Monday, June 10, 2013

Vegan Walnut Cheese Stuffed Miniature Bell Peppers

Crunchy snack stuffed with delicious walnut goodness.
Ah the bell pepper- one of life's most yummy "bowls" meant to be packed with a centered flavor.
Walnuts sounded perfect, especially turned into an intriguing "cheese." If raw cashews could be an amazing substitute, walnuts would be terrific.
After soaking and pureeing, walnuts creamed beautifully and added ingredients complemented flavors just the way I imagined- a little salty, savory "cheese" with tiny walnut pieces that crisp, fresh bell peppers were proud to be filled with. Very, very scrumptious and addicting appetizer or snack to munch on- picnic lunches will love these colorful babies!
Easy to make, but lots to clean up. Haha! :)

Vegan Walnut Cheese Stuffed Miniature Bell Peppers Ingredients and Preparation

1 cup raw walnuts (soaked for 3 hours)
1/3 cup tahini
3 tablespoon nutritional yeast
2 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
8-9 miniature bell peppers, seeded and hollowed

Puree walnuts with some of the water (about 2 tablespoons worth) into a blender.
Add tahini, nutritional yeast, olive oil, lemon juice, turmeric, salt, and pepper.
Mix until smooth and creamy.

Fill each bell pepper with walnut "cheese," being sure that it gets to the bottom.
Ready to eat!