CASHEW/KALE PATE FILLED TOMATO & MARINATED CAULIFLOWER for dinner tonight!

I decided to make something different and adventurous tonight (I’ve never made a stuffed tomato, so big adventure)

Both the stuffed tomatoes and the marinated cauliflower were a big hit with my non-raw room-mate — she even asked me for the recipes so she could make them for herself.  Everything was very quick and  easy to make,  so I will probably do these again.

CASHEW/KALE PATE STUFFED TOMATOES
serves 2
1 lg heirloom tomato, top cut off, and center carved out
1 C cashews, soaked and rinsed
1 C  kale, torn into small pieces
2 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
1 – 2 T onion, coarsely chopped
1 – 2 T extra virgin olive oil
Sea salt and pepper to taste

  • Sprinkle salt and pepper on inside of tomato. Set tomato aside.
  • Process remaining ingredients in the food processor until creamy in consistency.
  • Stuff tomato with cashew-kale mixture.


I cut the tomato in half and placed the halves on plates to serve

MARINATED CAULIFLOWER

1/4 C cauliflower
1/4 C red bell pepper

MARINADE
1 T extra virgin olive oil
1/4 T apple cider vinegar
(optional) 1 t spice mix (I used a Moroccan spice blend)

  • With a mandoline, thinly slice the cauliflower (I found that it is easier to slice the cauliflower from the flower end)
  • Place the thin slices of cauliflower in a bowl and pour on marinade.
  • Allow to marinade for 30 mins to 1 hr.



MOROCCAN SPICE BLEND

1 t ground cumin
1 t ground ginger
1 t garlic powder
1 t salt
1 t sesame seed, ground
3/4 t black pepper
1/2 t ground cinnamon
1/2 t ground coriander
1/2 t cayenne
1 t thyme
1 t turmeric

Mix all well. Store in airtight container.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s