Nut and seed pâtés are a good way to indulge in something a bit more filling when incorporating raw foods into your diet. This is a very simple pâté made from sunflower seeds that can be used as a dip or filling for wraps, mushrooms or sushi. This recipe is adapted from Jenny Cornbleet’s site (which I highly recommend, as well as her book Raw Food Made Easy for 1 or 2 People) and makes 2 servings.
1 cup sunflower seeds, soaked and drained
1/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes, soaked and drained
1-2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 clove minced garlic
1 tablespoon red onion, minced
Dash of sea salt
1. Put all ingredients except the red onion into a food processor and mix until it forms a paste-like consistency.
2. Transfer to a mixing bowl and stir in the red onion.
Enjoy as a dip with crudités or as a stuffing for veggies.