30-sec Blender Bisque: Raw Capsicum Cashew

My god, does it get any easier than this?

Fresh?  Check.  Nutritious?  Check.  Delish?  Check, check check!

Capsicums are high in fibre, vitamin B6, C and A, with a 149g serving delivering a whopping 317% of your RDI for Vitamin C and 93% for vitamin A.  Like most vegetables, it’s low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium.  Capsicums also contain Vitamin K, thiamin, tiboflavin, niacin, potassium, manganese, Vitamin E  and folate.

I made this for dinner the other night.  I’d barely gotten over ‘hump day Wednesday’ and just couldn’t be ass-ed doing much of anything.  The cashews give a nice thick creamy texture.  They’re a tried and true substitute for cream – whether in soups or desserts.

have blender, will cook.

have blender, will cook.

Raw Capsicum Cashew Bisque

2 chopped red capsicums
handful soaked cashews
1/2 cup water
sea salt, to taste

Blitz ingredients in powerful blender.

I then garnished with some shredded zucchini, but you can put whatever you like on top!

Best enjoyed immediately, but I took leftovers for lunch the next day and it still tasted yum.

creamy capsicum cashew bisque

creamy capsicum cashew bisque

Rice-a-RAWma III: Cauliflower Lime Rice Stuffed Capsicums

Hubby is of predominantly Mexican blood.  As a way for me to partake in one of his culture’s traditional dishes, he attempted to ‘uncook’ it.  And did very well, I might add.

I’ve included the recipe as part of the raw rice series.  The previous posts were raw vegan versions of  sushi and faux fried rice. 

Refreshing, light and easy, it can be served as a main with a side of black beans or you can use the cauliflower rice as a filling in a burrito or taco.

For dinner I had two capsicum shells filled to the brim and added liberal toppings of salsa and hot sauce.  Ole!

Lime-infused Cauliflower Rice

1/2 head cauliflower
sea salt and black pepper
juice and zest of 2 large limes
fresh coriander (to taste)
chili flakes
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp granulated onion

Blitz ingredients in the food processor.  I also use a fine multi-pronged veg peeler to rake off strips of peel.  Taste and adjust seasonings.

Capsicum Shells 

2-3 capsicums, halved and deseeded
1 large avocado, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cob corn, kernels sliced off
cucumber slices
lemon juice, sea salt and black pepper

Mix the last 5 ingredients together.

Scoop some cauliflower rice and avo mixture into each capsicum half.

Serve with salsa, strips of sundried tomato, hot sauce and corn chips.  Sprinkle with nutritional yeast if desired, for a cheesy taste!

cauliflower lime rice

cauliflower lime rice