Recipes — middle eastern

oil free falafel

Quick and Easy Oil-Free Falafel Bites

Falafel is amazing, but it can take so much time to make if you want to make! Many recipes will encourage using dried garbanzo beans (chickpeas), but today we are going to take a shortcut with quick and easy canned chickpeas. The other magical thing about this whole food plant-based recipe is that it’s oil free. That's right - these falafel bites are NOT deep fried and yet they're still so simple, healthy, and delicious. Although this recipe makes for a unique appetizer, my favorite way to eat falafel bites is over a salad with tahini dressing and diced cucumber and tomato. Enjoy! Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook...

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Plant Based Appetizer Avocado Hummus

Plant-Based Appetizer: Creamy Green Avocado Hummus

Torn between guac and hummus? Try this extra creamy green avocadohummus instead and get the best of both worlds. Tahini, white beans and avocado are the key to this incredibly smooth dip, while spinach gives it it’s bright green color and extra nutrients! Enjoy with raw red peppers and carrots, or spread onto a veggie-packed sandwich. Prep time: 10 minutes Yield: 4-6 servings Ingredients: 1 can of cannellini beans in liquid2 TBS tahini1 ½ cups of raw spinach1 avocado1 lemon, juiced2 small cloves or 1 large clove of garlic1/2 tsp of sea salt1/2 tsp of cuminBlack pepper to taste Directions: 1....

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Plant Based Lentil Soup

Anti-Inflammatory Lemon Lentil Soup

Refreshing, hearty, flavorful. This unique all season Lemon Lentil Soup is packed with healthy, healing ingredients like garlic, lemon and turmeric. Enjoy this anti-inflammatory recipe hot with crushed black pepper, or pour it over a baked sweet potato. Prep Time: 5-10 minutes Cook Time: 40 minutes Servings: 6  Ingredients:  1 onion, diced3 cloves of garlic, minced1 tomato, diced3 cups of dried, green lentils1 whole lemon2 TBS of parsley2 tsp cumin1 tsp crushed black pepper1 tsp coriander1 tsp turmeric¼ tsp of sea salt2 cups of low sodium veggie brothWater Instructions: 1. Sauté onions in veggie broth for about 8 minutes2. Add garlic, tomatoes and spices,...

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