Recipes with Tag
vegetables

Tomato Lentil Soup

This dish resembles Raasam a Southern Indian soup. However, we have adapted this to be made with ingredients more common to American kitchens. It does have some of the flavors you might expect in an Indian dish and can be made spicier by adding more hot peppers or using hotter peppers than jalapenos. You can… Read more »

Spicy Napa Cabbage Salad

Napa cabbage is softer in flavor and texture than traditional green cabbage. It is wonderful cooked and raw. This dish is so easy, you will make it often. Serves: 8 (8 cups total) Serving size: 1 cup Prep time: 30 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Total time: 45 minutes Ingredients 10 cups Napa cabbage, shredded… Read more »

Spicy Cauliflower

This delicious dish has a wonderful ginger flavor and gets spice from Sambal (or Sriracha). Even if you have non cauliflower lovers, you should try them on this dish! It is surprisingly good, dare I say great. Blanching then browning the cauliflower makes all the difference so be sure not to skip this step. Serves:… Read more »

Samosa-Inspired Potato Cakes

The best part of a samosa is the filling. This dish is inspired by samosas without the frying or outside wrapper. They are delicious and the heat can easily be adjusted for your palate by how much cayenne you use. Placing the mixture in the refrigerator makes it much easier to make patties and sear… Read more »

Pad Thai-Inspired Hearts of Palm Noodles

Pad Thai is certainly one of the most popular Thai dishes in the US. It has a sweet, sour, spicy combination that is hard to beat. Making it at home can be complicated with finding the traditional ingredients of Nahm prik Pow (hot sauce), palm sugar, tamarind sauce, fish sauce, etc. The noodles used for… Read more »

Korean-Inspired Hearts of Palm Noodles

This dish is inspired by the Korean dish Japchae that uses sweet potato noodles, sometimes called glass noodles. Using the hearts of palm noodles (found in many grocery stores sometimes in the International aisle), makes this dish much healthier and very easy to make. The sauce makes this dish and has a wonderful nutty flavor… Read more »

Cucumber Kim Chi

Kim Chi is a staple in the Korean diet. It is usually made with Napa Cabbage and is fermented. It takes several days to make. This recipe is not fermented so it is technically not Kim Chi. It is, however, delicious and is a great side dish with salmon or other fish. It is also… Read more »

Shaking Portobello Mushrooms

Shaking beef is a very famous Vietnamese dish that gets its American name from the constant shaking of the pan to cook the beef and onions without burning. It is traditionally served on a bed of watercress and with a dipping sauce of lime juice and pepper. This dish borrows from the famous original but… Read more »

Tomato and Pepper Salad with Lime

A bright and fresh salad with great flavor that will keep well for several days! Serves: 8 Serving size: 0.5 cup Prep time: 30 minutes Cook time: 0 minutes Total time: 30 minutes Ingredients 2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and chopped 2 bell peppers, any color, sliced 2 Tablespoons olive oil 1 lime, juiced ¼ cup… Read more »

Spinach with Raisins and Pine Nuts

Simply delicious! Add some heat along with the sweet raisins by adding pepper flakes. Serves: 2 Serving size: 1 cup Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 10 – 15 minutes Total time: 15 minutes Ingredients 1 Tablespoon olive oil 1 onion, chopped ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional) 1 pound spinach 2 Tablespoons raisins 2… Read more »

Pasta with Spinach and Beans

This easy and delicious recipe utilizes unique cannellini beans! Have fun with this dish by using a variety of small pastas such as penne, fusilli, farfalle, or orecchiette. Serves: 8 Serving size: 3/4 cups Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 10 – 15 minutes Total time: 25 – 30 minutes Ingredients 1 Tablespoon olive oil… Read more »

Rice with Lima Beans and Cumin

This is really an amazing rice dish. It is so creamy and has an exotic flavor thanks to the tang of the yogurt and cumin. You can use any whole grain in the place of the brown rice. Recipe adapted from Culinary Institutes of America. Serves: 6 Serving size: 3/4 cups Prep time: 15 minutes… Read more »

Cucumber Caper Salad

This dish takes cucumber salad to a new level by bursting with flavor from the addition of capers and lemons! Serves: 6 Serving size: ½ cup Prep time: 15 – 20 minutes Cook time: 0 minutes Total time: 15 – 20 minutes Ingredients 1 English cucumber (remove seeds if not using English cucumber) 1 Tablespoon… Read more »

Bulgar Wheat Salad

This authentic Middle Eastern dish is simple and lasts for several days refrigerated. Traditionally called Tabbouleh, this dish has a unique ingredient that won’t disappoint – bulgar wheat! Serves: 6 Serving size: ¾ cup Prep time: 30 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Total time: 45 – 55 minutes Ingredients ½ cup bulgar wheat 1 cup… Read more »

