Tuesday, June 6, 2006

Green Tea and Grapefruit Kanten & Guacamole

This is like vegan gelatin, and makes a refreshing snack or dessert. A little green tea in the kanten gives it a lovely flavor, and the grapefruit is pretty in the molds. This recipe comes from 'Veggie Life'.

2 large pink grapefruit, peeled & sectioned
3 tblsp. agar flakes
3 C. white grape juice
1 tblsp. loose-leaf green tea
1/4 C. agave nectar

In a saucepan, combine agar flakes and juice, & let stand for 15 minutes. Place grapefruit sections on a towel to dry slightly.

2. Stir in agave nectar. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring often. Reduce heat to medium & continue unil agar is dissolved, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in tea and set aside to infuse for 5 minutes.
3. Using a fine mesh strainer, strain mixture into a large measuring cup with a pouring spout.
4. Arrange grapefruit sections in 6 individual dishes or a large mold. Pour juice mixture over grapefruit and chill until set. To unmold, run a knife around edges & invert.

This is what I call "dinner for 1, my style." I cut up an avacado and tomato into big chunks. Added fresh cilantro, cayenne pepper, & sea salt. I didn't have lemon or lime, so I added some Mike's hard lime for some added zip. Served myself some tortilla chips and green pepper to dip it up.

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