Food Processor Recipes
Ray KachatorianOnce you own a food processor, you'll never be without one again, which is why we've collected a few food processor recipes that shine the spotlight on this indispensable tool. There are attachments for any conceivable task related to slicing and dicing, and, unlike blenders, a processor doesn't need liquid to get things moving.
What exactly can it do? A lot. Use it to blend together a tender pastry dough, create a fragrant pesto sauce, or finely grate carrots for a moist cake. The key is the pulse control -- hit the button a few times to get crushed peanuts for a Thai noodle dish, or hold it down steadily and you have creamy peanut butter for the kids' lunch. Bonus: Whatever you make, cleanup is a breeze, since most models are also dishwasher safe.
Food Processor Recipes• Sticky Pecan Muffins: The food processor makes these tender little muffins insanely quick and easy. It's the immediate gratification sticky pecan fix.
• Saucy Asian Meatballs: Don't be alarmed by the length of the ingredient list -- since you have a food processor, you just throw it all in there! These tender meatballs are fast, easy, and succulent. Use wet hands to roll 'em and you'll be done in 2 minutes flat. The mushrooms bring it all home in the intense saucy goodness.
• Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes and Almond Pesto: Homemade pesto blows away the store-bought stuff. Plus, now you won't ever have to feel guilty about that bunch of basil wilting in the fridge...
• Indian Spiced Shrimp: This easy but exotic-tasting recipe is packed with flavor. Enjoy the heat of the dish without the heat of the kitchen. I like to think this food-processor take on Indian cuisine is Dehlicious.
• Chilled Sesame Peanut Noodles: This is an all time favorite family pleaser. Saucy with a twinge of heat. Making this in a food processor is like having a dinner robot.
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