ZESTY QUINOA SALAD
This refreshing, bright and colorful salad is a great summertime (or anytime) vegan recipe.
Quick and easy to make this recipe is light, citrusy, and packed full of protein with quinoa and black beans.
Lime juice and cilantro give a nice zesty kick! Tastes even better the next day after all the flavors have soaked in overnight in the fridge.
Enjoy for lunch or dinner and serve hot or cold!
2 CUPS water & 1 CUP quinoa
1/4 CUP olive oil
1 ½ CUPS halved cherry tomatoes
1 CAN of black beans
(15oz, drained & rinsed)
1 BUNCH of green onions
1/4 CUP of fresh cilantro (chopped)
2 limes – juiced
2 TSP cumin
1 TSP salt
1/2 TSP red pepper flakes
Bring quinoa and water to boil in saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for about 10 – 15 minutes. Set aside to cool.
Whisk olive oil, lime juice, cumin, red pepper flakes and salt in bowl.
Combine quinoa, black beans and green onions in a large bowl. Pour dressing over quinoa mixture and toss to coat. Stir in cilantro and salt and pepper to taste (if desired).
BRUSSEL SPROUT SALAD
Tired of lettuce?
Try shredded Brussels sprouts in this delicious salad with citrus vinaigrette dressing topped with toasted almonds, dried cranberries and vegan bacon.
20 OZ Brussel sprouts
(chopped or pre-shredded)
6 slices of crisp cooked vegan bacon
1 CUP sliced red onion
2/3 CUP dried cranberries
2/3 CUP sliced & toasted almond slivers
CITRUS VINAIGRETTE INGREDIENTS
1 small orange juiced
1 TSP orange zest
1 lemon, juiced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 TSP yellow mustard
3/4 CUP olive oil
2 TSP fresh thyme
Salt & pepper to taste
Shred/chop Brussel sprouts with knife
Place Brussel sprouts in large bowl. Combine red onion, cranberries and almonds.
Whisk together vinaigrette ingredients.
Add vinaigrette to salad and top with chopped vegan bacon.
BANANA ICE CREAM
A delicious treat!
This naturally sweet ice cream made from frozen bananas is a great replacement for traditional ice cream.
Can be eaten for dessert or a cool, anytime snack.
1 ½ frozen bananas (tip, slice before freezing)
1/4 CUP pecans
1 TSP Cinnamon
1 TSP vanilla
SPLASH of unsweetened almond milk
Place all ingredients in blender & blend.
Note: You may need to use a spoon to help the blending process.
Add more milk as necessary. It’s better to start with less milk and add, otherwise adding to much may create a smoothie-like substance rather than ice cream.
Scoop into a bowl and top with your favorite fruit & cinnamon.
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