Summer Strawberry Tart - Vegan
Summer is nearly coming and what a better way to celebrate the beautiful days to come than a Strawberry tart! Berries are flooding the organic food markets and I knew I wouldn’t be able to resist making simple berry tarts for much longer. Obviously I made it vegan, sugar-free and gluten-free. Oh and did you know that I've been living without sugar for a week now? I know it sounds crazy when you know me but I'm managing it pretty well actually and I feel great! No sugar, no maple-syrup, no agave nectar, no processed food like cookies, biscuit etc. no chocolate (yes, no chocolate) no cereals, it sounds incredible to me but it wasn't so hard after all. I tried to stop because every time that I eat something sweet I want to eat the whole thing and unfortunately I cannot stop myself, it's like a addiction that I have, so I prefer stopping it before I become obese! So, back to the real purpose of this post: the strawberry tart! The crust is super easy to make: use chopped hazelnuts and dates (yes, that's it) and for the filling I use soaked cashew nuts, coconut cream (to be dairy-free) lemon juice and strawberry and then top with fresh strawberries. Easy breezy beautiful isn't it? So let's start making it, here is the full recipe!
Recipe for the crust:
- 75 grams of chopped toasted hazelnuts
- 4 medjool dates (pitted)
- In a food processor, mix until you obtain a sticky paste
- Put a baking paper on your pan and using your fingers, place the dough on your pan paying extra attention to the edges.
- Chill it during making the filling
Recipe for the filling:
- 75 grams of cashew nuts (soaked for at least 2 hours)
- Take the top of a coconut cream can that has chilled in the fridge for at least 4 hours. (When you carefully open your can, remove all the "hard" part, this is what you are going to use to make the filling)
- 7 strawberries, cut in half
- 1/2 freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 vanilla bean extract
- Pour everything in a food processor or blender and mix until smooth.
- Pour filling into the tart crust and chill for at least 2 hours before topping with the strawberries.
- 12 strawberries
- Once chilled enough, cut your strawberries in half or slice them and place them the way you like it more.
- You can add mint, nuts or vanilla ice cream to make it even more beautiful. I made this recipe for my 7 years old cousin, so I didn't want to get to fancy but feel free to add what ever you like on top.
- Happy summer ;)