Category Archives: MEATLESS RECIPES

Avocado-Bean Appetizer

Avocado-Bean Appetizer [Note: You will need a (10″) Pie Pan or Pizza Pan for this recipe]. This is a quick (1) Hour no-cooking recipe which would work well for large holiday or event gatherings. It takes (20) minutes to prepare and (1) hour to chill for a fantastic, layered-dip and served with tortilla chips. Ingredients Include: Avocados, refried beans, sour cream, Cheddar and Colby-Jack cheese, olives and tomatoes. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (3 SmartPoints), (2 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: 16 Servings. Serving Size: (3/4) cup per serving. Avocado-Bean Appetizer will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 20 Minutes.avocado-bean-appetizer
Cooking Time: No-Cooking.
Refrigeration Time: 1 Hour.
Equipment Needed: 10″ Pie Pan or Pizza Pan

INGREDIENTS:

1 (10.5 oz) can refried beans
2 medium-size avocadoes, mashed
2/3 cup sour cream
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup shredded Colby-Jack cheese
1 (4-1/2 oz) can chopped ripe olives
2 large tomatoes, diced
4 green onions, chopped
2 bags tortilla chips

Healthy Vegetable Soup

Healthy Vegetable Soup is a delicious recipe for a hearty, meatless vegetable soup. Note: You will need a 5 or 6 quart stockpot for this recipe. Total recipe time is 1-3/4 hours. This recipe is full of vegetables, well-seasoned and uses “V-8 Juice” to bring out more of a  flavor. Ingredients Include: Carrots, onions, celery, bell peppers, cabbage, peas, corn and tomatoes. This is also a low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low carbohydrates, low sugars, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (3 PointsPlus), (4 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: (16) servings. Healthy Vegetable Soup will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 25 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 1 Hour-20 Minutes.
Equipment Needed: (5 or 6 quart Stockpot)

INGREDIENTS:healthy-vegetable-soup

1 Tbsp olive oil
8 medium-size carrots, sliced
2 large onions, chopped
4 celery ribs, chopped
1 large green bell pepper,
seeded, pith removed, chopped

1 garlic clove, minced
2 cups chopped cabbage
2 cups frozen cut green beans
2 cups frozen green peas
1 cup frozen whole kernel corn
1 (15 oz) can garbanzo beans, drained, rinsed
1 bay leaf
2 tsp instant chicken bouillon
1-1/2 tsp dried parsley flakes
1 tsp salt
1 tsp dried marjoram
1 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
4 cups water
1 (28 oz) can diced tomatoes, undrained
2 cups Vegetable juice (V-8 or store brand)

Chopped Christmas Salad

Chopped Christmas Salad is a delicious recipe for any holiday but especially for Christmas. An unusual feature is that: You can eat this salad with a spoon! It is full of great flavors, colors and textures. Ingredients Include: celery, carrots, red bell pepper, apple, cucumber, lettuce, cabbage, cheese and nuts combined with a vinegar, oil and honey vinaigrette. There “IS” a lot of work to do with the tedious task of chopping but it will be well worth the effort in the end. Your family and guests will rave over this dish. It will stay crisp also and not wilt, even the next day, fresh and crisp! This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low saturated fat, low carbohydrates, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (5 PointsPlus), (7 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes (8) servings. Chopped Christmas Salad will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 30 Minutes.chopped-christmas-salad
Cooking Time: 4-5 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

1/4 cup white-wine vinegar
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 tsp honey
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
3 medium-size celery ribs, diced (1/4″)
2 medium-size carrots, diced (1/4″)
1 large red bell pepper, diced (1/4″)
1 medium-size apple, peeled, cored, diced (1/4″)
1/2 large cucumber, peeled, seeded, diced (1/4″)
1 cup sliced Treviso or radicchio
1 cup sliced arugula, tough stems removed
1 cup thinly sliced napa, Savoy or other soft cabbage
1 cup crumbled goat cheese
1/2 cup toasted slivered almonds (see “Tip” at end of recipe)

Wild-Mushroom Risotto

Wild-Mushroom Risotto is a delicious, cheesy and hearty recipe for a meatless meal. It takes about (2) Hours total time for this recipe. [Note: If you can’t locate all the mushroom varieties listed in the ingredient list; any available variety may be substituted that is available in your area]. Ingredients Include: Barley, oyster, cremini, porcini and shiitake mushrooms; leeks, garlic and Parmesan cheese. It is well-seasoned with salt, pepper and thyme. This is also a healthy, low fat, low calories, low cholesterol, low sodium, low carbohydrates, vegetarian, heart-healthy and Weight Watchers (6 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: (6) servings. Serving Size: (1-1/2) cups per serving. Wild-Mushroom Risotto will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
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Prep Time: 30 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 1-1/2 Hours.
Total Time: About 2 Hours.

INGREDIENTS:

1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
2 cups thinly sliced leek (about 2 large)
(8 oz) oyster mushrooms, sliced
(8 oz) cremini mushrooms, sliced
(5 oz) shiitake mushrooms, stemmed, sliced
1 cup uncooked pearl barley
1 Tbsp minced garlic
1/2 cup dry white wine
2 tsp chopped fresh thyme, divided
8 cups water
(1/2 oz) dried porcini mushrooms, coarsely chopped
(3 oz) vegetarian Parmesan cheese, grated (about 3/4 cup)
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Indian-Style Salad

Indian-Style Salad is a delicious,easy and quick (25) minute recipe for a spicy vegetable side. Ingredients include: radishes, cucumber, tomatoes, onions, lime juice, apple and hot chiles. It is well-seasoned with cumin, cayenne pepper, black pepper, salt and crushed red pepper. This is also a very-healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol (0mg), low sodium, low sugars (<1g), low carbohydrates, low saturated fat (0mg), heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly, vegetarian and Weight Watchers (1 SmartPoints), (1 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: (6) servings. Serving Size: (1-1/3) cups per serving. Indian-Style Salad will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.indian-style salad

Prep Time: 25 Minutes.
Total Time: 25 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup quartered radishes
1 cup finely chopped red onion
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
4to5 Tbsp fresh squeezed lime juice
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
1 tsp roasted ground cumin
1/2 tsp Kosher salt
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp cracked black pepper
2 large ripe tomatoes, chopped
3 Persian cucumbers, (halved lengthwise;
then cut crosswise into 1/4″ slices)

1 Honeycrisp apple,
cored & finely chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)

1 serrano chile, finely diced (about 1 Tbsp)