Jenny's Raw Recipe Blog

Raw Food with a Southwestern Zing

Posted on April 01 2013 | (0) Comments
Category:Easy Raw Meals

I love regional cuisine and try to imbue my raw food recipes with global flavors, as well as unique tastes from across our 50 states. When I’m in the mood for a taste of the southwest, I whip up my Avocado-Lime Raw Food Dressing. 

Avocados are rich in monounsaturated fat that is easily burned for energy. They also provide close to 20 essential health-boosting nutrients, including

  • Potassium
  • Vitamin E
  • B-vitamins
  • Folic acid

But I have to be honest: it’s the subtle taste and creamy, dreamy texture of avocados that keep me coming back for more!

Raw Ingredients that Are Perfect Together
My Avocado-Lime Dressing spotlights the creaminess and flavor of avocado, accenting it with fresh herbs, lime, and salt. The ingredient list is short – avocado, lime, herbs -- everything on it is readily available at your local market.

Finessing the Flesh of Avocados
Avocados have one of the most wonderful creamy consistencies you can find in nature, so I include them in raw food recipes when I want to avoid the high-fat and high-cholesterol of dairy products. The trick is selecting an avocado that’s ripe, and I’ll give you step-by-step instructions in the video to help you pick the cream of the crop.

The greatest concentration of avocado nutrition is in the dark green fruit, closest to the peel. So I’ll show you a simple method that releases the maximum amount of flesh from the peel. And I’ll teach you how to remove an avocado’s pit without bruising the delicate flesh.

As you’ll see, once you’ve peeled your avocado, it’s “everybody into the blender” for a quick whirl. Consider making a double batch of this recipe. It can be kept in the refrigerator for up to two days and used in all kinds of ways.

You can click here to get the raw food recipe for Avocado-Lime Dressing.

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