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Hazelnut “Couscous” with Wild Mushrooms and Tarragon Crème

Finely chopped cauliflower and hazelnuts make a surprisingly satisfying substitute for steamed couscous.

Ingredients: 

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Couscous

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2 large heads cauliflower (1 lb. each), cut into chunks
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⅔ cup raw hazelnuts
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2 Tbs. nutritional yeast
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2 Tbs. olive oil
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1 Tbs. agave nectar or coconut nectar, optional
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1 Tbs. minced fresh tarragon

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Mushrooms

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4 cups wild mushroom mix (shiitakes, trumpets, chanterelles, morels,and cremini), thinly sliced
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2 Tbs. lemon juice
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2 Tbs. olive oil
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1 Tbs. tamari or nama shoyu, such as Ohsawa

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Tarragon Crème

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1 cup raw cashews
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¼ cup lemon juice
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1 tsp. white miso paste
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2 Tbs. minced fresh tarragon

Instructions: 

1. To make Couscous: Pulse cauliflower and hazelnuts in food processor until finely chopped. Transfer to large serving bowl. Stir in remaining ingredients, and season with salt and pepper, if desired.

2. To make Mushrooms: Toss together all ingredients in large bowl. Let marinate 20 minutes.

3. To make Tarragon Crème: Blend cashews, pine nuts, lemon juice, miso paste, and 3/4 cup water in blender or food processor until smooth and creamy. Fold in tarragon, and season with salt and pepper, if desired.

4. Add Mushrooms to Couscous, and toss to combine. Divide among serving bowls, and garnish each serving with 1/4 cup Tarragon Crème.

Nutrition Information: 

Calories: 
613
Protein: 
17 g
Total Fat: 
52 g
Saturated Fat: 
6 g
Carbohydrates: 
31 g
Cholesterol: 
0 mg
Sodium: 
320 mg
Fiber: 
9 g
Sugar: 
8 g
Yield: 
Serves 4

Comments on this Recipe

Um... If you read the instructions, they actually do not specify if you cook anything or not. Well, I did! I steamed the cauliflower. I sauteed the mushrooms separately. I have a small hand mixer/food prep. So I put the hazelnuts in separately. The "creme" was more like a thick paste. I tried adding a bit more lemon juice to it, but it was still very thick. So I placed the paste on the side and just spooned a tiny bit with each bite. It was a tasty meal, but the directions are crazy... Not sure if this is supposed to be a raw dish, but I didn't eat it that way! Ha ha!