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Herby Summer Squash with Brazil Nut Breading

Herby Summer Squash with Brazil Nut Breading
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This recipe seriously tastes like squash casserole, but it’s raw and vegan! It’s magical and quite nutrient dense. The fresh herbs really make it pop! Pack this for a picnic, take it for your next potluck, share with loved ones or bring for lunch at work.

Herby Squash Ingredients:

  • 1 cup zucchini, quartered and sliced thin
  • 1 cup yellow squash, quartered and sliced thin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 cup onion, sliced thin
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tbsp raw apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp *fresh rosemary, minced
  • 1/4 tsp *fresh sage, minced
  • 1/4 tsp *fresh thyme

Breading Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup raw brazil nuts
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cumin

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  2. Cover and let sit out for at least three hours to soften. Or you can use a dehydrator the speed up the process, but make sure it is covered so it doesn’t dry out.
  3. Make the breading by putting breading ingredients in food processor and process until it becomes a crumbly texture.
  4. Put the zucchini mixture on your serving dish and top with breading.
  5. Enjoy!

Benefits of main ingredients

Summer quash is a heart healthy food, partly due to it’s magnesium and potassium content. You also get a good dose of vitamins A & C, as well as beta carotene, a powerful antioxidant! (1)

Brazil nuts are high in selenium, which is a mineral that can help prevent several health problems including liver cirrhosis. They are also a healthy source of fatty acids that help lower bad cholesterol, contain vitamin E, copper and magnesium! (2)

Sources for this article include:

(1) www.fullcircle.com
(2) www.nutrition-and-you.com

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