Meatless Monday: Cabbage & Carrot Salad

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The hub & I were missing the amazing Santorini so I decided to surprise him & bring it to us! I prepared us a simple cabbage & carrot salad for lunch which was a staple at every meal while we traveled in Greece! It was so yummy that we ate it every day while there & I just had to bring the recipe home to the states :).

  1. Slice up one head of green cabbage & plate on large dish
  2. Spiral cut 2 large carrots & dice up half a red onion – place on cabbage
  3. Drain 2T capers & 1/4C pitted kalamata olives – toss on salad
  4. Drizzle with 2-4T oil

Squeeze lemon on top & serve! Yep, that easy for a delicious lunch, dinner or snack – and if you want to add a tad more substance to it grill up any white fish (non meatless monday style) or plop on a dollop of hummus….yum!

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Zucchini Pasta with Spinach Walnut Pesto

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A while back, one of my girlfriends urged me to get a spiral cutter to make veggie noodles – I bought it, never used it & stored it away. Welp, that is until I went to one of my fave spots in the city, Gustorganics*. Their summer menu has raw zucchini pasta with a spinach pesto that my hub & I can not get enough of!  With the cutter already handy at home I decided to give it a whirl!

First off this is a cold meal – so it is perfect for any summer party!  Side dish, buffet table or even as a main – this raw meal will for sure be talked about!

Here’s how to create this tasty dish…

  1. Cut of the ends off a zucchini, place one end into the spiral cutter & start turning the zucchini (make sure the cutter is placed over a bowl)
  2. Repeat step #1 for second zucchini
  3. In a food processor add: 4C baby spinach, 1T EVOO (up to 1/4C depending on your taste testing), 5 cloves minced garlic, 1/2C raw walnuts, 1/4C raw sunflower seeds, 4T nutritional yeast & S/P to taste
  4. Blend til the consistency of paste – add to bowl with the ‘pasta’ & mix

To serve add diced tomatoes or even baked tofu on top!

*Gustorganics is one of my fave restaurants in NYC. It is the first & only certified organic restaurant in New York that uses all organic ingredients behind the bar & in the kitchen. Perfect for breakfast, lunch, dinner or even pop in to  get a fresh juice!

Nutritional Info Per Serving (Serves 2): 450 calories – 34 grams of fat – 26 carbs – 20 grams of protein 

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