This sundried tomato pâté is so easy to throw together making it a great option for a healthy and filling snack.
This recipe is plant-based, gluten-free, and dairy-free making it perfect for anyone with an appetite but it’s especially great for those that aren’t interested in eating traditional pâté with liver.
Sundried Tomato Pâté Ingredients
This pâté using just a handful of simple, whole food ingredients.
- Sunflower seeds are a great source of healthy fats
- Extra virgin olive oil helps to bring it all together and give it that nice creamy mouthfeel
- Fresh lemon juice helps brighten up the flavor
- Sundried tomatoes help to create a great pâté like texture with just a hint of sweetness
- Green onion helps to add flavor
- Dried spices pack a serious flavor punch
How to Use This Pâté
This sundried tomato pâté is great on sandwiches, pizza, toast, crackers, or with fresh or roasted vegetables.
Wondering what to do with this dip? It’s a hit at book clubs, pot lucks, parties, or it’s perfect when you hit that mid-afternoon slump and need a pick-me-up.
Sundried Tomato Pâté
- 2 cups raw sunflower seeds – soaked 2 hours
- 1 cup sundried tomatoes (not packed in oil) – soaked in hot water 2 hours, keep the tomato water
- 3/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 3/4 teaspoon chili powder
- 3/4 teaspoon ground coriander
- 3/4 teaspoon cumin powder
- 1/2 t – 3/4 teaspoon sea salt – start with 1/2 t and add the other 1/4 t if needed
- 1 green onion, roughly chopped
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- Water from the sundried tomatoes
- Optional: top with chopped green onion to serve
- Drain the sunflower seeds and add to the bowl of a food processor.
- Next add the sundried tomatoes without discarding the water (set water aside for now). Pulse those together for about a minute to get them incorporated. Now add the remainder of ingredients except for the water the tomatoes were soaking in, and turn the food processor on.
- If it won’t process, slowly start adding the sundried tomato water to get things moving.
- Add 1/4 cup of the liquid at a time, until it reaches your desired consistency (I ended up adding 1/2 cup total).
- Remember you want some texture in this dip. It shouldn’t be completely smooth.
- Taste, and add more salt or lemon juice as needed.