Since my last post introducing my new Vitamix, I’ve been having lots of fun exploring what it can do. The possibilities are endless, but one of the things it does well is to purée. This week I wanted something to go with a plain piece of salmon, and so made a purée with avocado, basil and rosé harissa paste (recipe below).
Such an easy process, and it tasted delicious atop the salmon:
but I also used it in other meals. As a sauce to go with courgette ‘spaghetti’:
and also to top a bowl of fiery chilli:
All these meals are gluten and dairy-free, and suitable for a Paleo diet, if you ignore the fact that the rosé harissa paste has soya oil listed as an ingredient. Such a tiny amount though, I wouldn’t lose any sleep over it. The purée itself is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
You could also try it as a dip, with roasted vegetable crisps, or – if you eat bread – with bacon in a sandwich.
Here is my recipe:
(I made this in a Vitamix, but I’m sure you could make it using a stick blender or other blender/food processor)