Friday, September 11, 2009

Raw Stuffed Peppers

The last few weeks from our CSA we've been getting these "snack peppers", which are basically cute little bell peppers. At first I wasn't sure what to make of them (or with them) but they're aptly named because they're super sweet and perfect for snacking on. Last weekend we got a whole pound of them and Darlene had the brilliant idea to stuff them with a raw filling. Normally this might be a tasty appetizer but these days if we do anything remotely involved we make a meal out of it. I don't think the presentation and the picture do them justice because they really were fabulous.

Here's what we did; the filling is adapted from the Garden Pate in Ani's Raw Food Kitchen.

1 lb. small bell peppers, halved and seeded
1 c. raw cashews
2 cloves garlic
1 tsp. salt
3 carrots
2 stalks celery
3 Tbs. olive oil
1 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
1/2 c. raisins

Cover the cashews with water in a small bowl and soak for several hours. Coarsely chop the garlic, carrots and celery and add these to a food processor with everything else except the peppers. Buzz in the food processor until everything is finely copped then spoon into the pepper halves and serve. Simple!


Raw Food Restaurant Los Angeles said...

Those raw food peppers sound awesome. Nice photo too.

Mel said...

This is absolutely sensational! I would never have thought of doing the stuffed peppers raw. They do look great! I love anything with cashews in it also.

James Reno said...

I am always amazed at the delicious combinations people come up with. Since switching to a raw food diet I've enjoyed more flavors than I can remember when I used to eat everything! Keep up the great work!

To Your Health!
James Reno (editor)

I am a Tornado ~ proven fact! said...

I am definitely trying these. I love those little peppers and I am definitely eating more raw foods these days!

World of the Curious Blogger said...

I made this recipe with less oil, using 1 Tablespoon olive oil (instead of 3), but the consistency with less olive oil was not suitable for spreading, so I added 2 Tablespoons raw honey. It came out slightly sweet, with a good consistency for spreading. A very quick and nice stuffing for the peppers! Thank you for the recipe!

Emily said...

Just ate this for dinner... used 1 large bell pepper & cut everything in the recipe by a third, since it was just me. Yum! Thanks :)