Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Raw Mango Lime and Ginger Tarts *nut free*

I found this beautiful tart paper cups in an art store and I knew exactly what I'm going to do with them. I got inspired for this recipe by my favourite raw candy bar with spiced lime taste. Always when I shop in a health store I can't resist and buy one of those. It contains nuts though and that's why I can't eat more then one every now and then. Not mentioning the overloaded price.

I was often playing with the idea to make my favourite candy bars myself but I got even better idea and included it in my new recipe and I even made it nut free! So if you're avoiding fats as me or you're allergic to nuts, you can enjoy this tarts without any harm to your health and habits. 

So the crusts of these tarts taste exactly like the raw bars I love so much. Mango is another favourite taste of mine and it goes well with lime and ginger. The smooth creamy mango filling is very simple to make  thanks to rich taste of ripe mangos. I bet you can enjoy mangos as they are any time they appear on your plate. Who doesn't like mangos?

I made two tarts - one for me and one for my boyfriend who claims that raw vegan deserts are the best kind of sweets he ever tasted. I must agree. To me, baked desserts are dry and heavy. Raw vegan desserts are juicy, much lighter for stomach and full of fresh tastes. So if you're not a raw vegan yet, give raw deserts a try, you won't regret!

Raw Mango Lime and Ginger Tarts

makes two tarts

1 cup dates
1 cup dried figs
1/2 tsp ginger, minced or dried
juice of 1/2 lime

Mango cream
1 big ripe mango
1/2 cup dried mango (or dates)
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

Zest of 1 orange, shredded
2 strawberry, sliced
4 slices of mango

2 tart forms or paper cups

To make the crusts: Place all ingredients in your food processor and process until you get dough like mass. Press the mass into your forms and place in frizzer to chill. 
To make the cream: Process all ingredients in your food processor until smooth.

Assembly: Fill the crusts with mango cream, top with slices of mango, orange zest and strawberries. Serve and enjoy.

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