posted by scooby 04-04-100 3:29 PM
Tri-Color Vegetable Pate
For the Red Pepper Layer:
7 ounces red bell pepper, roasted
3/4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
For the Bean Layer:
30 ounces cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon oregano
2 garlic cloves, pressed
For the Pesto Layer:
2 garlic cloves
1 cup fresh basil leaves
1 cup fresh parsley
1/4 cup pine nuts, roasted
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup ricotta cheese, part skim milk
Line 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch loaf pan with plastic wrap, overlapping sides.
For Red pepper Layer:
Combine red peppers and feta cheese in food processor; blend until smooth. Spread pepper mixture evenly on bottom of prepared pan.
For Bean Layer:
Mash beans in large bowl. Add lemon juice, 1 tablespoon olive oil, oregano, and minced garlic cloves. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Spread bean mixture over red pepper layer in prepared dish.
For Pesto Layer:
Mince 2 garlic cloves in the food processor. Add basil, parsley, pine nuts, and mince. With machine running, gradually add 3 tablespoons olive oil. Mix in ricotta, spread pesto evenly over bean layer in prepared pan. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
To unmold, invert pate onto serving platter. Peel off plastic wrap from pate. Serve with sourdough slices or breadsticks.
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