Roots and Shoots

From Matthew Kenney: “Root vegetables paired with sprouting vegetables brings together two dynamics. The heavier roots benefit from the lighter, airy presence of the sprouts, and the visual results are just as compelling.”

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  • 2 large yellow carrots
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 6 baby carrots
  • 2 baby candy cane beets
  • 2 small radishes
  • 4 asparagus
  • ½ cup mixed micro herbs or small leaves of herbs (mint, basil, cilantro, etc.)
  • Herbed Macadamia Cheese
  • 1 cup soaked macadamia nuts
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons minced tarragon

Roots and Shoots:  Slice large yellow carrots lengthwise on a mandolin on the widest setting. Toss with oil, vinegar, and salt. Remove carrots from dressing and place in a vacuum bag. Seal to marinate and compress carrots. Slice the rest of vegetables vertically and toss in the dressing.

Herbed Macadamia Cheese: Add macadamia nuts, lemon juice, zest, nutritional yeast, and salt to a food processor. Pulse until fluffy and creamy. Fold in tarragon.

Assembly: Lay a large carrot slice on a plate, and using a pastry bag, dollop macadamia cheese randomly on top of carrot. Make a stack of roots using the remaining vegetables and cheese.

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