This is a raw stuffed pepper appetizer. It's like eating your crudite and dip in one bite.
If you are trying to eat the recommended 5-9 fruits or vegetables a day for a healthy supply of antioxidants, this recipe will give you a full day's supply!
The filling contains celery, carrots, fresh parsley, fresh lemon juice, fresh cilantro, raw walnuts, raw cashews, blended and then stuffed into a mini red pepper. And then its topped with a fresh salsa made from sun dried tomatoes, sweet yellow tomatoes, soaked raisins, and fresh basil. Talk about antioxidants!
It is a healthy recipe made from all raw foods. It is delightfully seasoned and very satisfying. It is so healthy, its hard to believe how tasty it is.
The mini peppers are totally sweet and are available in a bag, with a combination of red, orange, and yellow peppers. They are colorful, cute, sweet and appealing. In addition, if you don't use all the filling to stuff the peppers ( it makes a lot) , the filling is a great dip on its own to eat with crudites or corn chips!
When I finished stuffing the peppers for this post, I put some of the filling in a bowl with some chips for my husband, and he just about licked the bowl clean.
*** I purchased the walnuts and cashews at Trader Joe's which tends to be a little more reasonable.
I got a bag of these sweet mini peppers at BJ's; However, Trader Joe's and most supermarkets have them too.
|Aren't they cute?|
Ingredients for filling
1/2 cup raw walnuts, soaked at least 4 hours and drained well
1/2 cup raw cashews, soaked at least 4 hours and drained well
1/ 4 cup fresh parsley
1/4 cup fresh cilantro
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1 med carrot, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
Juice of 1 large lemon
1/2 cup water
Seasoning: I used four good shakes of Trader Joe's 21 Salute ( a no salt spice mix)
otherwise: garlic powder, onion powder, or onion flakes, pepper, salt, cayenne, or any spice you like.
Spoon filling into the cavities of each pepper half and set aside while you make the salsa
Top each pepper with a spoon of my fresh sundried tomato salsa recipe Serve as appetizer.
Eat immediately or refrigerate for about 2 hours. I think it tastes best the next day!