Time to think green! St. Patrick's Day is coming up quick and if you want to join in the festivities without any chemically-dyed green foods, check out this easy raw vegan snack that the kids are sure to love! I like that you can indulge without the guilt too since it's made with pure and healthy ingredients.
I even sneaked in a couple secret ingredients-look for them below!
A Raw Vegan "Green" Snack
makes 4 servings
2 small-medium zucchini
1 large ripe avocado (or 2 small)
1/4 C. *chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
1 Tb. tahini*
2 tsp. water
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. sea salt
juice of 1/2 lemon or lime
green bell pepper
In food processor, blend together avocado, chickpeas, tahini, water, garlic powder, sea salt and lemon or lime juice. Scrape down the sides as you go to keep the consistency smooth (don't leave any chunks of the chickpeas).
Prepare the zucchini by rinsing, drying and trimming off the ends. Slice it in half length-wise and use a melon scooper or small spoon to scrape out the inside.
Fill the inside, hollowed out portion of the zucchini with the avocado-chickpea mixture and smooth out.
Now have fun adding more green toppings like diced green bell peppers, basil (I did a chiffonade cut to be fancy), green olives or whatever healthy green ingredients you have on hand.
*the secret ingredients...shhh...
chickpeas: full of fiber, protein, folic acid, manganese & minerals
tahini: full of calcium & important B Vitamins
You can also use this avocado-chickpea mixture as a dip
with raw zucchini sticks or celery!
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*technically, the garbanzo beans are not raw but everything else is...