Food Matters Project #20: Walnut Pâté Sandwich with Arugula & Pears

With the heat index rising, this weeks Food Matters Project came at the right time.  The chosen dish was easy, fast and did not require turning on the oven!

This weeks Food Matters Project host is Aura, of Dinner with Aura.  From Mark Bittman’s Food Matter Cookbook, she chose Updated Tea Sandwiches.  Check out what everyone else made in their kitchens!  Mark Bittman’s original recipes can be found on page 52 in his cookbook.

Walnut Pâté Sandwich with Arugula & Pears
Adapted from: Vegetarian Times

For these sandwiches I used ciabatta bread, but any type of bread will be great.  In addition, the toppings can be changed to whatever you’d like.  Alternatives include: spinach, tomatoes, roasted red bell peppers, cheese, etc.

bread (ciabatta, whole wheat, foccacia, peasant bread, etc)

1 cup walnuts
1 15oz can cannellini beans, rinsed & drained
juice of 1 lemon
8 garlic cloves
1 tbsp olive oil
pinch of salt
pinch of pepper
pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)

pear slices
cucumber slices

Add all of the pâté ingredients in a food processor.  Purée until smooth.

To make sandwiches, spread the pâté onto the bread, top with arugula, pear slices and cucumber slices.

14 responses to “Food Matters Project #20: Walnut Pâté Sandwich with Arugula & Pears

  1. Your sandwich sounds so good!

  2. The walnut pate sounds delicious, I think I’ll have to give this a try.

  3. FledglingFoodie

    When I saw walnut pate in the title, I thought that was probably going to be beyond my skill level, but not only can I do that but I already have the ingredients! I’m seriously considering making this right now to take to work with me.

    • Easy and definitely a little different. You can switch out the walnuts for almonds or something else that’s nutty. I love “recipes” like that since you can swap out things so much easier. Not too much of a hassle then!

      • FledglingFoodie

        I agree, and often end up substituting things depending on what I have on hand. I ended up running out of walnuts so I included a few cashews and of course couldn’t tell the difference. Thanks again for the recipe!

  4. I love that these sandwiches are vegan, but I don’t think I could resist adding blue cheese. Mmm.

  5. Walnut pate, arugula, and pears… Nothing can be better than this combo…. I love all these things in my salad, why not in a sandwich? Yum!

  6. Wonderful flavors. Love it!

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