Category Archives: VEGETARIAN RECIPES

Vegistrone Soup

Vegistrone Soup is a delicious and easy to prepare no-meat, minestrone soup that takes less than (2) hours from start to finish. Ingredients include: Celery, green beans, carrots, spinach, bell peppers and pinto beans cooked in vegetable broth and topped with Parmesan cheese. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sugars, low sodium, low carbohydrates, diabetic-friendly, heart-healthy, vegetarian and Weight Watchers (4 PointsPlus), (6 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes (10) servings with a (2) cup serving size. Vegistrone Soup will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 45 Minutes.
vegistrone-soupCooking Time: 1 Hour.
Total Time: 1-3/4 Hours.

INGREDIENTS:

2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
2 cups chopped onions
2 cups chopped celery
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup chopped green bell peppers
2 cups chopped carrots
2 cups frozen cut green beans, thawed
2 quarts low-sodium vegetable broth
2 cups water
1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce
1 (14 oz) can diced tomatoes
1 (15 oz) can kidney or pinto beans, rinsed
1 bay leaf
1 (10 oz) box frozen chopped spinach, thawed
1/2 cup thinly sliced fresh basil
10 Tbsp freshly grated Parmesan cheese

NOTE:
For a spicer soup; adjust and add seasonings of your choice to taste, (Optional).

Broccoli-Quinoa Slaw

Broccoli-Quinoa Slaw is an easy and delicious side recipe for a sweet and tangy slaw. It will be a welcome addition for your Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter meals also. Summary: Shredded fresh broccoli, quinoa and almonds are combined with a made from scratch, lemon juice vinaigrette dressing. (Dressing recipe is included). This is also a healthy, low fat, low calories, low cholesterol, low sugars, low carbohydrates, low sodium, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly, vegetarian and Weight Watchers (4 SmartPoints), (4 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: (8) servings. Broccoli-Quinoa Slaw will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 20 Minutes.
broccoli-quinoa-slawTotal Time: 70 minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

For the Slaw:

1 lb fresh broccoli
1/2 cup quinoa, uncooked
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/4 cup fresh basil, coarsely chopped

For the Dressing:

1/2 cup water
1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
1-1/2 tsp low-sodium vegetable broth
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp lemon juice
2 Tbsp stone-ground mustard
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp Truvia® Nectar
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper

Blue Cheese-Pear Salad

Blue Cheese-Pear Salad is an easy and quick (10) minute total time, no-cooking recipe. A nice option for large crowds. This makes (8) servings with a (1-1/4 cup) serving size. Summmary: Fresh pear slices, red onions, toasted pine nuts, crumbled blue cheese and raspberry vinaigrette salad dressing are combined together to make this simple, delicious, easy and quick dinner salad. It could also be used as an option for Christmas holiday gatherings. It is a low calories, low fat, low carbohydrates, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, diabetic-friendly, vegetarian, heart-healthy and Weight Watchers (6 SmartPoints), (4 PointsPlus) recipe. Blue Cheese-Pear Salad will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 10 Minutes.
blue-cheese-pear-saladTotal Time: 10 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

1 (10 oz) bag torn mixed salad greens
2 fresh pears, sliced
1 red onion, sliced
1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted
1/2 cup Blue Cheese crumbles
1/2 cup light raspberry vinaigrette salad dressing

Jumbo Shrimp Salad

Jumbo Shrimp Salad is a delicious, easy and quick (22) minute recipe for a spicy seafood salad. Use it for a light lunch or dinner or as a side. Ingredients include: shrimp, baby arugula leaves, mango and red bell peppers with a spicy hot salad dressing, (dressing recipe included). This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low sodium, low carbohydrates, low sugars, diabetic-friendly, Weight Watchers (3 SmartPoints), (3 PointsPlus) and vegetarian recipe. Makes: (4) servings. Jumbo Shrimp Salad will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.jumbo-shrimp-salad

Prep Time: 10 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 12 Minutes.
Total Time: 22 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
8 jumbo-size shrimp, peeled, deveined
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/2 cup granulated no-calorie sweetener
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
1 jalapeno pepper, trimmed, seeded, thinly sliced
2 cups baby arugula leaves
1/2 cup thinly sliced red bell pepper
1/2 cup thinly sliced mango
1 pinch salt, or to taste
1 pinch ground black pepper, or to taste

Baked Maple-Squash

Baked Maple-Squash is an easy and delicious recipe that would work out well as a Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter side. It has only 4 ingredients: Acorn squash, maple syrup, balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing and nutmeg. Takes only (15) minutes to prepare then bake for (45) minutes. This is also a healthy, low fat, low calories, low cholesterol, low sodium, low carbohydrates, low sugars, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (2 PointsPlus), (4 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: 6 Servings. Baked Maple-Squash will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.baked-maple-squash

Prep Time: 15 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 45 Minutes.
Total Time: 1 Hour.

INGREDIENTS:

1 large acorn squash (1-1/2 lb)
1/4 cup balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing
3 Tbsp maple-flavored pancake syrup
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg