An amazing, tasty, spread that can be wrapped in a sheet of nori, a tortilla or a leafy green (lettuce, kale, collard). It is also great simply eaten by the spoonful. This nut pâté is sometimes referred to as mock tuna. It has a flavor reminiscent of tuna salad and looks a little like it too. And, since mercury is something that is detrimental to health, nut pâté is a great healthy replacement for tuna salad. Enjoy!
˝ cup walnuts
1/4 cup sunflowers
1/4 cup almonds
2-3 T lemon juice (juice from ˝ lemon)
˝ t salt
1 t kelp powder
2 T minced parsley
4 T minced/diced celery
3 T minced onion (optional)
Soak almonds overnight, add sunflowers and walnuts and soak another 3-5 hours. Drain the water and rinse them well. (At the Retreat we didn't peel the almonds, but Andrey thought this might be a good idea for the next time.)
Blend the nuts, salt, water and half the lemon juice in a food processor. Then slowly add the rest of the lemon juice through the top while the food processor is running. This will give the mixture a creamy texture and when complete the mixture will have a smooth paste look.
Place the chopped vegetables in a bowl and add the nut paste to the mix along with the kelp. Stir everything together and serve.