Tomato & Almond Patè

Jul 7, 2019 | 3 comments


Tomato & Almond Patè

I had the cookery group round this week and we made some really tasty things. This Tomato & Almond Patè is deeply savoury and utterly delicious. It would make a great sandwich filler / toast topper / jacket potato topping. Or let it down a little and stir it through pasta. I had some on a Ryvita and it was very yum

This budget recipe is super simple, you just whizz everything together. It’s vegan, dairy and gluten free too if that interests you

Where can I buy sun dried tomatoes

I use sun dried tomatoes from Healthy Supplies for this budget recipe. They come in large 1kg bags, currently £9.95, but last for ages. I prefer to buy them dried like this, rather than the jars of tomatoes in oil in the supermarkets. They are also much cheaper, but I appreciate you need the cash to be able to get them. I tend to stock up on several items so I get free postage (orders over £39). I get several things from HS – freeze dried kale and porcini powders, freeze dried strawberry and raspberry powders. Great for all kinds of things

If you use Healthy Supplies tomatoes, they would be £1
Merchant Gourmet tomatoes from Sainsbury £1.55
Ground almonds are about £1 for 100g
Plus a little for oil

So this recipe would cost £2-£2.55 for a batch.
Makes 8 x 50g servings, so 25p-32p a serving

Sun Dried Tomato & Almond Pate, a budget recipe
sun dried tomato and almond spread

2 Minute Sun Dried Tomato & Almond Spread

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 2 mins
Cook Time: 0 mins
Soaking Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 1 hr 2 mins
dairy free by Olguioo from the Noun Project
Dairy Free
Gluten Free by Eucalyp from the Noun Project
Gluten Free
vegan by Guilherme Furtado from the Noun Project
Vegetarian by Philipp Petzka from the Noun Project
freeze by Hare Krishna from the Noun Project
Freezes Well
Servings: 8
Cost per portion 25p
Calories: 136kcal
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For tomatoes that are dried and in a packet

  • Soak the sun dried tomatoes in a little water, about 200ml, until they have plumped up, then drain them.
  • Put the tomatoes, olive oil and ground almonds in a mixing bowl or jug
  • Add about 100ml of the water the tomatoes were soaking in

For tomatoes that are in a jar, in oil

  • If your tomatoes are from a jar, drain the oil from them, keeping the oil for later use
  • Put the tomatoes, ground almonds, 2 tblsp of the oil from the jar and about 100ml water in a mixing bowl or jug

For all kinds

  • Whizz to a smooth paste with a stick blender
  • Add more water if you want a less thick spread
  • Freezes well if you don't use it within about a week


This spread can be used in a sandwich, on toast, in a jacket potato. Would work well as a pasta sauce, but will need to be runnier. Add some more water to the desired thickness
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Nutrition Facts
2 Minute Sun Dried Tomato & Almond Spread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 136 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 31mg1%
Potassium 428mg12%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 109IU2%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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  1. Thrifty Lesley

    Sounds gorgeous, good idea

  2. Ann-Marie

    And also can be used (thinned down with a little water) as a pasta sauce.
    I mixed it with onions, mushrooms, sweetcorn, soya beans (frozen from Tesco) and cheap pasta.
    It was really tasty, cheap, healthy and vegan.
    Well worth a try.

  3. Ann-Marie

    5 stars
    What a really easy, tasty and versatile recipe. Tried on sandwiches and mixed into egg noodles so far.Both work well.
    I love it and will be making it many more times.

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