I wanted to share a fab and simple dish that I had the joy of devouring recently! Simple and delish - it is so easy to make. We recently served it up at our Inner Peace in Paradise Yoga Retreat written about here, here and here.
Chef Maurice and his very able team over at Jamaica Inn sat down with us and we came up with a lovely menu to offer our guests that would be super healthy but delicious. For our lunch items, we kept it at a choice of five items, with a soup of salad. One of the dishes Chef came up with was a chick pea wrap, but made with cashew paste to take it to the vegan level (as we had a few vegans in the group, including the Yoga Instructor, Sienna...) - so here it is!
Chick pea wrap made with cashew paste: (makes one wrap)
1/4 - 1/3 cup of raw cashews
1 tablespoon maple syrup, or golden syrup (or agave syrup)
chick peas (tinned) rinsed, 1/4 - 1/2 cup (depending on the desire of the thickness of wrap)
half of one small white onion chopped finely
1 small sweet pepper (red/green or yellow) chopped in small quarters
1/4 of a small zucchini chopped in small quarters
1/2 teaspoon garlic - minced
1-2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
chopped flat leaf parsley or cilantro to taste
salt and pepper to taste
Cashew paste: soak the cashews in a bowl of water overnight
dice the cashews in a vita-mix or blender with maple/golden or agave syrup, a little water and a dash of salt until it becomes the consistency of a paste
(cover in a container in fridge until ready to use)
Cut the chick peas in half
saute the onion, garlic and all the veggies and chick peas for about seven minutes until tender
Add the chick peas at the end
Toss and allow to stand for about two minutes with stove turned off
Mix together the ingredients with the cashew paste
Prepare your tortilla (don't over-cook tortilla, usually needs about 1 minute in grill or on stove-top with some olive oil, (30) seconds on either side)
Fill tortilla with chick pea mix and cut in half!
This is so filling, I can tell you, you will be able to share it with your hubby, partner, best friend, or for your kids.
Enjoy eating healthy.