August 17th, 2014 – Salads

Sunday, August 17th, 2014
VBC Meeting #18: Salads
Host of the Month: Slynn and Ramon
Location: Denton, TX

Ramon and Hemi August 2014

This is what we made:

August 2014 plate of food

Brenda: Sesame Salad

Brenda made a salad of pasta and vegetables dressed with soy sauce, sesame oil, sesame seeds, and rice wine vinegar.

sesame noodle salad

Morgan and Mark: Chickpea Salad

Morgan and Mark built this salad with chickpeas, sweet potato, parsley, red onion, coriander, chili powder, black pepper, lemon juice, garlic, cayenne pepper, and salt.

chickpea sweet potato salad

Lilly: Hearty Vegan Garden Potato Salad

Lilly served a salad of romaine, spring mix, avocado (1), English cucumber (1), cherry tomatoes (halved), pinto beans (1 can), and red potatoes (5) marinated in the dressing. The vinaigrette dressing contained horseradish mustard, olive oil, and salt.

vegan garden potato salad

Slynn: Curried Coconut Samosa Potato Salad

Slynn based her offering on this recipe, substituting red cabbage for red onion, from the book Salad Samurai: 100 Cutting-Edge, Ultra-Hearty, Easy-to-Make Salads You Don’t Have to Be Vegan to Love. The ingredients included chickpeas, red cabbage, cashews, toasted papadum, toasted coconut, peas, garam masala, mint, and cilantro. The dressing included lime juice, curry powder, and curry leaves.

coconut samosa potato salad

Ramon: Deconstructed Cookies

Ramon made brown sugar cookies topped with a chocolate chip, raspberry, toasted walnut “salad,” dressed with a fresh mint simple syrup and topped with toasted coconut flakes and a fresh mint leaf. He has been watching a lot of Chopped.

deconstructed cookie salad

Billy: Deep Fried Smoothie Salad Balls

The ball filling contained food processed okra, tomato, broccoli, beet, and arugula. The batter was made of flour, tofu, and water. Billy made this recipe up as he prepared it.

fried salad balls

Lauren: Salted Garlic Breadsticks

As an accompaniment to all the salads, Lauren tried out the Better-Than Breadsticks recipe from The 100 Best Vegan Baking Recipes.

salty breadsticks

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