How can you go wrong with nuts and cheese?
This is a simple and delicious vegetarian pâté that you can make ahead of time, featuring California Walnuts.
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There’s a reason the walnut resembles a human brain. A recent study published in the British Journal of Nutrition found that walnuts improved cognitive and motor function in rats. The researchers believe that walnuts may have the ability to protect the brain by quenching the age-related free radicals, as well as promote neuronal communication and growth of new neurons.
Feta Walnut Pâté
adapted from Moosewood Cookbook, Mollie Katzen
1 cup feta cheese, loosely crumbled
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp milk
1 cup chopped California Walnuts, lightly toasted
Dash of cayenne
1 tsp paprika
In a food processor, whiz together all the ingredients until you have a nicely textured paste. Mound into a small terrine and chill. Garnish with walnut halves.
Can be used as a spread for crackers or vegetarian crostini, but I like it best in celery - it adds a nice, fresh crunch.