4 – 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
2 medium baking potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
1 small Japanese eggplant, ends trimmed, peeled, thinly sliced on the diagonal
1 small zucchini, trimmed and thinly sliced
1 onion, thinly sliced
4 plum tomatoes, thinly sliced
Salt and freshly ground pepper
1 head garlic
Preheat oven to 400°
Coat bottom of 9 inch x 13 inch baking dish with 1 tablespoon oil.
Arrange vegetables in slightly overlapping rows, in baking dish.
Season with salt and pepper.
Place garlic in center of dish.
Drizzle remaining oil over the vegetables.
Bake, swirling baking dish every 10 minutes to distribute oil, until vegetables are tender and garlic is soft, 40 – 50 minutes. This keeps the vegetables moist and tender.
Remove baking dish from oven.
Remove garlic and let stand until cool enough to handle.
Squeeze garlic pulp into a small bowl and mash with a fork.
Spread over vegetables.
Serves 4 – 6
4 small potatoes
2 small beets
1/2 lb. green beans
3 small dill pickles, diced
1/2 cup vegan mayonnaise
2 tablespoons lemon juice, fresh
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
freshly ground pepper to taste
5 tablespoons olive oil, divided
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Wash, peel and dice potatoes into desired size. Toss with 2 tablespoons olive oil and roast in a large pan, fitted with parchment paper for approximately 50 minutes. Peel and dice beets. Toss with 2 tablespoons olive oil, add to the potatoes and roast for 40 minutes. Wash green beans and cut into thirds. Toss with remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil, add to the pan and roast for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and cool.
In a large bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Stir in roasted vegetables and dill pickles and coat evenly. Serve warm, at room temperature or chilled.
Note: The vegetables will be roasting at different lengths of time. The potatoes need 50 minutes, so do them first. Prepare the beets and add them 10 minutes later and then add the green beans 25 minutes after that.
This is a Russian version of our traditional potato salad.
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 large garlic cloves, chopped
3 cups canned vegetable broth
1 cup lentils, rinsed
8 ounces red-skinned potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest (grated lemon peel)
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
6 ounces fresh spinach leaves, to (about 8 cups)
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
Salt and pepper
Heat olive oil in heavy large saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and stir 30 seconds. Add vegetable broth and lentils; bring to boil. Reduce heat,
cover and simmer 10 minutes. Add potatoes; cook uncovered until potatoes and lentils are tender, stirring occasionally, about 15 minutes.
Add lemon zest, lemon juice, spinach and cayenne pepper to stew.
Cover and simmer stew until spinach wilts and is cooked through, about 2 minutes. Mix in mint. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Spoon stew into large soup bowls.
Note: Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Re-warm over low heat before serving. Recipe can be doubled.
2 potatoes, peeled, cut into 1 inch cubes
1 teaspoon salt
8 ounces cavatappi or other short tubular pasta
8 ounces green beans, trimmed and halved
1/2 cup pesto
Coarse salt and fresh ground pepper
Place potatoes in a large pot of water to cover and bring to a boil.
Add 1 teaspoon salt and the pasta; return to a boil and cook for 2 minutes.
Add the green beans. Return to a boil. Cook until vegetables are tender and
the pasta is al dente, according to package instructions.
Drain; toss with the pesto and season with salt and pepper.
Serve warm or at room temperature.
Note: Pesto can be purchased at your favorite supermarket, or make your favorite pesto recipe.
8 – 10 potatoes, peeled and cut into quarters
1/4 cup vegan mayonnaise
1/2 – 1 1/2 cups plain soy milk (until desired thickness)
1/2 – 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 – 3 tablespoons Italian seasoning
1 – 2 teaspoons seasoning salt
1 – 2 teaspoons garlic powder
salt and pepper
Put potatoes in a large saucepan, covered with water. Bring to a boil, then simmer until soft, 15-20 minutes.
Drain and mash the potatoes in a large bowl.
Add the rest of the ingredients to the potatoes; mixing and tasting to desired flavor and consistency.
Note: Use vegenaise, if you can. It is the real secret to the creamy!