June 18, 2017

Solstice Wraps

Summer solstice is upon us. Fireflies decorate the night skies and the first strawberries are ripe in our garden. We are harvesting nettles and red clover galore and making sun tea with red clover, chamomile, lemon balm and tulsi.

Now is the time to strengthen yourself. Now is the time to soak in the verdant wonder of summer as a way to prepare for winter.

Try this green recipe to inspire you. It reminds me of my time living in Indonesia.

Lettuce Wraps

You will need:
1 can chickpeas, drained (I like Eden brand)
1 ripe avocado, peeled and seeded
2 cucumbers, finely chopped
1/2 bunch scallions, chopped
1/2 bunch cilantro, minced
1 tablespoon lime juice
salt and pepper to taste
4 large lettuce leaves
Sprouts (optional)

Pour chickpeas into a bowl and mash them.
Add in the avocado and continue mashing until well mixed and a consistency to your liking.
Add cucumber, scallions, cilantro and lime juice and stir until mixed. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Divide salad mix into 4 servings and spoon each serving into a lettuce leaf.

Top with sprouts if you like and enjoy with peanut dipping sauce.

Peanut Sauce

You will need:
¾ cup creamy peanut butter (unsweetened)
3 tablespoons rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar
1/3 cup water
3 tablespoons tamari or soy sauce
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated or minced
2 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)

In a mixing bowl, whisk together all the ingredients until well blended.

Adjust to taste. Add honey, tamari, or water to achieve the desired consistency and flavor.

Enjoy with lettuce wraps!

1 comment:

bestessays said...

I always get weak due to the immense het of summer but thanks to your delicate and healthy recipes I'm currently going well this summer and hope that it goes well till autumn.

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