Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Cucumber Granita

Granitas and sorbets are wonderful all by themselves. However, if you are hosting a party, especially a summer raw food party, granitas are great palate cleansers between different items on the menu. They are very easy to make and very simple to serve.

  • 2 cucumbers, peeled and seeded
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1/2 tsp matcha (Japanese green tea powder)
  • pinch Celtic sea salt
  • 1 drop food grade thyme essential oil, optional
  • 1 drop food grade sage essential oil, optional
  • a few fresh mint leaves for garnish

  • Chop cucumbers into manageable pieces and throw them into blender. Puree on a high speed until they turn into a smooth pulp.
  • Add lime juice, mint, essential oils, and salt. Blend for a few seconds. Add matcha and blend again until all ingredients are well combined.
  • Spread the seasoned cucumber pulp evenly on a shallow baking pan. Put the pan into a freezer and refrigerate until frozen.
  • Remove the pan from the freezer and using a fork scrape the frozen cucumber mass into "shards." Put back into freezer. Repeat this a couple of times until cucumber mass looks like a green snow of sorts.
  • When you feel that your granita is ready for serving, portion it out into small glasses, garnish with fresh mint and serve right away. Enjoy in good company on a hot summer day!

In radiant health - passionately raw - Dominique

Dominique Allmon©2015

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