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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!

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



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

Ice cream


Raw Vegan Chocolate Coconut Bars by Kendra Vaculin



Calabrian Walnut Cake (Torta di Noci) by Emiko



Key Lime Pie by Yossy Arefi



Gazpacho Without a Recipe by Rémy Robert 



All About Grinding Meat by Catherine Lamb


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


Turnip Burgers by Alexandra Stafford



World's Easiest Falafel and Tzatziki by marisab67



Variegated Spiced Latkes by Sagegreen



Nut Butter Without a Recipe by Marian Bull

Nut butter


Alice's House Truffles 4.0 by Alice Medrich



Whip Up Your Own Coconut Butter by Ashley McLaughlin



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


We originally ran this article in 2015, but we're running an updated version of it today because doesn't a bowl of gazpacho sound fine right about now?

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


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Tags: Essential Tools, Kitchen Hacks, Pesto, Vegan, Lists