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Vegan endive tacos, chickpea hummus, and sunseed pate

BT Toronto | posted Tuesday, Aug 13th, 2013

Vegan endive tacos, chickpea hummus, and sunseed pate

No-meat endive tacos

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup + 1 tbsp raw almond butter
  • 4 sundried tomatoes, soaked and chopped
  • 3 tbsp fresh basil, shredded
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • Pinch cumin
  • sea salt to taste

Method:

  1. Combine all ingredients in food processor and blend until the mixture reaches a texture similar to ground meat.
  2. Scoop the mixture out by into heaping teaspoons and form each meatball.  Try not to over-roll them; we are going for “rustic” Italian here!
  3. This mix can be served as balls over raw zucchini pasta as seen here, but it can also be a great vegetarian stand-in for any recipe you’d use ground meat.  Try it as a taco or sandwich filling, a base for a raw chilli, or as a crunchy topping for salad or soup!  This protein-packed flavour blend pairs well with marinara sauce, cashew sour cream or pesto!

Sprouted chickpea hummus

Ingredients:

  • 2 cup sprouted chickpeas (mine had tails about ¾ inch in length)
  • 2 tbsp tahini (sesame butter)
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lrg clove garlic
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp sweet paprika
  • 1 tbsp tamari or soy sauce

Method:

  • Add all ingredients to bowl of your food processor.  Process on low until well incorporated and smooth.  You will need to scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula from time to time.

Sunseed pate

  • 1 ½ cup raw sunflower seeds
  • ½ inch fresh ginger
  • 1 tbsp hemp hearts
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 3 dates
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp yellow curry powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil, firmly packed
  • 1 ½ tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • Sea salt to taste

Method:

  1. Add all ingredients to small bowled food processor of high powered blender.  Puree until well incorporated and smooth.  Serve with fresh crudité or crackers

Courtesy Meg Pearson,
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