This specially created raw food recipe was so well received at The Real Food Revolution event in the Gold Coast, so we thought we would better share the recipe! … If you think raw food is boring, make this one and knock the socks off your friends and family with its texture and flavour explosion in your mouth!
Essential Chilli Con Carne
1 large mushroom, finely diced
½ cup red onion, finely diced
½ cup celery, finely diced*
1 cup capsicum, finely diced*
1 cup almonds, soaked 8-12 hours, rinsed and drained
1 cup carrots, peeled
1 ½ cup sun-dried tomatoes, in oil, drained and squeezed
2 cups filtered water
1 tablespoon olive oil
¼ cup tamari
1 clove garlic, peeled
1-2 drops dōTERRA oregano essential oil, adjust to taste – start with less and add according to taste
1 tablespoon cumin (or use 1-2 drops cumin dōTERRA essential oil)
½ – 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar**
1 tablespoon Coconut Magic coconut nectar
½ – 1 teaspoon chilli powder
Serve with Avocado or a sprinkle of minced coriander (cilantro)
- Prepare the mushrooms, onion, celery and capsicum as per the ingredient list. Place in a large bowl.
2. Pulse almonds and carrots in a food processor until you get a chunky consistency and add to the bowl (or if you do not have a food processor, pulse in batches in your blender or roughly chop with a knife).
3. Blend the remaining ingredients in a blender until smooth. TIP: Add the chilli gradually to make sure you get the right amount of heat – this recipe is quite spicy!
4. Add sauce to the bowl and mix well. Pour the mixture into a large lasagne dish and place in the dehydrator at 48ºC (118ºF) for 1 hour or until warmed to your liking.
5. Split between serving plates and garnish with avocado or coriander (cilantro).
6. Stores well in the refrigerator for up to 5 days in a sealed airtight container.
7. You can also use this as a main, side or a dip with some delicious raw flax crackers or corn chips.
* You can finely dice the celery and capsicum in the food processor one by one if you like.
** Flavours of apple cider vinegar vary, so use less and increase if desired.
For a variation, stir through some fresh corn kernels.
If you like the EXTRA spice, add an extra teaspoon of chilli powder and ¼ teaspoon of cayenne pepper. (We would suggest taste testing first)!