This dinner-worthy salad is a feast of appetizing textures and flavours. Peaches provide sweetness, while beans deliver satisfying protein and fibre. Sweet and fiery at once, habit-forming Peppadew (sweet piquanté) peppers can be found in most deli sections. Or substitute them with roasted red pepper. If you’re not a fan of goat cheese, feta will work here too.
To turn this salad into something you can bring along for workday lunches, consider stuffing into jars. Simply divide dressing among wide-mouth jars and pile in beans, cucumber, peppers, peaches, greens, goat cheese, and pumpkin seeds, in that order. Seal shut and chill for up to three days.
Divide greens, beans, peaches, peppers, cucumber, and goat cheese among 4 serving plates.
Whisk together oil, almond butter, vinegar, 2 Tbsp (30 mL) water, garlic, and salt until smooth. Drizzle dressing over salads and sprinkle on pumpkin seeds.
This vibrant soup is a soul-soothing hug in a bowl. Blue and purple fruits and vegetables contain powerful antioxidants called anthocyanins that promote health and proper brain function. Apple swap Try swapping out the apples in this recipe for pears. Just like the apples, the subtle sweetness of pears helps balance out the earthiness of the cabbage.
Deep green fruits and vegetables are high on the list of health-promoting foods. Green foods have been shown to contain high amounts of antioxidants and nutrients that promote good cardiovascular health and can inhibit certain carcinogens. Serve this frittata alongside a leafy green salad for an unbeatable green culinary experience. Versatile leftovers Any leftover frittata makes a wonderful filling for a sandwich along with other thinly sliced vegetables you have on hand and a smear of hummus.
This creamy dip will be your go-to for dunking vegetables or for spooning over roast chicken or root vegetables as a sauce. Compounds found in fennel have been shown to stimulate the production of T-cells in our body, which, in turn, may help improve our immune response to infections. If white is right If you would like to stay on the white theme, try serving this dip with an array of white vegetables such as endive leaves, jicama sticks, daikon rounds, steamed nugget potatoes, and cauliflower florets.
The stars of this delicious curry dish are yellow and orange fruits and vegetables, which are high in a form of carotenoids called xanthophylls. These compounds have more of a yellow pigment as opposed to their orangier cousins, the carotenes. While a powerful antioxidant, xanthophylls are mostly associated with maintaining good eye health. Mix and match This curry is easily adaptable to whichever vegetables you have on hand. Experiment to find your favourite combination.