Seitan Paté

Source: Ecological Cooking
Date tried: February 6, 2014
Yield: 2 cups
Time needed: 5 minutes

I like this spread. The most difficult part was finding a source for seitan, as not even all Chinese grocery stores stock it. But I have found one that sells it regularly. Note that as seitan is almost pure gluten this is not a recipe for those who need gluten-free diets. If gluten is not a problem, seitan is quite a good substitute for meat and an alternative to soy or tofu based meat substitutes. For me, this comes next to hummus as a vegan sandwich filler or to put on crackers or toast.

Seitan paté

Seitan Paté
1 cup cooked seitan
1 cup firm tofu, drained and mashed well
2 scallions, minced
1 clove garlic, pressed
1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
2 tsp. umeboshi plum paste
1 Tbsp. tamari
1 Tbsp. tofu mayonnaise

In a food processor or blender, grind seitan finely, or grate finely by hand.
Combine with remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly.

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