Lychee Ceviche with Smoked Cashew Cheese

The dish sits on the side of a blue pate on a dark table.

This is the first recipe in a series I’m doing to guide you through putting together a raw dinner party at home.

I love making friends raw food.  It’s such an fantastic feeling to see everyone’s delight at how beautiful raw food can be.

This is a simplified version of the first course at our recent Tiny Leaf Supper Club, and it was many people’s favourite.  Your dinner party at home doesn’t have to be as fancy as a supper club though, which is why I wanted to post these recipes, as a guide to a simple, but well planned social gathering.

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Lychee Ceviche with Smoked Cashew Cheese

This is one of the recipe from our Weekday Raw course.
Servings6 Yields 2 cups ceviche

Nutrition (For one serving)

Calories: 324kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 10gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 4gSodium: 302mgPotassium: 547mgFiber: 5gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 131IUVitamin C: 28mgCalcium: 23mgIron: 3mg

Ingredients

Lychee ceviche

  • 1 cup lychee meat 6 lychees = ¼ cup
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp coriander cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tsp chives or green onions, minced
  • 1/4 cup cucumber diced small
  • 1/2 tsp ginger grated on a Microplane
  • 1 tbsp red onion diced small
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 avocado diced

Smoked cashew cheese

  • 2 cups cashew nuts soaked 8 hours
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp probiotic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika

Instructions

Lychee ceviche

  • Mix all ingredients except avocado in a bowl.
  • As you can see from the pictures, I used rambutan instead of lychee, because despite searching high and low, I couldn’t find lychees.

Smoked cashew cheese

  • Blend cashew nuts with water and probiotic powder and leave covered in a warm place overnight to culture.
  • You’ll know it’s ready when you put a spoon through it and see small air bubbles that dissolve.
    Transfer to a food processor and add in salt, lime juice, nutritional yeast, onion powder, garlic powder and smoked paprika.
  • Mix this in the food processor for about 30 seconds, so everything is combined.I like to make this at least a couple of days before I need it, so I can firm it up a little in the fridge.

To serve

  • Smear the cashew cheese on the plate.
  • Add the lychee ceviche on top with the diced avocado.

Notes

You can also add some shards of crackers to serve. If you want to make your own, you could use these. It’s perfetly fine to buy some crackers for this too. You may be able to get raw crackers in a store near you. If not, just get the best crackers you can that are as natural as possible.
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April 18th, 2016