Cilantro Chutney

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro (chopped and washed)
  • 1 green chili
  • 1 to 2 teaspoon lemon juice (to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • black salt/sea salt

Directions:

  1. Grind all ingredients except the lemon juice in a blender until smooth.
  2. Add salt and lemon juice to taste.
  3. Refrigerate for a couple of minutes and serve*.

 

*Use within two to three days.

 

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Apple Pomegranate Salad

Ingredients:
  • 1 bunch lettuce
  • 1 cup arugula leaves
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup shredded red cabbage/carrots
  • 1 apple, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seed
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon agave syrup
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 5-6 blueberries, fresh or frozen
  • feta cheese
  • roasted walnuts

Instructions:

  1. Mix the dressing in a bowl – olive oil, lemon juice, agave syrup, balsamic vinegar and blueberries (mash the blueberries to get color).
  2. Add the sliced apples to the dressing.
  3. Add agave to the roasted walnuts and mix.
  4. Arrange salad on a plate. Top with pomegranate, walnut and feta.
  5. When ready to serve, mix dressing with apples and serve.
Apple Pomegranate Salad

Plum Salad

Plum Salad

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch lettuce
  • 4-5 fresh plums, peeled and cut into small pieces
  • 1 handful toasted almonds

Dressing:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp fresh plum juice (mash 1 fresh plum to create plum juice)
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp agave syrup
  • salt and pepper (to taste)

Directions:

  1. Mix all of the dressing ingredients in a bowl thoroughly to create the dressing.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix the lettuce, plum, and dressing together. Top with almonds and enjoy!

Red Cabbage and Green Apple Salad

Red Cabbage and Green Apple Salad

Red Cabbage and Green Apple Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 of a green apple, sliced into very thin pieces
  • 1/2 cup red cabbage (shredded)
  • 1/2 tsp agave syrup
  • 1 tbsp Peanut Sauce*
  • crushed peanuts (to taste)
  • cilantro leaves (to taste)

Instructions:

  1. Arrange the cabbage and apple slices on a plate. 
  2. Drizzle the agave syrup atop the apple slices.
  3. Drizzle the peanut sauce over the salad.
  4. Sprinkle the crushed peanuts and cilantro leaves on top of the salad (to taste) and serve.

*For Peanut Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1/2 tsp seasme oil (any oil works)
  • 1/2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • salt and pepper (to taste)

Directions for Peanut Sauce: Mix everything together in a small bowl.

**Sauce can be refrigerated for up to a week.

***Green cabbage and red apple can be substituted for red cabbage and green apple.

“Sprouts” Salad

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup sprouted* mung beans
  • 1/2 cup red garbanzo beans [channa]
  • 1 tbsp sprouted fenugreek seeds  [methi – search for it in wikipedia]
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice (adjust to taste)
  • salt and pepper (to taste)

Directions:

  1. Mix everything together and serve.

*To sprout mung beans, garbanzo beans, and fenugreek, soak each separately overnight. Next, drain the remaining water using a strainer and let the beans, chickpeas, and fenugreek rest for one day. Refrigerate after all beans sprout. These sprouted beans may be refrigerated for 3-4 days.

Black Bean and Corn Salad

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (canned) black beans
  • 1/4 cup fresh or frozen sweet corn
  • 2 red/yellow mini peppers (diced)
  • 1/4 cup red onion (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp fresh coriander leaves (chopped)
  • 1 tsp roasted cumin seeds (crushed)
  • 1 tsp taco seasoning
  • hot sauce of your preference (to taste)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice (to taste)
  • salt and pepper (to taste)

Instructions:

  1. Open the can and rinse the beans.
  2. Microwave frozen corn for one minute.
  3. Add everything (except hot sauce) together in the bowl.
  4. Add hot sauce as desired.

*Salad can be eaten immediately or can be kept in the fridge for a day.

*Cooked quinoa or couscous can be added to the salad.

Thai Mango Salad With Peanut Sauce

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Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch lettuce (washed and chopped)
  • 1 mango-ripe but hard (sliced in matchstick shape)
  • 1/2 cup tofu (pressed and sliced thin)
  • 1/4 cup grated carrot
  • 1/4 cup grated red cabbage
  • 1 tbsp green onion
  • 2 tbsp roasted peanuts (crushed)

Peanut Sauce*:

  • 2 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1/2 tsp seasme oil (any oil works)
  • 1/2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • salt and pepper (to taste)

Instructions:

  1. Remove all the water from the tofu. Then, press the tofu under anything heavy for 30 minutes.
  2. Slice the tofu into thin slices and saute for 3 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes.
  3. Mix all the salad ingredients except the peanuts in a bowl.
  4. For Peanut Sauce: Mix the sauce ingredients together in a small bowl.
  5. Place the salad on a plate. Top with the peanut sauce and crushed peanuts. Serve immediately. 

*Peanut sauce can be refrigerated for up to a week.