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Happy St. Patty's Day! In the spirit of all things green, I created this wonderfully fresh and fulfilling dessert - key lime avocado tarts! I used the Key Lime Pudding recipe from my bookJoyous Health and then created a delicious tart crust for the base. You don't need to turn on the stove or the oven because this recipe requires no baking, just perfectly ripe avocados and some whole food-based ingredients.
I am super excited to be sharing this recipe with you today because I have a feeling it will become a fave with your family. Speaking of family...I can't wait to share these tarts with baby Vienna (Note: To be clear, I do not mean this literally! When she's older, I can't wait to give it to her... as this has raw honey). She was watching me like a hawk as I was assembling the tarts. She's tried avocado but we'll have to wait a bit for this recipe. In a future post, I'm going to write all about what I've been feeding her because I have been getting asked this question a lot. She helped me assemble the crust of the tart as you can see in this photo. :)
In the photo below is all the ingredients in my wonderful tarts (except the vanilla is missing). As per my usual joyous recipe-creation-style.. I've made these from simple ingredients that I hope you have in your kitchen right now. If you haven't seen my "what's in my fridge" or "what's in my freezer" videos you'll get a good sense of what I stock in my kitchen on a regular basis which is why I always have these types of ingredients on hand.
If the idea of using avocados in a dessert is a new concept to you, don't fear it! EMBRACE IT! Your taste buds and digestive system will thank you. Avocados while high in monounsaturated fat, they are very satiating so a little goes a long way. They are also a great source of fiber so you will feel totally satisfied when you have this as a dessert as opposed to your run-of-the-mill key lime tart from the grocery store.
Limes and avocados make all my foodie dreams come true. The taste together is absolute perfection! Whether it's in guac or pudding -- it's a match match in joyous heaven.
Let's get to this recipe shall we?
Serves 4 generously.
Be sure to buy "medjool" dates for this recipe. Honey dates are too dry and will not work for the crust.
*You could also use an 8" diameter tart pan with the same measurements.
Someone commented on my instagram when I originally posted this that it looks like it tastes like spring and that's a perfect description! I made it for some friends we had over for dinner on the weekend and they loved it. You'll find this dessert is great for entertaining or perfect for weekdays when you feel like a dessert without any guilt.
I hope you love this recipe and happy st. patty's day!