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Summer Pâté Raw Food

When the summer heat hits, I am looking for quick, easy light raw food. Today I threw together a nut and seed pâté that you are going to love. There is about 3/4 of a cup of nuts and seeds plus a cup of chopped carrots, celery, etc. to lighten it up. I threw in some fun, super healthy spices, turmeric, cinnamon, and cumin to give it a lot of flavor. This blends up quickly with a food processor!



You can serve this in romaine leaves, roll it up in chard leaves, and put it on flat breads!


Summer Nut and Seed Pâté

  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup finely diced carrots (in food processor)
  • 3 stalks finely diced celery
  • 1/4 cup dried currants
  • 1/2 cup scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  1. Soak the nuts and seeds for 8 hours, drain and rinse.
  2. Place nuts and seeds in food processor. Process until finely chopped.
  3. Mix together with the rest of the ingredients.

Serve on romaine leaves, roll up in chard, or spread on flat breads!

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  1. Christi W wrote on February 19, 2014

    I made this today. I love it! I did sub dates for currants( a nod to my sweet tooth) . I wrapped it up in iceburg leaf. It tastes like chicken curry. Delish!

  2. Barbara wrote on March 13, 2012

    I made this Pate tonight. It is delightfully elegant in its appearance, the colors and textures blend so very well, great eye appeal. It is a hint spicy with the ginger and sweet with the carrots and currents. Only change I made was to add just a half tsp. of apple cider vinegar to bring the acid up a bit. After it was assembled, I felt that the flavors would enhance/blend by letting it sit overnight. I will test again tomorrow in case further adjustments are needed. What really appealed to me about this pate was the seed ratio of the mixture. When I first transitioned to raw foods I really craved the heavier nut pates. I think eating cooked food you are used to an overall heavier stomach feel. Now that I have added more green drinks and my vegetable love affair has grown to epic proportions…I don’t feel like I need that heavier fare. Adding the carrot and the celery to this pate was genius. Thank you Susan! I love your site so much and have learned so much from you! I am deeply grateful for your efforts.

  3. shirmaster wrote on August 17, 2011

    Thanks for sharing the recipe Susan, is this recipe came up with your creative mind? because its the first time I’ve seen this recipe, I’m living here in philippines and don’t have that kind of recipe.

  4. Aran wrote on August 10, 2011

    Love the Pate recipe, I got told off today too for mentioning that I could smell Autumn in the air…lol
    We’re in Northern Ontario…lol

  5. Jodi~Getting Raw wrote on July 28, 2011

    This looks so tasty! I’m in the middle of a Green Smoothie Revival at the moment but this will definitely be on my list to make when I finish. Thank you for sharing!

  6. Gayle wrote on July 27, 2011

    This looks wonderful. I am anxious to try it.

  7. Susan wrote on July 26, 2011

    Typo….should have been cumin. Thanks…

  8. Doris wrote on July 26, 2011

    What is carmaden? You mentioned it in your opening paragraph but not in the list of ingredients. I want to try this ASAP. Thanks!


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