Tonight I am sharing quick, vegetarian eat-any-time idea inspired by The Enchanted Kitchen. Actually, it is more than inspired, it is actually their very own herbed walnut pate, and I largely based this dish on their menu descriptions with very minor changes.
If you find yourself in State College, either permanently or in passing, I highly suggest you try this place. It's a whole new ballgame for raw, vegan or vegetarian foods. Honestly, my it's-not-food-unless-it-has-meat Bruno keeps asking to go back, that's how incredible this place is.
Anyway, moving on, today I stopped by and bought myself some of their herbed walnut pate. And here is the result:
Savory and sweet walnut pate sandwich
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 10 min
Total time: 20 min
1 tbsp maple syrup
2 slices of bread (preferably something dark)
1/2 apple of your choice, sliced (preferably sweet)
1/2 large carrot, peeled and grated
1/2 cup leafy and dark greens (like spinach or such)
2-3 "slices" of goat cheese (about 3 tbsp)
3 tbsp herbed walnut pate (or any nutty pate or hummus of your liking)
Now, the flavor of this pate is nutty and sort of garlic-y. Feel free to try to recreate that by mixing your pate with some chopped garlic and herbs of your choice in a food processor or blender.
Place the balsamic bread slice on top and squeeze down. Heat a griddle or skillet to medium-low heat and place the sandwich on it for 1-2 minutes on each side, until bread gets a little crunchy and everything is nice and warm. If you use another cheese, do this until it starts to melt.
And voila! An amazing, super healthy and delicious so-good-for-you sandwich!