Not just for sandwiches, microgreens can also instantly punch up the flavour of tacos. For a horseradish-like kick, opt for mustard greens, or for a splash of cheery colour, scatter on mini-sized red daikon radish. This hand-held meal serves up a festival of great textures and comes together so quickly it’s a definite candidate for the most harried of weeknights.
For more authentic taco flavour, seek out Mexican-style tortillas made with no more than masa (corn flour), lime, and salt.
In dry, large skillet, cook asparagus over medium heat for 3 minutes. Add 1/4 cup (60 mL) water to skillet and cook for another 3 minutes, or until thicker asparagus pieces are tender. Remove asparagus from skillet and set aside.
Place 2 tsp (10 mL) oil in skillet and heat over medium. Once oil is shimmering, add tomatoes and pinch of salt. Heat until tomatoes start to shrivel and break down, about 5 minutes. Remove tomatoes from pan and set aside.
Reduce heat to medium-low and add 2 tsp (10 mL) oil to skillet. Whisk eggs with salt, pepper, and cayenne. Place eggs in skillet and use spatula to gently push eggs around skillet until they have formed soft curds and are barely set.
To serve, top tortillas with eggs, beans, asparagus, tomatoes, and microgreens.
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Inspired by its creamy Italian cousin, this vegetarian take on panna cotta swaps out the cream and gelatin for coconut milk and agar agar. Odourless and tasteless, agar-agar is a plant-based thickener derived from seaweed. It’s also a wonderful source of iron, fibre, and magnesium. If you plan on transporting these desserts, pour panna cotta into small jam jars. Once set, screw lids on top and place garnish in separate container. Once you reach your destination, simply garnish and serve.
This happy jumble of vegetables is not only beautiful to look at but also scrumptious. Try to use a rainbow of different colours for the most striking salad presentation. Feel free to replace the dried apricots in the dressing with another dried fruit you may have on hand. Dried cranberries, dried cherries, or golden raisins are all delicious alternatives.
In ancient China, black rice was called “forbidden rice” because only nobles were allowed to eat it. Luckily, today we mere mortals can harness its salad-perfect, slightly sweet, and nutty taste. Bright and fresh, this salad isn’t only flavourful with a winning mix of textures; it’s packed with nutrients, too. Mango tango If possible, use Ataulfo mango for this salad. Its honeylike flavour and custardy texture can’t be beaten. You’re looking for a bit of softness when pressed to indicate ripeness.
Your #mealprepgoals just got easier to nail. Quinoa, black beans, and tempeh provide a triple threat of plant-based protein in this large taco-style salad that holds up remarkably well. The quinoa will absorb the vibrant, flavourful dressing and still be perfectly tender by the time your next meal rolls around. You can toss on some cubed avocado, queso fresco, and/or broken baked tortilla chips for crunch just before serving. Raise a toast To add a deeper flavour to quinoa, consider toasting the grains before boiling in water. Simply heat a couple teaspoons of oil in heavy-bottomed saucepan, add dry quinoa, and heat, stirring often, until the grains are a couple shades darker and emit a nutty, toasted smell; then add your water. Plant-based redo For a plant-based option, you can top salad with slices of grilled tempeh or navy beans instead of chicken. To infuse dressing with savoury, cheesy flavour, minus the dairy, you could use nutritional yeast.