GreenChef Chad Sarno | Raw Beetroot Ravioli

chad ravioli GreenChef Chad Sarno | Raw Beetroot Ravioli

Beetroot Ravioli

Cashew-chive bourson cheese, green garlic oil, aged balsamic (raw)

This is one of my favorite and easiest versions of raw ravioli. In my Istanbul restaurant we offer many small plates, encouraging our guests to share and experience many options off of the menu. I offered this dish on our opening menu and it was by far the best selling small plate we offered for the winter and spring. It is a great starter or amusé for any Mediterranean focused meal, really giving the diner that first delicious introduction of what is to follow. The sweetness of the beetroot, and cashew based cheese is balanced out very nicely with the acid of the balsamic and spiciness of the garlic oil.


For the Ravioli:

1 Large Beet, slice paper thin rounds and marinated in garlic oil, salt and pepper

½ Cup Cashew Herb Bourson Cheese (see recipe)

Aged Balsamic

Green Garlic Oil (see recipe)

Minced Chives

Course Sea Salt to taste

Fresh Cracked Black Pepper

Allow sliced beets to marinate for minimum 1 hour. Lay sliced beets out, continue to scoop one tablespoon or so of the cashew cheese in center of each, cover with another sliced beet to complete the ravioli.

To Serve: on rectangle plate, place 6 ravioli in a line on center of plate. Finish each with minced chives, aged balsamic, cracked pepper and pinch of course sea salt.

For the Cashew Bourson:

2 Cups Cashews, soaked 12-14 hours

¾ Teaspoon *New Chapter Probiotics dissolved in 1 cup warm filtered water,

or 1 cup fresh rejuvelac (or other high quality powder probiotic)

2 TB nutritional yeast, small flake

½ TB onion powder

1 ½ TB chives fine diced

2 TB parsley fine minced

2 TB shallots fine minced

1 Tsp sea salt

Cracked black pepper

In highspeed blender, blend the soaked cashews with probiotics and luke warm water, or rejuvelac, until smooth.

Allow to sit in glass bowl covered with towel in warm place for 14-16 hours to culture.
When finished culturing handmix in remaining ingredients, and serve.
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For the Green Garlic Oil:

1 Cup Fresh Chives

½ Cup Parsley, chopped

2 Cups Organic Grape Seed, or mild organic olive oil

Pinch of Sea Salt

3 TB Young Garlic, coarsely chopped

In high speed blender, blend the chives, parsley, and sea salt well. Usng fine mesh strainer or chinoise, pour mixture though, slowly stirring out the oil. Discard pulp, or use in another recipe. Toss the chopped garlic in the ‘chive oil’, and allow to site for 1 day to infuse. To use, using a dropper, or small spoon, drizzle on ravioli for an added kick of flavor

Wine Suggestion: **2005 Gruner Veltliner, Wimmer-Czerny, “Alte Reben Weelfel”, Wagram, Austria. The natural acidity of the GV grape is rounded out by rich notes of honeysuckle, pear, and a hint of mulling spices softening the sweetness of the cashew-bourson while not conflicting with the garlic oil and balsamic.

  • jolita

    What a wonderful site!!! I was intrigued by your photos and recipes. You mentioned your restaurant in Istanbul. Can you tell exactly where it is? Thank you! Have a nice day!

  • Christina

    So how thin is paper thin? Like 1/16 of an inch? You would use a mandolin for this right? And is there a specific one you would recommend? I would like to try to make a version of this this weekend if possible.

  • Alexa

    It’s delicious! I just made it for a heavenly lunch. I used my husbands Cabela’s electric food slicer since I couldn’t find the right attachment for my mandoline and it worked perfectly. The boursin cheese is devine…I asked my daughter to sample it and guess what it is made of and she couldn’t figure it out to save her life. Mine had thick dip consistency, so it would work wonderfully for a vegan veggie dip where you would usually have the sour cream dip. YUM. Chad Sarno is a food GOD, I have discovered several divine recipes the last few weeks and am looking forward to trying many more!

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