This bean dip is packed with fiber, calcium, protein, iron and vitamins A and C. The flavor of the spinach is masked by the salsa and cumin, so it a great way to add nutrition to a delicious snack.
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Archive for the ‘Appetizers’ Category
Miss deviled eggs? Try this completely vegan tofu-based recipe for a delicious treat.
Peel and cut the jicama in half. Place halves cut sides down, and cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Combine jicama, oranges, cucumbers, radishes, and juice in a bowl. Let stand 30 minutes. Add the ground chile and salt, and toss well. Sprinkle with cilantro.
1 (15 ounces) can cooked fava beans or 1 1/2 cups cooked fava beans
1 small chopped onion…
Roasted red peppers give this spread smoky sweetness. You can substitute 1 1/2 cups bottled roasted red bell peppers. Serve with toasted bagel chips or raw vegetables.
Instead of sesame tahini, this hummus recipe uses walnuts and flax seed, which are rich in important Omega-3 fatty acids. The result is milder-tasting than traditional hummus, but equally delicious. An added bonus: People following the Eat to Live nutritional program can eat this without guilt!
This one is my personal favorite–I didn’t think it would be that great, but I love it and make it all the time now!
Roasted corn adds texture and flavor to guacamole.
Puree everything except the optional extra scallions and tomatoes. Then mix in those optional extras, if using. Done!
Per serving: 100 Calories (kcal); trace Total Fat; (3% calories from fat); 6g
Protein; 19g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 181mg Sodium
Just wanted to share a recipe I made up to take the place of regular spinach dip. It really is good. You’ll never even know it is healthy!
Submitted by Courtney (from Cooking Light Magazine)
This lighter, cooler variation of the spring roll is not fried so there is not a lot of added fat. This is an Vietnamese recipe, so the only specialty item you will need are rice flour wrappers rolls (as opposed to spring roll or wonton wrappers), found in Asian supermarkets, gourmet groceries and the Internet.
(This is one of my favorites. It’s a recipe I adapted from one of the many cookbooks I own.)
Serving Suggestions: I like to make salsa a couple of hours ahead so that it has time for the ingredients to meld. I also like to serve it very cold with warm, toasted, tortilla points. The contrast is great!
- Oil-Free Baked Portobello FriesDo you know why vegan cooks are so creative? I think it’s because we’re constantly being tempted by interesting dishes on restaurant menus that are “vegan except for.” You know, the chickpea appetizer that is vegan–except for chicken broth. Or the hash browns that are vegan–except they’re cooked on a griddle alongside bacon. Or the portobello fries […]
- Aqua Fava Carob Pieces (Vegan, Gluten and Oil Free)Though I’ve gotten a lot less fussy (or maybe lazy) in my cooking habits, from time to time I still can’t resist my proclivity for vegan adaptations of things I know I should never eat in their original form. This experiment is that a couple times over, since most of you can eat a few […]