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Squash Caviar - Russian Vegetable Pate

Squash Caviar - Russian Vegetable Pate step-by-step recipe | vegelicacy.com
"Squash Caviar (Ikra) is an unbelievably yummy vegetable pate which is extremely popular in Russia. It's so good on bread or crackers!!! Pure delight!"

Ingredients Serves 8

  • 1 carrot
  • 2 onions
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 chili pepper
  • 3 yellow squashes or zucchini
  • 4 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tbsp apple vinegar
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp salt

Method

  1. Peel the onion, garlic and carrot. Remove the seeds from the chili pepper. Cut the onion into half moon slices, cut the carrot into circles, chop up the garlic and chili pepper.

    Squash Caviar - Russian Vegetable Pate
  2. Slice the squash into 1/2 inch circles. Grease the baking sheet, lay squash circles in a single layer.

    Squash Caviar - Russian Vegetable Pate
  3. Heat oven to 400 F (200 C). Place the baking sheet to the oven and roast for 30 minutes.

    Squash Caviar - Russian Vegetable Pate
  4. Place the roasted squash into a colander, push with a spoon to remove excess liquid.

    Squash Caviar - Russian Vegetable Pate
  5. While the squash is in the oven, prepare the other veggies. In a skillet heat the oil, add the garlic and pepper, cook over medium heat for one minute.

    Squash Caviar - Russian Vegetable Pate
  6. Then add the carrot and saute for 2 minutes.

    Squash Caviar - Russian Vegetable Pate
  7. Add the onion, reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 10 minutes until the vegetables are tender. Add the tomato paste, sugar, salt and vinegar, mix well and remove from heat.

    Squash Caviar - Russian Vegetable Pate
  8. Puree the squash and fried vegetables with a hand blender. Serve cold. You will get about 1.5 pint/700 ml amazing squash pate.

    Squash Caviar - Russian Vegetable Pate

Author: vegelicacy

Posted on: 10 December 2013

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Diet type: vegan
Category: appetizer
Difficulty: easy
You will also need: Blender

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rikavm 20 May 2014
Love the step-by-step photos, Vika, the sauce looks pretty darn vibrant and tasty! I love learning more about Russian cuisine!

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vegelicacy 21 May 2014
Yep, it really is! I know that most Russian immigrants miss Kabachkovaya Ikra being abroad. I will keep working on Russian recipes :)

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Brad 30 January 2016
I made this for a Russian themed dinner party where I was the only vegetarian. It was a great hit. Thanks a lot for the recipe.

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Dave 7 May 2017
I am an English man, try9ng to learn about Russian vegan meals because I have friends coming over here and |I want to able to feed a vegan friend.

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