I went to lunch again at one of my favorite restaurants called Omar's Rawtopia. It is Salt Lake's only raw food restaurant. I've written about it before here. I've been there 3 or 4 times now and I have always ordered the same thing - the Seaweed Hummus Roll :)
Here is their description:
Seaweed Hummus Roll - Hummus wrapped with Nori roll piled with bell peppers, onion, tomatoes, avocados, sprouts,
I usually pay an extra $2 to have it on a bed of greens and topped with a curry dressing and falafel flakes.
Well, I loved my meal (as usual) and decided that I needed to come home and recreate it!
Can I just tell you how thrilled I was that it was a success!!! Now I can make it anytime I want...in fact, I have almonds soaking right now to make some hummus tonight :)
So here it is! It is not the EXACT same (of course) but it is pretty darn close!
Raw Almond Hummus
3/4 cups raw almonds, soaked overnight, rinsed and drained
1/3 - 1/2 cup water
2 TBS tahini
juice from 2 lemons (about a 1/4 cup)
2 green onions
2 garlic cloves
1/2 tsp salt
Combine all of the ingredients into a high powered blender and blend until smooth (adding the water as needed). You will probably need to stop the machine and scrape down the sides to get it to the right consistency.
To assemble the roll exactly as shown above you will need:
Microgreens or radish sprouts
These of course are all optional. Just use what you have, or what you like! Simply spread out the hummus to cover the whole nori sheet (this is what will soften the seaweed) and then pile on the veggies. Serve it over some chopped lettuce and top with the curry dressing. Oh my mouth is watering already! I haven't yet figured out the falafel flakes, so I crumbled my favorite raw buckwheat crackers over the top - that recipe with come next week ;)
Sweet Curry Dressing
1/2 cup raw cashews, soaked overnight, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup water
1 green onion
1 TBS honey (ideally raw)
1 tsp curry powder
1 garlic clove
juice from half a lemon (about 1 TBS)
Combine all of the ingredients into a high powered blender and blend until smooth.