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Cucumber Wraps & Kohlrabi Fritters: A Perfect Summer Meal!

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I won’t lie … this was the most delicious dinner I’ve had this week. It’s Radish Kohlrabi Fritters dressed with Fresh Tahini and Chopped Cilantro. They’re paired with Cucumber Carrot Wraps. That might sound boring, but this is one of the least boring raw Carrot or Cucumber foods I’ve ever had. They’re truly delicious. Both the Cucumbers and the Carrots can be made ahead of time and stored for several days. They would also be good in many applications besides this one. And if I had an Avocado, I would DEFINITELY put a nice big slice on the inside. As for the Tahini … I LOVE Fresh Tahini and if you know me, you know I like to make the plate pretty and then douse everything in way more sauce once the photo session is over … so feel free to do the same. The components for this meal are as follows …

Radish Kohlrabi Fritters

1 C Black Radish, Shredded

3 C Kohlrabi Root, Shredded

1 C Shredded Purple Onion

½ C Garbanzo Flour

2 Flax Eggs*

3 Lg Cloves Garlic, Minced

1 TBSP Cumin Seeds, Toasted & Ground

1.5 TBSP Coriander Seeds, Toasted & Ground

1 TBSP Fennel Seeds, Toasted & Ground

½ tsp Ground Cloves

½ tsp Sea Salt

1 tsp Chipotle or Smoked Paprika

Place all ingredients except Chipotle into a medium size mixing bowl and mix well. If you haven’t toasted your own spices before, it is very easy. Place the spices in a hot saute pan (preferably cast iron). Once you hear them start to pop (usually after about 20 seconds), toss them in the pan or simply move the pan in a circular motion so that they move around. Form into balls or patties with 1 oz scoop. Sprinkle with Chipotle or Smoked Paprika (depending on whether or not you like heat … which I do). Bake at 375°F for 30 min. Makes about 25 Fritters.

*I make my Flax Eggs with 1 TBSP Flax Seeds and 2 TBSP Water and blend them in the blender.

 

Fresh Tahini

1 C Unhulled Sesame Seeds

1 ¼ C Water

1 TBSP Apple Cider Vinegar

½ tsp Salt

Place Sesame seeds in Water and allow to soak for at least 30 min. Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Add additional ingredients to flavor, if desired (i.e. Herbs, Spices, Preserved Lemon).

 

Pickled Cucumbers for Wrapping

1 Cucumber

1 Scallion

¼ C Rice Vinegar

¼ tsp Sea Salt

Slice Cucumber lengthwise thin on a mandolin and place in small mixing bowl. Slice Scallions thin and add to bowl. Add Vinegar and Salt and let sit for at least 20 min, tossing periodically. Fill with desired ingredients and sprinkle with toasted Unhulled Sesame Seeds.

 

Moroccan Shredded Carrots

2 C Carrots, Shredded Small

1.5 TBSP Ginger, Minced

2 Cloves Garlic, Minced

2 TBSP White Wine Vinegar

1 tsp Honey

1/2 tsp Sea Salt

Place Carrots, Ginger, Garlic and Salt in small mixing bowl. Wisk Vinegar and Honey together. Pour over remaining ingredients and allow mix together. Let sit for at least 20 min. Enjoy by themselves, in a salad or in a wrap.

ENJOY! And let m know what you think … Cheers!