Easy Raw Dinner

by Susan on March 31, 2011

I often hear people talk about how difficult raw food is to make. Pish posh I say! One of my favorite lunches or dinners is quick and simple to put together, pretty easy on the wallet and also very tasty. All you need are some fresh veggies and in my case, a really good topping. Here is a quick version that I threw together tonight.

Pull out your favorite veggies, dice them up, throw them on some chard leaves top with sauce. You can just pick them up off the plate and eat! I made a tasty raw food recipe for a Lime Cayenne Cream for these.

Chard Wraps with Lime Cayenne Cream

  • 5 leaves Chard
  • 1 cucumber, sliced
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 carrot, sliced
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 cup sprouts
  • 1/2 cup jicama, chopped

1. Place chard leaves on the plate and layer the rest of the ingredients.

2. Top with Lime Cayenne Cream

Lime Cayenne Sauce

  • 1/2 cup cashews, soaked overnight, drained and rinsed
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon agave or raw honey
  • 1/2 lime, juice from
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Himalayan salt and pepper to taste

1. Place all ingredients in high speed blender. Blend until smooth.

 

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J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) March 31, 2011 at 6:52 pm

That looks so beautiful! I agree, eating raw foods is easy! No pots to clean saves a lot of time. I love raw meals!

Mindy March 31, 2011 at 7:44 pm

That’s a lovely recipe. And I love the words : “pish posh”. :) Haven’t heard that in a while.

Pure2raw twins March 31, 2011 at 8:50 pm

Beautiful! I have not had a raw wrap like this in awhile, I am too lazy haha I just toss it all in a bowl

Debra March 31, 2011 at 10:27 pm

Yum!! It looks delicious!
Blessings, Debra

Raw Michelle April 1, 2011 at 10:00 am

When I first started I found it difficult too… but I was choosing difficult dishes and wasn’t aware of the simple ones.. I was in the kitchen for hours.. but now.. I usually choose just super-simple recipes. It’s only as hard as you make it I guess :)

Krista April 1, 2011 at 12:14 pm

That looks amazing! I will definately be trying out that cayenne cream recipe, my boys love spicy foods.

Chris April 1, 2011 at 7:21 pm

…yum, yum..

sasha @blyssfulhealth April 2, 2011 at 2:48 pm

Well that looks totally delish. I think I will make a version this week. Thanks

Laura-Jane April 3, 2011 at 4:16 pm

Absolutely beautiful! You have inspired me to buy chard :)

muriel April 4, 2011 at 8:41 am

Thanks for the idea. I love raw swiss chard and now I will introduce myself to this wonder sauce recipe. I will let you know how it is. Thanks…such beautiful colors.

Susan April 4, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Perfect timing for this – just yesterday I picked up 2 bunches of rainbow chard — and thanks to this fabulous idea – I had the BEST lunch today !
Really good – really REALLY good!
TY!
Susan

Stacy L April 4, 2011 at 2:27 pm

Pish posh! :) I will never understand how people think it can be hard to peel a banana or bite into an apple. Not too long ago, a hunk of bread, a hunk of cheese and an apple was a meal, LOL! I’ve also watched my family stand over a pot in the kitchen stirring, basting, turning, and simmering and then scrubbing the pans – that’s hard!

Looking forward to trying the lime sauce. I just made the mock sour cream sauce for the Rawchos – think I can easily convert the leftover sour cream into the lime sauce? I have to look at the recipes together, but it definitely seems like a good way to use up the rest of the sour cream!

S

(p.s. The Rawchos recipe rawks!)

cate stillman April 6, 2011 at 12:12 pm

can I borrow this (and hyperlink you) for my upcoming yogidetox May cleanse?

Let me know.
in cahoots!
cate

annie April 11, 2011 at 5:49 am

thanks for your enthusiasm and keeping us all in the loop
cant wait to try it, can tell will be super delish

Susan April 11, 2012 at 9:16 am

I store it in the refrigerator. It lasts at least a few weeks. Cheers!

Carol October 19, 2013 at 2:21 pm

I love this cream, I put some recipes I made on FB. Love sharing raw recipes!

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