It’s about time for another recipe, sweet peas – It’s been ***ing ages! And this raw recipe tip was a special request from a subscriber who read my article last week about Why I don’t eat road kill, or ‘pests’ like rabbits and wanted to know what we were having with our oil-free wedges!
Do you love sweet chilli sauce, but don’t want to buy it in processed bottles with ingredients you can’t wrap your head around?
Well you’ll love this easy-peasy version… Just chuck it all in your blender or food processor and use it in any of the following ways, and more…
- Use it to have with raw veggie chips
- With cooked no-oil wedges or chips
- In a cos lettuce wrap with a bunch of other raw veggies
- or on top of a raw vegan burger.
There are a gazillion ways to use this sauce – these are just a few suggestions.
Raw Sweet Chili Sauce
Yields about 1.5 cups of Sauce
Into your food processor or blender combine the following:
1/2 c chopped & seeded red bell pepper
1/3 c date paste (see instructions below to make your own)
2 heaping Tbsp minced sun-dried tomato (soak your SD tomato in warm water until it softens and proceed to mince it)
2 tsp onion powder
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp ginger powder or fresh pressed ginger
Chili flakes to taste (2 tsp = very hot)
4 Tbsp lime juice OR lemon juice
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 c Apple Cider Vinegar
1/2 c water
How to make Date Paste
It’s a good idea to make a good-sized quantity of date paste, because you can use it in so many things and can be stored for 2-3 months in the freezer. (Store them in one cup batches in either freezer bags or glass jars with lids.)
40 Medjool Dates
Step 1 – Take about 40 medjool dates (this kind will give you the best result – creamy, brown sugary and delicious) and soak them for about 30 minutes in warm water.
Step 2 – Remove the Pitt! This is super important. You don’t want a whole bunch of nasty gritty bits in your creamy date paste.
Step 3 – Combine dates plus 2 Tbsp of the soak water in your food processor. Retain the rest of the soak water – you can add it to smoothies or pour it over raw cereal – yum!
Depending on how large your food processor is you may need to stop processing in intervals to scrape down the sides of your food. Puree your dates until they have become a thick whipped and creamy texture.
Step 4 – Place your date paste in an airtight container and store in the fridge or freezer.
Give me a try and then let mummy know how you liked me! 🙂 🙂 Make a comment in the comments section below. Love hearing your feedback…
Eating raw doesn’t have to be a bore, or a chore, (he he I’m a poet), just a few simple recipes like this one will get you eating more raw foods than ever before.
But if you’re coming from a standard western diet then it can all get a bit overwhelming. That’s where raw health coaching can really help get you on your feet, feeling confident about the changes you’re making.
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Anthea Frances is an author, raw food health coach and host of the Raw Life Summit series. Grab a copy of her free Balanced Raw Vegan Nutrition Checklist and start improving your health today!