SERVES 6 / READY IN 20 MINUTES
Grilling vegetables is as simple as adding a little bit of oil and some flavorings to your favorite veggie mixture. Even simpler, use flavored oils, available at many specialty shops, to add major wow factor.
In small bowl, combine oil, garlic, rosemary, lemon zest, salt, and pepper. Whisk to blend. Drizzle over prepared vegetables and rub in.
Grease barbecue grill and preheat to medium-high. Arrange vegetables in grill basket. Alternatively, place tomatoes and onion in basket while gently placing asparagus, zucchini, and carrots crosswise directly on grill, being careful to prevent vegetables from falling through grate. Reduce heat to medium and close lid. Grill for 3 minutes.
Stir vegetables in grill basket and, with large, wide spatula, gently turn vegetables on grate. Close lid and continue to grill vegetables for 5 more minutes, or until grilled as you like. Time might vary, depending on intensity of barbecue temperature.
Remove veggies and arrange on large heated platter. Sprinkle with capers, lightly dust with fresh parsley and basil, and drizzle with fresh lemon juice, if desired.
This vegan take on classic shepherd’s pie is jam-packed with bold and rich flavours that will ensure no one will miss the meat. While a great source of fibre, lentils also contain the highest amount of folate out of all plant-based foods. Oven ready If you don’t have an ovenproof skillet, you’ll need to transfer cooked lentil filling to a baking dish before topping with mashed sweet potatoes and baking.
Cauliflower has been having a moment lately, and this salad proves exactly why. Tender caramelized cauliflower is crowned in a glorious sweet and savoury crumble that will ensure it a place on your table all month long. Of all tree nuts, pecans have the highest concentration of flavonoids, which offer beneficial anti-inflammatory effects, and they also protect your cells from oxidative damage. Crumble perfection This crumble topping is too good not to use it on other preparations. Sprinkle over a carrot ribbon salad to add some extra pizzazz, use as a glorious garnish on a soup or stew, or consider generously spooning over your next vegetable “steak” to add some delicious textural variation.
This gloriously comforting dish gets its creamy lusciousness from a can of white beans. Feel free to use whatever vegetables you have on hand instead of broccoli. Pass the pasta Instead of regular pasta, consider serving this sauce over zucchini noodles, carrot noodles, or cooked spaghetti squash.
This nut-free take on classic queso dip is everything you want and more. Paired with chips, crackers, or crudités, this creamy, zesty, smoky, and oh-so-satisfying dip is easy enough to whip up for a cozy snack or as an appetizer for company. Go nuts! If you’re okay to eat nuts, try substituting sunflower seeds with 1 cup (250 mL) raw cashews.