Food Processor is a truly magical kitchen appliance which you can make use of in most if not all of your day to day recipes. Doing most of the preparation work for you, it can make any recipe 10 times faster and easier to prepare. Whether you are craving for a quick dessert, wishing to add a gourmet-style salad to the table or hoping for a beautiful dip to go with your fries, food processor is the secret tool behind it all. If you have just purchased a new food processor and are unsure what to use it for, here are some simple but delicious food processor recipes to get you started.
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Peanut Butter Balls
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- 4 cloves of garlic
- 2 cups of canned chickpeas
- 1.5 tsp of salt
- 1/3 cup of sesame paste
- 6 tbsp of lemon juice
- 2 tbsp of water
- 8 dashes of hot sauce
- Turn the food processor on and pass the garlic cloves through the feed tube letting them process until they are minced.
- Transfer the remaining ingredients to the food processor and process them roughly.
- Taste the hummus and adjust the seasonings.
Peanut Butter Balls
- 18 ounces of Peanut Butter
- 16-ounces of confectioners sugar
- 1 1/3 cups of graham crackers
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter
- 12 ounces melted milk chocolate
- Mix peanut butter, graham crackers, confectioners’ sugar and butter in a bowl.
- Make around 32 balls with this mixture and refrigerate it for about half an hour till they become firm.
- Coat these balls with melted chocolate and transfer them to paper cupcake forms.
- You may serve the balls when the chocolate sets.
- 3 ounces of chilled butter
- 1 ounce of chilled lard
- 1 cup all-purpose flour, plus additional for rolling the dough
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 cup ice-cold water
- Transfer salt and flour to the food processor bowl and pulse it a few times to combine.
- Add butter and lard and pulse it 5 to 6 times.
- Uncover the bowl and sprinkle cold water. Cover it back and pulse it 6 times.
- Add more water if required and pulse until the contents form smooth dough.
- Transfer the dough to a plastic bag and press it to form a disk. Place it in the fridge for half an hour.
- Preheat oven at 425 ᵒF and refrigerate a pie dish.
- Take the dough out and cover it with dry flour. Now place it back inside the plastic and roll it out using a rolling pin.
- Take out the pie dish and spread the rolled out dough on the dish and press lightly. Cut the corners if required. Refrigerate for about 15 minutes.
- Place it in the preheated oven and bake for about 20 minutes or until the edges turn golden.
- Take it out of the oven and let it cool down before adding the filling to it.
- 1 pound of tomatillos
- 12 ounces Spanish onion, cut into pieces
- 3 cloves of garlic
- ½ cup of chopped cilantro
- 1/2 jalapeno
- Juice from ½ lime
- Wash the tomatillos, cut them into 4 parts and transfer them to food processing bowl.
- Add garlic and onions and run the food processor till you obtain a smooth paste.
- Now transfer lime juice, cilantro and jalapeno to the food processor and run it till jalapeno is chopped completely.
- Take it out in a pan, add salt and cook it over medium flame. Let the liquid evaporate till you get the right consistency of your salsa.
- Store it in the refrigerator and served chilled.