Zucchini-Avocado Sushi Rolls

This recipe makes great use of zucchini, which is often plentiful at supermarkets and farm stands in late summer. Plus, these yummy rolls highlight crisp carrots and creamy avocado slices.

Zucchini Avocado Sushi

This recipe makes great use of zucchini, which is often plentiful at supermarkets and farm stands in late summer. Plus, these yummy rolls highlight crisp carrots and creamy avocado slices.

  • Servings: 3-4
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients


Dipping Sauce
3 Tablespoons Maple Syrup
3 Tablespoons Gluten-Free Tamari
1 Scallion, White And Green Parts, Thinly Sliced
Rolls
2 Medium Zucchini
2 Medium Carrots, Peeled And Cut Into Very Thin Sticks
1 Large Avocado, Peeled, Pitted And Thinly Sliced

Directions


  1. To make the dipping sauce, put the maple syrup and tamari in a small bowl and briskly whisk until combined. Pour the sauce into 3 or 4 tiny bowls and top with several scallion slices.
  2. To make the rolls, put each zucchini on a cutting board. Using a wide vegetable peeler or mandolin, carefully cut the zucchini into very thin, long slices (strips), making about 6 slices or so from each zucchini (about 12 slices in all). Cut the remaining zucchini into very thin sticks, about the same size as the carrot sticks.
  3. Lay one zucchini slice on the cutting board and arrange several carrot sticks, zucchini sticks and a few slices of avocado at one end of the zucchini slice. Carefully roll up the zucchini slice around the avocado, carrot and zucchini sticks. Put the roll on a plate, seam side down. Continue in this manner until you have about 12 rolls.
  4. Serve 3 to 4 rolls per person, with dipping sauce on the side.
  5. Recipe from Vegan For Everyone by Laura Theodore. Published by Scribe Publishing Company, ©2020. Tune into Season Nine of Jazzy Vegetarian on PBS, for more of Chef Laura’s plant-based recipes featuring Worthy Flavors!


Kale, Lime and Almond Salad

A zingy punch of freshly squeezed lime juice adds freshness to this unique Kale, Lime and Almond Salad. This lively combination is sure to please when you’re looking to serve up your daily greens with a piquant flair.

Kale, Lime and Almond Salad

A zingy punch of freshly squeezed lime juice adds freshness to this unique salad. This lively combination is sure to please when you’re looking to serve up your daily greens with a piquant flair.

  • Servings: 2-4
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients


Dressing
3 Tablespoons Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice (See Note)

2 Tablespoons Maple Syrup

1 To 2 Tablespoons Extra-Virgin Olive Oil, To Taste (Optional)

1/8 Teaspoon Sea Salt, Plus More As Needed

Several Grinds Of Fresh Black Pepper

Salad
5 Cups Packed, Thinly Sliced Curly Kale, Thick Stems Removed

1/3 Cup Roasted Or Raw Almonds

¼ Cup Raisins


Directions


  1. Put the lime juice, maple syrup, optional olive oil, salt, and pepper in a small bowl and whisk briskly to combine.
  2. Put the kale, almonds, and raisins in a large bowl. Pour the dressing over the kale and mix together using tongs or a large fork, until well coated.
  3. If desired, to soften the kale leaves, use clean hands to “massage” the dressing into the kale for about 30 seconds. Taste and add more salt if desired. Let stand 5 minutes and serve (see note).
  4. *Chef’s note: If preferred, you may use freshly squeezed lemon juice in place of the lime juice.
  5. *Chef’s note: This salad can be made ahead of time and refrigerated for up to 4 hours before serving.
  6. Recipe from Laura Theodore’s Vegan-Ease by Laura Theodore. Distributed by Cardinal Publishers Group, ©2015. Tune into Season Nine of Jazzy Vegetarian on PBS, for more of Chef Laura’s plant-based recipes featuring Worthy Flavors!


Tofu-Teriyaki Kebabs

I love the combination of colorful veggies slathered in a sweet homemade teriyaki sauce. The presentation of these enticing kebabs is supremely delightful, sure to please both omnivores and vegans alike.

Tofu-Teriyaki Kebabs

I love the combination of colorful veggies slathered in a sweet homemade teriyaki sauce. The presentation of these enticing Tofu-Teriyaki Kebabs is supremely delightful, sure to please both omnivores and vegans alike.

