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Eggplant Walnut Pate by Dr Andrew Weil

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“from his website. He writes, "Traditional pâtés are often made from high-fat meats and liver. They can be delicious and quite elegant, but less than nutritious. This vegetarian version is sophisticated, filled with flavor, and healthful. Enjoy it on a special occasion or as an everyday spread with whole-grain crackers."”
1 small loaf

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F Pierce the eggplant with a fork in several places and bake until very soft, about 45 minutes.
  2. While the eggplant is baking, grind the walnuts in a food processor until very fine, and set aside.
  3. Remove the eggplant from oven, slash to let steam escape, drain off any liquid, and scrape the pulp into a food processor with the ginger root, garlic and olive oil. Process until smooth.
  4. Add the ground walnuts and allspice, and process until smooth.
  5. Season to taste with the salt, and hot pepper sauce.
  6. Spoon into a small loaf dish and chill several hours or until firm.

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