Friday, November 21, 2008

It tastes better than it sounds.....

It's recipe week in my little blog circle, so here, as requested:

Carrot Cashew Pate
2 tablespoons butter
1 small onion, thinly sliced
1 clove garlic, crushed OR 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 cups carrots, thinly sliced
2/3 cup water
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 - 1 teaspoon curry powder (Madras is my favorite)
1 cup cashews
1 1/2 - 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1. Saute onion and garlic in melted butter until translucent.
2. Add carrots, water, salt and curry. Cover and cook until soft.
3. While carrots are cooking, put cashews in the food processor and grind into a coarse meal. Add enough oil to make a paste.
4. Add carrot mixture and process until smooth. Serve at room temperature or slightly warm.

Use as a dip with crackers or crudite, or as a sandwich spread.


Ginger said...

it's the best stuff EVER! you forgot to add crack to the ingredient list...i know it's there!

thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

kate said...

Ack! Discretion much, Ginger!?! Ixnay on the ackcray!!!

And you're welcome.

Jenn said...

Mmmm...well I was hoping you might post this after Ginger mentioned it in her carrot soup post so yea! I love carrots & cashews and imagine the smoothness of this must be amazing. Definitely adding it to the must try list, thanks!!!

Now, where to find crack???

Bridgete said...


By the way, loving the deep purple background, but could you pick a lighter font color so it contrasts a little better? Thanks! =)

Julie said...

On Ginger's recomendation, I made this for a couple of get-togethers over New Year's weekend.

I think it's delicious and is yummy as a "filler" in celery too. (And for those of us who eat dairy, a little bit of Swiss cheese with it on the cracker is awesome.) It's a great spread for sandwiches too...

A definite "PASS." :)