Nuts About Nuts


This is a wonderful recipe that Julie-Anne presented at the Raw Throwdown. It has a smooth, creamy and crunchy, nutty taste punctuated by tangy sweet mushrooms. They are quite filling, so you may want to make them on the smaller side.

{Makes about 10 tarts}

Marinated Mushroomsadvanced preperation
3 cups mushrooms roughly chopped (go crazy with different varieties)
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar (choose one with a smooth taste)


  1. In a Ziploc bag, pour the olive oil, the balsamic vinegar and mix in the mushrooms.
  2. Place bag in the refrigerator for about 8 hours and turn occasionally to make sure mushroom are evenly coate.


Cashew Crust
2 cups soaked and drained almonds
2 cups hazelnuts
1 cup brown flax seeds
1 big pinch sea salt
pepper, to taste


  1. Place in food processor almonds, hazelnuts, flax seed, salt and pepper. Process until a coarse meal texture is achieved.
  2. Pour mixture on a baking sheet and roll out until about 1/3 inch thick.
  3. Take a medium size circular mold (you can even use a rinsed, empty can) and make about 10 crusts. Place in dehydrator for 1-2 hours at 115 degrees, then cool. If you don’t have a dehydrator, place crusts in the oven on very low heat.


4 cups soaked cashews
1 whole lemon’s juice
2 cloves of garlic, roughly chopped
3 tbs shallots, roughly chopped
pinch sea salt
2 cups of the Marinated Mushrooms mixture, drained (save 3rd cup for topping)


  1. Place the cashews, lemon juice, garlic, shallots, and salt in the food processor. Process until smooth.
  2. Remove mixture from food processor and mix in 2 cups of the Marinated Mushrooms.


Tart Assembling

  1. Get your crusts out. To top the crusts nicely, use the same mold you used to make the crusts and top each one with the mushroom filling. Make the layer about 1 1/2 inch thick.
  2. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Top with additional Marinated Mushrooms.

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3 thoughts on “Nuts About Nuts

  1. theunsweetie says:

    This looks really good!

  2. It certainly looks absolutely wonderful!

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