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Chapter: Party Appetizers and Snacks Recipes
Section: Dips and Spreads: Mushrooms
Recipe: Mushroom-Almond Pate

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Mushroom-Almond Pate
2 T coconut oil
1 cup of almonds
1 T olive oil
1/2 cup shopped onions
3/4 lbs fresh mushrooms
1 clove garlic minced
1/4 tsp dried thyme
salt to taste
freshly ground pepper to taste
1 tsp grated lemon rind (optional)
fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish (optional)

Heat 2 teaspoons of coconut oil and saute almonds for 5 minutes or until 
toasted, Set aside 2 tablespoons for garnish and grind the rest in a 
blender or food processor. Place the ground almonds in a mixing bowl and 
set aside.

Heat the olive oil and remaining coconut oil in a large skillet and saute 
onions until tender. Add mushrooms, garlic, thyme, salt, pepper and cook 
over medium high heat until tender, about 15-20 minutes.

Puree the mushrooms in a blender or food processor. Pour into the bowl with
ground almonds and stir mixture. Taste and adjust salt, pepper and garlic 
to taste. Add the finely grated lemon rind.

Place in a jar or mold, cover and refrigerated for several hours. Served 
garnished with almonds and parsley.

Adapted from: Tastebook.com: Sharon Kuttler
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