Zucchini Corn Cakes with Cilantro “Cream”
As the summer begins, eating a raw food diet gets easier. Fresh produce is starting to appear and inspiration abounds. I found some beautiful looking sweet corn at the market yesterday. Creating a raw food recipe for zucchini corn cakes has been on my mind for quite a while so I bought the corn and dug in.
Remembering a zucchini tart that I used to make (a family favorite) that had Dijon mustard and white pepper in it, I set out to try to recreate some of these flavors. The zucchini tart also had a crust made from crescent rolls and was loaded with eggs and cream. Not exactly healthy. This version combines the flavors that I remember from that tart, plus tasty fresh corn! I topped it with a cilantro cream. Heaven! The taste of these is amazing. Even your non-raw friends and family will be impressed.
Zucchini Corn Cakes
- 2 cups shredded zucchini (approx 2 medium zucchini)
- 4 ears fresh corn
- 1 clove garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon dried mustard
- 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
- pinch salt (I use Himalayan salt)
- 1/2 cup flax seeds, ground fine
- Place grated zucchini in bowl, set aside.
- With a sharp knife, cut kernels off of the ears of corn. Set 2 cups aside. Place remaining 2 cups in food processor.
- Add to the food processor: garlic, dried mustard, white pepper and pinch of salt. Process until corn turns to a liquid mash.
- Add ground flax seeds and pulse until combined. Do not over mix.
- Add to zucchini along with the remaining 2 cups of corn.
- Shape into patties about 1/2 inch thick and 4 inches across.Place on non-stick sheets.
- Dehydrate for 1 hour at 140, transfer to screens and reduce heat to 115 and dehydrate for 5-6 hours. The outside should be crispy but the insides still a little moist.
- Top with cilantro cream.
- 1 cup cashews, soaked until soft
- 1/2 cup young coconut flesh
- 2-3 tablespoons coconut water (from young coconut)
- 1 small garlic clove
- pinch himalyan salt
- pinch pepper
- 2 teaspoons fresh cilantro, chopped fine
- Combine cashews, coconut, coconut water, garlic salt and pepper in vitamix.
- Blend until very smooth.
- Stir in chopped cilantro by hand. (do not do this in the vitamix)