Food processor, a must-have tool in every kitchen, makes tedious and time-consuming kitchen chores easier and convenient, but that’s not the end of the line. Food processors can be used for a lot more than easing everyday kitchen tasks. If you are thinking of buying a KitchenAid Food Processor or already own one, we are here to help you make the most of your personal sous chef. Read on to learn seven must-try recipes that you can make using your food processor.
1. Pesto Sauce
Making the perfectly textured pesto sauce maybe tiresome, but with the help of a food processor, it is easy and convenient. Take 5-6 ounces of basil leaves, ½ cup toasted pine nuts, ½ cup grated parmesan cheese, 1-2 cloves of garlic. Add fresh lemon and herbs to give it a tangy, refreshing taste.
Tip: Instead of using dairy and oil products, use cashew, nutritional yeast, or pine nuts to make the sauce thick and rich in texture.
Use your KitchenAid Food Processor to make the perfect hummus and use it as a dip to go with sandwiches, subs, pizzas, and burgers. The ingredients include 15-ounces rinsed chickpeas, 1 clove garlic, 1 teaspoon ground cumin, ¼ teaspoon paprika, and 2 tablespoon tahini. Add 2 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice.
Tip: Peel the skin off chickpeas before blending the ingredients. It helps in giving hummus the perfect texture.
3. Pizza Crusts
You can use KitchenAid food processors to make a variety of different flavoured pizza crusts, ranging from pesto to cauliflower. All you need to do is do your research, note down the ingredients required, and mix them accordingly. The dough, as a result, has the perfect texture to make mini-pizza crusts.
Tip: Remember to put a parchment paper over the baking pan when separating the dough to make mini-pizza crusts. The parchment paper helps in avoiding the dough to stick to the baking pan.
Dips can be bitter-sweet, sweet, salty, tangy, or chilli. The flavour depends on the dish being served, but the texture always needs to be smooth. Versatile and tasty, dips are another versatile dish you must-try to make with a food processor are dips.
Tip: Add milk, egg, or yoghurt to make the dip rich in both, flavor and texture.
5. Walnut-Crusted Mahi Mahi
A popular fish: Mahi Mahi, when fried with a lining of crushed walnuts, equals the perfect snack for any occasion. Use a food processor to save time in mixing the walnuts with paprika and gluten-free Panko and blend it perfectly.
Tip: Add one egg to make sure all ingredients blend together easily.
6. Mashed Potatoes
Mashed potatoes are an ideal dish served with steak and a number of other red meats. In addition, mashed potatoes are also delicious starters before the main course meal. Celebrate a special occasion by making mashed potatoes using a KitchenAid food processor, to save your time and effort.
Tip: Mix other ingredients, such as cauliflower, onions, or capsicum, to give the dish a different texture.
7. Detox Salad
Ranging from peanuts to spinach, a detox salad can contain a number of ingredients. Carrots, walnuts, cauliflower, onions, capsicum, broccoli, corn, and mushroom are a few ingredients you can mix together using food processors to start your day with a healthy detox salad.
Tip: Add salt, pepper, and a little oregano to complete the dish.
Food processor is a remarkable kitchen tool that can be used to make a number of delicacies, including the ones mentioned in this blog post. If you are yet to bring home your personal sous chef, look no further than KitchenAid. Go through our inventory and make your pick! If you have any questions or concerns, simply call 1-800-419-0790, or fill out our contact form and we will get back with you, shortly.