Freedom's Raw Recipes

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Chocolate Salad
Does it sound gross? Does it sound non-vegan? Does it sound too good to be true? Well read on my friends...

2 tbsp raw cacao nibs
2 medjool dates
8 tbsp orange juice, water or a combination
1 1/2 tsp raw tahini

5 bananas
5 sticks celery

Okay I hate to publish recipes on here that need specialised equipment but there is something you're going to need to make this recipe and you really can't do it without... that is a coffee grinder attachment for your blender. It's just essential. I actually use mine several times a week, I think is is great and if you're getting a new blender, definately go for one with a coffee grinder attachment.

Okay, with that said, lets get onto the recipe. For the salad part, just chop up your bananas and celery however you like and mix them together in a bowl. For the chocolate sauce, start by grinding the cacao nibs to a powder with your coffee grinder attachment. Put this powder aside in a bowl and put the dates (minus their stones!) in the blender with half the liquid. Blend to a smooth consistency with the coffee grinder blade. Then put the rest of the liquid and the cacao nib powder in and blend the whole lot together. Pour it over the salad and voila!
You can shock people by having chocolate sauce for dinner or you can use this as a chocolate dip with fruit skewers at parties or you can use it for anything else you can think of! Enjoy!


  • At 3:09 AM, Blogger jenniem said…

    Mmmmm Freedom. You've done it again! Thanks very much, this looks delish. My daughter will probably have this for dinner tomorrow night... me too!


  • At 10:57 AM, Blogger erica said…

    Wow, I never thought to use tahini with cacao. This looks pretty damn good.

  • At 8:01 AM, Blogger Lisa said…

    Ok this looks great! My next party I'm serving this...

  • At 4:33 AM, Blogger Dori said…

    I just finally made my way over to your foos blog, now I have to bookmark it. This is a great!

  • At 8:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Oh my.....this is so my kind of salad! lol! Thank you so much for posting this! :)

    I posted your link & recipe on Raw Freedom Community, here is a link if you are interested!

  • At 8:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    OMG I love you girl. I love you girl.. I do

  • At 2:09 PM, Blogger tippitappi said…

    It must be nice, I'll try it!

  • At 4:09 PM, Blogger Candi said…

    Looks so good!!

  • At 5:01 AM, Blogger sushizume said…

    This sounds and looks divine!
    Thank you I know what I am having for breakie tomorrow!

  • At 8:00 PM, Blogger Andrew said…

    I noticed that the ingredients your using are shipped from the other side of the world eg dates which are shipped from california. Oranges from spain, bananas from queensland cocoa from africa/south america your environmentaly friendly diet would have a huge ecological footprint.

    Shipping accounts for the largest amount of CO2 on the planet.


    The cash crop cocoa has destroyed many local subsistence farms in afric/south america.

    The ecological/

  • At 9:42 PM, Blogger VeganCowGirl said…

    Thanks! Great idea.

  • At 7:16 PM, Blogger Amira said…

    wow that sounds just weird enough to be fabulous, love it!

  • At 6:53 PM, Blogger zia said…

    I love this one taste wonderful

  • At 1:03 AM, Blogger teamleader1984 said…

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  • At 5:28 AM, Blogger XatomX said…

    i'll have to try this, but i'll be using carob powder instead of cocoa. no caffeine, no child slave labor, and i prefer the milder taste.

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  • At 12:46 AM, Blogger Letitia Spisso said…

    Omgoodness!! Looks and sounds great! Will try with my lil raw princess, I already know we will love it, thanks!


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