10 Minute Raw Empanadas with Chili Macadamia Filling

These simple empanadas can easily be turned into a salad, and since you’ll have left over macadamia filling you can make this recipe once and create multiple wraps or salads through out the week. Generally we consume a lot of fruits through out the day as our main calorie source, so our bodies dont let us eat too much fat. We aren’t strict about keeping our fats exactly at 10%, and we certainly don’t keep a calculator near by like some folks do, but we use our own intuition to guide our choices.

This macadamia filling is super rich and full of flavour, so you only need a small amount. Start with 1 tbsp and 1/4 – 1/2 an avocado if you’re keeping your fat low. For 1 head of romaine lettuce, tons of sliced veggies I used 1 small avocado and 1 tbsp of the filling when I used the left overs to make a salad at dinner time.
Chili Macadamia Filling

  • 1 cup macadamia nuts (soaked for 5-10 minutes to soften)
  • 2 tbsp. chili powder
  • 1/8 cup  of fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/8 tsp. himalayan salt

Instructions: Strain the soaked macadamia nuts and add to the food processor with all other ingredients. Process until you get a finely pureed mixture without any large chunks. To keep fats low limit 1-2 tbsp. of filling per serving.  (If you want, you can chill the filling in the fridge for 10-20 minutes before serving. )

Raw Wraps

  • 1-2 heads Butter or IceBerg Lettuce (depends on how many you want)
  • Or your choice of greens

Instructions: Prepare your greens to use as wraps, or if you’re not concerned about presentation simply chop up a head of romaine lettuce and make a salad. Since the macadamia a nut filling will not be used all in one sitting, you can make multiple salads with this one recipe.

Veggie Filling (as much as you like)

  • Broccoli Sprouts
  • Roasted red pepper, sliced (not raw)
  • Cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • Cubed avocado (1/2 per person if you’re keeping your fats low)
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Sheleana Jennings

Owner & Co-Visionary at Young and Raw
Sheleana has a home base in Vancouver, BC with her husband Caleb and her kitty Maya and spends much of the year traveling. Her life's mission is to educate and inspire millions to re-connect with their inner guidance and find balance through nutrition and lifestyle. YoungandRaw.com now reaches hundreds of thousands of people every month, from 78 countries around the world. Her passions include researching, writing, reading and exploring nature. Sheleana's favorite areas of study at present are nutrition, hormonal & women's health, natural birth, pre-post natal nutrition and Ayurveda.
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About Sheleana Jennings

Sheleana has a home base in Vancouver, BC with her husband Caleb and her kitty Maya and spends much of the year traveling. Her life's mission is to educate and inspire millions to re-connect with their inner guidance and find balance through nutrition and lifestyle. YoungandRaw.com now reaches hundreds of thousands of people every month, from 78 countries around the world. Her passions include researching, writing, reading and exploring nature. Sheleana's favorite areas of study at present are nutrition, hormonal & women's health, natural birth, pre-post natal nutrition and Ayurveda.

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