Tuesday, July 10, 2007

15. Spicy Spinach and Pepper Taquitos

1 c fresh spinach
1/2 sweet red bell pepper, diced
1/2 sweet yellow bell pepper, diced
1/4 yellow onion, diced
Juice of one lime
1 T olive oil
1 jalapeno pepper, finely diced
1 t chili powder
1 t sea salt

Place ingredients in a plastic bag Ziploc bag and marinate for 1 hour.

1 c cashews, soaked
1/4 c water
1/2 sweet red bell pepper, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
Juice of half a lemon
1 T Nutritional yeast
1 t turmeric

Blend ingredients until thick and creamy.

4 c fresh corn kernels, from sweet corn on the cob
1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
1 c golden flax seeds, finely ground
1 t sea salt

Chop corn and bell pepper in a food processor. Add remaining ingredients and process until smooth. Take a spoon and spread the corn mixture on the teflex-lined dehydrator trays. You should have enough mixture for two or three trays.

Dehydrate at 110 degrees for about 5 hours.

Flip the teflex sheet over onto the tray and carefully pull away from tortillas.

Using a pizza cutter, score the tortilla in 3-inch strips (approximately 3 long strips) length-wise, then score every three inches across. You should have approximately 9 strips of rectangles.

Dehydrate for another 2 hours until tortilla is completely dry on both sides but still pliable.

To assemble taquitos, spread cheese on a the end of one tortilla strip, spoon spinach/pepper mixture on top of cheese and roll tortilla tightly to prevent it from opening.

Secure with a toothpick, if necessary.

Put taquitos in dehydrators at 110 degrees for 8-12 hours or until they are crisp on the outside.