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- Ready In:
- 1hr 30mins
- 8 ounces zucchini
- 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
- 2 tablespoons chopped chives
- 3 -4 ounces cream cheese
- salt and pepper
- Coarsely grate the zucchini, mix with the vinegar, salt and sugar.
- Leave this in a sieve, you can line it with cheese cloth if you have it, cover and leave for an hour or so.
- In your food-processor, process the parsley and chives until finely chopped.
- Squeeze the zucchini to get as much moisture out as possible, with just your hands or whilst in the cheese cloth.
- Add the drained zucchini to the food-processor, process until smooth.
- Then add the cream cheese, some salt and pepper to taste, process until it is well combined.
- Put the pate in a small bowl, cover and put in the fridge for a few hours or overnight.
- If you line the bowl with cling film you can turn it out of the bowl, peeling of the cling film, dust the pate with some paprika, then garnish with some thin cucumber slices around it, but this is optional.
- Serve with pita toasts.
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Carnivores shouldn't let the bright green color put them off, this is a super tasty and easy appetizer that is a sure to be a crowd pleaser. My only suggestion is that you double the batch so you can stash some away for after everyone goes home. I made mine with a very thick non-fat yogurt cheese in lieu of cream cheese. Served it with carrot chips and crackers, though pita, jicama chips, celery and a host of other things would work just as well. Thanks Pets.
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This is wonderful! I made a few subs such as splenda for the sugar and fat free cream cheese. And I used the tops of some green onions instead of the chives. This was really really tasty. It tasted decadent but was relatively healthy. Thanks for such a good one that I think will be eaten here over and over again!
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