Wendy Baziliian’s Carrot-Walnut Pate


Dreamy, low-calorie carrot walnut pate. This delicious, tangy spread packs the one-two power-punch of walnuts and carrots. Rich in plant-based omega-3 oils and beta-carotene, the walnut and carrot combination provides a new way to spread on those phytonutrients and antioxidants. Serve on whole-grain bread, pita, flatbread, or tortilla with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, and Dijon mustard for a terrific vegetarian sandwich. Or enjoy it as an appetizer on whole-grain crackers or vegetables. Easy to make, and just 6 ingredients plus salt and pepper make this your new go-to spread to bring to any party or gathering.

Serves 8


1/3 cup walnuts, soaked overnight in the fridge and drained

1/2 cup diced celery

1/2 cup thinly sliced green onion

1 cup shredded carrot

1 whole lemon, juiced

1 clove garlic, crushed

salt and pepper to taste


Place all of the ingredients in a food processor and pulse for approximately 2 minutes, stopping the machine every 15 seconds or so to scrape down the sides of the bowl. Adjust the taste to your liking with a little salt and pepper.

Per serving:

44 calories
3g total fat
2g protein
4g carbohydrate
0 mg cholesterol
12 mg sodium

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