With summer starting slowly staying energised even though high temperatures are challenging our body system becomes more and more important. Raw food is a wonderful tool to keep energy levels high. Try this refreshing recipe – it is one of my favorites in summer, packed with vitamins, fiber, plant based protein and the highly recommended living foods (sprouts):
Raw Sprouted Quinoa Tabouleh
What to buy
½ cup quinoa
2 pcs broccolini (tenderstem broccoli)
1/3 ripe mango
¼ red chilli
1 Lime juice and zest
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 good handful garden cress
How to Make It
Sprout the quinoa by soaking it in water for around 2 days. Rinse every 6 hours. After 2 days you will see small sprouts coming out of the seeds. Wash and strain the quinoa before preparing it: Grate the broccolini and the cauliflower coarsely. Peel the mango and cut it into dices. Deseed the chili and slice it. Mix all the above ingredients and season with salt, lime zest, lime juice and olive oil. Plate with a ring in round shape, garnish with mixed cress.
Chef Gabi’s Tip
Sprouted seeds and grains are so called living foods. Eating living foods in the form of sprouts on a regular basis are the best you can do for your health and wellbeing.
More easy to make living foods recipes are coming soon in this blog. If you wish to learn more about preparation techniques: Sign up for my next Raw Food Class on May 26 in Madinat Jumeirah. We will do a cool and super healthy menu from starter to dessert, even raw vegan cheese. I am looking forward to cooking (without the actual cooking…) with you!