This is one of my favourite Raw savoury dishes. It’s really simple and easy to make but it also looks and tastes great! If you make this let me know how you got on!
1 large zucchini/courgette
1 large tomato – Heirloom if possible
6 basil leaves
Pinch celtic sea salt
For the Pesto:
3/4 cup fresh basil, tightly packed
1/4 cup spinach, tightly packed
1/4 to 1/3 cup olive oil
1 cup pistachios
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Pinch ground pepper
Small garlic clove (optional)
For the Ricotta:
1 cup soaked macadamia nuts
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 shallot, minced
1 tablespoon parsley, minced
- Cut the courgette/zucchini in half and cut of the ends. Slice thin but so that it can hold up without collapsing.
- Place on grease proof or parchment paper and pour on a little olive oil and a bit of Celtic sea salt.
- Let marinate.
- Slice your tomato into 6 slices (More if you can)
- Add a bit of salt and set aside.
To make Pesto
- Place all ingredients in your food processor.
- Once the mixture is well processed place into a glass bowl and set aside.
To make Ricotta
- Place all ingredients in your food processor. If you need a bit more moisture, use distilled water.
- Blend well until fairly smooth. Set aside.
Putting it all together is easy!
- Start with three of your zucchini slices lay them flat on a plate, overlapping just a bit.
- Put on a slice of tomato, top with a basil leaf, a dab of pesto and a dab of ricotta, follow the same pattern again starting with the layer of zucchini.
- Make the 3 layers all in all
- Top with sauces and a nice sprig of basil.
Gathering of Minds
5th December 2015 London
Wild & Roar – The Alchemy of Appreciation! – Joel Gazdar
Joel will guide you through a playful, uplifting and inspiring approach to nutrition and wellbeing and share the tips for long-term success in establishing an authentic, healthy lifestyle that works for you.
Through an exploration of the four elements you will discover why mineral rich raw and wild foods matter and learn how to incorporate them into your everyday lifestyle.
· Correlation between the elements and pillars of health
· The best Mineral rich foods
· Raw foods and how to forage
This workshop will propel you to next level of wellness & vitality and inspire a deep desire to take charge of your health and inspire the people around you to do the same!
Joel is co-Founder, Director and Executive Chef of the hugely successful, innovative and vibrant Wild Food Café in Neal’s Yard, London.
Having spent more than half his lifetime devoted to discovering worldwide traditions of wellbeing and longevity his journey has led him to a deep exploration of body movement, detoxification and nutrition which he has been sharing and teaching internationally within the wellbeing industry for 15 years.