Aloe vera is incredible. Since I posted the Top 12 Benefits of Aloe Vera, I get countless emails asking me how I like to eat aloe. I like to add aloe to my smoothies and use it in my Raw Clear Skin Juice. But recently, I’ve been playing with aloe in other recipes like this aloe salad that my husband and I made with mint and tomatoes.
If you’re sick of eating the same old salads, and you’re looking for new ideas, this recipe is probably one that you haven’t tried. My creative husband was inspired to re-create an Asian jellyfish salad – minus the jellyfish, plus the awesome benefits of aloe vera. Aloe kind of looks like jelly fish and it actually doesn’t have much of a taste to it, so it will taste like whatever you want to season it with. Asian jellyfish salad is traditional made with fish sauce, which isn’t something I personally want to re-create, but the options are endless when it comes to creating unique salads. Use the flavors that you like and experiment with new ones!
Essential Kitchen Equipment
For this fresh summer aloe salad, all you need is a cutting board and a sharp knife. Please be careful when filleting the aloe! You don’t need any of the essential raw food kitchen tools that I recommend for most recipes.
Raw Ingredients for this Fresh Aloe Salad
- First take a large piece of aloe and fillet it, cutting off the green skin. You can do this by holding down the flatter side down on a cutting board and cutting as close to the jelly as possible. Try to keep the translucent jelly core (the insides) in one big piece. On a cutting board, with a sharp knife, cut strips of the jelly. Place all the aloe pieces in a bowl and soak in purified water for 10 minutes. Then place in a strainer and drain the aloe and rinse it well, then place the aloe strips in a bowl. To my surprise, once the aloe gel is soaked and rinsed, it actually doesn’t taste bitter at all and has simply a mild flavor.
This recipe will totally depend on how much aloe you have to cut up. The rest of the ingredients can be adjusted to taste.
- Wash and dice a small handful of organic mint leaves and add to the bowl.
- Cut up a medium sized tomato and add to the bowl.
- Add juice from 1 lemon or lime
- A small dash of garlic powder
- A small dash of kelp powder
- Toss and serve chilled or at room temperature.
Another option, is that you can sprinkle white or black sesame seeds on top for a little extra flavoring and Asian feel.
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Enjoy this salad and let me know if you have any questions! Post down below!
Aloha from the Big Island of Hawaii,