Joni Sare, cooking instructor

Raw: Walnut Cream

I made this yummmy “whipped cream” for our gathering at Blue House Farm’s Strawberry Festival. I love love love Juliano’s “Walnut Cream” recipe from his Raw, Uncook Book (see book, below) and couldn’t recall his recipe, so I made this from what I could remember and with the food that I had on hand, and it worked!

I blended:

  • 1 cup walnuts, soaked for 20 minutes, drained the soaking water
  • 2 oranges, whole, skins and seeds removed
  • 2 Medjool dates, pitted

Next time, I’ll blend:

  • 1 cup walnuts, soaked over night, drain soaking water (soaking overnight will soften the walnuts making a much more creamy texture)
  • 1 orange, whole, skin and seeds removed (I’ll use one orange b/c two of’m made the cream just a bit too thin)
  • 1 medjool date, pitted (I’ll use one medjool date, I think that’ll be enough sweetness)
  • 1 tsp vanilla (for that signature ‘sweet whipped cream’ taste)
  • 1 pinch sea salt (to harmonize all the flavors)

I made a similar cream with Cashews – instead of the Walnuts… and blended the nuts with one orange … then spread the mixture over torn kale leaves and made Kale Chips … yummmmmmm.

At the Strawberry Festival and farm tour, Blue House Farm in Pescadero.... I brought my own homemade dairy-free raw "Walnut Cream" for dipping.
Juliano's restaurant: "Planet Raw" is in Santa Monica.

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