Serves 2 to 3.
Both refreshing and light, this mouth-watering recipe makes a great summer salad. It is essentially vegan minus the honey and is also very filling because of the nuts. Tasty with the almond cheese, this recipe also works very well with a nice goat feta.
Best tomato choice
A colourful mixture is best for this refreshing salad because yellow and orange tomatoes are lower in acid than red tomatoes. An heirloom variety called Oaxacan Jewel is a great choice since it combines all of those colours.
For almond ricotta, place almonds into small bowl and add enough water to cover them. Let soak for 2 to 3 hours or overnight. Strain water from nuts and place them into food processor with 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt and pinch of pepper; blend until contents resemble ricotta cheese.
For dressing, whisk together oil, basil, vinegar, garlic, honey, remaining salt, and pepper until combined.
Place watermelon, tomatoes, arugula, and dressing in medium-sized bowl and toss well.
Garnish with almond ricotta by placing small dollops on salad.
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.