Freedom's Raw Recipes

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Cirrus Salad
Some of you may realise that cirrus clouds are the soft, fluffy, wispy looking ones and that is just why this is named cirrus salad - the dressing is pure white and has a creamy but almost fluffy texture. Divine!



Ingredients:
For the dressing
-slightly less than 1/4 cup really raw cashews
-juice of half a lemon or lime
-half a small clove of garlic
-about 2 or 3 tablespoons of coconut water
-1/2 a medium sized stalk of celery
-a three or 4 centimetre (1 1/2 inch) piece of cucumber, peeled

For the salad-apple
-celery
-zucchini
-cucumber

Instructions:
For the dressing
Grind the cashews to a powder in the coffee grinder attachment of your blender** then add the other solid ingrdients and blend again. Finally, add the lemon/lime juice and coconut water and blend till it is a smooth consistency - I advise adding the coconut water in small amounts until the dressing is a thick/runny as you desire.
For the salad
Chop the celery and cucumber (I don't normally advise peeling things because a massive amount of nutrients are located just beneath the peel - it is necessary to peel the cucmber for the dressing but I add the peel into my salad to make up for it!) Slice the apple using a mandoline or by hand and turn the zucchini into pretty spirals with a spiraliser (or slice it however you desire). Pile the cucmber, celery and apple in the middle of the bowl, surround with zucchini and pour dressing on top. Voila!

5 Comments:

  • At 12:19 AM, Blogger prime8 said…

    Hi Freedom

    Was wondering where you get the coconut water from. Can you buy it in a can or whatever or do you have to buy the fresh coconut?

    Thnx

     
  • At 8:46 AM, Blogger Michelle said…

    now that just looks dreamy!

     
  • At 6:07 AM, Blogger Freedom said…

    Hi prime8 (cool name!) I use fresh coconut water straight out of the coconut. I believe it can be bought in cans but I doubt that would be raw.

    Thanks Michelle!

     
  • At 10:26 AM, Blogger Mango said…

    hi Freedom,
    i've just been googling for other vegan fruitarians, and stumbled onto your blog.

    if you are at all interested, there is a group of us into a fruitarian diet hanging out on a discussion board (fruitrevolution). You would be welcome to join us.

    You can gain access through my website. FRUITNUT.NET

    regards,
    mango the vegan fruitarian.

     
  • At 8:10 PM, Blogger Mizzi said…

    This looks beautiful.

     

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