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Raw Flax Crackers, Tomato Basil

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This is one of many different and delicious varieties of flax crackers I enjoy making. These are a great alternative to glutinous crackers and bread and are a delicious vessel for sandwich fixins. A little about flax seeds; they are a great source of fiber and also a good plant based source of omega-3. Flax contains lignans which can reduce the risk of breast cancer in women and prostate cancer in men. Start slowly if you are new to flax as it may cause bloating If you don't build up to it.

Step 1: INGREDIENTS And Equipment

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1 cup flax seeds (ground optional for better nutrient digestion) soaked in 2 1/2 cups filtered water 1/4 cup chia seeds soaked in 1 1/4 cup filtered water 1/2 cup almonds raw (soaked and peeled optional) 1 1/2 cups cashews raw 1 cup sunflower seeds raw 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds raw 1 large or 2 medium red bell peppers large dice 1 medium red onion half large dice half small dice 2-3 cloves garlic 1 large lemon juiced 4 Tablespoons nutritional yeast 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar 1 teaspoon salt 1 bunch leafy greens chopped small 10-15 large basil leaves chopped small 1 cup tomatoes medium dice 3 green onions small dice 7-10 sheets nori seaweed Equipment Food processor Rubber spatula or tool for spreading Dehydrator

Step 2: Soak Seeds

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Soak flax seeds and chia seeds in water separately. Cover and let stand for 10-24 hours on counter top

Step 3: Seed Slury

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When seeds have soaked, put them together and set aside

Step 4: BellPeppers

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De-seed and chop bell peppers. Add to the food processor.

Step 5: Onion And Garlic

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Cut onion in half. Roughly chop half and small dice the other half. Add rough chop to the food processor saving small diced onion for later.

Step 6: Food Processor

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Add the cashews, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, nutritional yeast and salt to the bell pepper, onion and garlic already in the food processor. Blend until mostly smooth or desired texture.

Step 7: Almonds

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Add almonds and pulse until they are chopped up. It should yield about 2 cups
 
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Visnja56 months ago

This looks delicious and pretty simple; thanks for sharing. This will go on a PCT hike that my husband is starting,,

I am making this for sure someday, I love flax seeds. Thank you so much for sharing. :)

sunshiine8 months ago

I will share this with my daughter, thanks for sharing.

sunshiine

Am very impressed by the pictures and precise instructions as to make the recipe...it looks yummy as well as very healthy. Will get these ingredients and try this out!
signeinla1 year ago
These are amazingly good. You'll have to invest in a dehydrator, for sure, but well worth it. Very tasty. Just thought I would add for those who don't know. . . .harissa is a Tunisian hot chile sauce. Quite good and gives a nice bite to the crackers. I highly recommend.