Carrot Parsley Gremolata Cream w/ Oat Tofu, Quinoa and Kale

Time – 30 minutes
Serves – 2-3 person 

Ingredients

150g quinoa
1 cup filtered water
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1 bunch dinosaur kale
1 tbsp pickled capers to serve

Carrot cream
 
400g carrots
1 medium red onion
3 garlic cloves
1/2 tsp sea salt
2-4 tbsp water

Parsley Gremolata
1/2 bunch parsley
Juice of whole lemon
2 garlic cloves
A pinch of salt

Oat Tofu
160g oat tofu ( from Yosa )
1 tbsp seaweed blend ( from Lofoten Seaweed )
1 tbsp maple
1 tbsp tamari
2 tbsp gf nutritional yeast

Garnish (optional)
Capers
Black grapes

Instructions
1. Pour 1 cup cold water, then place a stainless steel steamer basket in the instant pot. Add the carrots in the basket. Pressure cook at high pressure for 2-3 minutes, then quick release.
2. Chop your onion and garlic. In a pot add 2 tbsp water, place the onion and garlic. Cook at medium heat for 3-4 minutes or until onions are soften enough.
3. Place soften onions and garlic into a high speed blender along with the cooked carrots. Add salt and 2 tbsp water. Then blend on high speed until you get a nice smooth carrot cream.
4. Place your quinoa in a small pot, wash and strain. Cover 1 cup filtered water and cook at medium heat for about 15 minutes or until the quinoa absorbs all the water.  Once cooked season with salt and black pepper, set aside.
5. Wash and cut your kale leaves into small pieces. Preheat a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Once the pan is ready add the kale and cook for a few seconds then add the water to sautee. Cook until the kale starts to wilt and turns bright green.
6. To make parsley gremolata, remove the stems from the parsley. Chop the parsley with a chef’s knife until it is nearly finely chopped. Grate the garlic clove over the parsley. Add fresh lemon juice over the parsley. Toss together.

7. Transfer gremolata into your carrot cream, mix together.
8. Cut the oat tofu into very small pieces. Place in a bowl, add the seaweed blend, maple, tamari, water and nutritional yeast, mix well.
9. Transfer mixture in a large preheated pan, cook well on medium-high heat constantly stirring until they are crispy and golden brown.
10. Serve your carrot cream along with kale, quinoa and oat tofu.

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