Vegetable Recipes That Don’t Taste Like Vegetables
There’s so many diets out there, I can’t keep track anymore! Who’s to know what’s the right way to eat?
No grains? Low carb? No meat? Mainly meat?
However, the one thing all diets seem to have in common is that greens, salads and natural produce are good.
They’re nutrient dense, they fill you up will relatively little calories, and they keep your body’s intestines functioning properly.
So to help, I’ve assembled a few recipes that claim to make veggies not taste like veggies. I have tried these recipes and they look good and taste delicious!
These things look pretty good! It’s seriously just carrots with olive oil, salt, and pepper. And they’re baked instead of fried.
Instead of mashed potatoes, have mashed cauliflower. The texture, color, and (hopefully) taste of mashed cauliflower is pretty close to mashed potatoes.
Summer is here with sunny weather, flowers, veggies, warm water in the pool. Time to collect our vegetables and enjoy them. I hope you like this recipe too!
For the Roasted Chickpeas:
- 1 (15 oz) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
For the Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette:
- 1 shallot, minced
- 2 cups packed fresh cilantro leaves, stems removed
- 1 large clove garlic
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 cup olive oil
For the Salad:
- 4 corn tortillas
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Salt, to taste
- 6 cups chopped Romaine lettuce
- 1 cup chopped red cabbage
- 1 cup grape tomatoes, cut in half
- 1 cup fresh corn kernels
- 1 large avocado, pit removed and sliced
- 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place the drained chickpeas in a clean dishtowel. Remove chickpea skins and let the chickpeas dry for a few minutes.
- Place the chickpeas in medium bowl. In a small bowl, combine the chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, lime juice, and olive oil. Stir until chickpeas are well coated.
- Spread the chickpeas out in an even layer on a large baking sheet. Roast the chickpeas in the oven for 30 to 35 minutes, stirring occasionally. The chickpeas are done when they are dry and crispy on the outside. Remove from the oven and set aside.
- While the chickpeas are roasting, make the cilantro lime vinaigrette. In a blender or food processor, combine the shallot, cilantro, garlic, vinegar, lime juice, salt, pepper, and olive oil. Blend until smooth. Set aside.
- Turn the oven to 375 degrees F. Brush each side of the corn tortillas with olive oil. Cut the tortillas into 1/4-1/2″ strips. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Place tortilla strips on the baking sheet in an even layer. Bake until golden and crisp, about 10-15 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with salt, to taste. Set aside.
- To assemble the salad, place lettuce in a large salad bowl. Top the lettuce with red cabbage, tomatoes, corn, avocado slices, cilantro, spiced chickpeas, and baked tortilla strips. Drizzle the salad with cilantro lime vinaigrette and serve immediately.
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