Plant-Based Dishes Squash Soup

Combine Colors and Flavors for Satisfying Plant-Based Dishes

Colorful meals and plant-based dishes offer a welcome array of delicious and nutritious table settings any time of the year. Try using ingredients with an array of rainbow hues.

 

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

Ingredients

2 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
1 large sweet onion, chopped
2 TBSP fresh ginger, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup raw cashews
1 large butternut squash, cubed
5 cups vegetable broth
2 tsp cumin
2 tsp coriander
1 tsp curry powder
1 tsp turmeric
1 cup full fat coconut milk
Few sprigs of fresh rosemary

Directions

Use a large pot and set on the stove to medium heat, adding the extra virgin olive oil, onion, ginger, and cashews.
As onions turn translucent and cashew start to brown, add in garlic and butternut squash to cook for a few minutes.
Next add broth and all the spices, then allow to simmer for a good 20 minutes or so.
You should be able to pierce the squash with a fork easily.
Allow soup to cool before transferring to a blender to purée smooth.
Return back to the pot then add coconut milk and rosemary and simmer for another 15-20 minutes.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Plant-Based Dishes Maple Roasted Rainbow Carrots

Maple Roasted Rainbow Carrots

Ingredients

1 bunch of rainbow carrots from Farm Fresh To You
2 TBSP avocado oil
1 TBSP maple syrup
1/4 cup pepitas
Pinch of sea salt

Directions

Preheat oven to 400F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Wash carrots, cut most of the tops off, then slice.
Cut into halves or quarters depending thickness to ensure they cook evenly.
Place slices on baking sheet evenly spaced apart.
Whisk together the avocado oil and maple syrup.
Drizzle over carrots, using tongs to turn and evenly coat carrots.
Season with sea salt.  Bake for approximately 30 minutes, turning carrots midway through cooking.
Top with pepitas and set oven to broil for another three to five minutes.

Salad with Tahini Dressing Plant-Based Dishes

Salad Arrangement with Creamy Tahini Dressing

Decorate a bed of organic mixed greens with a mixture of the following:

• Shredded red beets
• Sliced golden beets
• Sliced watermelon radish
• Sliced persimmon
• Coarsely chopped radicchio
• Shredded purple cabbage
• Dried mulberries
• Chopped curly parsley
• Pomegranate seeds
• Toasted sesame seeds

Creamy Tahini Dressing

1/2 cup tahini
3 TBSP water
1 TBSP apple cider vinegar
2 TBSP fresh lemon juice
2 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
2 tsp maple syrup
Pinch of sea salt

Makes about 1 cup

*Depending on the thickness of tahini and personal preference, you may need to add more water (1 TBSP at a time) to thin the consistency of the dressing.