Some great recipes from June Meatless Mondays. We focused on some great salads to whip up for a bbq gathering or just to enjoy at home. (sorry I spaced the pictures this time…)
Waldorf Salad Did you know that a handful of cashews is great for depression? 1 handful is equivalent to taking a Prozac.
2 green apples, cut into small chunks
4 stalks celery, diced thin
1 cup walnuts, soaked and chopped
1 cup raisins
1 head lettuce, Bibb, Romaine or Boston
1 cup cashew dressing (below)
Creamy Cashew Dressing:
1 cup cashews
2 tbs. lemon juice
½ tsp. sea salt
½ cup filtered water
- Combine all dressing ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Chill.
- Place all salad ingredients and dressing in a bowl. Toss to combine.
- Chill up to 8 hours. To serve, place each serving on a bed of lettuce.
Cabbage Salad with Asian Peanut Dressing Did you know that eating cabbage can drop your chances of getting colon cancer by 66%? In test tubes cabbage juice quells precancer cells before they can progress.
½ head of Green Cabbage
½ head of Purple Cabbage
¼ cup onion (leeks, green, yellow or red)
1 cup roasted unsalted peanuts
1-2 t toasted sesame seeds
½ cup fresh cilantro or parsley
Asian Peanut Dressing:
¼ cup Rice Vinegar
¾ cup Toasted Sesame Oil
2 T Braggs Amino Acids (or natural soy sauce)
1/8 cup Peanut Butter
- Shred cabbage, carrots and onion in food processor. Place in mixing bowl
- Chop cilantro or parsley, add to bowl along with peanuts, sesame seeds.
- In blender, blend dressing ingredients. Add to veggies and toss.
Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad
2-3 cups cooked quinoa (1cup uncooked = 4 cups cooked)
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 small jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped fine (or poplano)
1 bunch cilantro, chopped
2 T lemon basil or mint
1 bunch green onions, chopped
1 large tomato, finely diced
1 cucumber, diced
1 red onion, chopped/diced
2-3 ribs celery, chopped fine
Salt and Pepper
1 T Dijon mustard
¼ C white balsamic
1 C olive oil
Juice from 1 lemon
Salt and pepper to taste
- Put all Salad ingredients in a bowl and stir. Add half the dressing and chill for 1+ hours. Pour rest of dressing (amt to your liking) before serving.
Fresh Peach Cobbler Peaches are a good source of dietary fiber, vitamin A, niacin, potassium and vitamin C. Coconut oil has been shown to aid memory in Alzheimer’s patients.
15 organic dates, pitted
1 C raw coconut flakes (unsweetened)
½ C almonds or pecans
Pinch sea salt
Optional: couple dashes of cinnamon
2 ½ C fresh peaches, sliced (or other fruit)
1 t vanilla
2 T honey (or other sweetener)
3 T coconut oil
Couple dashes of cinnamon
- Slice peaches and set aside
- Put “topping” ingredients in food processor and mix until combined and a bit sticky (if too dry, add more dates)
- Take ½ the peaches and blend with “filling” ingredients in food processor until smooth.
- Layer the filling, rest of peaches, and topping in glass serving dish or individual bowl.
- Optional: Top with berries, non-dairy yogurt, or coconut ice cream.
Easy Chickpea Salad
For a quick high-protein meal or for a quick meal to take to work:
1 can organic garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
2 T extra virgin olive oil
1 T fresh lemon juice
Sea salt and pepper to taste
- Rinse beans well in cool water
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl and enjoy!
1 cup of chickpeas has 15g or protein, 26% of your daily recommended for iron, and 8% of calcium. They are low in fat and high in dietary fiber (12g or 50% daily recom.)