Almond Pâté

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup onion, minced
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon savory
1/2 teaspoon fine herbs
1 cup raw almonds, finely ground
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoon bread crumbs, toasted in oven
2 tablespoon parsley, freshly minced
1 teaspoon tamari
1 small garlic clove, minced
Salt and pepper
2 – 4 tablespoon mayonnaise or sour cream
Lemon slices

METHOD:

Cook onions in butter over low heat with spices until soft.  Scrape onion mixture into a bowl. Using your fingers, work in almonds, bread crumbs, parsley, tamari, and garlic. Taste and season with salt and pepper. Gradually mix in mayonnaise or sour cream until mix holds together. Shape into a log or press into a serving dish and garnish with overlapping slices of lemon. Use for sandwich spread, or serve with celery or as a spread with crackers.

YIELD: Makes 8 servings

SOURCE: Recipe from Tesajara Cooking by Espe Brown