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Mediterranean Tapioca

Yield 24 12-oz.


  • (Recipe) Beet Tapioca Mix


      • 6 c. Red Beets, fresh
      • 6 c. Tapioca Flour
      • 1 3/4 c. Water
      • 2 tsp. Trade East Sea Salt


      1] Place the beets on a parchment-lined sheet pan. Roast in a 325°F convection oven for 50-60 minutes or until just cooked through. Cooking time will depend on the size of the beets. Allow to cool. Peel and remove the skin. Slice into into 1⁄8"-thick pieces. Slice into strips. Place in a storage container. Cover, label, date and refrigerate until needed.

      2] Place 1¾ c. of water and 2 oz. of roasted beets in a blender. Blend until smooth. Place 6 c. of tapioca flour in a stainless-steel mixing bowl. Pour the beet water over the flour. Add the salt. Mix the water into the flour. Scrape any excess flour from the sides of the bowl. Rub the mixture between the palms of your hands until blended into granules, which need to be just wet enough to melt together when sifted into the heated pan, yet dry enough so it will not stick to the wire mesh of the strainer.

      3] Place a 10" mesh strainer over a clean stainless-steel mixing bowl. In manageable batches, Scoop the flour into the strainer. Moving in a circular motion push the flour through the strainer. The flour will look dry when finished. Repeat until all of the flour has been sifted through the strainer. Place a small handful of the flour in the palm of your hand and squeeze it together. It should stick together in a clump. If it doesn't, spray a small amount of water from a spray bottle over the top of the flour. Mix and sift again. If it is too wet, add a small amount of tapioca flour. Mix and sift again, if necessary. 

      To prepare à la carte:

      1] Place a 10" nonstick sauté pan over medium-low heat. Scoop ¾ c. of the tapioca flour mixture into a 6" medium mesh strainer. Keep the flour loose when filling the cup. Sift the flour evenly over the bottom of the pan. When the granules hit the pan they quickly coalesce.

      2] Use a pastry brush to spread the mixture out around the edges so the tapioca has uniform thickness. With a small amount of shaping, form a pancake. Cook 1 minute or until the pancake slides around easily in the pan. Flip the pancake over. Cook another minute, then flip one more time. Remove from the pan with the smooth side down.

    24 ct. (Recipe) Beet Tapioca Mix
  • ½ c. GFS Clear Canola Salad Oil
  • 4 1/2 lb. Markon Baby Cremini Mushrooms
  • 4 1/2 lb. Markon Cleaned Baby Spinach
  • (Recipe) Roasted Red Pepper Tapenade


      • 2 lb. GFS Italian-Style Roasted Red Peppers
      • 1 lb. Jumbo Kalamata Olives
      • 1 lb. GFS Spanish Manzanilla Olives
      • 2 oz. Markon Parsley
      • 1/2 c. Primo Gusto Extra Virgin Olive Oil
      • 1 1/2 Tbsp. Trade East Granulated Onion Spice
      • 1½ Tbsp. Trade East Granulated Garlic Spice
      • 1 tsp. Trade East Restaurant Grind Black Pepper


      1] Place the peppers in a colander and allow to drain. Place them on paper toweling and pat them as dry as possible.

      2] In small batches, separately place the roasted red peppers, kalamata and green olives in a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Pulse-chop to a medium-coarse consistency. Do not overchop. Place in a stainless-steel mixing bowl.

      3] Add the parsley, olive oil, granulated onion and garlic and black pepper. Mix together using a rubber spatula. Season with salt to taste. Place in a covered storage container, label, date and refrigerate until needed.

    3 lb. (Recipe) Roasted Red Pepper Tapenade
  • 1 1/2 lb. Goat Cheese



1] Prepare the tapioca per recipe instructions.

2] Place 1 tsp. of canola oil on a heated flat griddle. Place 3 oz. of mushrooms on the griddle. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

3] Place 3 oz. of spinach on the heated griddle. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cook until the spinach just begins to wilt.

4] With the original side down, evenly spread the spinach out on the bottom half of the tapioca. Spread 2 oz. of tapenade out on top of the spinach. Spread the mushrooms out on top of the tapenade.

5] Sprinkle 1 oz. of crumbled goat cheese on top of the mushrooms. Place in a heated 350°F convection oven to warm the cheese. Fold the top of the tapioca over the top of the cheese. Place on a warmed serving plate. Leave the half-moon edge exposed.