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Eggplant with Lemon Chickpeas and Herb Yogurt

This recipe is inspired by a recipe in the vegetable cookbook Plenty More by Yotam Ottolenghi called Eggplants with Crushed Chickpeas and Herb Yogurt. In my version I dialed down the salt and kept the eggplants as intact as possible to show off their beautiful shape. While the original recipe calls for the chickpea mixture … Continued

  • 4 Servings
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Calories: 373

Super Easy Gazpacho

Gazpacho is a cold soup of raw, pureed vegetables. Although it’s not just a tomato soup, tomatoes are the shining star of gazpacho. All you need is a cutting board, blender and ingredients to make it…no cooking required! Make gazpacho in the summer when tomatoes are in-season or anytime you have extra tomatoes on hand.

  • 4-6 Servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Calories: 131

Green Goddess Pasta Salad

This pasta salad features Green Goddess dressing, a creamy herb salad dressing. You can find pre-made Green Goddess dressing at the market such as the one by Primal Kitchen, which uses avocado oil. If you prefer homemade dressing from scratch, I like this Easy Green Goddess Dressing from Cookie + Kate that uses plain Greek … Continued

  • 10 Servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Calories: 234

Fresh Tuna and Cucumber Spring Rolls

Take your favorite poke bowl ingredients and roll them up in a little package to get these Fresh Tuna and Cucumber Spring Rolls. No forks or chop sticks are needed to enjoy this warm weather meal that the whole family will crave. Serve them up with your favorite miso ginger dressing or peanut dipping sauce.

  • 4 Servings
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Calories: 376

Chickpea Fattoush Salad

A fattoush salad traditionally is made with crispy toasted bread or pita, lettuce, herbs and other vegetables finished with a tangy, zesty dressing. While this recipe has many common fattoush salad flavors and ingredients like sumac, you will notice this rendition has chickpeas instead of bread. You can’t go wrong by adding bread or even … Continued

  • 3 Servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Calories: 316

Antipasto Tuna Salad

Liven up your basic tuna salad with the flavors, textures and colors of pickled and fresh veggies. I like to use Mezzetta Italian Mix Giardiniera in this tuna salad, which you can find at most supermarkets in the pickle and olive section. If you don’t already use plain Greek yogurt instead of mayo to make … Continued

  • 2 Servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Calories: 208

Cashew Zucchini Soup

Creamy soups can be made healthier by swapping out the cream for nuts.  Nuts like cashews offer a significant dose of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats with much less saturated fat than cream. It’s a simple swap that boosts nutrition without compromising taste. Like my Velvety Kabocha Squash Soup recipe, this is a pureed soup. The cashews … Continued

  • 4 Servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Calories: 117

Tricolor Kamut Salad

Grains and greens are a super satisfying combination because of their high combined fiber content. If you enjoy ancient grains like quinoa and farro, you’ll love kamut too. Kamut is a type of wheat originating from Egypt. It’s not the kind of wheat from which typical bread flour is made, but certainly has the versatility … Continued

  • 4 Servings
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 45 mins
  • Calories: 219

Butter Lettuce Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette

This butter lettuce salad is crisp, refreshing and super flavorful with a zesty homemade dressing. The simple Dijon vinaigrette uses kitchen pantry staples so need for bottled, store-bought salad dressing. Make this salad to serve alongside your meal for an extra serving of veggies.

  • 4 Servings
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Calories: 127

Mushroom, Kale and White Bean Soup

This is a delicious vegan soup that makes for a light, but satisfying lunch or an accompaniment to dinner. I love making a large pot of soup during the weekend to enjoy on busy weekdays when there’s just not enough time to cook. This soup pairs well with a loaf of rustic bread and cheese.

  • 8 Servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Calories: 148
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