This is a great addition to an alfresco lunch or a light and lovely afternoon snack. Sumac gives this salad a pop of peppery bright flavour that brings out the sweet fruitiness in the berries. The cucumbers temper the heat in the spicy almonds.
Tip: Persian cucumbers are small and thin-skinned, and with fewer seeds than English cucumbers. Substitute one large English cucumber for three Persian ones.
Harissa is a spicy and aromatic chili paste made from chili peppers, paprika, and olive oil. Often used in Middle Eastern and North African cooking, it lends a spicy, smoky flavour to dishes. It’s most commonly found in ready-made jars, tubes, and cans. Look for it in Middle Eastern markets or specialty food shops, but if you can’t find it, use your favourite chili paste or hot sauce.
Using fingers, coarsely break cucumbers into chunks. Place in bowl with berries. Sprinkle with cilantro, sumac, and salt. Let stand for 15 minutes to blend flavours.
Meanwhile, toss almonds with harissa (if harissa is too thick, thin with a little olive oil), then roast in preheated 375 F (190 C) oven until fragrant, 5 minutes.
Thin yogurt with milk to make it easier to drizzle.
Place berry mixture on platter. Drizzle with yogurt and sprinkle with spiced almonds. Taste, and sprinkle with more sumac, if needed.
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.
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.