The gorgeous green filling is a creamy concoction of richly-satisfying avocado sweetened with honey and enlivened with a zip of lime, complimented with a nutty coconut crust. Visually striking, unusual, and amazingly delicious!
1 ¾ cups dried unsweetened shredded coconut
½ cup raw macadamia nuts
1 ¼ cups raw walnuts
¼ teaspoon sea salt
1 cup pitted medjool dates
Combine macadamia nuts, walnuts and salt in a food processor fitted with an S-blade and process until coarsely ground. Add coconut and pitted dates and process again until mixture resembles coarse crumbs and begins to stick together. Do not over process. Press into a 9-inch glass pie dish and chill while making the filling.
1 ½ cup peeled and chopped avocados (about 3 avocados)
4 T. freshly squeezed lime juice
½ cup raw honey
Kiwi slices and blueberries for garnish (optional)
Combine avocados, lime juice, and honey in a blender or food processor and blend until thick and smooth. You may need to stop a couple of times and scrape down the sides to get it all blended together.
Spoon the filling into the prepared crust and smooth it with a spatula, and garnish as desired. Chill at least 2-3 hours before serving. Can refrigerate over night if desired. Will keep 2 days in the fridge.
Garnishes could include peeled, sliced kiwi fruit, blueberries, thin lime slices, cashew fluff topping, chocolate shavings, etc. Most any seasonal fruit could also be used.
NOTE: to insure a beautiful green color of the filling, do not use over-ripe avocados, which tend to make the filling less than vibrant!