Close your eyes, take a bite of this salad, and get ready for your taste buds to be whisked to the sunny Mediterranean. Flame-licked mushrooms add meaty appeal, sautéed tomatoes a sweet treat, bocconcini a creamy hit, chickpeas a satiating protein and fibre addition, while herby pesto dressing rounds everything out.
A recent study in International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition found that grilling mushrooms is a good way to preserve their robust levels of healthy antioxidants. Frying and boiling were found to significantly diminish the nutritional firepower of ’shrooms.
These hemp bacon bits are the perfect way to add nutritious smoky flavour to any salad.
1/3 cup (80 mL) hemp hearts 2 tsp (10 mL) liquid smoke 2 tsp (10 mL) low-sodium soy sauce or tamari
Stir together hemp hearts, liquid smoke, and soy or tamari sauce. Let sit for 15 minutes. Preheat oven to 250 F (120 C). On baking sheet, spread seasoned hemp hearts out and bake for 12 minutes, stirring once, until darkened and slightly crispy. Be careful not to burn the seeds.
In bowl, place onion slices, lemon juice, sugar, and salt. With your hands, massage onions until tender and pink, about 2 minutes. Chill until ready to use.
Heat grill to medium-high. Brush both sides of mushroom caps with 2 tsp (10 mL) oil and season with paprika. Place mushrooms on grill grate and heat until tender with grill marks, about 2 minutes per side. When cool enough to handle, cut mushrooms into 1/2 in (1.25 cm) strips.
In skillet over medium, heat remaining oil; add tomatoes and garlic, and heat until tomatoes have softened and begun releasing their juices, about 3 minutes. Stir in red wine vinegar and season with salt and pepper.
To make dressing, whisk together pesto, olive oil, and vinegar.
To assemble salad, divide greens among serving plates and top with chickpeas, mushrooms, tomatoes, artichokes, bocconcini, onion, and olives. Drizzle on pesto dressing.
This recipe is part of the Raising the [Salad] Bar collection.
If breakfast oatmeal is your jam, you’ll happily spoon up this oat-infused hearty chili. It comes together quickly enough to add to your weeknight dinner routine, but soaking the steel-cut oats ahead of time is key to having them cook more efficiently. Toppings run the gamut of avocado, sour cream, broken tortilla chips, cilantro, or grated cheddar. Hot stuff Chili powders can range greatly in their heat levels. So, it’s important to know the type you’re working with to gauge how much of a fiery kick it will add to a dish.
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.
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