Guava Basil Dessert

by Edward Daniel
Guava Basil Dessert is vegan, paleo and raw. Image by Edward Daniel (c).

Tropical guava with nutty hemp and peppery basil seeds sweetened with dates and citrusy lemon; Guava Basil Dessert.

Indulge in something moist as oozes down your throat…And, slurp.

This recipe will burst any belief that vegan food can’t be simple to make.

Make this:

  • When you’ve got a dinner party and need a quick and easy dessert that’ll give you time back to focus on getting ready
  • When kiddies are running array round the house and giving them a treat will get them savouring on something lush and healthy
  • When it’s summery outside and a tropical dessert that’ll polish off the evening is just the treat

Guava Basil Dessert was inspired when hunting through a local specialty greengrocers and soft guava were lurking within; the thought of creating a dessert wasn’t far behind.

Guava is a tropical fruit native to Mexico, central America and West Indes. Rich in Vitamin B9, it aids fertility and is even a richer source of Vitamin C than oranges. The benefit of this raw dish means all the benefits of the non-heat resistant Vitamins are retained.

Guava Basil Dessert is vegan, paleo and raw.

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Guava Basil Dessert is vegan, paleo and raw. Image by Edward Daniel (c).
Serves: 6 Prep Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )


  • 25g basil seeds
  • 200ml filtered water
  • 4 guavas
  • 100g hulled hemp seeds
  • 250ml water
  • 150g dates, unpitted
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ lemon, juice
  • Optional – mint leaves


  1. Soak the basil seeds in water for 30 minutes set to one side.
  2. Place the guava, hemp seeds, pitted dates, salt and lemon juice in a blender and blend till fine. Transfer to a large dish bowl.
  3. Use a spatula to spoon in the basil seeds in to the guava mixture.
  4. Transfer to a serving dish or spoon into dessert bowls.
  5. Chill for about 30 minutes.
  6. Garnish with mint and serve.

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