Almond Veggie Pate Nori Rolls

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A delicious save-the-fish style pate made with almonds and cashews, flavored with ginger and lemon. The orange salmon-like color comes from sweet carrots full of beta carotene. Use this pate inside nori rolls, lettuce wraps, and scooped on top of a bed of greens.



1 cup almonds

2 cups cashews

1 tablespoon grated ginger

1 clove garlic

3 carrots, chopped

1/4 cup yellow onion, chopped

1/2 cup raisins

1 teaspoon sea salt

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon lemon juice, from 1/2 lemon


4 sheets nori, or 8 sheets if too thin

4 cups spinach leaves, washed and dried

Dipping (optional)

Soy Sauce or Nama Shoyu (raw) or Braggs (gluten-free)



1) To make filling, process almonds and cashews  into a powder, and set aside.
2) Next, process ginger, garlic, carrots, onion, raisins, and salt into small pieces.

3) Add oil, lemon juice, powdered almonds and cashews, and process to mix well.


1) Wrap by placing nori sheets onto flat surface. Spread dry spinach leaves along bottom half.

2) Onto spinach, spread about 1/4 cup filling along edge closest to you. Roll up nori sheet.

3) Slice into 6 pieces using a sharp knife.
Serve with soy sauce and wasabi.

Ani PhyoAbout Ani Phyo

Ani Phyo is the author of “Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen”, and is the founder of SmartMonkey Foods, LCC. Watch her free uncooking videos at She’s on a mission to show you it’s easy to enjoy delicious, nutritious cuisine that’s healthy and supports green lifestyles. Her green living uncookbook is the first of it’s kind, offering tips for natural skin care, composting, recycling, reuse, and more. SmartMonkey Foods has been serving the west coast for over 7 years hosting special events, teaching UNcooking classes, and speaking on topics of nutrition and fueling optimal performance. Ani serves as the executive chef and oversees everything created by SmartMonkey Foods while continuing to do research on nutrition, health and the environmental impact of food production. SmartMonkey Foods packaged food items are available at most natural food stores on the West coast, and will continue to expand into national markets by spring of 2007. Partial client list includes: Adidas, STOMP, Portland Institute of Contemporary Arts, In Defense of Animals, Whole Foods Markets, Salud Cooking Schools, Carnival Cruise Lines, SuperSet Tennis Tournament.

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