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8.26.2010

Roasted Red Pepper and Feta Pate

Again with a no cook recipe because we are still deciding on a course of action as far as a new range goes. This was our lunch today, along with bread baked on our gas grill. I could have grilled out but this pate with fresh bread and veggies just sounded better than anything I could have whipped up on the grill. It's easy and delicious to make and it gets better with a day to 'marinate' in the fridge.

Roasted Red Pepper and Feta Pate
1/2 cup of walnuts
1/4 cup roasted red peppers-I used store bought
1/2 cup crumbled feta
1/2 cup green olives
2 TBSP juice from green olives

toast walnuts over medium high heat in a small frying pan until dark brown-or black if you are absent minded(whoops)
when browned cool to room temperature
add everything except the olive juice to the bowl of food processor
pulse to combine
scrape down the sides of the bowl
then process until mixed well
with the processor running drizzle in as much of the olive juice as needed to get it to a preferred consistency-I like the flavor so I add more and you can leave it out

Like I said I served this with fresh bread made on the gas grill and fresh peas and carrots from the garden. I can also see this on bagels (!!!) and sandwiches in place of mayonnaise or on a spoon like a certain someone in this house. If you are in doubt, I usually mean me when I say someone in italics on my blog. My poor husband thought I meant him when I posted about the power bars and someone eating them. And for the record that someone nibbled on the power bars again today. Boy she is a pain in the rear!

Peace and Love--


look how nice the carrots are coming in!

6 comments :

  1. There are several very nice kitchen ranges on Craigs List.

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  2. Oh yum, this sounds delicious! I love smearing random things on my sandwiches instead of mayo.

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  3. And here I am thinking I'm special because Steph told me how to make mayo....and now I need to go and make pate?! Hehe, looks super good. The carrots are actually impressing me this year.

    Puffin appliance also sells used (but only good) stuff.

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  4. This looks like a great idea. I love new ideas for spreads and dressings. Thanks.

    I think I missed Meatless Mondays, last week. Sorry. I will hopefully do better, this Monday.

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  5. Ooooo this looks good. I love all those savory flavors, especially mixed together. It's like an almost but not quite tapenade. Yum!

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  6. That would be awesome on a meaty portabello sandwich- yum!

    Your carrots are looking good!

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