Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Caulflower Popcorn

Raw Vegan Cauliflower Popcorn

Thank you Dara Dubinet for the inspiration for this recipe:

1 head cauliflower, cut into slightly larger than bite sized pieces

Mix into a 1 cup measuring cup:

Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 tbsp agave nectar or maple syrup
(if you wish to go 100% raw, puree the liquid ingredients with a date or some raisins)
1 tbsp olive oil
enough water to make 1/2 cup total liquid

whisk in:
1/4 tsp tumeric
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp cayenne
pinch pepper

Toss the cauliflower pieces in the marinade.  Sprinkle 3 - 5 tbsp nutritional yeast over the mixture while stirring and tossing the cauliflower.  You will notice that the mixture will begin to thicken and cling to the cauliflower.  Stop adding the nutritional yeast when the cauliflower is well coated.

Marinade in the refrigerator overnight, then place in a dehydrator on a low temp for 12 hours.

Note:  An option is to  just add the nutritional yeast to the marinade and then coat, but I prefer to coat with the yeast separately.  In fact, next time I plan to try marinading the cauliflower without the nutritional yeast, then adding the yeast right before placing in the dehydrator, to see if that deepens the flavor.

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