From Vegnaomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook. This flavorful, rich red dip can be used as a sandwich spread, or as a dip with crunchy wheat crackers or pitas. Especially nice with slices of raw bell pepper or carrots! Please use sundried tomatoes that have not been packed in oil. Fresh basil leaves or roasted garlic can be added as well for a nice variation
This is great as a dip for a party or just on some bread as a quick lunch. A bit more adventurous than the standard hummus. For the smoked paprika you can use either hot or mild, your choice. For the olives I like to use a mix of green and black. Use the best quality extra virgin olive oil you can afford - it really shines in this recipe. I use garlic powder in this recipe because when I make it with fresh garlic no one can get near me for the next 12 hours. If you want to use fresh garlic, just substitute 2 cloves of fresh garlic, chopped, for the garlic powder, and get ready for some seriously delicious garlic breath!
The olives really make this dip - don't omit them! :) I'm a diehard carnivore, but I was going to a potluck and wanted to bring a cheap, egg-free, dairy-free dish in case there were allergies or vegetarians there. I took about six recipes off the Internet, combined them and added a few more things, and it was great! I let it sit in the fridge for two days and just re-mixed it before serving. At the potluck, there was not a single vegetarian there, and they all liked this dip. Cayenne and grated carrot would probably be great in this and make it a more "traditional" spinach dip. You may want to start with less garlic if you're not a big fan.
A fun way to get kids eating a whole bunch of vegetables, without much cleaning up! I learned this recipe while I was eating mostly raw, but I wouldn't recommend this for children, so add in some of the optional extras.
This salad is both healthy AND delicious. Not only that but it is quick to make, yields alot, looks attractive and is even tastier as leftovers. Kids love it as it is virtually a dessert salad.
I must give credit to my late Aunt Ruth, from whom I received this recipe.
I have purchased a similar sandwich at Starbucks and Whole Foods grocery store. I am the avocado lover in my house, so when I make just one sandwich, I eat the rest to avoid wasting it or having brown avocado in my refrigerator. I can't say that I mind!
Crisp, colorful vegetables with a lemony dressing and chunks of blue cheese -- so good for serving to company! Recipe is from one of the wave of "quick and easy" cookbooks in the mid-1990s. I don't always bother with the snow peas, or even with both colors of cabbage, but they're all very good additions.