Beet and Avocado Salad with Lime Ginger Cumin Macadamia “Cheese”

by Susan on January 24, 2014

Beet and Avocado Salad with Cumin Lime Ginger Macadamia "Cheese" at Rawmazing.comI had some beets. I had some avocados. And simply because they are such good culinary friends, and they like cumin, lime and ginger, and I wanted a hearty raw salad for lunch, this little gem was born. I honestly don’t have a lot more to say about this one because I need to eat it now. By the way, it’s delicious. And quite easy to make. Did I mention this recipe is great for entertaining? 

Beet and Avocado Salad with Cumin Lime Ginger Macadamia "Cheese" at

The raw, vegan macadamia nut cheese is spiked with lime, ginger and cumin. SO simple to make. The only thing you have to do in advance is soak the nuts. Once they are soaked, it goes together fast and is ready right away. Using a mandoline makes the slicing so much easier. My favorite can be found here: Mandoline.

Beet and Avocado Salad with Cumin Lime Ginger Macadamia "Cheese" at

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Lisa Viger is Raw on $10 a Day (or Less!) January 24, 2014 at 4:39 pm

Oh how pretty! Magenta and green together is always stunning :). Yeah, I get the need for heartier fare … it’s something like -20 here today. I don’t think even cumin and ginger could warm me up today … but I’d give this try, I bet it’s delicious!


Barbara Weith January 24, 2014 at 5:51 pm

I LOVE the extraordinary taste and color
combinations you come up with! We soooo
eat with our eyes –even is we’re not always
aware of it.

Thanks for your wonderful recipes and ideas!


Barbara Weith


Sonia January 24, 2014 at 6:41 pm

This looks divine Susan. I shall make this for tonights salad! Will be lovely for our warm summer time here in Australia too!

Can I ask what type of camera you like to use?

I love your recipes and their stunning pictures. Thank-you!



Susan January 24, 2014 at 7:09 pm

Lisa…I would certainly combine this with a nice soup…like the miso soup. Believe me, coming from Minnesota, I know that sometimes the only thing that warms is warm food! :-)


Heather @Gluten-Free Cat January 25, 2014 at 7:12 am

What a gorgeous salad, and with two of my favorite ingredients. And I love the idea of your macadamia nut cheese. I can’t wait to try it. Would you be interested in sharing this at Raw Foods Thursdays? We’d love to have your expertise!

Hope to see you there!


Dr Judith Edwards January 25, 2014 at 8:37 am

Great salad Susan-just threw it together with cashew nuts instead because I had some soaking already, and put some pomegranate seeds on the top instead of the maple syrup because we cancer thrivers need to avoid sugar! Warmest wishes, Judith


Cecelia Perry January 26, 2014 at 8:44 pm

I was wondering how to use those pretty beets and there you’ve done it. Could cashews be used instead of macadamia nuts? Thanks for your great recipes – they’re like a gift in my email.



Carole St-Laurent January 29, 2014 at 11:03 am

Great photo. Love it!


Lola January 31, 2014 at 2:05 pm

Do you have an app with iPhone? The raw recipe apps are no good. If you dont have one and decide to make an app in the future.. I would be happy yo pay for it!!!


Barbara “The Raw Rock Chick” Fernandez February 1, 2014 at 10:40 am

I love these kinds of salads. And it’s so beautiful! I also make a quick ‘nut cheese’ using half macadamias and half cashews as I prefer a lighter cheese. And I think I’ll try your marinade combination with other veggies too as it looks really delicious. And…aren’t those beetroot gorgeous!


Zoe @ Chocolate Covered Chia February 2, 2014 at 1:57 pm

Oh my goodness! Raw food heaven! This looks absolutely delicious. Cant wait to give it a try :)


Mallory @ Because I Like Chocolate February 2, 2014 at 5:13 pm

Raw beets are so good, especially paired with avocado! I love this idea of macadamia nut “cheese” as well!


Laura-Jane February 2, 2014 at 7:57 pm

This looks delicious!


Julia @ Energywebring February 19, 2014 at 10:44 am

This recipe looks divine! I am loving your website!


Susan February 19, 2014 at 11:53 am

Thank you, Julia!


Renée Cormier March 2, 2014 at 11:25 am

Can someone explain what are micro greens? Thank you!


Susan March 2, 2014 at 12:46 pm

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