Midweek Quickie; Almost Raw Spirulina & Avocado Veggies

I've definitely found the one! I never thought I'd get married but my new food processor could definitely get me down the aisle. Probably in less than 10 seconds, seeing as that's how long it takes to do everything else. I haven't used the chipping disc yet, but today I played with the julienne one and it is just blooming fabulous! I had neat little sticks of courgette and carrot in seconds with very little waste - colour me extremely bloody impressed! I like it, I'm going to have to put a ring on it.

I didn't take many pictures of this dish, as it was just a quick thing I knocked together for lunch but it also happened to be really tasty and I thought it was worth trying to remember what I'd done to make this little cracker. This was also the first time I've ever used spirulina in anything at all, and it was much more successful than I was imagining pouring turquoise dust into my food would be. Apparently this kind of set up is pretty good for you too so you can fill your boots! It's always good to have a few gorging plates in your repertoire. I'm sure if you wanted to make this fully raw, it would be easily adaptable and you can always swap out the nori sheet for other uncooked seaweed goods.

If you try the recipe, do let me know how you found it or if you've got any other non-smoothie based uses for spirulina - I'd love to hear how you take yours.

Almost Raw Spirulina & Avocado Veggies
serves 4

for the base
2 carrots, julienned
1 courgette (zucchini), julienned
juice of half a large lemon

for the sauce
1/2 red onion, roughly chopped
1 garlic clove
2 avocados
1 sheet nori, roughly torn
a large splash of apple cider vinegar
a small splash of umeboshi vinegar
a small splash of tamari
1 tsp spirulina
1/2 orange pepper

to top
2 tomatoes, finely chopped
a small handful of sunflower seeds

  1. Pop your julienned carrot and courgette in a big bowl, drizzle over the lemon juice, mix to coat and let it sit whilst you do everything else.
  2. In your new lover food processor, blitz all of the sauce ingredients until it reaches a consistency you find desirable. Taste and add a little more vinegar or tamari if necessary.
  3. Cover your courgette and carrot in the green-blue sauce and mix well to fully coat.
  4. Serve in bowls and top with the sliced tomato and sunflower seeds.
  5. Watch your once tomato phobic partner devour it and go back for seconds on that bowl of almost entirely raw veg.
  6. Feel smug and satisfied and make up a spirulina song.
  7. Sing the Ode to Spirulina until someone threatens you with a spatula.  


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