Great British Chefs have created this easy artichoke pâté with lots of zesty lemon to serve on our sourdough crispbreads. Topped with tangy pickled onions and toasted pumpkin seeds, it makes a delicious light lunch.
NB. You can use a vegetarian hard cheese instead of pecorino if you wish.
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
- Peter’s Yard Original Sourdough Crispbreads
- 1 handful of pumpkin seeds
- chopped parsley
- flaky sea salt
Artichoke, lemon and white bean pâté
- 100g of artichoke hearts, from a jar, reserve 50ml of the oil
- 355g of butter beans, drained from a tin
- 5g of garlic, (approx. 1 large clove)
- 50ml of olive oil
- 10g of pecorino, grated
- 1 lemon, zested and juiced
- 1 banana shallot, finely sliced into rings
- 50ml of white wine vinegar
- 50ml of water
- 40g of sugar
- 1 pinch of salt
- Begin by pickling the shallots. Place the vinegar, water, sugar and salt in a pan over a medium heat and stir until dissolved. Take off the heat and add the shallots. Leave to pickle while you make the pâté.
- Place the artichokes, beans, garlic, oils, pecorino and lemon zest into a blender and blitz until smooth.
- Taste and season with salt, pepper and lemon juice.
- Toast the pumpkin seeds in a hot dry pan for a minute until they start to make popping sounds.
- Now you are ready to assemble the crispbreads. Generously spread the pâté over each crispbread then sprinkle with some drained shallot rings, toasted seeds, chopped parsley and a pinch of crunchy sea salt.
- The pâté will keep for up to a week in the fridge and the pickled shallots up to a month.
Recipe courtesy of www.greatbritishchefs.com