Cucumbers with Almond Pate

I love nut pates.  They are easy to make, versatile and super tasty.  This pate is paired with cucumbers, but it can easily be served as a dip with raw veggies or in an endive boat.

1 cup raw almonds soaked at least 2 hours

1 cup packed chopped basil

½ cup packed chopped parsley

½ clove raw garlic

Juice from 1 lemon

Salt to taste – about 1 tablespoon

 

Raw cucumbers

Cherry or grape tomatoes

 

Put the almonds, basil, parsley, garlic lemon juice, and salt in a food processor.  Pulse, stopping occasionally to scrape down the sides of the bowl.  Continue to process until the mixture has a pate-like consistency.

 

Cut the cucumbers into rounds about ¼” thick and cut the tomatoes in half.   For assembly, put a spoonful of pate on top of the cucumber and top with the tomato.  Makes a pretty appetizer and it’s kid approved too!

 

Cucumbers with Almond Pate

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