1/4 avocado or smashed great northern beans or refried beans
3 T extra virgin olive oil
1 t Greek herbs (or your favorite herb/spice blend or salt & pepper)
1 pattypan (scallop) squash or other summer squash, sliced
1 large green onion, white & a bit of green cut in long strips. Green tops: chopped & saved for garnish
1 carrot (enough for 8 diagonal carrot slices or more)
1 French radish sliced
1 handful of Russian Kale torn
Fresh micro sprouts (garnish & health!)
1 t balsamic vinegar
1 T pickled onions or your favorite zing (capers, sauerkraut, olives, pickles, lemon peel, sriracha, salsa)
1 t (or more) hemp seeds (so healthy)
Fresh coarsely ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 400°F (convection speeds roasting time). Hand rub the veggies with 1 T (more if needed) olive oil & herbs. Place in specific vegetable type groups on roasting pan in case one cooks faster than another so they’re easy to take out. Bake about 10 minutes, checking after 5 (removing kale) until the veggies are done to your preference.
Meanwhile toast the bread & smash the avocado on it. Drizzle with oil. Layer the veggies on the toast. Drizzle with olive oil & balsamic vinegar. Sprinkle with pickled onions, hemp hearts & black pepper.
Garnish with sprouts.
TRIPLE THE ROASTED VEGES — They’ll be delicious later!
Preheat oven to 400°F (convection setting preferred). Mix kale with all ingredients. Spread the kale in a single layer on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake 12-20 minutes, checking every 5 minutes or so until kale is crispy. That might mean pulling out leaves as they are done. They are delicious with or without the yeast sprinkles.
NUTRITIONAL YEAST SPRINKLES
2 T nutritional yeast
1 T olive or avocado oil
4 drops Worcestershire sauce
1/4 t dry oregano
Mix all together with a fork until the mixture forms crumbs. Sprinkle over warm kale chips.
3 C diced kale (think smaller pieces for a tender bite)
1 C diced red cabbage
1/2 C grated carrot
1/4 C minced parsley
2 T each pumpkin, hemp & sunflower seeds
1/2 C fresh blueberries
DIJON GARLIC SPLASH
3 T olive oil (I used the very best – which has a kick to it)
2 t Dijon mustard – the real thing from Dijon, France
2 t Braggs vinegar
1 clove very finely minced garlic
1 t honey (taste the dressing before you add)
Sea salt & fresh black pepper
In a small bowl mix the splash. In a larger bowl add slaw ingredients, and toss with the splash. Serve at room temperature. Top with blueberries to serve. (Sans blueberries, I like this as a sandwich relish too.)