Many people have no problem replacing snacks and desserts with green smoothies and other raw dishes. However, when it comes to lunch and dinner, most of us crave something much more substantial and filling.
Although I live mostly on green smoothies during the day, at evening, when the whole family gets home, I’m usually having a cooked dish that I prepared for them.
Still, as the hot summer weather approaches, I’m experimenting more and more with raw main dishes, such as this raw vegan chili.
Unlike the cooked chili recipe that I posted earlier this week, other than having to pre-soak a couple of ingredients, it only takes about five minutes to make!
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Un-Cooked Vegan Chili Recipe
- 2 large juicy tomatoes
- 1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes soaked and rinsed
- 1 -2 large avocado
- 1 tbsp chili powder
- 1 tsp cumin powder
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 large bell pepper – red, green or yellow (diced)
- 1/2 zucchini (diced)
- 1/4 red or yellow onion (diced)
- 1 cup fresh cilantro
- juice from half a fresh lime
- 1/2-1 cup fresh peas, frozen or fresh from the pod (optional)
If you like spicy, add more garlic cloves, or jalapeño pepper, minced.
Place all ingredients, except for peppers, onions, and peas, in the Vitamix or food processor and blend for 30 seconds or so. It may take more or less time depending on the type of food processor you have.
When you’re done, you will have a pureed, chunky mixture!
Mix in your sliced bell pepper, peas and onion.
If you are not following a pure raw diet, then you might toss into the mix some pre-cooked beans.
Serve on a large piece or green or purple cabbage, garnish with freshly chopped green onion!
Optional Topping: Fresh not sour ‘Cashew Kreme’:
- 1/2 cup cashews soaked and rinsed
- 1 tsp salt
- dash of nutritional yeast
- squeeze of 1/2 lemon
Add water as you blend until you reach desired consistency. Pour over the chili when you’re serving. Recipe inspired by RAW Chili Sans Carne.
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I also welcome any comments, questions and suggestions. Thanks!