Summer Peach, Ginger & Lemon Tart. A Whole Food Plant-Based Dessert.

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Ingredients: Raw almonds, pitted dates soaked in camomile tea, cacao, cinnamon, lemon zest, ginger, fresh peaches (not seen here but pinch of sea salt was added to the crust).

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Rehydrate dates in steeped camomile tea for 15-20 minutes.

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Meanwhile, in a food processor, add the almonds, cacao, cinnamon and sea salt. Pulse to create a crumbly texture and set aside.

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Add the soaked dates (minus the tea), grated ginger and lemon zest to the processor. Pulse until a chunky paste is formed.

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Add the dry almond mixture back into the food processor with the date paste. Pulse until everything binds together into a dough.

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Press the crust mixture into a plastic lined tart pan. TIP: Buy BPA-free saran wrap – thankfully it is easy to find these days!

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Slice the peaches on a mandoline, coat with a squeeze of lemon to prevent them from oxidizing/browning.

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Assemble by layering the peach slices around the tart base, and then using a microplane, zest over some lemon, which enhances the peach flavour and offers an extra burst of freshness.IMG_6016

Enjoy!

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Ontario peaches are now in season, and I have been enjoying them in every way! Grilled or shaved in salads, turned into desserts like this tart, and simply eaten whole as a snack. This fresh, nutritious and delicious raw dessert, is quick and easy to prepare. It only require two essential kitchen tools: a mandoline and a food processor, both of which are very handy in plant-based cooking, as it allows one to turn whole vegetables and fruits into different textures and creative dishes!

TIPS:
– Peaches are a good source of vitamin’s C and A, potassium, and fiber. They pair well with almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, pecans, basil, mint, berries, lemon, lime, orange, cinnamon, clove, ginger and vanilla.

– The crust of this tart is made with plant-based protein and healthy fat-rich almonds (Unpasteurized European natural almonds not Californian almonds – learn more here), and naturally sweet pitted dates, with no added processed sugars or oils.

– If you are allergic to nuts, you can use a combination of sunflower seeds and whole oats instead – ground up using a food processor, the same as seen here with almonds.

– As one of the most heavily sprayed foods, it is very important to wash peaches very well, and purchase organic when possible.

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