Salads are great - a lot of the time. But sometimes,
we want something a little more substantial. Chowing down a plate of raw
vegetables isn't the most appealing proposition for anyone, even a dedicated
raw food type, but take a few choice veggies, marinate them in oil and an
"acid" ingredient, add a few herbs and maybe some additional
seasonings, and you have a very fine main meal accompaniment, a base for a
quick snack or just something yummy to nibble on from the fridge!
This recipe is one of my personal favourites because I love something to get my teeth into that isn't nuts or seeds, but that also gets lots of veggies into me without having to get the juicer out. Enjoy.
3 large tomatoes
2 courgettes (zucchini)
1 large head of broccoli
(Optional) 1 red/ yellow bell pepper
Juice of 2 lemons or 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
(Optional) Dried or fresh herbs
- Slice tomatoes, courgettes and leeks into rings measuring approx. 1/2 cm thick
- Prepare broccoli so that you have lots of small florets of broccoli; dispose of the thick stalk (compost or use in a juice)
- Add in any additional sliced/chopped vegetables that take your fancy.
- Put all the prepared vegetables into a large bowl and then pour on your olive oil. (There is no set measurement; I usually move the bottle backwards and forwards above the vegetables allowing the oil to fall on them until they look fairly well covered, then toss to gauge how well they actually are covered.) Stop when they look shiny with oil all over.
- Add the lemon juice or apple cider vinegar. Toss well.
- Allow the mixture to stand for a few hours or overnight in the fridge.
- Finally, before serving, add in some finely chopped fresh herbs or dried herbs of your choice. (I use Italian dried herbs or fresh parsley).
Raw Coach Top Tips:
- This recipe can be served as a side dish or a main meal option. For a main meal serve with diced avocado, or guacamole, or coat with a delicious nut topping to make the meal much more satisfying.
- Spice things up with curry powder if you'd like something a little different.
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