Happy Meatless Monday all! As you may know from my previous post I’ve been embracing various raw vegan recipes and so far I’ve been loving them! I just love the fact that they are so simple, take only a minute to prepare and yet are so delicious. And I can’t stress enough how healthy these raw vegan recipes are. I really feel the difference when having a raw vegan meal in a good way. I mean, I feel really well nourished. All these raw veggies, raw nuts and a good olive oil, they really do wonders. I am definitely not a vegan, I like all kinds of food but I believe there should be a balance and we should aim eating more fruit and veggies, especially raw ones.
Back to the recipe again. 🙂 So what I made is Zucchini & Cashew Dip which tasted a lot like pesto. I had it with carrot sticks, peppers & cucumbers.
This zucchini dip is just divine, I absolutely love it. It’s perfect for the hot summer day or simply when you’d like to have a light and refreshing meal(or dip in this case) 🙂 You can add it to your salad, pasta or just dip yummy veggies into it. You can also have it on some crispy garlic bread. That would be too tasty!
Here’s what you need for this tasty Zucchini Cashew Dip.
2 zucchini, cut in chunks
150g/5oz raw cashew nuts
1 garlic clove
3tbsp olive oil
lemon juice, if wished
Simply combine all the ingredients together and blitz to a smooth consistency. If wished, add more olive oil.
Serve with some carrot sticks or cucumber sticks.
Tip: Why not whip in that zucchini dip into your pasta next time! It is delicious!
Happy Meatless Monday! It’s been a while since I last posted a MM recipe so here it is – raw vegan Red Pepper Dip/Spread.
I’ve been trying lots of veggie recipes recently and I can really feel the difference.
I love all kinds of food but it seems I feel better when on a raw vegan diet. This is why I’ve been experimenting and this is how this spread/dip was invented. Plus, these recipes are so light and fresh, they’re perfect for the hot days at the moment.
As most of them, these recipes are more than simple and quick to make. The ingredients are red pepper, sunflower seeds, garlic, olive oil and seasoning. It is really tasty, kind of like hummus with red pepper flavour.You can either dip some veggie sticks in (like carrots, cucumbers, beetroot) or make small bites and top them up with the dip. Seriously, those veggie recipes are amazing. It would be very tasty on a bruschetta or in a pasta. May be add it to your pizza or sandwich? 🙂 It goes with almost everything, really. Well, that if you like red peppers. 🙂 I knoe some people really dislike them. I hope that’s not the case. 🙂
Here’s what you need for this delicious Red Pepper Dip.
1-2 red pepper, cut in pieces
100g/3.5oz sunflower seeds
1 garlic clove
2tbsp olive oil
Place all the ingredients in a food processor and blitz until smooth consistency.
If wished, add some water.
Sprinkle some extra sunflower seeds and paprika when serving
Tip: Why not try adding some fresh parsley! Or simply any fresh herbs you fancy. 🙂 Oh, did you check my Raw Vegan Zucchini & Cashew Dip? If, not, you should! 🙂