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Just 5: Curry Almond Spread

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Just 5: Curry Almond Spread  |  The Fresh Exchange

I have this thing where I sometimes get all experimenty in the kitchen. Sometimes it works and sometimes it really doesn’t. Most of the time this comes out of the I-bought-this-cause-they-sounded-cool syndrom and then I find out I have no idea what to do with it. Well this happened again when I bought too many raw almonds and I did not want them to go to waste. I had made almond butter, made pie crusts, and everything else, but I felt it was time to do something blindly.

Thus I created this awesome, yummy, and very filling curry almond spread that is extremely versatile. I have stuffed it in red peppers, thinned it up to make salad dressing, spread it on cucumbers, served it as appetizer, and I could even see it being used in pasta or baked on chicken. It is the perfect thing to have around the house for something that quickly changes up your normal routine.

Just 5: Curry Almond Spread  |  The Fresh Exchange

Here is what you will need:

3 cups Raw Almonds soaked overnight in water
6 garlic cloves
1/4 cup coconut oil or olive oil depending on consistency you want. 
1 tsp curry powder
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (add more or less depending on your spicy level)

Just 5: Curry Almond Spread  |  The Fresh Exchange

Begin by placing the almonds in water overnight to soften them and make them easier to process. After sitting overnight toss the almonds and the rest of the ingredients in to a food processor and whirl it up.

Depending on the consistency you want add more or less oil. The longer you process the almonds the more natural oils will come out of them as well. So don’t feel you can over process them. For me I went with something a little thicker so I had the choice later to thin it up by adding olive oil or having it thicker for stuffing in a pepper. This is up to you and how you see yourself using it.

Just 5: Curry Almond Spread  |  The Fresh Exchange

Finally once it is to your standards place in a ball jar for keeping in the fridge next to your pesto (remember that recipe!?). Keep on hand for anytime you need something to mix up that normal routine you may have. It will for sure bring spice to any meal.

Just 5: Curry Almond Spread  |  The Fresh Exchange

Happy Wednesday my friends!!!

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  1. I’m currently eating according to the Whole 30 plan, and this wonderfully is compliant. thanks for the lovely idea!

  2. This sounds delicious! Will definitely try this over the weekend. I wonder if I can make it with pistachios instead…? :)

  3. looks so yummy. we are trying to eat healthier in our house and this for sure is going on the menu

  4. this sounds amazing! i have all the ingredients already too! i might have to try this out this weekend ;)

  5. Gorgeous Megan and great recipe! Looks delish!

  6. such beautiful styling + photos! and tips for a student trying to learn how to capture photos like you?

  7. this looks delicious! i love your simple recipes :)

  8. Ah, like hummus! Excited to try this.

  9. It looks awesome! I definitely have to try this one, and it is so easy! With what other things can you eat it apart from tomatoes? Thanks for the idea!

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