Friday, March 15, 2013

Raw Cashew Apple Salad

Raw Cashew Apple Salad

Salads are one of my favorite dishes, and since I love cashews and apples, I found a winner here. It's also pretty easy to whip up in a short amount of time.

This was one of the new recipes I made during my "eating all raw for one week," recently. It was delicious, and very filling! My husband remarked that he'd like to see it served once a week from now on. He liked it that much!

Cashews (sometimes called the “nature’s vitamin pill”), are a good source of phytochemicals and antioxidants. They are rich in magnesium, zinc, iron, phosphorus, selenium, copper and manganese, and they contain 5 grams of protein per ounce. This "good fat" nut is considered to be one of the "low-fat" nuts in comparison with other nuts, and eaten in moderation, it is an excellent choice for dieters, and those with cardiovascular disease or diabetes.


Ingredients:

3/4 cup raw cashews*
1 carrot sliced
1 Granny Smith apple chopped
1 stalk celery sliced
1 large clove garlic sliced
1/2 tsp celery seed
1/2 tsp pure onion powder
1 Tbs onion chopped
2 Tbs. of parsley chopped
1/2 tsp rosemary powder
1/8 tsp sea salt                                                                                                                   1 Tbs fresh lemon juice 

*Soaking cashews prior to using them for eating and cooking purposes may aid in proper nutrient absorption. For this particular recipe I did not soak them.

Place all ingredients into a food processor and pulse several times. Continue to pulse minimally until you get a nice texture (similar to the photo above).
 

Scoop onto a plate, or if you want to be a bit fancy, pack the salad into a mold or small bowl, then invert onto your plate. 


For more information check out these links:

7 Health Benefits of Cashews

What are the Health Benefits of Soaked Cashews?

Linking up with Wellness Wednesdays 

and Raw Foods Thursdays


6 comments:

  1. This looks very yummy to me, but I doubt I'd be able to get my husband or boys to eat it! They LOVE cooked veggies but balk at raw veggies or salads that aren't mainly lettuce. Maybe I'll have to make it for myself - it would be a nice addition to a lunch meal :)

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    1. There was a time when my hubby didn't want to try anything new. He didn't like pot lucks(and especially since he didn't always know the cook)and he didn't want me feeding him some strange new casserole! I'm enjoying the experimentation and he's come around. BTW, after eating this salad, I was full!

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  2. That looks delicious! I have to try this recipe.

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    1. I hope you like it. Thanks for visiting.

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  3. Oh Kathy, what a delicious looking salad! Cashews and apples are such a great combination, and I love how you used the food processor to turn it into a scoopable salad. So beautiful! I'm going to highlight this salad tomorrow at Raw Foods Thursdays. I appreciate you linking it up last week!

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