Asparagus Crepes from The China Study Cookbook

For the crepes
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
2 egg replacers (2 tablespoons ground flaxseed meal with 6 tablespoons water)
1½–2 cups plain nondairy milk

For the filling
¼ cup vegetable broth
3 cups chopped asparagus, cut into bite-sized pieces
3 cloves garlic, pressed
2 tablespoons lemon juice
¼ teaspoon dried tarragon
1 teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon sea salt

For the sauce
4 tablespoons Green Garden Mayonnaise (see below)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
½ teaspoon salt
pinch red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons nondairy milk

For Green Garden Mayonnaise

6 ounces firm silken tofu
¼ cup raw cashews
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon rice vinegar
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon agave
¼ teaspoon sea salt
½ teaspoon Dijon mustard

For the Crepes

  1. For crepes, combine flour and egg replacers in a medium bowl. Slowly stir in the milk and beat with a wire whisk until the batter is smooth.
  2. Pour ¼ cup batter in nonstick skillet or crepe pan. Tilt and rotate the skillet to distribute the batter evenly over the bottom of the pan. Cook for 1 minute or until bubbles appear on surface of crepe.
  3. Turn the crepe over and cook briefly on the other side. Repeat this process with the remaining batter.
  4. Preheat oven to 350˚F.
  5. For the filling, sauté asparagus in ¼ cup vegetable broth in a large skillet over mediumhigh
    heat until tender.
  6. Add garlic, lemon juice, tarragon, onion powder, and salt. Sauté for 1 minute more. Set aside.
  7. To assemble, place asparagus in center of crepe. Roll up and place in a large baking dish.
  8. Cover and bake for 15 minutes. While crepes are baking, whisk together sauce ingredients, and after crepes are baked, spread the sauce over the top of each crepe. Serve immediately.

For Green Garden Mayonnaise

  1. Blend all ingredients in a food processor until smooth. If you desire a thinner consistency, you may want to blend in a little water.
  2. Refrigerate until ready to use.


Tip: Nutritional yeast, which can be purchased in health food stores, adds a slight nutty and cheesy flavor. If desired, add 1 teaspoon.

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