Welcome to Eat Your Greens Round Up #3. This is a monthly vegetarian cooking challenge for food bloggers. The 'Eat Your Greens' challenge was launched a couple of months ago. The idea behind 'Eat Your Greens' is really simple, to make something with a green vegetable each month.
So here are this months fabulous green eats ...
Jasmine Trinity from Self Sufficient Cafe sends us this awesome green vegan Broad Bean 'Cheese'. As soon as I saw it I bookmarked it to make, and guess what I actually made it. All I can say is go on over and check it out!
Helen from Fuss Free Flavours shares a gloriously Green Healthy Vegan Goddess Dressing made from mint, chives and dill. It can be whizzed up in a blender within minutes and is perfect not just for green salads, but also over rice or tossed through some pasta.
Helene from Croque Maman: A French Mum's Cooking Secrets shares a Salade de Concombre translated as Cucumber Salad - the faint green colour is just so dreamy. This Cucumber salad is fresh, creamy, crunchy and indulgent. This sort of salad is really perfect to make and take on picnics, or BBQ. I think it would be fantastic between two slices of bread too or even slathered on a crusty piece! Eat this one like a lady!
Manpreet from Eat Well, Feel Good shares Black Bean Zesty Chaat Salad. I love Indian style chaat salads, but this one has me swooning. Lots of greens here: celery, cucumber, cabbage, green pepper, as well as salad leaves such as Baby Kale, Chard, Romaine Lettuce and Spinach. Perfect for these warm evenings.
Janet from The Taste Space shared a Creamy Curried Green Lentil Salad. The French green lentils are cooked then tossed with capers and currants and then coated a curried creamy dressing made with tahini and other store cupboard ingredients.
Camilla from Culinary Adventures with Camilla shares Salad with home-made buttermilk dressing. The salad is made with a mixture of leafy greens including carrot top greens. This certainly makes for interesting eating.
The lovely Linzi from Lancashire Food shares French Beans, Tomato and Cumin Salad made with homegrown veggies, both the golden french beans and tomatoes are from her garden. The green salad is lightly aromatic from fresh coriander and cumin.
Johanna from the fabulous vegetarian Green Gourmet Giraffe blog shared her Strawberry, Haloumi and Green Salad. This green salad with ruby red strawberries can be put together within minutes, providing you have all the ingredients to hand. The greens come from the baby spinach and cucumber.
Laura from How To Cook Good Food shared Okonomiyaki, a savoury Japanese Pancake. Okonomiyaki translated as 'anything you like, cooked'. Laura used packet Okonomiyaki pancake flour mix and then added some green vegetables to it, these were cabbage, courgettes and spring onions.
Elizabeth from Elizabeth's Kitchen Diary shares a wholesome and comforting Grilled Veggie Lasagne with Wild Garlic Pesto. There are plenty of green vegetables in this lasagne: spinach, courgette and celery, but enhanced even further with wild garlic pesto, albeit from a jar, still sounds delicious and one to make come Autumn.
Laura from I'd Rather Bake Than.... shares a super duper Double Chocolate Courgette Cake, full of chocolate flavour and pockets of molten chocolate chunks. and moisture comes from courgettes. Laura is making the most of her homegrown produce or bargains from the supermarkets. She confesses that now (like me) she is a convert of courgettes in baked goods. She describes this as one of those easy quick to mix and get in the oven cakes - now that is what I like.
We have another cake made with courgettes, this Spiced Courgette Loaf comes from Vohn's Vittles. It is healthy and loaded with nuts and seeds and spices like nutmeg, allspice and cinnamon. Eat this any time of day, you will feel virtuous. I also love how the green flecks from the grated courgettes just come through, so pretty.
And finally, Choclette from Chocolate Log Blog shares delightful morsels Chocolate Chip Avocado Cookies. Look close and you can just about see the green mashed cream from the avocado. Choclette describes them as particularly moreish, crisp on the inside and soft and chewy on the inside. She does admit that they do taste of avocado, so it may not be to every ones taste, but I often say, don't dismiss them until you have tried them, then decided for sure.
Thank you so much to every one who has participated in this months Eat Your Greens blogging challenge this month. Please, please do go on over and check out each entry one by one and leave a comment.
Now onto September - September's Eat Your Greens has a theme.
I have the pleasure of hosting Pasta Please and I have agreed with the lovely Jacqueline from Tinned Tomatoes to combine both Eat Your Greens and Pasta Please. Please Follow this link for the details. I know the linky has ended, but you can still share your recipes up until the 28th of September, so please either e mail me, or add the link to the comment section of this post.
And link up your recipe here.