Easy Olive Spread

This easy olive spread, also known as tapenade, is so simple and versatile. Have it on pita bread, as a condiment, or in a tuna fish sandwich! Serves: 12 Serving size: 2 Tablespoons Prep time: 15 – 20 minutes Cook time: 0 minutes Total time: 15 – 20 minutes Ingredients ¾ cups olives, drained ¼… Read more »

Whole Grain, Chickpea, and Black Bean Salad

This salad is actually a main dish with whole grain, vegetables, beans, and nuts. It keeps for several days and actually is better after a day or so. Exact proportions are not critical so don’t worry if you have more tomatoes or less cucumber. You can even add other vegetables such as peas, carrots, or… Read more »

Quick Burrito Bowl

Burrito bowls have become a staple for many people – they are quick, tasty, and versatile. Use whatever leftovers, frozen, or fresh ingredients you have laying around. For this Quick Burrito Bowl, use the following formula. Base (brown rice or other whole grain) Vegetables (cooked or raw) Protein (beans, lean meat, or seafood) Toppings (salsa,… Read more »

Mediterranean Bowl

This Mediterranean Bowl is perfect for meal prep. Utilize already cooked brown rice to throw this lunch or dinner together quickly. Make extra dressing and store in the fridge for next time. Serves: 1 Serving size: 1 bowl Prep time: 5 minute Cook time: 0 minutes if utilizing already cooked rice Total time: 5 minutes… Read more »

Sweet Potato Casserole

This take on a traditional Sweet Potato Casserole offers a healthy way to enjoy this holiday classic any time of the year! Using fresh sweet potatoes is best, but draining and rinsing canned sweet potatoes would also work. Serves: 9 Serving size: 1/9 of pan Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 20-25 minutes Total time:… Read more »

Oven Roasted Butternut Squash

Savory and delicious! This recipe for Oven Roasted Butternut Squash, shared with us by our friend Chef Ellen Clevenger-Firley, will delight your taste buds. A wonderfully versatile dish, serve alongside your favorite whole grain or add as an ingredient in another recipe.    Serves 6 Serving Size: 1 cup Prep Time: 15  minutes Cook Time:… Read more »

Winter Citrus Salad

A fabulous salad for citrus lovers! The Winter Citrus Salad, shared by our friend Chef Ellen Clevenger-Firley, is a wonderful way to enjoy fresh citrus any time of the year, including during its peak season – winter. Use this recipe year round to bring the bright, sweet flavors of citrus to your plate.  Serves 4… Read more »

Honey Roasted Chickpeas

Enjoy these sweet and savory chickpeas as a snack or use as a topping on a soup or salad (such as our Winter Citrus Salad). Sure to bring a burst of sweetness, this flavorful recipe was shared with us by Chef Ellen Clevenger-Firley. Serves 4 Serving Size: 1/2 cup (122 grams) Prep Time: 5 minutes… Read more »

Red Lentil Soup with Lemon

This delightfully simple lentil soup is light and spicy with a bold red color. Best of all it is ready to enjoy in about an hour, with very little hands-on time. The lemon adds a delicious balance to the hearty cumin. Add parsley (dried or fresh) right before you serve for a pop of extra… Read more »

Spicy Roasted Cauliflower

This recipe is for cauliflower, however, you can use this for any vegetable. It calls for ground spices; however, if you have a spice grinder, it is extra tasty to grind the spices from whole spices. Either way, you will love this easy recipe. The roasted vegetables are great hot or cold in salads. Serves… Read more »

Spaghetti Squash with Shrimp

With garlic, tomatoes and strands of spaghetti squash to twirl around your fork, this dish will surely satisfy your craving for Italian food. If you’ve never cooked a spaghetti squash, there’s nothing to fear. Once you cut lengthwise and scoop out the seeds, it goes in the oven for 40-50 minutes until fully cooked. For… Read more »

Sauteed Squash and Onions

I grew up eating squash and onions. It was a summer favorite of our family. I converted the bacon grease version my mom made to the Med Way by using olive oil. I use both zucchini and yellow squash but you can use just one variety if you like. This recipe calls for green onions,… Read more »

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

This is an amazing vegetarian side dish. Feel free to add a small amount of turkey bacon for added flavor if you wish. Serves 4 Serving Size: ¾ cup Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 20-30 minutes Total Time: 35-45 minutes Ingredients: 1 pound (approximately 4 cups) Brussels sprouts 4 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons… Read more »