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients


12 To 16 Bamboo Skewers

3 Medium Sweet Red, Yellow, Or Orange Peppers, Seeded And Cut In Chunks

10 Ounces Cremini Mushrooms, Sliced In Half (If Large)

1 Large Zucchini, Sliced

2 Medium Sweet Onions, Cut In Chunks

1 3/4 Cups Grape Or Cherry Tomatoes

2 Packages (7 To 8 Ounces), Each Baked Teriyaki-Flavored Tofu, Cut In Cubes

3 Tablespoons, Plus 1 Teaspoon Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Freshly Ground Black Pepper, To Taste

Teriyaki Sauce (See Note)
3 Tablespoons Firmly Packed Dark Brown Sugar

3 Tablespoons Tamari

2 Tablespoons Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder


Directions


  1. Put the bamboo skewers in a shallow pan and top with about 1-inch of water. Allow the skewers to soak for 20 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a very large, rimmed baking sheet with unbleached parchment paper.
  3. Put the peppers, mushrooms, zucchini, onions, and tomatoes in a large bowl. Drizzle 3 tablespoons of the olive oil over the veggies, and top with several grinds of freshly ground pepper. Toss gently until all of the veggies are evenly coated with oil.
  4. Put the tofu in a small bowl. Top with 1 teaspoon olive oil. Toss gently to coat.
  5. Evenly divide and thread the veggies and tofu onto the skewers. Put the kebabs on the lined baking sheet. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, make the teriyaki sauce. Put the brown sugar, tamari, 2 tablespoons olive oil, and garlic powder in a small bowl, and briskly whisk to combine.
  7. Remove the kebabs from the oven, and drizzle some of the sauce over each kebab, spreading it evenly over the top of the veggies and tofu (see note). Return the kebabs to the oven and bake an additional 15 to 20 minutes, or until the veggies are soft and edges of tofu are slightly browned and golden.
  8. To serve, put 2 skewers on each plate, served with rice or quinoa on the side.
  9. *Chef’s Note: I like a lot of sauce on my kebabs! If you prefer extra sauce too, simply double the sauce recipe. Proceed as directed.
  10. Recipe from Jazzy Vegetarian’s Deliciously Vegan by Laura Theodore. Published by Scribe Publishing Company, ©2018. Tune into Season Nine of Jazzy Vegetarian on PBS, for more of Chef Laura’s plant-based recipes featuring Worthy Flavors!

Minty Cucumber and Carrot Soup

This chilled Minty Cucumber and Carrot Soup makes a colorful and refreshing first course, or a light and frosty summertime luncheon entrée. The beautiful orange hue, combined with a hint of mint, produces a delicate and welcoming flavor to this easy to make warm weather soup.

Minty Cucumber and Carrot Soup

This chilled Minty Cucumber and Carrot Soup makes a colorful and refreshing first course, or a light and frosty summertime luncheon entrée. The beautiful orange hue, combined with a hint of mint, produces a delicate and welcoming flavor to this easy to make warm weather soup.

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients


2 2/3 Cups Peeled, Seeded And Chopped Cucumber

1 1/2 Cups Peeled And Chopped Carrots

1 Cup Water

1 Teaspoon Maple Syrup

1 Small Clove Garlic, Chopped

1 Teaspoon Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

1/2 Teaspoon (Firmly Packed) Chopped Fresh Mint Leaves


Directions


  1. Put all of the ingredients into a blender and process until almost smooth.
  2. Transfer to a medium-sized bowl. Cover and refrigerate 2 to 4 hours, or until well chilled. Stir before serving.
  3. Recipe from Jazzy Vegetarian’s Deliciously Vegan by Laura Theodore. Published by Scribe Publishing Company, ©2018. Tune into Season Nine of Jazzy Vegetarian on PBS, for more of Chef Laura’s plant-based recipes featuring Worthy Flavors!

Miso-Parsley Hummus

Miso provides texture and taste to this hummus without adding any oil, keeping Miso-Parsley Hummus a light and low-fat option for a satisfying snack.

Miso Hummus

Miso provides texture and taste to this hummus without adding any oil, keeping Miso-Parsley Hummus a light and low-fat option for a satisfying snack.

Asparagus Tart

This amazing Asparagus Tart is a tasty cross between a veggie quiche and a crustless tart. It’s simple to prepare, pretty to serve and delicious to eat!

Asparagus Tart

This amazing Asparagus Tart is a tasty cross between a veggie quiche and a crustless tart. It’s simple to prepare, pretty to serve and delicious to eat!

