Vegan Lime Squares – tart and sweet, creamy filling, tender crust. The green color comes from plant based whole foods – no food coloring!
St. Patrick’s Day is next Tuesday which means all things green. While you’ll find the internet saturated with bright green recipes made with chemical food coloring, these Vegan Lime Squares are naturally green in color from real plant based whole foods! It might not make them quite as bright and bold, but they are every bit as delicious.
Natural Food Coloring
These dairy free lime squares get their green color from one of my creamy secret ingredients…avocado! I also threw in a handful of spinach, but it didn’t really add to the color as I had hoped. Because of this, I list it as an optional ingredient, but hey, anytime you can sneak healthy greens into food, I think you should.
The other secret ingredient is silken tofu! Don’t run away – I promise it’s good! You won’t taste the tofu at all, but it allows these dessert bars to rise and it gives that creamy pudding-like consistency.
Delicious and Kid Approved
These lime squares are sweet, tart and creamy, with a soft flaky crust. There is plenty of sweetness in here, so you won’t taste the avocado or spinach or tofu. Seriously, don’t even tell your kids those things are in there. My kids loved them – big surprise…they love all things sweet.
Vegan Lime Squares
I hope you love these Vegan Lime Squares as much as we do. If you try them, please come back and leave me a comment below with your feedback. You can also find me on social media. Be sure to tag @veggie_inspired and #veggieinspired so I’m sure to see it. Enjoy!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly spray an 8x8 baking pan with oil (or line with parchment paper) and set aside.
In a food processor fitted with the S blade, pulse the pistachios until a flour like consistency.
Add flour, sugar and coconut oil and pulse until combined and starting to form a ball.
Press dough into the bottom of your prepared 8x8 pan.
Bake crust for 20 minutes or until starting to brown and firm up. Let cool.
While your crust is cooling, prepare the filling. Add tofu, avocado, powdered sugar, arrowroot powder, lime juice, zest and spinach (if using) in the food processor or blender. (I prefer a blender for the filling). Process until completely pureed and smooth.
Pour filling over the crust and bake again 20 minutes or until filing is set.
The filling will firm up as it cools.
Cut into squares and enjoy!
More Delicious Green Eats Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day:
Creamy Dill Sauce w/ Spirulina (perfect with roasted potatoes!)