Chimichurri sauce is a delicious green sauce made from various herbs.I first tried chimichurri sauce on roasted cauliflower and was immediately hooked. The blend of herbs is lovely and has many layers of flavor. Traditionally, this sauce is commonly found with meat dishes. But there is no reason that it cannot be a great sauce for any plant-based recipe, too! This recipe for a quinoa bowl mixes fresh kale, fresh tomatoes, and roasted vegetables with chimichurri sauce.
The Logical Harmony recipe for chimichurri sauce uses scallions, mint, cilantro, and parsley as the herbs. Traditionally chimichurri sauce also calls for oil but substituting avocado instead adds even more dimension to the flavors and gives you the extra nutrition benefits of avocado. This sauce traditionally uses vinegar, but I like to use fresh lemon juice instead for the extra vitamins provided there.
Continue reading to learn how to make Quinoa with Roasted Vegetables and Chimichurri Sauce.
Lately, we have been on a spring roll kick. These spring rolls are fresh, easy to make, and delicious! Including the prep time, I would say that these spring rolls with peanut sauce take about 30 minutes to make. This makes them perfect for a quick and healthy meal. They are a fun alternative to salads and I love that I can mix and match for different flavors.
Suggested below are ingredients that we use a lot when making these spring rolls, but you can use any combination of fresh vegetables that you like.
Continue reading to learn how to make Fresh Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce.
When I first tried kelp noodles, I was surprised by them. They are clear noodles with a slightly crunchy texture and not a whole lot of flavor on their own. When you marinade them, kelp noodles do an amazing job of taking on the flavor of any vegetables and sauces they have been sitting with. These kelp noodles with peanut sauce are gingery, garlicky, and full of so much flavor! I love the mix of the creamy peanut sauce, the slight crunch of the kelp noodles, and the fresh vegetables.
Kelp noodles are rich in calcium, iron, and vitamin K. They are very low-calorie, gluten-free, and can be a great substitute for traditional pasta or just a fun new item to try. While they are delicious, kelp noodles are high in iodine and should not be consumed often because of their high sodium levels. Iodine can help keep your thyroid healthy and sea vegetables are a great way to include iodine in your diet.
Continue reading to learn how to make Kelp Noodles with Peanut Sauce.
I can’t think of anyone who doesn’t like pizza. The main concern that I have is keeping it simple, delicious, and relatively healthy. This Mediterranean inspired pizza is one of my favorites to make. I have always loved the mix of oregano, garlic, artichokes and olives. This pizza would be great with a little bit of fresh lemon juice squeezed over it to brighten the flavors. Add in a salad and some skinny raspberry lemonade and you have a pretty healthy meal in under an hour.
What you will need to Mediterranean Inspired Vegan Pizza:
- Pizza dough. I’ll be honest here, pizza dough is something I have issues getting perfect when making from scratch. To save myself time and frustration I buy pre-made vegan dough. Trader Joe’s has fresh dough and frozen that is vegan. This was made with their frozen dough.
- Tomato sauce or fresh tomatoes thinly sliced
- 1 cup kale, torn into bite size pieces
- 3 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- 1/4 package Daiya garlic and jalapeno Havarti-style vegan cheese. Feel free to use any other vegan cheese substitute or none at all.
- 1 can artichoke hearts, cut into quarters. For an especially delicious pizza, roast your own artichokes the day before and slice them for the pizza.
- 1/4 red onion, chopped
- 1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes, chopped
- 1/2 cup sliced black olives
How to make Mediterranean Inspired Vegan Pizza:
- Pre-heat your oven according to package directions or to 425. If needed, roll out the pizza dough.
- Layer the ingredients on in any order you prefer. I start with the sauce or tomatoes and work down the above list, finishing with the black olives.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes (or according to package directions). The crust should be golden brown and the vegan cheese bubbly.
- Slice and enjoy!
This pizza is great for days when you need an easy and delicious meal to share. I like to make it and eat it outside on our back porch. On some days when the weather is perfect out but I don’t have the time to start up the BBQ, this is a great alternative.
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