Black Bean and Greek Olive Pate with Walnuts

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Title: Black Bean and Greek Olive Pate with Walnuts
Yield: 2 Cups
Categories: Vegan, Appetizers


-------------------------FORMATTED BY LISA CRAWFORD-------------------------
1/2 c Dry black beans (1 1/4c
2 ts Olive oil
1/4 Onion; finely chopped
1 cl Garlic; finely chopped
1/4 lb Fresh mushrooms; sliced
1/2 c Walnuts
12 Kalamata olives; pitted and
1/4 ts Dried thyme
1/4 ts Pepper
Pimento slices

Soak the beans in 2 cups of water overnight or combine
them with 2 cups of water in a saucepan, boil for 2
minutes, and let stand 1 hour. Cook in soaking water
over medium heat until very tender, about 1 hour, then
drain and puree in a food processor.
Heat the oil over medium heat and saute the onion
until soft, about 3 minutes, Add the garlic and cook
1 minute. Add the mushrooms, cover and cook 5
minutes. Remove from heat. PLace the walnuts in a
blender or food processor and grind to the consistency
of cornmeal. Combine the sauteed vegetables, ground
nuts, chopped olives, thyme and pepper in a blender or
food processor until fairly smooth but not creamy.
Spoon into a serving dish and chill. Garnish with
pimento slices and serve with chips and crackers.

Nutritional info per 1/4 cup: 107 cal; 5g pro, 9g
carb, 7g fat(51%), 2.1g fiber, 123mg sodium

Source: The High Road to Health by Lindsay Wagner and
Arian Spade Miami Herald, 10/5/95
Posted to MM-Recipes Digest V3 #225

Date: 19 Aug 96 00:06:50 EDT

From: "Lisabeth Crawford (Pooh)"