Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Almond Pate in Cabbage Leaves

I have had a few requests for this recipe, so here it is. When we created it, we kind of tasted and added as we went along, and I geared it toward what was tasting good to my children (they love nutritional yeast!, and parsley) so taste as you go and adjust anything to your own liking. Pate's served with things to dip in them (like veggies, whole grain crackers, etc.) are really great for kids, and a good way to sneak in some good nutrition.

Almond, Parsley, and Pea Pate

What you Need:

1 cup pre soaked almonds (this is optional, but it germinates the almonds and increases nutrition while making them easier on digestion.) I measured the almonds after soaking them

1 clove of garlic

1/4 cup nutritional yeast (optional, or you can use less to your own liking, my kids like it a lot, it makes the pate have a cheesier flavor, and it adds lots of good b vitamins in)

1/2 cup frozen thawed peas

4 Tbsp sun dried tomatoes

1 cup (large handful) of Italian flat leaf parsley

1/2 cup-3/4 cup of water

2 tsp. apple cider vinegar

pinch of sea salt and pepper, if needed

To Make:

In a food processor, add the almonds, garlic, Sun dried tomatoes , parsley, nutritional yeast, vinegar and peas and pulse for a minute to mix well. Then add water in while motor is running until consistency desired. We like ours kind of like hummus textured. Taste and add salt and pepper to taste if needed, and adjust any other seasonings to taste. Put a little pate in a lettuce leaf or a cabbage leaf, and then top with carrots, or any other veggies you want. Kids really do love things to dip!

The salad dressing they show in the video that they love is called Balsamic Sauce by the Follow Your Heart Brand. If you can find it at your health food store (in the cold section) it is amazing!


  1. Kid's Corner with Aliyah & Brooklyn is so fun to watch. It is wonderful that they love all the raw vegetables-maybe it will help other children to want to develop good eating habits too by watching their videos. The Almond Pate in Cabbage Rolls looks really fun to make-we will be trying this. If Aliyah & Brooklyn can do it, so can I...LOL....I am so blessed to be their Grandma. Good job girls.

  2. lol... those girls are adorable! :) Did u see how the host loaded up hers with a ton of carrots and then gave her sister like...'one' carrot! That was hysterical.

    Great job. Looks yummy! Any chance u can post the recipe so its easier to follow than the video? Can u post it on here so I can review it on my blog?

  3. Nicely done! Would be great if you could post the recipe for the pate, thanks!!

  4. Oh my goodness!!! Cutest thing EVER!!! How fun for the girls to do this! What a great memory. You are the cutest Mommy I know... and I mean that. I look up to you sooooo much. Love you love you.

  5. I'm still laughing about Mo's Veggie Hut! haahaha. Hilarious.