Lucy’s Lime Tart

An easy to make dessert with no cooking involved.

Lime Tart

This is such an easy and refreshing dessert, and to keep things even cooler this summer, you won’t even need to turn on your oven.

Ingredients (serves four)

Base

  • 1 cup (140 g) brazil nuts
  • 1/2 cup (50 g) desiccated coconut
  • 1/3 cup (70 g) medjool dates, chopped

Filling

  • 2/3 cup (90 g) cashews, soaked for 1–2 hours
  • 1 medium avocado (about 120 g flesh)
  • pinch of salt
  • seeds of 1 vanilla bean
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest, plus extra for decoration
  • 2/3 cup (160 ml) lime juice, or a mixture of lime and lemon
  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) coconut oil

Method
You will need four individual tartlet pans, preferably loose-bottomed, or one 23 cm pan.

For the base, place all the ingredients in the food processor and blend, until you can pinch the mixture together and it sticks. If it seems too dry, add one or two more dates. Press firmly into the bottom of the tartlet pans, pushing the mixture well into the fluted edges. Chill for at least an hour.

For the filling, blend all the ingredients except the lime juice and coconut oil in a food processor until very smooth and creamy. Melt the coconut oil by placing it in a glass or ceramic bowl, over another bowl of hot water. Gradually add the lime juice and then the coconut oil, with the motor still running. Pour over the crust and chill in the fridge for at least three hours, or in the freezer for an hour.

Sprinkle with lime zest and serve with cashew cream.

Divine Vegan Desserts by Lisa Fabry
Published by Wakefield Press, RRP $24.95
www.wakefieldpress.com.au





    COMMENTS

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    unicorn
    4th May 2013
    7:18am
    Soubds very nice.
    parlance
    22nd Jan 2014
    5:55pm
    Can I substitute something for the agave nectar?
    biddi
    22nd Jan 2014
    7:20pm
    I have used REAL maple syrup instead of agave nectar in a recipe and it worked fine.
    Sunny
    22nd Jan 2014
    6:48pm
    Sounds lovely, good enough to try to print - tried numerous times, can't print it.
    biddi
    23rd Jan 2014
    5:22pm
    Sunny : Easier still .... buy the book! It looks great and I've
    ordered it. (You may be able to buy it from Fishpond).
    saintagnes
    26th Oct 2017
    6:31pm
    click print
    click on the printer icon
    follow instructions
    parlance
    22nd Jan 2014
    10:06pm
    Biddi, thanks for that suggestion.
    unicorn
    23rd Jan 2014
    9:20am
    I would not recommend agave syrup it is not healthy
    unicorn
    23rd Jan 2014
    9:25am
    Sunny I had no trouble with printing of the recipe all i did was left click & print from the list.
    Sunny
    23rd Jan 2014
    2:30pm
    Thanks unicorn, I tried again - think it must be printer problem, the sheets of paper just come out blank! Will have to hand write the recipe.
    Sunny
    23rd Jan 2014
    2:30pm
    Thanks unicorn, I tried again - think it must be printer problem, the sheets of paper just come out blank! Will have to hand write the recipe.
    saintagnes
    26th Oct 2017
    6:32pm
    use maple syrup
    this is a good vegan recipe
    Rocky
    27th Oct 2017
    5:50pm
    Sunny, what I do is highlight the whole document and save it to my computer then you can print at your convenience
    cockrone
    29th Oct 2017
    1:31pm
    My base won't stick together - I have added heaps of dates???


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