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Raw Shaved Salad with Mint, Walnut Oil, Lime and Cashews
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Portland, Oregon

Raw Shaved Salad with Mint, Walnut Oil, Lime and Cashews

This raw shaved salad is particularly spring-like and refreshing. It was inspired by a recent trip to Seattle and has been such a fun recipe to have on hand with summer quickly approaching. I love enjoying it for breakfast, served with a poached egg and juice, as a side for lunch, or even as an afternoon snack. The jicama adds such a refreshing crunch, the lime a tang, the cashews a salty crunch – I could go on and on about its amazing qualities and taste! Basically you’ll feel like a million bucks eating this salad; raw food is so great for the digestive system and you’ll surely feel it after partaking this dish.

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Ingredients:

Serves 2

  • 4 Carrots
  • 1 Small jicama
  • 1 Medium beet
  • 5 Radishes
  • Small bunch fresh mint, rinsed and stems removed
  • Juice from one lime
  • 4 T. Walnut oil (or nut oil of your choice)
  • ¼ c. Cashews, lightly chopped
  • Pinch Maldon Sea Salt

Method:

  1. Shave each vegetable with a vegetable peel and toss in bowl with mint, lime juice and oil. Place on serving plates and sprinkle with cashews, finishing with Maldon Sea Salt. 
  2. Use all market-fresh and/or organic vegetables for the richest taste.
  3. Salad can be prepared ahead of time; reserve mint and cashews until ready to serve.
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