Raw Cabbage Wraps

We had some friends over to dinner last night and utilized some fresh picked cabbage leaves from the garden for these puppies. We layered thinly sliced red pepper and queso fresco inside the leaves along with a healthy dollop of white bean and veggie puree (recipe below). We were a little worried about serving the cabbage leaves raw, thinking they might be too bitter, too tough, or both. But they were actually perfect – a littly spicy and not tough but rather…snappy.

White Bean and Veggie Puree

2 cups white beans (cooked)
1 cup brown rice (cooked)
1 medium carrot (raw, peeled and roughly chopped)
1/2 medium onion (chopped)
a handful of fresh oregano (ours came from the garden)
1 Tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper

1. Throw all this stuff in a food processor and blend throroughly.

Adjust proportions as needed to achieve desired consistency.

I should also note that a bit of spending was required for this party. I bought the 2 red peppers and the queso fresco seen above, as well as some chevre and some limes. Fairly pricey stuff, especially because it was purchased at our local supermarket – I think about $9. We’ll have to figure out how to fit this (at least partially) into last weeks budget or this weeks.


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