Coconut and lime is one of those combination that becomes a total to-go when nothing comes into mind.
The creaminess of coconut compliments the freshness and sourness of limes and creates a real magic with regard to texture and taste. Here we use fit fat coconut milk instead of dairy or heavy cream for a lighter and non-allergenic version.
Coconut is a true super food and is packed with healthy saturated fats, anti-inflammatory properties and important vitamins for the brain and cardiovascular system. It is a great substitute in vegan desserts as it is really nutrient dense and satiating which makes it possible not to gobble the whole tart in one bite.
Limes, on the other hand, balance the thickness and heaviness of the coconuts and give a zesty punch to boost appetite. The big secret here is to use the zest instead of the juice as it is many times more fragrant and the juice can cause the agar powder not to gel.
So keep these recommendations in mind and get into work with this 20-minute vegan and gluten free magical tart.
Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 10 min
Yields: 6 pieces
for 24 cm pan
- 1 cup almonds, soaked for 10 h
- 10 soft dates
- 200 ml almond or another kind of dairy-free milk
- 200 ml full fat coconut milk
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 200 gr coconut flakes
- zest of 2 limes1 ripe avocado
- 1 tbsp agar or gelatin powder
- 1 tsp of coconut oil
- pinch of salt
- Blend almonds and dates in a food processor or a manual meat grinder. Add a pinch of salt and 1 tsp of coconut oil.
- Transfer mixture into a greased with coconut oil spring form pan, press well to the bottom and put in the fridge.
- Bring milk, coconut flakes, sugar, agar powder and lime zest to a boil. It needs just about a minute for the agar to activate its gelling effect.
- Then remove from heat, let cool a bit and then add the blended avocado.
- Pour the cream on the base, flatten the surface and decorate with lime slices.
- Refrigerate for at least an hour.
Tips: The tart freezes very well and can be frozen for up to 1 month. You can use vanilla powder instead of lime for a milder and sweeter taste.
This light and nourishing desserts brings freshness to the table and is pretty much liked by anybody.
This famous flavor combo presented in a healthier and gentler way to the body is the ideal festive treat to bring to your family table. It is easy to make as it requires no baking and can quickly be made into individual mini tarts in a muffin pan.
Use your imagination in the decoration process. You can add mint leaves, lemon and lime slices or sprinkle some toasted and caramelized coconut flakes. The mild green color of the filling corresponds really well with pastel tones and flowers.
However, you choose to present it, it is the time of the first bite that will convert all your audience that healthy food can be delicious and nourishing at the same time!