Nori—pressed, dried laver seaweed with a pleasant minerality—is one of the easiest sea greens to locate in stores. Typically used to wrap sushi, it’s also ready to roll up this all-star cast of ingredients to help breathe new life into your lunch routine. Wasabi lends the edamame spread a bit of sinus-clearing kick, smoked salmon provides velvety protein, and mango adds a pop of sweetness. If you have some on hand, go ahead and add pickled ginger to the rolls for a fiery, vinegary bite.
For optimal texture, these rolls are best eaten soon after assembly, but they can also be made ahead of time to enjoy for lunch at the office.
In medium-sized saucepan, bring 3 cups (750 mL) water to a boil. Add edamame and boil until tender, about 5 minutes. Reserve 1/3 cup (80 mL) cooking water, drain edamame, and rinse under cold water.
Place edamame in food processor container and pulse a few times to break down beans. Add oil, lime juice, garlic, and wasabi paste; blend together. Blend in reserved cooking liquid, 1 Tbsp (15 mL) at a time, until a spreadable consistency is reached. Taste and add more wasabi if you want more kick.
On cutting board, place a sheet of nori, shiny side down and a short edge facing you. Slather some edamame spread on nori, leaving at least 1 in (2.5 cm) empty space at the top. Arrange cucumber in overlapping rows on top of edamame spread. Top with smoked salmon, carrot, and mango over bottom third of nori sheet.
Start rolling nori tightly from the edge closest to you. As you reach the uncovered strip of nori at the top, dip your fingertips in a bowl of water and dab nori lightly so it will stick. Set aside, seam side down, and repeat with remaining ingredients.
This recipe is part of the The Marine Green collection.
Spanish-inspired flavours of almond and orange and a good punch of protein make this pudding a delicious and nutritious breakfast, snack, or dessert. The tiniest amount of large-flake sea salt and a drizzle of olive oil help bring all the flavours together. Amp up the orange For some additional orange flavour, when cooking chickpeas from dry, add a few strips of orange zest to the cooking water. Tastier toast Take your toast to the next level by using this pudding as a satisfying spread.
Breaking with tradition, think of this as a guise of tabbouleh salad with staying power, thanks to the addition of hearty sorghum and fibre-rich navy beans. It also ages fairly well, so it serves as a make-ahead meal that can keep for up to 3 days. A perfect plant-based option for weekday lunches.
This versatile salad featuring chickpeas in a bright, fragrant dressing, holds well in the fridge. Make it in advance or keep it for leftovers. Nigella seeds, also known as kalonji, lend a sweet, nutty flavour with an ever-so-slightly bitter edge that pairs perfectly with sweet potato’s sweetness. Chickpeas please! Chickpeas are a great source of dietary fibre; just 1 cup (250 mL) contains 42 percent of the recommended daily allowance. They’re also a very good source of manganese, which is important for calcium absorption and blood sugar regulation.
Wait, isn’t mousse all about egg whites? Turns out, aquafaba––the viscous liquid left over after cooking chickpeas––fluffs up pretty well, too. And no, it doesn’t make the mousse taste like chickpeas. Plus, you don’t need to worry about using unpasteurized eggs, and it’s vegan-friendly. To reduce the sugar content, skip the praline and simply toast the pecans. Aquafaba FAQ Why is my aquafaba only whipping to soft peaks? Depending on your chickpeas, the aquafaba could whip to stiff peaks or quit at soft peaks with liquid below. If it doesn’t fully whip, scoop off the fluffiest foam on top and leave any liquid. The result will just be a more coconut-forward mousse. What do I do if my whipped coconut cream coagulates and bubbles when I add the aquafaba? Don’t worry! It’s not a bad thing. The cream will just be heavier and more textured (again, not bad), so make sure you use it as the base layer of the mousse so as not to weigh down the ethereal pear mixture on top. If you just want the light-as-air pear mousse layer, you can skip the coconut milk entirely and fold all the aquafaba into the pear purée.