Monday, February 24, 2014

Vegan walnut lettuce wraps

Readers and friends will know that I don't often go the vegan route. I'm more likely to serve a part of an animal you've never thought about eating than imitation meat. But when I saw a recipe for walnut lettuce wraps with jicama slaw and avocado cream, I was intrigued enough to try.

It turns out it's delicious. Prepared this way the walnuts are a much better stand-in for meat than TVP, the avocado sauce is better than soy-based sour cream, and put together the wraps were light and fresh tasting. They'd be good with some quesa fresca, but they were also good on their own.

I'd make two changes to the recipe: drain the jicama before you add it to the other slaw ingredients, and add a bit of cold water to the blender if your avocado cream is too thick.