Creamy Vegan Coleslaw with Nut "Mayo"
This recipe is adapted from a new raw cookbook, Rawlicious: Delicious Raw Recipes for Radiant Health by Peter & Beryn Daniel. The book has lots of great photos, tasty sounding recipes, and excellent introductory information on the benefits of raw food, how to be successful with raw and encouragement on growing your own food.
I was especially excited by all the flavorful and varied sauces, pestos, and pates so the first recipe I chose was "Mock Mayo", a nut-based mayo that can be used watered down and used as mayo or left thicker as a delicious dip for fresh veggies (or crackers, if, like me, your main interest is adding raw food to your diet vs. going raw). Some other wonderful sounding recipes include garlic white sauce, almond gravy, Thai sauce, and Indian Korma Sauce. The cookbook also has some delicious looking recipes for tortillas, quiches and pizza, but they require a dehydrator. They look so good, I'm considering the purchase!
The authors recommend a power blender for the sauces, but I made the mayo in my mini-prep. If you use a mini-prep, add the liquids slowly.
Here's the adapted recipe for the mayo:
1/2 cup cashews
1/2 cup macadamias
1/2 cup water
1/2 TBS apple cider vinegar
3 TBS olive oil
1 TBS tamari
1 TBS lemon juice
1 large garlic clove
Himalayan pink salt to taste.
Place all the ingredients in a power blender and blend to desired consistency. This recipe produced a fairly thick texture. Add water to produce a more mayo-like consistency.
The recipe also called for 3 pitted dates, but I did not include them and I loved the result. The garlic flavor is really wonderful.
My recipe for the coleslaw is for one generous serving:
1/2 cup grated red cabbage
1/2 cup grated green cabage
1/3 cup grated carrot
4 spring onions, white area and a little of the green, chopped
2 tsp apple cider vinegar
Himalayan pink salt to taste
2 TBS nut mayo
water to desired mayo consistency
Toss together all the vegetables and vinegar. Water down the nut mayo to a watery consistency. Salt as desired.
This was really delicious and super healthy!