Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Vegan Broccoli Salad

serves 6-8 as a side portion
WARNING: no exact measurements, improvise as you go!

I'm pretty sure I ate 90% of this salad in one sitting.  I kept going back for "one more scoop,"  and next thing I knew, it was gone!  It has a perfect combination of crunchy, sweet, tangy and its soo healthy!  I plan on making a double portion and having it on hand for easy lunches throughout the week.

1-2 large stalks of broccoli, chopped.(including the stems)
2-3 green onions, chopped (for more bite, you could use red onion)
shredded carrots
raw sunflower seeds
olive oil
champagne or white balsamic vinegar
1 Tbsp sugar

Toss everything in a bowl and stir to combine.  Keep in mind that you want enough dressing to coat everything, but not be soupy. I think I used roughly 1/4 cup evoo and a few tablespoons of vinegar. 

Monday, May 16, 2011

Mango Salsa

This salsa is super simple and crazy delicious!  I put it on top of our black bean burgers the other night and it was amazing, but you could top tacos, enchiladas, a simple rice bowl, etc.  Try this one out, you will NOT be disappointed!

makes about 2 cups

2 mangos, peeled and diced
1/2 a red pepper, diced
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
2 green onions, chopped OR 1/2 of a red onion, diced
1/2-1 jalapeno, seeded and diced, optional
2 limes, juiced

combine all ingredients and season to desired flavor.  Feel free to add more of anything if you want more of a bite.  The salsa is great the next day as well!