Hemp Seeds, Corn, Spicy Coconut Flakes & Hazelnuts
With so many people looking for ways to add hemp seeds into our daily food, this vegan salad recipe using hemp seeds, corn, spicy coconut flakes and hazelnuts will make you very popular with your non-vegan friends. This fab 100% raw wholefood plant based recipe is just one of 80+ recipes in my RAW Vegan Meals Recipe book, which contains a whole range of healthy plant based recipes for breakfast, snacks, lunch and dinner.
Fresh corn is available almost all year round now and the fresher the better. This dish is high in protein and good fibre and can be eaten on its own or as an accompaniment to your main meal.
Ingredients for Salad:
2 medium corncobs, kernels removed
125g (4oz) hulled hemp seeds, soaked for 2 hours
60g (2oz) spicy coconut flakes
60g (2oz) raw hazelnuts, coarsely chopped
2 shallots or spring onions, finely chopped
1 lime, juiced
Ingredients for spicy coconut flakes:
500g (16oz) coconut flakes (available from your health store)
60ml (2 fl oz) wheat-free tamari
1/8 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/8 teaspoon cardamom
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Ingredients for nut parmesan garnish:
259g (8oz) finely crushed macadamia or brazil nuts
2 dessertspoons nutritional yeast
1 teaspoon chopped chives, for garnish
salt & pepper to taste
You may also use cashews to make nut parmesan
Method for spicy coconut flakes:
- Thoroughly mix all ingredients together until the coconut flakes are thoroughly coated.
- Place on a dehydrating tray (or baking paper on baking tray) and dry for 3-4 hours until the flakes are crisp and dry. If you are using your oven as a dehydrator then set temp on lowest possible, with fan on and door open and expect drying time to be halved. Either way check periodically, turning and mixing through the ensure continuity of drying until nice and crisp.
Method for finished salad:
1.Thoroughly combine all the salad ingredients.
2. Combine the nut parmesan ingredients and sprinkle over the top of the salad with the chives to complete the taste experience.
Copyright Scott Mathias 2019
Scott Mathias is a Certified Holistic Health Counsellor, Gut Whisperer and Author.