Huell visits with Zitari, an amazing raw food chef who assembles delicious dishes made entirely of raw, uncooked fruits, nuts and vegetables.
Zitari’s “Nutlicious Macaroons”
This unique and tangy raw food version of the traditional coconut macaroon is a finely chopped mixture of nuts and pineapple rolled into a ball and finished with a light dusting of coconut.
Dried Pineapple, unsweetened and unsulphered.
Nuts, unsalted, in any combination or alone (walnuts, pecans, cashews or pistachios work best.) 1-2 cups Coconut, very finely shredded and unsweetened.
Soften the dried pineapple in water for about 15-20 minutes, until fruit is pliable enough to be finely chopped. Put 1-2 cups of coconut into a bowl for coating and set aside.
Mix equal parts softened pineapple and nuts in food processor or blender until finely chopped. Form into 2 1/2 inch diameter balls. Roll each ball in the coconut, completely coating each one.