JULY RECIPE: CHILLED AVOCADO SOUP & PEANUT BUTTER DATE BARS
Summer is probably going to be a little different to what we had planned this year. But regardless of what’s going on in the world, summer recipes need to be quick and simple – the less time spent in the kitchen the better! And definitely not slaving over a hot stove!
First up a super quick, easy lunch.
CHILLED AVOCADO SOUP (serves 4)
- 100g frozen peas
- 200g Avocado flesh
- 400g cashew milk (or similar non sweetened milk)
- 2 garlic cloves
- 2 generous teaspoons dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 200ml vegetable stock, cooled.
- salt & pepper to taste
- sliced radish or cucumber to serve (optional)
- Take the peas out of the freezer and leave to defrost.
- Make some fresh stock or from a cube and leave to cool.
- Add everything into the blender and blitz. You can add some more mustard or some cayenne pepper to taste.
- Leave in the fridge until you’re ready to serve.
PEANUT BUTTER DATE BARS
For those (hopefully occasional) rainy days over the summer holidays, here’s something to keep the kids busy. I usually top with some coconut chips, you can do the same or just keep it as it is. makes around 8 bars.
- 1 ½ cups dates
- ½ cup peanut butter
- ½ cup rolled oats
- 100g dark chocolate
- coconut chips or desiccated coconut to decorate
- If the dates you’re using are hard, then place them in some boiling water for a minute or two to soften. Drain the water and you’re good to go.
- Add the dates, peanut butter & oats to the food processor and blitz.
- Spread the mixture out onto a lined baking sheet, to make a rectangle shape around 1 1/2cm thick. Place in the fridge to chill.
- Heat a saucepan of water until it’s boiling, then reduce the heat so that it’s gently bubbling away. Break the chocolate into squares and place in a heat proof bowl. Place the bowl over the saucepan until the chocolate has melted.
- Pour the melted chocolate over the peanut base, add coconut chips, or chopped nuts or anything You want to decorate with.
- Return to the fridge for the chocolate to set.
- Once the chocolate has set, cut into slices.
And that’s it for this month!
by Ella Easton For more recipes, visit her blog at www.rabbityfood.blogspot.co.uk