The great thing about September is that there’s tons of zucchini and various squash available at most local farmers markets. If you’ve been following my recipes for a while now, then you’ll know I love to promote super simple recipes. I love to eat simply. The more I eat simple meals, the better food tastes to me, which I find so fascinating.
I also love to promote simple meal that you can make yourself at home that won’t take up a lot of your time. There’s a common myth that living a raw foods lifestyle is really time consuming but it just doesn’t have to be the case!
Here’s another easy-to-make salad recipe that won’t take two shakes of a lambs tail. Ok, that’s a really weird analogy, where did that come from anyways?
Raw Kitchen Essentials
All you need is a blender to blend up the creamy dressing for this salad. I use a Vitamix. If you don’t have a good blender, it’s well worth the investment. Check out the Vitamix Deluxe Edition. That’s a blender that will last you a lifetime.
A blender is one of the Top 4 Kitchen Essentials that I recommend stoking your kitchen with.
Shredded Carrot Zucchini Salad Recipe
In a bowl, grate the following ingredients:
- 2 carrots
- 2 medium size zucchini (I used a nice yellow zucchini for this recipe)
- 1 small tart green apple
Then add in:
- A sprinkle of raisins
- 1/2 tomato, diced
In a blender, blend together
- 1/2 cup hemp seeds
- 2.5 tablespoons of lemon or lime juice (Apple Cider Vinegar can work too)
- A splash of water
- (You can add any dried herbs or seasonings if you like, but I left my without)
Blend until smooth. Pour on top of shredded salad and toss.
On a plate or bowl, rough chop up some lettuce and scoop the shredded salad on top. If you like, add a few slices of avocado and tomato.
Serve and enjoy!
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