Wow this week is flying by, I can hardly believe it’s Thursday! This past week has been so full of new things, I feel like I’m stumbling through it, barely aware of what I’m doing!
School has started and I have to say I love it so far! My classes are so interesting and totally right up my alley. And while they’re awesome, they move so fast and cover so much, my head is reeling and I have no idea where I’m going to find the time to study and learn it all! I already have two tests next week, gah! Needless to say between school, work, catching up with old friends and exploring the city, I haven’t been cooking very much, at least nothing interesting. Luckily I have a couple recipes on reserve to share with you all.
This recipe is one I’ve been trying to get right for a while and I’m so pleased I finally got it just right. Not that I minded endless trials of it. Because let’s face it, anything with avocado in it is sure to be good.
Today I’m going to share with you my raw coconut avocado fries with sweet chilli dipping sauce!
If you’ve never had avocado fries before, you’re in for a treat. They get all crispy on the outside and stay rich and creamy on the inside. These are coated with a coconut-flax “breading” that brings a bit of tropical sweetness to them and dipping them in the sweet chilli sauce adds some heat. These fries with their sweet and heat really pack a flavour punch!
The sauce on it’s own is amazing too. I found myself putting this sauce on everything! Raw zucchini noodles, pasta, rice, raw veggies, steamed veggies, in wraps, you name it! It’s a great alternative to your store bought chilli sauce being unprocessed and completely sugar-free not to mention it’s raw, meaning all those precious food enzymes are preserved.
this sauce is amazing with sweet potato wedges!
I used a coconut-flax breading on these, which is a great way to get lots of healthy fats in your diet. Omega-3s from the flax, medium-chain triglycerides form the coconut and mono-unsaturated fats from the avocado! Lots of anti-inflammatory bases covered here!
If you don’t have a dehydrator you can definitely try these in your oven on it’s lowest setting, but I wouldn’t recommend using the breading if you are going to bake them at a higher heat. The omega-3s in the flax are very susceptible to high heat, so if you bake them you increase the risk of free radicals forming. Free radicals are nasty little things that act on cancer cells and not in the way we want! So lets all be safe and keep these raw yes?
These would be great as an appetizer or side dish, or you could go really crazy and make them your main meal, I won’t tell anyone ;)
Raw Coconut Avocado Fries with Sweet Chilli Sauce (Vegan, Gluten-free, Sugar-free, Raw)
Ingredients (Serves 4)
- 3 small avocados or 2 medium
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- almond milk
- 1/3 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut
- 1/3 cup ground flax seed
Raw Sweet Chilli Sauce (adapted from this recipe)
- 1/2 cup chopped red pepper
- 2 tbsp chopped sundried tomato
- 1/4 cup minced onion
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 tsp grated ginger
- 1/2 a red chilli pepper, with seeds
- 1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 15-20 drops stevia (or to taste)
First slice each avocado into wedges. I got about 4 wedges per each half of a small avocado.
Set up you dipping stations! You want to mix the flax seed and coconut flakes and pour onto a plate, a bowl of almond milk (I didn't measure this but a small one is fine) and a small plate with the coconut flour on top.
Now comes the messy part! It's really helpful here to have a "wet" hand and a "dry hand. First coat each wedge in the coconut flour, the dip into the almond milk, then coat in the flax and coconut mixture until the surface is completely covered. Place on a teflex-lined dehydrator tray and repeat for all remaining wedges.
Dehydrate at 105 F for 5-6 hours, until the outsides are crispy. Serve warm, straight from the dehydrator with the sweet chilli sauce.
Raw Sweet Chilli Sauce
Blend all ingredients together. Keeps well refrigerated for about a week.
Serve with the avocado fries and enjoy!
Hope you all enjoy this recipe! I’ll see you all tomorrow for Healthy Vegan Friday!
I'm sharing this recipe on Slightly-Indulgent Tuesdays, Allergy-Free Wednesday, Real Food Wednesday, Keepin' it Real Thursday, Raw Foods Thursdays, Foodie Friends Friday, Gluten-Free Friday and Wellness Weekend!