This colourful winter salad is a delicious stand-alone dish or can compliment any menu. In the case of an entirely plant-based meal, pair it with our Smoky Tempeh over a bed of Confetti Millet.
Versatile tofu mayo
Tofu mayo is delicious drizzled over any salad. It’s excellent for a Caesar salad, over roasted beets, and even asparagus and broccoli.
Rinse and drain tofu. Place in blender, food processor, or cup of immersion blender. Start with 1 Tbsp (15 mL) lemon juice and whirl mixture, scraping down sides of the bowl or cup until tofu is creamy and smooth. Taste, and add more lemon juice and seasonings if you wish. Add a splash of water if youu2019d like a thinner consistency. Mayonnaise can be stored in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Bring pan of water to a boil. Remove from heat. Add cabbage to hot water and immediately drain in sieve and then plunge into ice water. You want cabbage to be brightly coloured but still crisp. Shake well, and spin in salad spinner. Add to large serving platter and top with grated carrots, sliced endive, toasted nuts, and dried fruit. Drizzle with tofu mayo and serve.
With citrus season upon us, what could be better than a classic fennel and orange salad? It’s light and refreshing, a perfect balance to heavier holiday meals, with a boost of vitamin C to boot. This version adds delicious crunchy cabbage and the bright juiciness of pomegranate. Perfect for sharing, this salad comes together quickly, and the flavour combination is sure to wow at any party you bring it to. Orange supreme To segment or “supreme” the orange, slice top and bottom off the orange so you have a flat surface to work with. With the flat edge on the cutting board, run your knife around the orange, removing skin in sections from top to bottom. Once all the skin is removed, hold the orange in your hand and carefully insert your knife along each section, cutting through to centre to remove each piece, avoiding the pithy sheath. When all the segments have been removed, squeeze what remains of the orange over bowl to extract all of the juice. If you’re not using segments immediately, keep them in the juice so they stay fresh and moist.
Rich, tasty crab, sweet apple, licorice-scented tarragon, and a touch of lemon make these stuffed endives a classy crowd pleaser. The filling is easily prepared in advance and can be chilled until ready to serve, but this dish also comes together quickly enough to be done right before stuffing into leaves. Keeping your boats upright If you want the endive boats to sit neatly on the dish or platter without tipping, you can make a small slice at the bottom of each leaf before filling to give it a flat surface to rest on. Just make sure not to penetrate too deeply into the wall of the leaf.
Many of us have discovered the magic of roasting Brussels sprouts to completely transform them, imparting rich, nutty flavour. Skewered on toothpicks, they’re perfect for a party appetizer. When drizzled with pomegranate molasses and paired with a smoky red pepper hummus dip assembled from cupboard ingredients, they’re next level—all while being an absolute cinch to put together. Prepping the sprouts If you’ve spent hours in the past peeling and trimming sprouts, you’ll love this simple tip to make things go faster. Simply trim the bottom end and then make a slice straight down the middle of each sprout. Any excess outer leaves will fall off, saving you the fiddly job of peeling them.
This hearty version of traditional sloppy joes has a tidy helping of sleep-aiding dietary fibre, thanks to its payload of smoky lentils. Swapping out the doughy bun for sweet bell pepper ups the nutritional ante and visual appeal. It’s also superb as leftovers. Smoke and fire Chipotle peppers are ripened red jalapeno chiles that have been smoked and dried. In stores, they’re typically sold in a rich, smoky flavoured adobo sauce. They add fiery, complex flavour to sauces used for pasta dishes, tacos, and any version of sloppy joes.