I just love it when my picky friends enjoy a raw, vegan dish that I’ve made! My taste testers loved this, despite their original skepticism. But, I was skeptical of these faux noodles at first, too.
This zucchini noodle (zoodle) salad is yet another good replacement for traditional pasta salad (just like my broccoli, white bean and spinach salad!) at a potluck or picnic. With these flavors you won’t even miss the wheat. My friends love it and are shocked at how many veggies they can eat when they’re drizzled with a tangy dressing!
This is one of those recipes that happened on accident. I really wanted romaine lettuce, but when I found only broccoli and combined it with white beans I was pleasantly surprised by the result. Then I tossed it in a simple, homemade vinaigrette and topped it with spinach and pickled peppers. It’s a perfect alternative to a pasta salad in the summer for those of us who can’t tolerate gluten, plus the beans provide a creamy texture, much like a soft cheese.
The other day, my husband and our friend, Alex, had a wonderful picnic before Music & Movies in the Park at Lake Harriet. I wanted to share the menu because it was just so yummy! You could have a lovely vegan picnic for the festivities this Fourth of July weekend!
This salad is easily a satisfying meal on its own. You get your greens, plus fiber and protein from the sweet potatoes, quinoa, and chickpeas. The dressing is bright and so delicious. If you’re eating with carnivores, my hubby says this recipe is great alongside a baked chicken breast.