Chard Rolls

A delicious blend of almond paste, nut cheese, chard, mung bean sprouts, carrots, and avocado.

Basil Almond Pate

20min. prep/ 8 hours soaking/ makes 2 cups

  • 1 C almonds
  • 1C basil, tightly packed
  • 1/4 C olive oil
  • 2 Tbl lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 Tbl Nama shoyu
  • 2 Tsp garlic, minced
  • sea salt, to taste
  • black pepper, ground to taste
  • cayenne pepper, to taste

1. Soak almonds 8 hours in a bowl or jar

2. Place almond in a food processor and process until smooth.

3. Add remaining ingredients and process until smooth.

Cashew Cheez

20 min. prep/ 6 hrs soaking/ makes 3-4 servings

  • 2 C cashews
  • 1 C filtered water
  • 1/3 C red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 1/2 Tbl green onion, diced
  • 2 Tbl cilantro, minced
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced (optional)
  • 1 tsp nama shoyu, or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt, or to taste
  • pince crushed red pepper flakes

1. Blend cashews with filtered water until very smooth. Place in a 1/2 gallon open-mouthed glass jar. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and secure with a rubber band. Cover with a towel and allow to sit in a warm place overnight.

2. Pour cashew mixture into a large mixing bowl, combine with remaining ingredients and mix well.

Cucumber Mint Dressing

15 min. prep/ 2 2/3 cups

  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped (1 1/4 C)
  • 1 C filtered water or coconut water
  • 1/4 C Cashews or macdamia nuts
  • 2 Tbl Lemon juice, fresh squeezed
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar, raw
  • 2 tsp mint leaf, minced
  • 1/2 tsp nama shoyu, or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp ginger, peeled and minced
  • 1/2 tsp garlic, minced (optional)
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • sea salt and ground pepper to taste

1. Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until creamy.

Chard Rolls (The fun part)

15 min. prep/ 1 serving

  • 1 large chard leaf, rinsed well
  • 1/4 C Basil Almond pate
  • 1 Tbl Cashew Cheez
  • 1 slice avocado
  • sprinkle mung bean sprouts
  • 1 Tbl carrots, grated

1. Lay out a chard leaf on a clean surface. Place a small scoop of pate towards the bottom of the leaf in the center, form into a small rectangle. Top with Nut Cheez, avocado, mung sprouts, and carrots.

2. Fold in sides and roll away from you, like a burrito, until all the filling is enclosed and roll is as firm as possible.

3. Slice in half and enjoy with Cucumber Mint Dressing. I used wooden toothpicks to hold it together.

Dip in Cucumber Mint Dressing and Enjoy!

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