  • Servings: 8
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients


1 Block (16 ounces) Extra-Firm Regular Tofu, Drained

1 Aseptic Box (12 To 12 1/2 Ounces) Extra-Firm Silken Tofu, Drained

1 Tablespoon Dairy-Free Milk

1/2 Teaspoon Sea Salt

1/2 Teaspoon Ground Turmeric

1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder

1/8 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper, Plus More To Taste

1/2 Cup Shredded Vegan Cheddar-Style Cheese

2 Teaspoons Italian Seasoning Blend

1 Medium Sweet Onion, Finely Diced

14 Asparagus Stalks, Cut Into 4 To 4 1/2-Inch Lengths


Directions


    1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Generously coat a 9-inch round springform pan with vegan margarine.
  1. Put the regular tofu, silken tofu, dairy-free milk, salt, turmeric, garlic powder and pepper into a blender or food processor and process until smooth.
  2. Fold in the vegan cheddar cheese, Italian seasoning and onion, using a rubber spatula. Transfer the tofu mixture to the prepared pan and smooth the top with the back of a rubber spatula. Arrange the 14 asparagus spears to resemble the spokes of a wheel, with the asparagus tips forming the center of the “wheel.”
  3. Top the quiche with several grinds of black pepper. Bake for 45 to 55 minutes, or until the center of the tart is quite firm to the touch. Put the pan on a wire rack and let cool 5 minutes.
  4. Gently run a table knife around the perimeter of the tart to loosen it from the sides of the pan. Let cool for 5 minutes, then carefully remove the outer ring of the springform pan.
  5. Let the tart cool for 30 minutes more before serving (see note). Alternately, cover the tart and refrigerate for 4 to 6 hours, or until well chilled, and serve cold.
  6. Chef’s Note: When served warm, the tart will be quite soft, so slice it carefully for serving. The tart will firm up quite a bit after it is refrigerated for 4 to 6 hours.
  7. Recipe from Jazzy Vegetarian’s Deliciously Vegan by Laura Theodore. Published by Scribe Publishing Company, ©2018. Tune into Season Nine of Jazzy Vegetarian on PBS, for more of Chef Laura’s plant-based recipes featuring Worthy Flavors!


Tex-Mex Salad Bowl

This Tex-Mex Salad Bowl features a zingy lime-based dressing, paired with crisp romaine and cooked garbanzo beans. But since a Tex-Mex style salad is traditionally made with black beans, I decided to add a jazzy twist by substituting black bean tortilla chips as a festive garnish. The chips provide a pleasing crunch, flavor and texture, adding a wow factor to this satisfying salad.

Tex-Mex Salad Bowl

This Tex-Mex Salad Bowl features a zingy lime-based dressing, paired with crisp romaine and cooked garbanzo beans. But since a Tex-Mex style salad is traditionally made with black beans, I decided to add a jazzy twist by substituting black bean tortilla chips as a festive garnish. The chips provide a pleasing crunch, flavor and texture, adding a wow factor to this satisfying salad.

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients


8 Cups Loosely Packed Chopped Romaine Lettuce

20 Black Bean Tortilla Chips

14 Grape Or Cherry Tomatoes, Sliced In Half

1 Cup Cooked Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans), Drained And Rinsed, If Canned

1 Large Ear Of Corn, Remove Kernel From The Cob, Cooked (Or 3/4 Cup Canned Corn Kernels, Drained)

1/2 Cup Seeded And Chopped Orange Or Red Sweet Bell Pepper

4 Green Queen Olives With Pimento, Sliced

1/2 Of A Large Avocado, Peeled, Pitted And Sliced

Sweet And Spicy Lime Dressing

3 To 4 Tablespoons Vegan Mayonnaise

1 Tablespoon Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice

1 Tablespoon Maple Syrup

Dash Cayenne Pepper


Directions


  1. For each salad, put 4 cups of lettuce into a large bowl. Arrange 10 tortilla chips around the circumference of the bowl. Artfully arrange 14 tomato halves on top of the lettuce.
  2. Top with one-half of the chickpeas, corn kernels and sweet peppers. Sprinkle one-half of the olives over the salad and arrange one-half of the avocado slices on top in a pleasing manner.
  3. Put all of the dressing ingredients into a small bowl and briskly whisk until smooth. Drizzle one-half of the dressing over each salad and serve.
  4. Recipe from Jazzy Vegetarian’s Deliciously Vegan by Laura Theodore. Published by Scribe Publishing Company, ©2018. Tune into Season Nine of Jazzy Vegetarian on PBS, for more of Chef Laura’s plant-based recipes featuring Worthy Flavors!


Cucumber, Tomato and Mini-Pepper Salad

Fresh and fabulous, this quick Cucumber, Tomato and Mini-Pepper Salad combines refreshing cucumbers, tiny tomatoes and sweet pepper rings drizzled in a very light balsamic dressing that lets the taste of the veggies shine through.

