Raw Composed Beet and Carrot Salad with Cumin Scented Coconut Yogurt

I used to use Greek yogurt a lot and make a delicious dressing for veggies before I became vegan, and I especially loved it on carrots and beets.  Since I had a lot of coconuts on hand last weekend, I thought why not try and recreate it with them when I was making dinner for Eric and I.  Now, I know this is not technically considered yogurt since I did not have any probiotics but it could pass for yogurt, and I think it was even better than the Greek yogurt I used to use.
I scented it with cumin, whisked in a little tahini and lemon.  Then drizzled it over a rainbow of veggies, carrots, beets, peppers, and avocado, finished it off with fresh thyme, and a sprinkle of smoked paprika and sesame seeds and it was a delicious dinner!

Raw Composed Beet and Carrot Salad with Cumin Scented Coconut Yogurt
Serves 2-4

"yogurt":
1 cup young coconut meat
juice of 3 lemons
1 tsp cumin
3 Tbsp raw tahini
1/4 tsp sea salt
filtered water

2 avocadoes, sliced
1 large yellow bell pepper, cut julienne
2 medium carrots, cut julienne
1 large red or orange bell pepper, cut julienne
2 red beets, cut julienne

raw sesame seeds
smoked paprika

For the yogurt, combine all ingredients in the food processor and process until smooth, adding enough filtered water to thin it to a sauce consistency so you can drizzle it.
On the plates, line up the veggies decoratively as well as the avocado, then drizzle with the yogurt, sprinkle with sesame seeds and a little smoked paprika.

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I am a vegan girl who loves to make healthier desserts and dishes with lots of veggies. Recipes are meant to be shared, that is why I started blogging!

4 Comments
  1. September 14, 2013 at 15:01
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    It is so beautiful to look at, and I am looking forward to putting it together to eat too. <br /><br />Thank you, Amy, for publishing some simpler recipes sometimes. I love everything you do, but am growing slowly into some of the more ambitious ones, so I appreciate the balance between easy and challenging.

    • September 14, 2013 at 22:02
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      I am glad you enjoy it :)! I always try to post something for everyone ;)!

    • September 17, 2013 at 13:46
      Reply

      Thank you :)!

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