Curried Brazil Nut Spread

Happy accident. I love when that happens! While working on something for a new client looking to eliminate dairy, I was reading about so many different cheese alternatives. Days later, half asleep, randomly I opened my fridge and pulled out a fresh bag of organic brazil nuts. Then from my pantry I pulled out some salt and pepper, extra virgin olive oil and some curry powder and BOOM- this amazingly easy and delicious spread was born. I love exploring and coming up with great discoveries! Must have been hiding in my brain somewhere!

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Here’s how to make this simple and savory spread:

Combine the following ingredients in your Vitamix or other “super-sonic” blender of choice (a small food processor would work as well). Blend until relatively smooth. You may have to stop and start a few times and use a knife or spatula to keep the mixture moving. I made it semi-thick but you could add a bit more olive oil and/or water to thin it out if you prefer.

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  • 1 cup of raw organic brazil nuts (I use Woodstock brand)
  • 1 small peeled raw garlic clove
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons of filtered water
  • 2 tablespoons of high quality extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of curry powder (I used Simply Organic brand)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1/4- 1/2 teaspoon of salt (based on preference)

Serve with crackers, carrots or celery sticks!brazilcheese1

Also great as a spread on toast or a sandwich! Enjoy and let me know how yours turns out by leaving a comment !

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