Whether you are a raw foods connoisseur or simply a curious foodie, the following recipe from Fresh: The Ultimate Live-Food Cookbook is sure to prove a crowd pleaser. Certified raw food chefs Sergei and Valya Boutenko encourage readers to alter and add to their recipes, creating your own masterpiece.
TOMATO-BASIL CITRUS SALAD
1 medium grapefruit, peeled, seeded, and chopped
3–4 medium-ripe tomatoes (preferably from a farmers’ market), sliced thin
½ bunch fresh basil, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
¼ teaspoon sea salt
Be sure to peel the inner skin off the grapefruit. Mix all ingredients thoroughly in a bowl. Chop additional amount of basil and spread over top of clean plate. With an ice-cream scoop, scoop out one serving of salad and place atop basil on plate. Garnish with seasonal fruits and veggies. Repeat process for each additional plate. Yields 4–5 scoops of salad.
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