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Mung Bean Pâté Wraps

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    Mung Bean Pâté Wraps

    Serves 4

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    These protein- and fibre-packed wraps are equally good for workday lunches or a quick dinner on a harried weeknight. The mung bean pâté can be made up to five days ahead of time and extras can be frozen for future use.

    2/3 cup (160 ml) dried whole green mung beans
    3/4 cup (180 ml) oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
    1/3 cup (80 ml) walnuts
    1 1/2 Tbsp (30 ml) water
    1 shallot, finely chopped
    2 garlic cloves, crushed
    Juice of 1 lemon
    1/4 tsp (1 ml) cayenne pepper
    4 large wholegrain wraps
    1 block (about 200 g) firm tofu, thinly sliced 
    1 cup (250 ml) thinly sliced roasted red capsicum
    2 cups (500 ml) baby spinach or other greens of choice

    Place mung beans in large bowl, cover with water and soak for several hours or overnight.

    Drain and rinse mung beans. Place them in medium-sized saucepan along with 3 cups (750 ml) water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes or until very tender. Drain mung beans, rinse and let cool.

    Place mung beans, sun-dried tomatoes, walnuts, water, shallot, garlic, lemon juice and cayenne pepper in food processor container and blend until a smooth, paste-like texture forms. Wipe down sides of container a couple of times throughout.

    Spread a generous amount of bean pâté on wholegrain wraps and top with equal amounts of tofu, roasted red capsicum and spinach. Tightly roll up wraps and slice on the bias. Inserting a toothpick will help to keep the rolls together.

    Each serving contains: 1905 kilojoules; 21 g protein; 16 g total fat (2 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat); 61 g total carbohydrates (4 g sugars, 12 g fibre); 546 mg sodium

    source: "Little Green Giants", alive Australia #19, Autumn 2014

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