|Pâté lunch sandwich. Doesn't exactly sound like Dollar Store cuisine, does it?|
I enjoyed this pâté spread on sandwiches and also atop my dollar store brown rice crackers. You could also make it as an hors d'oeuvre's for a dinner party and serve it with crackers or crudités, It's surprisingly filling, relatively healthy and makes a whopping 4 cups of spread or 3 small "terrines" for less than two bucks. Enjoy!
- 1 T oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 1/2 inch piece of ginger, peeled and minced
- 1 small onion
- 8 oz chopped mushrooms
- 2 cups cooked beans
- 1 15-oz can spinach, drained
- 1 T fresh herbs of your choice, or 1 tsp dried [eg, Herbes de Provençe, basil, oregano]
- 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
- Salt and pepper, to taste
Makes about 4 cups or 3 small terrines
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease 3 mini loaf pans [3.5 x 6 inches].
In a frying pan, heat oil over medium and sauté garlic, ginger and onion until soft. Add mushrooms and sauté until cooked stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes, adding some water, 1 T at a time, if mixture gets dry.
Mix everything in a food processor. Spread into loaf pans and bake for 46-50 minutes or until firm. Cool completely at room temperature, then run a knife around the edges to loosen pate, and flip onto plates. Store covered up to 5 days. [You can also freeze leftovers.]