Saturday, November 28, 2009

New Recipe - Raw Sweet Potato and Zucchini Salad

I don't have a great picture of this, but it was a nice side for Julie Hasson's Rockin' Reuben! The reuben is a test recipe for her upcoming Vegan Diner cookbook.

The dressing for this gets it's creaminess from raw cashews. It is gluten and soy free too!

Raw Zucchini and Sweet Potato Salad

2 1/2 cups shredded raw sweet potato (approx 1 large sweet potato)
3 1/2 cups shredded raw zucchini
1/4 cup cashews
2 Tablespoons warm filtered water
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
2 Tablespoons dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/4 cup cold pressed canola oil
1/4 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper (or to taste)
salt to taste

After shredding zucchini, gently squeeze excess liquid from zucchini with a towel or cheesecloth. In a large bowl mix zucchini and sweet potato. In a food processor or blender blend cashews and water until smooth. Add vinegar, mustard, and thyme and pulse a couple of times to blend. With processor running, slowly add oil until it is emulsified. Toss dressing with veggies. Add salt and pepper to taste.

**this is best eaten fresh. The texture gets a little odd if it sits in the fridge.

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