Bean Pate Recipe
2 cup am 7 bean & barley
1/4 cup cooking liquid from beans
1 cup minced fresh parsley
1/2 cup tahini
5 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 cup am olive oil
1 garlic clove (juice from)
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp onion powder
1 dash cayenne pepper, or... chili powder
1 sea salt (optional)
1 sliced black olives
Puree the cooked beans, using the liquid as needed to make a smooth
puree. Combine the puree with the remaining ingredients except the
olives. The mixture should be thick. Chill, covered, for at least 1
hour. Garnish with olives, if desired and serve as an hor d'euevre
with whole wheat bread or crackers.
Source: Arrowhead Mills "Homestyle 7 Bean & Barley Soup Mix" tri-fold
Reprinted by permission of Arrowhead Mills, Inc. Electronic format
courtesy of: Karen Mintzias
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