"Naked" Lettuce Wraps

This recipe courtesy of Diana Stobo, www.dianastobo.com   Makes 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups Walnuts
  • 1/2 cup celery, diced
  • 1/2 cup diced carrots
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup fresh Cilantro,minced
  • 1/4 cup Scallions, minced  (greens only)

Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup raw wild honey
  • 1/8 cup Nama Shoyu (a type of "raw" soy sauce)
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 tablespoon hulled sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon Sesame Oil
  • 1 teaspoons red pepper flakes

Garnish:

  • 1 head of Lettuce, Butter, Bib, or Romaine
  • Mung Bean sprouts
  • Carrot, grated

Instructions:

  1. Gently pull apart lettuce leaves, wash and let dry on paper towel
  2. Prepare the sauce in a food processor fitted with an s-blade by adding all ingredients and pulsing 3-4 times.
  3. Add walnuts to the processor and pulse 4-5 times until meat of walnut is the consistency of ground meat.
  4. Add vegetables to processor and pulse 3-4 more times until all ingredients are incorporated.
  5. Place 2-3 lettuce leaves on plate, scoop 2-3 tablespoons of walnut meat mixture in to leaf.
  6. Garnish with Mung Beans, and grated carrot.

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