A food processor is not just for making sauces and dips. You can also use it to shred ingredients, make dough, grate hard cheeses, and process meat. Here are our 5 Nifty Ways to Use Your Food Processor for delicious, healthy dishes…
Food processors can make kitchen prep SO much quicker and easier!
You can use them to make breadcrumbs and grind meat into ground beef or turkey. If you want to save time cutting onion, garlic, carrots, and celery, use a food processor to finely chop them up to your desired consistency.
With careful use, your food processor will last years and aid in all your culinary needs.
5 Ways to Use Your Food Processor:
A food processor is an essential tool in the kitchen that can prepare pretty much any food. Here are a few nifty things you can use it for…
- Dicing Celery, Slicing Onions, and Shredding Carrots or Soft Cheese
A food processor can quickly chop onions, celery, and gate carrots for homemade soups or stews.
It’s also great for dicing, slicing, and shredding ingredients for salsa verde and chimichurri sauce.
Try my Homemade Tomato Salsa Recipe – it’s so delicious served with gluten free crackers or corn chips.
Processors can also effortlessly slice more delicate ingredients like soft cheese, potatoes, broccoli, and other veggies.
NB: If you’re using frozen fruits or vegetables in your recipe, cut them into small pieces before adding them to your food processor.
You can thinly slice pears, apples and citrus fruit for snacks, fruit salads, cocktails or fruit-infused water.
Here’s a tip: Only ever fill your food processor halfway with liquid or semi-solid ingredients to avoid overflow (big mess!). Also, remember to switch out the blades depending on what type of slice you want.
- Mincing Meats and Giving a Grind-Like Finish and Texture
A food processor is efficient and straightforward, getting great results in mincing and textures. Therefore, it’s an easy way to mince your meat for meatballs and chop your veggies to a really fine texture that’s similar to grinding.
But technically, a processor doesn’t grind. Instead, the blade and the bowl work together to chop up whatever you put in the food processor.
Top tips: Pack the contents partially into the processor bowl before turning on your machine. Secondly, use a plastic spatula to scrape down the sides of the bowl now and then.
These steps prevent minces and grinds from sticking to the sides of your processor, making clean-up easier.
- Making a Puree
A food processor has a multipurpose S-blade that can puree which is super handy.
You only need to cut your ingredients into smallish pieces before throwing them in the processor’s bowl.
Consider investing in a food processor that can run for a few minutes non-stop at high speed. That way, you’ll be able to make smooth salsas and smooth nut butter with ease.
- Other Types of Food Can You Make With a Food Processor
These delicious, healthy dishes are made simple with a food processor on-hand:
- Salad dressings
- Baby food
- Pasta dough – can be made in your food processor!! saving you from getting flour all over your kitchen counter.
- A Processor Is Handy for Kneading
Many food processors come with proper blades that are especially for kneading and preparing dough!
Moreover, there is a cut-in option to help you make pie crusts, scones, biscuits, and butter. So it’s easy to make a flaky pastry, shortcrust pastry and crumbles.
Homemade pasta is customisable. Lucky for you, you only need several ingredients for the pasta dough, and the processor will knead and combine them for you. So nifty.
Lastly, you have bread dough and pizza crust dough. You’ll love making flatbread and pizza at home, and the fresh dough makes SUCH a difference.
So next time you need to do any of these things, remember to give your food processor a spin!
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