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Pea, mint and toasted pine nut pâté

This colourful pâté tastes as fresh as it looks

Written by High Life North
Published 30.06.2021

Serves: 6

Ingredients:

  • 1 small brown onion, peeled and diced
  • 150g fresh or frozen peas (thawed), reserve some for serving (optional)
  • 400g tin of chickpeas, rinsed
  • Large handful of fresh spinach
  • 2 large cloves garlic, peeled
  • 50g tahini paste
  • Salt and pepper
  • Large sprig of fresh mint leaves, reserve some for serving
  • 20g pine nuts, lightly toasted
  • Small handful of dill and sesame seeds, for serving

 

Method:

  1. Place the diced onion with a dash of oil or water into a small frying pan with a lid and cook over a low heat, until soft and translucent (5–10 mins).
  2. Remove the cooked onions from the heat and pour them into a food processor.
  3. Add the peas, drained chickpeas, spinach, garlic, tahini, seasoning and mint leaves (reserve some for serving, if desired).
  4. Pulse until smooth and creamy.
  5. Transfer the mixture into a serving dish and top with the toasted pine nuts, extra mint leaves, dill and sesame seeds.
  6. Serve with breadsticks or raw, sliced vegetables.

 

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