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Berry, Pepita & Walnut Fruit Salad with Sweet Cashew Cream Recipe

Berry, Pepita & Walnut Fruit Salad With Sweet Cashew Cream Recipe

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When transitioning our food choices to healthier versions, often some of our favourite foods are avoided. With this sweet and smooth easy-to-prepare cashew cream, you can enjoy good health and a little bit of indulgence.

Makes: 2




  • Sweet Cashew Cream
  • 1 cup raw cashews, pre-soaked in boiling water
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • Fruit Salad
  • ½ cup fresh blueberries
  • 6 strawberries
  • 8 fresh raspberries
  • 1 golden kiwi fruit, skin removed, sliced
  • ½ cup pawpaw, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup watermelon, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 sprigs fresh mint leaves, stalks removed
  • To Serve
  • 6 tbsp sweet cashew cream (see recipe above)
  • 4 tbsp pepita seeds
  • 4 tbsp walnuts
  • A few sprigs purple mizuna leaves
  1. To make the sweet cashew cream, place the soaked cashews (without the soaking water) and maple syrup into a high-speed blender and blend to a thick smooth cream. Place in an airtight container in the freezer for 30 mins prior to serving to thicken.
  2. Place all the fruit salad ingredients decoratively in each bowl and add 3-4 spoonfuls of thickened cashew cream to the fruit salad.
  3. To serve, add the mizuna leaves delicately to the top of the salad, then sprinkle with pepitas and walnut pieces.


Adam Guthrie

Adam is a vegan whose passion for food began with a life-threatening illness and continues today in a lifestyle built around healthy cooking and eating. Adam is a qualified chef and wellness coach who specialises in a wholefood, plant-based diet. Adam shares how to prepare delicious, healthy food for health, energy and vitality. He conducts online healthy eating and wellness programs and gives keynote talks, live cooking demonstrations and cooking classes on the subject of healthy eating and living well.