Whaaat?? No Deep Frying? Yesss. You'll have to make it to believe it.
This Japanese style magic trick is as delicious as it looks!~ But what's in the Batter? How is it so crispy????
The secret is in the dehydrator....
1 cup peeled and chopped zucchini
(about one medium zucchini)
2 T nutritional yeast
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/3 cup water, as needed
A total of 5 cups of your favorites like: Carrots, String Beans, Sweet Onion, Bell Pepper, Kale (they turn into Kale chips), Broccoli, Bell Pepper, etc...
1/3 cup orange juice
1 tsp lemon zest
2 T Nama Shoyu or Soy Sauce, or Braggs Aminos, etc
1/2 tsp sesame seed oil
1.Grind your pumpkin seeds to a crunchy, fluffy flour (set aside). Place all other batter ingredients into your blender with the least amount of water possible. Blend to mix to a creamy consistency. Add the ground pumpkin seeds.
2. Put all vegetables into a mixing bowl. Toss and massage with batter to coat well. Place a single layer onto three dehydrator trays and dry at 104 degrees for 7 to 10 hours, to desired level of dryness. You want the batter to be crisp, and the vegetables to be softened. *Note: If you don't have a dehydrator you can also make these in your oven using the lowest setting.
3. To make the dipping sauce, whisk together ingredients in a small bowl. (sauce will keep refrigerated for 3 days).
Serve with rice and salad. Or on a bed of salad greens to keep it all raw.
Tempura is best enjoyed immediately, or store in an airtight container in the fridge, and dehydrate an hour before serving again.
Enjoy! ❤ Mika