Salted Lemon Bites
May 23, 2013 § 2 Comments
I wanted to make a muesli bar without oats but it kept turning into dough, so instead we have these salty little balls. I’ve renamed them bites though, because I’m prudish. A little rebranding goes a long way right? Just like salt. I love good quality sea salt – we have an amazing brand here in Aotearoa called Malcolm Harker, and his delightful kelpy salt contains all sorts of essential minerals and trace elements. But best of all it tastes complex and rich. It especially lifts sweet dishes. Together with lemon to cut through the creaminess of the nuts and the softly sweet dates, this is a treat you could eat for breakfast.
I promise I don’t only make sweet treats…time to add some more savoury dishes.
Salted Lemon Cashew Bites (raw, vegan, gluten free)
1/2 cup almonds
1/2 cup cashews
1/2 cup medjoul dates
Juice of half a lemon (about 1-2 tsp)
Zest of 1 lemon
Generous pinch sea salt
Place almonds and cashews in food processor and process until it makes a rough crumb. Add pitted dates, lemon zest and juice, and salt and process again until it forms a dough. Pinch pieces of dough and roll into bite-sized balls. Keep refrigerated.