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Savory Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Palmiers

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Savory Sun-dried Tomato Pesto Palmier

One of the hardest things for me when I started living a plant-based lifestyle was entertaining for omnivores. However, these Sun-dried Tomato Pesto Palmiers are an elegant solution to your plant-based dinner party problems. Full of amazing flavor, these traditional French finger foods are a delicious, hearty, and vegetable-filled way to introduce friends and family to the wondrous world of healthy eating. Bon appétit!

Vegan Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Palmiers

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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes
Yield: 24 Servings
Ingredients
  • 1/4 Cup Basil
  • 1/4 Cup Fresh Spinach
  • 2 Tbsp. Walnuts
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 3/4 Cup Raw Cashews
  • 1/4 Cup Almond Milk
  • 1 Tbsp. Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 Tsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 Cup Sun-dried Tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 2 Sheets Puff Pastry

Directions

1. Soak the cashews in boiling water for one hour. Drain and set aside. Take the puff pastry out of the freezer to thaw on the counter.

2. Place the cashews, almond milk, nutritional yeast, apple cider vinegar, and garlic powder in a food processor and process until a thick, smooth ricotta “cheese” has formed.

3. Add the spinach, basil, walnuts, garlic, olive oil, and sun-dried tomatoes and process until a smooth spread has formed. Salt and pepper to taste.

4. Once thawed, open the sheet of puff pastry to lay flat. Spread half of the sun-dried tomato pesto onto each sheet of puff pastry. Fold each side of the pastry into the center and then fold one side onto itself, as though closing a book. From the side it should look like an elephant ear.

5. Refrigerate for about ten minutes, then slice the puff pastry into slices. You can also freeze the puff pastry at this point to cook at a later date. Each sheet should yield about 12 palmiers. Place the slices flat on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.

6. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

7. Bake for 15-minutes or until crispy and brown. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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Vegan Ramen With Curry Broth

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Savory Sun-dried Tomato Pesto Palmier
Olivia Parr

Olivia Parr

Olivia Parr is the founder of Caramel Coated Wellness, a whole-food, plant-based food blog and personal chef business based in North Carolina. After reading Food Over Medicine and The China Study, she decided to get more serious about her interest in helping people overcome health issues with plant-based food. Olivia graduated from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies with a certificate in Plant Based Nutrition. Visit her website at caramelcoatedwellness.com or follow her on Instagram @CaramelCoatedWellness for whole-food, plant-based, and oil-free recipes.
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