Friday, January 15, 2010

Raw Munchies: Parsnip Twists and Tomato Olive Nut Spread

The tomato olive nut spread tastes similar to pizza but I didn't want to call it pizza spread...something about that just doesn't sound right. Parsnip twists (or if you want to make chips that works too) were perfect for scooping. All raw and very delicious!

Parsnip Twists and Tomato Olive Nut Spread

½ very ripe tomato

¼ cup pine nuts

¼ cup ground brazil nuts

5 slices sun-dried tomatoes, softened in warm water and then soaked in olive oil overnight

6 raw olives, pits removed

1 green onion, chopped

1-2 fresh basil leaves

fresh oregano

sea salt and cracked black pepper to taste

Combine in food processor. This is best thick with bits of tomato, olive, and onion visible. Serve with dehydrated crackers or vegetables of choice.

Dehydrating parsnips is easy:

Trim and peel parsnips.

Using vegetable peeler make long strips.

Arrange in single layer on dehydrator trays.

Dehydrate until crisp.


cage said...

The parsnip crisps would probably be delicious with your hummus too! I am having a dinner party tomorrow, and I'm going to make that hummus for the folks I am entertaining! Both Dips/Spreads look lovely!

iRaw said...

I hope you like the hummus!!

Barbara said...

When you say "slices" of sun dried tomatoes, do you mean 5 sundried tomatoes..or 1 tomato cut into slivers? Dumb question, but I've been up all night and trying to figure it out. Thanks..your blog is awesome.


iRaw said...

Hi Barbara - by slices I mean pieces. I really should word that better! I just took a look at your delicious blog - so many great recipes...and your corn chips look awesome!

mangocheeks said...

Parsnip crisps are delicious.