At my juice bar, customers often asked what I did with all the left over juice pulp. Generating so much of it meant that I usually threw it in the bin for composting. But depending upon the recipe I make, sometimes it’s nice to make some savoury crackers. They go well with salads and of course are awesome with avocado!
When I made a carrot, apple, celery, lemon and ginger juice, the pulp looked like it might make some nice crackers. There were a few too many celery strings for my liking. But once I’d picked them out, the mixture looked pretty good. I used some flax seeds to help suck up some of the moisture and bind the pulp together. And finally I added some salt and herbs which I ground up in my pestle and mortar.
- pulp from making juice inc. carrot, apple, celery, lemon & ginger
- 1 tbsp of flax seeds
- Remove any bits of pulp you don’t want, e.g. seed or super fibrous pulp
- Add 1 tbsp of flax crackers
- Crush seasoning in pestle and mortar to release more flavour
- Add seasoning to the mix
- Mix all the ingredients together
- Put the pulp mix directly onto a dehydrator tray – about 1/4 inch thick
- dehydrate for about 8 hours at 115°F (this means the crackers are still technically ‘raw’)
Since this pulp was already fairly dry, I could have made the crackers a bit thinner. That would have reduced the dehydrating time and made them crunchier. That said, they turned out well. I took my crackers out after 7 hours. That’s my problem with dehydrators, you can’t use them on the spur of the moment. Everything has to be prepared in advance.
The flavour of these was good and they went really well with some avocado on top.