I’ve had a thing for making raw desserts since I became vegan. I haven’t experimented with baked cakes at all (not having access to an oven all the time limits your options), so I guess I’ve been sticking to what I know — playing it safe. This is how this raw vegan lemon slice was born.I do aim to experiment more when we get back from our trip and when I can borrow someone else’s oven. But for now, I’ll be sticking to raw desserts.
Some interesting facts about lemons
I love lemons and should be incorporating them more in the kitchen. They’re always great to have around. One thing that a lot of people don’t realise with lemons is that they are acidic, however only until they hit the body.
Once they enter your body, they become alkaline. So if you have issues with acidity, lemons are not your enemy but your friend!
Having half a lemon freshly squeezed in lukewarm water in the morning helps to kick-start your metabolism. Making a lemon and ginger tea helps when you’re unwell.
I find it fascinating to learn about all the different lemon varieties out there. I’ve typically found that in Canberra they are more of a winter crop with the variety that is grown and sold here.
About this raw vegan lemon slice
This recipe is perfect if you love zesty desserts. It has a bit of a kick to it, but it has a lovely balance with the sweetness of the dates and maple syrup, so it’s not too tart. I love it!
It’s one that I often crave as I’ve always had a thing for citrus treats. When I go out, I’m still the one that orders the lemon slice/tart or citrus dessert over other things if they’re available.
Hope you enjoy this recipe. Just keep in mind that you will need a few hours for this from start to finish. It’s super simple, but the setting time needs to be taken into consideration if you want to make it for an occasion. Well worth the wait!
I would suggest you start the prep the day before. Or make it the day before as it keeps well in the fridge.
You can also freeze it and take it out of the freezer a couple of hours before serving. Just make sure not to leave it out if it’s a hot day, as it will start to lose its shape and become a little mushy.