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Dinner Lunch Salad Sauce, dip & salsa

Caesar Salad

Let’s pretend I didn’t see the snow that fell today, and say that it’s spring and time for salads! A classic Caesar never gets old. Here’s Romaine lettuce, cucumber, “bacon” (thinly sliced eggplant fried crispy with oil, smoked paprika powder and salt), fried soy bits, avocado and bread croutons. And then I literally drenched the whole thing in this delicious dressing!

Dressing
2 dl soaked cashews
3 cloves of garlic, sauteed
1 tsp soy sauce
3 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 tbsp capers, drained
1 dl water
1/4 nori sheet

Mix all the ingredients in a blender or food processor until very smooth and creamy. Add generously to your Caesar salad. Store any leftovers in a jar in the fridge and use within 2-3 days.

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Fruit & Berries Gluten Free Lunch Salad Snack

Orange Side Salad

Making the most of the citrus season before it’s over! A mix of different oranges topped with fresh rosemary, chopped almonds and dried cranberries. This worked really well as a fruity side salad, and I loved the combination of citrus and rosemary.

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Cheese Dinner Lunch Platter Salad Sauce, dip & salsa Snack

Meze Platter

I love snack platters, but I don’t make them often enough. Luckily, I saw a beautiful meze platter from @elleshungry that inspired me to make this one. (You need to check Elle out! Amazing photos of the most stunning café foods in Sydney, and delicious homemade meals and sweets. I’ll share her post in my Stories!)
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Platter details:
* Oven roasted sweet potatoes rubbed with cumin, turmeric, thyme, salt & pepper and some olive oil.
* Sliced tomato and cucumber.
* Avocado with black sesame seeds.
* Liba bread cut in triangles.
* Hummus (you can find the recipe for the best and smoothest hummus in my highlights).
* Vegan greek yoghurt and feta dip with lemon, salt and fresh mint.
* Flat leaf parsley and fresh mint.

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Asian Bowl Dinner Gluten Free Lunch Salad

Mushroom & Spinach Bibimbap

I’m really into Asian flavours at the moment, and this Korean bibimbap is a favourite. This recipe is @welldonesthlm ‘s cookbook “Vego på 30 minuter” (only available in Swedish as far as I know).
A quick breakdown of the bowl:
* mix of jasmine and black rice
* sliced mushrooms with garlic and spinach
* kimchi
* avocado
* cucumber
* vegan mayo
* dressing with soy sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar and agave syrup
* black and white sesame seeds

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Bowl Dinner Lunch Salad

Tomato Bulghur Salad

I can’t describe how much I long for tomato season! I know, it’s like six months away. I found this mix with plum, yellow, purple and red baby tomatoes, and couldn’t resist it. Just cut them in half and combined them with cooked bulghur, green lentils, sunflower seeds, Kalamata olives and fresh basil. A drizzle of good quality olive oil, a dash of white vinegar and salt and pepper was all the dressing it needed. Lovely quick lunch salad!

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Asian Bowl Dinner Lunch Salad Sauce, dip & salsa

Tofu Bowl with PB Sauce

Bowls are my go to when I’m out of meal ideas. It’s so easy to just start with a carb like rice, potatos, or in this case bulghur, and then add some protein like beans, lentils, soy mince, or in this case some tofu cubes and green soy beans, and then add your greens. I used cucumber, bean sprouts and purple cabbage. Add herbs and spices, like coriander, mint and chili in this case.

And when you think you’re all set, it’s time for the best bit – the dressing! This one is inspired by @glowingly.well, one of my best friends here on IG, who had posted a lunch prep literally just minutes before I logged on to look for some inspo. Check her feed out! And then make this incredibly yummy peanut butter lime dressing. As usual I have modified the recipe from what I had at hand.

1 tbsp lime juice
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp Japanese soy sauce
2 tbsp crunchy peanut butter
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp grated fresh ginger
Stir all the ingredients together and add a dash of water if you want a runnier dressing. Pour generously on top of your bowl.

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Bowl Dinner Lunch Ovenbaked Salad

Falafel & Roast Potato Bowl

I hadn’t had falafel in ages, and I got such a craving for it! I made the loveliest bowl with falafel (not homemade – I really need to start doing that!), oven roasted potatoes with a spicy rub, cucumber, avocado, purple cabbage coleslaw and spiralized carrots. Already dreaming of making this again!

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Bowl Dinner Fruit & Berries Lunch Salad Sauce, dip & salsa

Buddha Bowl

I’m trying to up my iron intake, so I try to eat lots of cruciferous veg, leafy greens, beans and lentils and always combine it with something rich in vitamin C. So here’s a real power bowl for you:
• Shredded kale, massaged in olive oil, lemon juice and salt
• Whole bulghur
• Green lentils
• Grated carrots
• Dried cranberries
• Pomegranate arils
• Parsley, lemon and olive oil dressing

I feel stronger already!

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Bowl Dinner Fruit & Berries Lunch Ovenbaked Salad Sauce, dip & salsa

Sweet Potato & Avocado Bowl

How is it that salads taste even better served in a bowl? This was a particularly good one that I made last week. Whole bulgur (my favourite grain!), roasted sweet potato wedges, sugar snaps, blueberries, avocado, green baby leaves, honeydew melon and a handful of almonds. I drizzled it with a tahini lemon dressing, and it was heavenly!

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Dessert Fruit & Berries Gluten Free Salad

Fruit Salad

This week, I made a fruit salad instead of a platter. Sliced apples, Navel oranges, pink grapefruit, diced mango and strawberries marinated in a lime, brown sugar, vanilla powder and lime dressing. So simple and fresh!