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15 Ways to Make Magic with Your Food Processor

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If you, as a child or as an adult, read Calvin and Hobbes, you'll remember Calvin's transmogrifier. Ostensibly, the transmogrifier was a cardboard box—but we know that it was magic, capable of transforming one thing into another thing almost instantaneously (though only Calvin and Hobbes could see its effects).

If there were a culinary equivalent of the transmogrifier, it would be the food processor. Greens zip into pesto! Bananas become ice cream! Nuts and beans become butters and dips! Magic visible to all!

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Here are 15 ways to transmogrify with your food processor (plus a few extra tools):

Donna Hay's Food Processor Carrot Cake by Sarah Jampel

cake

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The Kitchn's One-Ingredient Ice Cream by Genius Recipes

Ice cream

 

Raw Vegan Chocolate Coconut Bars by Kendra Vaculin

Bars

 

Calabrian Walnut Cake (Torta di Noci) by Emiko

Torta

 

Key Lime Pie by Yossy Arefi

Pie

 

Gazpacho Without a Recipe by Rémy Robert 

Gazpacho

 

All About Grinding Meat by Catherine Lamb

Meat

More: Now that you've ground your meat, make a burger with it.

 

Turnip Burgers by Alexandra Stafford

Turnips

 

World's Easiest Falafel and Tzatziki by marisab67

Falafel

 

Variegated Spiced Latkes by Sagegreen

Latkes

 

Nut Butter Without a Recipe by Marian Bull

Nut butter

 

Alice's House Truffles 4.0 by Alice Medrich

truffles

 

Whip Up Your Own Coconut Butter by Ashley McLaughlin

Coconut

 

Tara Duggan's Chard Stalk Hummus by Genius Recipes

Chard stalk hummus

More: Prefer a chickpea hummus? We've got a recipe for that, too.

 

Kale Pesto Orechiette by Brussels Sprouts for Breakfast

Pesto

We originally ran this piece July 22, 2015. We're running an updated version of it today because dang, doesn't a bowl of gazpacho sound fine right about now?

What's your favorite use for your food processor? Share your magic below!

Tags: food processor, hummus, pesto, vegan, magic