Cucumber, Tomato and Mini-Pepper Salad

Fresh and fabulous, this quick Cucumber, Tomato and Mini-Pepper Salad combines refreshing cucumbers, tiny tomatoes and sweet pepper rings drizzled in a very light balsamic dressing that lets the taste of the veggies shine through.

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients


1 2/3 Cups Sliced Cucumber (Peeling Is Optional)

¾ Cup Bite-Sized Grape Tomatoes

¾ Cup Seeded And Sliced Orange Pepper And/Or Red Mini Sweet Peppers

2 Heaping Tablespoons Chopped Fresh Parsley

1 Heaping Tablespoon Thinly Sliced Fresh Basil

DRESSING
1 Tablespoon Extra-Virgin Olive Oil, Plus More To Taste

½ Tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar, Plus More To Taste

¼ Teaspoon Sea Salt

Freshly Ground Black Pepper, To Taste


Directions


  1. Put the cucumber, tomatoes and mini pepper slices into a medium-sized bowl and gently toss to combine.
  2. Put all of the dressing ingredients into a small bowl and briskly whisk to emulsify. Taste and add a bit more olive oil and/or vinegar, if desired.
  3. Pour the dressing over the cucumber mixture and stir to coat. Add the parsley and basil and gently toss to combine.
  4. Let stand 5 to 15 minutes and serve.
  5. Recipe from Vegan For Everyone by Laura Theodore. Published by Scribe Publishing Company, ©2020. Tune into Season Nine of Jazzy Vegetarian on PBS, for more of Chef Laura’s plant-based recipes featuring Worthy Flavors!

Tiny Potatoes with Spicy Mustard Sauce

These tender and flavorful Tiny Potatoes with Spicy Mustard Sauce are baked in the oven with a zingy mustard sauce, making a festive side dish for any supper.

Tiny Potatoes with Mustard Sauce

These tender and flavorful Tiny Potatoes with Spicy Mustard Sauce are baked in the oven with a zingy mustard sauce, making a festive side dish for any supper.

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients


3 Tablespoons Spicy Brown Mustard

2 Tablespoons Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

1 Tablespoon Maple Syrup

1 Teaspoon Italian Seasoning Blend

¼ Teaspoon Garlic Powder

¼ Teaspoon Sea Salt

Dash Cayenne

2 Pounds Baby Red And/or Yellow Potatoes, Scrubbed With Larger Potatoes Cut In Half


Directions


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a large, rimmed baking pan with unbleached parchment paper.
  2. Put the sauce ingredients into a small bowl and stir until combined. Put the potatoes into a large bowl, add the sauce and stir to combine.
  3. Arrange the potatoes in a single layer on the prepared baking pan. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until the potatoes are very tender. Put the pan on a wire rack and let cool 5 to 10 minutes. Serve warm.
  4. Recipe from Vegan For Everyone by Laura Theodore. Published by Scribe Publishing Company, ©2020. Tune into Season Nine of Jazzy Vegetarian on PBS, for more of Chef Laura’s plant-based recipes featuring Worthy Flavors!


Almost Caesar Salad

The creamy dressing in this Almost Caesar Salad is reminiscent of the classic version but takes less than 3 minutes to make! Processing the walnuts with a few flavorful ingredients offers a wonderful egg-like texture, while the capers stand in beautifully for anchovies. Give it a try—you’ll be glad you did!

Almost Caesar Salad

The creamy dressing in this Almost Caesar Salad is reminiscent of the classic version but takes less than 3 minutes to make! Processing the walnuts with a few flavorful ingredients offers a wonderful egg-like texture, while the capers stand in beautifully for anchovies. Give it a try—you’ll be glad you did!

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients


1/2 Cup Water

1/3 Cup Plus 3 Tablespoons Walnut Pieces, Divided

1 Tablespoon Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice

1/2 Tablespoon Capers, Drained

1 Teaspoon Dijon Mustard

Salt, To Taste

Freshly Ground Black Pepper, To Taste

1 Medium Head Romaine Lettuce, Washed, Dried And Torn Into Bite-Sized Pieces


Directions


  1. Put the water, 1/3 cup walnuts, lemon juice, capers and Dijon mustard into a blender and process until smooth and creamy in texture. Add salt and pepper, to taste.
  2. Put the lettuce into a large bowl. Pour the dressing over the lettuce and toss gently until evenly coated.
  3. Garnish with the remaining 3 tablespoons walnuts. Serve at once.
  4. Recipe from Jazzy Vegetarian’s Deliciously Vegan by Laura Theodore. Published by Scribe Publishing Company, ©2018. Tune into Season Nine of Jazzy Vegetarian on PBS, for more of Chef Laura’s plant-based recipes featuring Worthy Flavors!