Carrot Cashew Spread

Carrot Cashew Spread

Serves 8

This spread is equally good with whole grain crackers or as a quick breakfast when spread on toasted slices of whole grain bread.

Ingredients: 
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 1 cup raw cashew or walnut pieces, divided
  • 15 dried apricots, quartered (about 1/2 cup)
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Method: 

Put carrots into a small pot and cover by 2 inches with water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer until tender, about 10 minutes. Add 3/4 cup cashews and apricots, cover and continue to simmer until carrots are very soft, 5 to 7 minutes more; reserve 1/2 cup of the cooking water, and then drain well. Transfer carrot mixture and reserved water to a food processor and purée until smooth. Chill for at least 1 hour, then garnish with remaining cashews and serve.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:Serving size: 1/4 cup, 140 calories (70 from fat), 8g total fat, 1.5g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 20mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (2g dietary fiber, 2g sugar), 4g protein
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