Monday, January 31, 2011

Raw Tea Sandwiches: Salmon-Herb + Pesto-Avocado

Jenn made this awesome pesto last night with walnuts, parsley and sun-dried tomatoes, she ate it on pasta, I was just eating it with a spoon, so good. We made some raw onion bread and wanted to do something interesting with it so we made little tea sandwiches. These are so yummy, they don't even taste raw...or vegan for that matter. Raw vegan tea parties are possible!

Raw Onion Bread:
3/4 of a large sweet onion
1 cup ground flaxseeds
1 cup ground almonds (or sunflower seeds)
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup coconut aminos or Bragg's
A few pinches of salt (if using coconut aminos)
2 tbsp water

Walnut-Parsley Pesto:
1 cup fresh parsley
1/2 cup walnuts
1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes
1/2 cup olive oil
1 clove garlic
1 tsp lemon juice
Salt and pepper

Smoked Salmon Spread:
1 cup carrot juice pulp
2 tbsp olive oil

1/2 cup hemp seeds/or nut of choice/ or 2 tbsp raw nut butter
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp dulse flakes
3-4 dashes liquid smoke (optional)
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion

Parsley leaves
Avocado slices

To make bread, blend onion, coconut aminos, olive oil, water and salt until combined.  In separate bowl, combine ground flaxseeds, ground almonds. Add the wet mixture into the dry, stir until combined. Spread onto a dehydrator sheet, score into small square pieces, dehydrate on 115 overnight or until bread-y.
To make pesto combine all ingredients into a food processor, process until combined. 
To make salmon spread, combine all ingredients except hemp seeds, olive oil and lemon juice. Grind up hemp seeds then add in olive oil and lemon juice. Add hemp seed mixture into carrot mixture. 
Top each cracker with either salmon spread or pesto, add a parsley leaf to the salmon sandwiches, and a slice of avocado to the pesto sandwiches.


  1. These look so beautiful and dainty! Perfect for a tea party!

  2. I love this! I've been saving carrot pulp and love this recipe! Can't wait to try it (and the onion bread, too. YUM) Question, how do you grind your almonds? Food processor? Blender?

  3. The bread looks so good... I cant wait to try it!

    Your blog is so cute! I love it and can't wait to read more... I just started my blog about two months ago - it is so addicting :) Check it out if you get a chance:

  4. @JL goes Vegan: I used a coffee grinder, easy peasy!
    @Ally (oatsandspice): oh ya, so addicting! Congrats on your blog!

  5. Love the idea of little tea sandwiches! And I would be eating that pesto with a spoon too ;) YUM

  6. OMG - these look so amazing. I thought the bread was baked but they are raw!!! Well done. I'm so going to try these pates. Btw, what is "liquid smoke"?

  7. @astrorainfall: liquid smoke is found in most grocery stores, it is a liquid in usually a glass bottle, it is quite literally smoke liquified. (Smoke is created in a closed in "smoke house" and the condensation is what liquid smoke is made of) I don't consider liquid smoke to be sketch-free but I am using it for now to curb my smoked salmon cravings. You could alternatively use cumin.

  8. Good morning!
    How many dehydrator sheets does this fill?
    And how thick did you spread them?
    I want to make these today for a brunch tomorrow...
    Thank you :)

  9. @sn: it filled one dehydrator sheet, spread the entire area and you will get the thickness you need. Good luck!