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Green Bean and Radish Salad

This vegan green bean and radish salad recipe has a very tasty orange-mint vinaigrette. It interacts very nicely with the veggies and barley. Dressings and sauces are 99% of what makes anything worth eating. Between chewy barley, crispy radish and green beans, and crunchy roasted pistachios, there’s a lot of nice things happening with the […]

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Cannellini Bean Salad with Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette

This easy recipe for vegan cannellini bean salad with roasted garlic vinaigrette is very flavorful and perfect year round. It holds up well. It’s great to pack for lunch or a road trip. And it tastes so nice with toast. While flavor is always the most important thing to me, I cannot deny it.. this […]

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Black Bean, Sweet Corn and Jicama Salad

Jicama is a plant from Mexico. Many people associate the term, jicama, with the plant’s edible tuberous root. This part of the plant is crisp, starchy and slightly sweet. In Mexico, it is often enjoyed raw with lime juice, chili powder and salt. And thus, it was the perfect candidate to add some dimension to […]

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Mediterranean Chickpea Eggplant Salad

This Mediterranean-inspired vegan chickpea eggplant salad recipe has it all! The grilled eggplant, sun-dried tomatoes, chickpeas, pistachios and a tasty oregano dressing really make it happen. It tastes great over some garlic toast, or on a bed of spinach greens. Or all by itself! It’s hearty enough to be a lunch or a meal, but […]

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Fennel and White Bean Salad

This easy fennel and white bean salad recipe is awesome for lunch, because it takes very little effort and stores well. And like most cold bean salads, it gets better with time. Add a little extra salt before serving, and you’re ready to go. Serve with garlic toast, put it inside a pita, wrap it […]

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Herbed Black-Eyed Peas and Cannellini Bean Salad with Garlic Toast

There’s a few things I really love… fresh herbs, beans, peas and garlic toast!  This herbed bean salad recipe combines all of them for a seamlessly delicious meal.  I love the contrast between the warm, crisped garlic toast, and the cool, fresh peas and beans salad.  The celery brings some crunch, and the sherry vinegar […]

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Creamy Chickpea Salad

This is an easy recipe for creamy chickpea salad with vegan mayo, dijon, nutritional yeast, pepperoncini (or dill pickles), crunchy carrots and celery, and more. You can enjoy this vegan chickpea salad on sandwiches, wraps, or even as a snack on crackers. This creamy chickpea salad recipe is perfect for lunch, camping, picnics or dinner. […]

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Chipotle Bean and Barley Salad

I revised this vegan chipotle bean and barley salad recipe for simplicity. Let’s just say that I’ve made it a number of times since I first published it, and I realized, it can be simpler to make. What’s not to love about that?!  It still possesses the flavors of the original bean and barley salad. […]

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Texas Caviar with Italian Dressing

The first time I had Texas caviar (also known as cowboy caviar) was at a work potluck. As I recall, it was the one dish that didn’t make it home.  We devoured it straightaway. And thus, I was inspired to make this recipe for Texas caviar with homemade vegan Italian dressing! So, what is Texas caviar? […]

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Orange Miso Chickpea Salad with Pita Chips

This is a simple recipe that works great for lunch, a midday snack or a light meal. It requires few ingredients, and minimal time to execute. The flavor is umami goodness. In some ways, this salad is a deconstructed hummus with a bit of a nod to Asian flavors. Overall, it is creamy and delicious! […]