Tuesday, March 30, 2010

garbanzo tofu pâté

1/2 c. chickpeas, soaked & drained
2.5 c. water

4 tbs tofu
4 tbs soy yogurt
1 tbs lemon
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp basil
+ spices

directions: cook beans until soft. drain & mash well. combine all ingredients and adjust the seasoning to taste. add a little extra soygurt if the mixture is too stiff. place in a dish and garnish. serve with toast fingers and a light salad or as a sandwich spread.

about the recipe: my first vintage recipe! i bought this book at a used bookstore back in my hometown a month or two ago. it has a lot of amazing recipes in it that i'm excited to try (at least two more by the end of the week)... moving on, this pâté makes an excellent sandwich spread. i doubled the recipe to make the amount below because i had 1 cup of chickpeas that needed to be used up. the recipe calls for a little too much lemon juice - which is predominantly what i taste when i eat it. however, it goes really well with the tomato-basil bread my roommate picked up the other day. i used fresh basil instead of bulk for an extra kick and added some Berbere and Chipotle as my seasonings. i let it sit overnight and then ran it through the food processor which helped make it look more consistent.

from the book:
Bean Cuisine by Janet Horsley
2nd edition, published 1993
isbn 1-85327-072-5

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