Two Light Raw Food Recipes with Fermented Vegetables
I don’t usually buy too many prepared raw foods in the super market but there are two delicious and healthy, might I add, items that I just couldn’t pass up. One of them is an organic raw fermented no fat salad dressing by Zukay, they have 6 flavors and Sweet Onion Basil is my favorite. Because the dressings have little or no fat, in my opinion, they need some oil or blended avocado or nuts mixed into them. In this recipe I used the Sweet Onion Basil dressing by Zukay and some hemp oil to make a lovely seaweed salad. If your local natural food grocery store does not carry Zukay products, they are also available online at www.zukay.com
Seaweed Salad with Sweet Onion Basil Dressing
2 cups half moon sliced English cucumbers. I like to use the ceramic mandoline.
½ cup soaked and rinsed Emerald Cove Brand Wakame Seaweed (about 1/3 a cup before hydrated)
¼ of a large avocado or one half of a small avocado diced
½ of a cup chopped cilantro
2 green onions chopped
2 heaping tablespoons ground raw sesame seeds (no hulls) You can grind the sesame seeds in a vitamix , food processor, or use a mortar and pestle.
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl so that the avocado gets smashed a little.
4 tablespoons Zukay Sweet Onion Basil Salad Dressing
1 tablespoon hemp seed oil
Pinch of cayenne to taste
Mix dressing ingredients in a bowl and pour over salad. Makes 1-2 servings.
This next recipe is a recipe for a quick raw blended soup. To make it, “over the top” top it with Farmhouse Smoked Jalapeño Sauerkraut available at some Whole Foods in Northern California. Farmhouse Sauerkraut is the best sauerkraut I have encountered so far, they have three flavors: Apple Fennel, Smoked Jalapeño, and Classic Caraway. To learn more about Farmhouse Sauerkraut go to: www.farmhouseculture.com/
1 cup carrot juice (I cheated and used store bought carrot juice from the refrigerated section, not raw, but quick)
¼ an avocado
Juice from 1 lime or lemon
Small handful cilantro
2 green onions
½ teaspoon cumin
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper or less
Blend the ingredients in a blender to make a soup. Garnish with green onion, cilantro, bell pepper, avocado, and to make it, “over the top” top it with Farm house smoked jalapeño sauerkraut or homemade or another brand of raw sauerkraut. Makes 1 serving.
Enjoy and Happy Spring!
What prepared raw foods do you like? Please share in the comments section below.