I made this pate not at all expecting it to taste like pizza, but ingredients came together in a very pizza-esque flavor sensation.
Pumpkin seeds are a great source of vegetarian zinc, a super-mineral that helps with immune health, digestion, healing acne, wound healing and much more. And for the guys, these tasty little seeds are great for the prostate. : )
Tweak the flavors as you need to find your perfect pizza pie pate.
- 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds, soaked 6-8 hours and drained
- ½ cup rough chopped parsley
- ¼ cup soaked and drained sundried tomatoes
- 1-2 cloves garlic
- 2 tbsp. lemon juice
- 2 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 tsp lemon zest
- 1 tbsp. Italian seasoning (or 2 tsp. dried oregano, 1 tsp. thyme, ½ tsp. rosemary)
- Celtic sea salt to taste
Mince the parsley, garlic, tomatoes and lemon zest in the food processor (stopping to scrape down sides as needed).
Add the rest of the ingredients and continue to process until you reach the desired consistency. You may need to add a small amount of water if it’s too “dry”.
Enjoy with flax crackers, in nori rolls, atop cucumber slices, stuffed into tomatoes, rolled into lettuce leaves . . . whatever your imagination inspires!
Most of all, enjoy, because it’s YUUUUUMMMY. : )