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Festive tomato salad

This salad is simple but very festive looking. The addition of the optional editions (especially watermelon) make it super kid friendly too!

Ingredients 

  • 1kg of Heirloom tomatoes diced, quartered or sliced OR 4 punnets of mixed cherry tomatoes halved
  • ½ cup of Basil leaves chopped
  • ¼ cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Himalayan salt to taste

Optional additions

  • Crumbled feta or grilled cubed haloumi
  • Watermelon cubed
  • Red onion sliced
  • All of the above

Method

Mix all together and present using a bowl or plate (super simple 😊)

 

Christmas Bliss Balls

Ingredients

  • 1 cup natural almonds
  • 10 dates pitted
  • 1/4 cup currants
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • Pinch of salt

Method

Place all ingredients in a food processor and process at high speed until the mixture is a fine crumb. Shape the mixture into approximately 16 small balls and place in the fridge to set for at least one hour before serving.

Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

 

Choc-Mint Fudge

Ingredients

  • 20 fresh dates (pitted)
  • ¼ cup natural almond butter 
  • ½ cup raw cacao powder
  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil
  • ½ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste 

Method

Place pitted dates in a bowl, cover with boiling water and let sit for 10 minutes to soften.

Place dates and almond butter in food process until smooth ~ approximately 1-2 minutes

Add remaining ingredients to food processor and process until smooth ~ approximately 1 minute

Press mixture into a dish lined with baking paper (20 x 10cm) and freeze for at least one hour or until set. 

Slice into 10-12 pieces and serve immediately.

Store in an airtight container in freezer.

 

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