was amazed when she saw our photo of this recipe. She uses less than half the filling we did. Try it both ways and see how you enjoy it the most!
– If you happen to leave your slices a tad too long in the dehydrator and find them hard to roll up, simply spray them from underneath with a little water, allow to soften up and proceed.