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Besides hummus or pesto, what do people like to use their food processors for?

Asked by JCS (250points) January 30th, 2008

Any recommendations for fun food processor dishes/meals?

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vanguardian's avatar

I make a mean salsa with a food processor.

jz1220's avatar

peanut butter, cookie dough, soups

JCS's avatar

What kind of soup? And people make cookie dough in food processors? Who knew?

gailcalled's avatar

Chopped or shredded cabbage, carrots, onions, garlic, celery, turnips, zucchini, etc.
Don’t most soups start w. sauté chopped onions in a little olive oil, then add…...

Gazpacho is a perfect example of a quick and easy soup.

jz1220's avatar

JCS, I make shortbread cookie dough in the food processor. I use the pulse function to get a crumbly dough from butter and flour.

For soup, I like to puree roasted red peppers or roasted pumpkin. Sooo good!

teira's avatar

lazy cheese grating, all sorts of sauces. sauces all over the got damn place. just start throwing stuff in and tasting it every once in a while.

PupnTaco's avatar

grating large amounts of cheese and making pastry dough.

sdeutsch's avatar

There are dozens of great dips and spreads that you can make in a food processor. Here’s one of my favorite:

Cheesy Artichoke Spread:

1 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 14-oz can artichoke hearts

Blend ‘em up in the food processor until they’re pretty smooth, then microwave for 30 seconds (or until the cheese gets warm and gooey). Serve on toasted pumpernickel bread.

Careful, it’s addictive… =)

Jill_E's avatar

Fake Mashed Potatoes

One frozen bag caulifower (cooked in microwave with a bit of water)
3 Tablespoon cream cheese
2 Tablespoons butter
Salt and Pepper.

Great quick side dish with Roteresserie Chix you get at a store

madrone's avatar

It makes homemade piecrust so easy

JCS's avatar

nice. Thanks everybody.

gailcalled's avatar

PS. You can make the cauliflower puree w. fresh veggies (break into florets, nuke or steam w. a little water), blend and serve w. a little salt, curry, cumin or just throw in some dried cranberries. Not as rich as Jill E’‘s w. cream cheese and butter but fine.

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nomtastic's avatar

grating. that’s how i do my latkes.

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