Vegetarian

Mason Jar Buddha Salad

The season of colorful salads is here and we love the portability of a salad in a jar, allowing lunch to accompany you on all of your summer adventures. This version offers a riff on the Buddha bowl and you’ll find many of the ingredients featured in our Weekly Sale from June 23rd – 29th. There’s a lot of room for creativity in this dish, so feel free to use this as a rough framework and include your favorite seasonal veggies! 

Marinated Zucchini Salad

Looking for a new way to enjoy zucchini? This six-ingredient recipe offers a simple way to prepare this versatile veggie without even needing to heat up your kitchen. Our weekly sale from June 9th – 15th features organic zucchini along with a handful of other items that are perfect for a picnic, potluck, or a simple no-cook meal at home, so it’s a perfect time to give this dish a try! This dish will keep for a day or two, but it is best served just after the herbs are added.

Summer Solstice Rolls

The summer solstice is just around the corner and we think these summer rolls are a perfect way to welcome the new season. This recipe is extremely versatile, so feel free to use any fresh, colorful summer veggies and herbs you happen to have on hand. If tofu isn’t your thing, feel free to sub in your favorite cooked protein. Our weekly sale from June 2nd – 8th features a handful of the ingredients listed, making this one easy on the budget, too! If you don’t plan to serve the rolls right away, try rolling them in plastic wrap until you’re ready to eat. This will prevent the rolls from becoming soggy or sticking together. Other key tips are to avoid over-moistening the wrappers and avoid over-filling. Your first few are bound to be a bit clunky, but you’ll get the hang of it quickly.

 

 

Summer Solstice Rolls

The summer solstice is just around the corner and we think these summer rolls are a perfect way to welcome the new season. This recipe is extremely versatile, so feel free to use any fresh, colorful summer veggies and herbs you happen to have on hand. If tofu isn’t your thing, feel free to sub in your favorite cooked protein. Our weekly sale from June 2nd – 8th features a handful of the ingredients listed, making this one easy on the budget, too! If you don’t plan to serve the rolls right away, try rolling them in plastic wrap until you’re ready to eat. This will prevent the rolls from becoming soggy or sticking together. Other key tips are to avoid over-moistening the wrappers and avoid over-filling. Your first few are bound to be a bit clunky, but you’ll get the hang of it quickly.

 

 

Kik Alicha

Alicha is a mild split pea stew simmered in a turmeric and ginger-based sauce. Split peas are known as kək or kikki in the local languages of Ethiopia – hence the name, kik alicha. Our Weekly Sale from April 7th – 13th celebrates Ethiopian cuisine and you’ll find organic yellow split peas featured in the sale. A traditional ingredient that gives kik alicha its authentic flavor is an Ethiopian spiced clarified butter known as Niter Kibbeh. Unfortunately, this ingredient can be hard to find around here, but we invite you to try making your own, or you may substitute ghee (though it will lack the full spice and aromatic profile of the original dish). This healthy, hearty one-pot meal is vegetarian and gluten-free making it a deliciously inclusive crowd-pleaser and it’s particularly tasty when scooped up with the traditional Ethiopian flatbread known as Injera!

Shorbet Adas (Lebanese Lentil Soup)

This easy-to-make Lebanese Lentil Soup traditionally known as Shorbet Adas is simple to make, full on flavor, and deeply nourishing, making it ideal for breaking the Ramadan fast. It requires a short list of simple ingredients and minimal prep. Red lentils are the most traditional choice for this recipe, but green or brown lentils may be also be used with a slight increase to the cooking time. Shorbet Adas is one of the most comforting soups to have during the month of Ramadan, which spans from Friday, April 1st to Sunday, May 1st this year, and you’ll find the lentils featured in our Weekly Sale from March 31st – April 6th, so it’s a great time to give it a try!  

 

Na’ama’s Fattoush

For members of the Muslim faith, the season of Ramadan (spanning April 1st -May 1 in 2022) is dedicated to turning inward, engaging in prayer, and observing soul-cleansing daily fasts from dawn to dusk, only breaking the fast with a light meal after the sun has set. One of the dishes on many tables in Levantine countries during Ramadan is fattoush. It may be served during the evening breaking of the fast and is often part of the celebratory spread that marks the end of the month of abstinence.

According to Chef Sami Tamimi, who shares this recipe for his mother’s fattoush in Jerusalem – the cookbook he co-authored with Yotam Ottolenghi, each cook, each family, and each community has their own variation of this classic dish.  Families engage in lively debates over whether to dice or slice the veggies, the size of the dice, whether or not to include lettuce, and whether or not to toast or fry the bread. What they all agree on is that the veggies must be fresh, ripe, and flavorful. Our weekly sale from March 31st – April 6th celebrates the culinary traditions of Ramadan and you’ll find many of the ingredients needed to pull together this deliciously simple dish! Tamimi’s mother’s recipe did not call for lettuce, though we listed it here as an optional add-in for those who feel that the crunch of the lettuce is a necessary component of this dish. Regarding whether to slice or dice? We’ll leave that up to you!

Mango Green Smoothie

It’s smoothie week at the Co-op! Smoothies are a perfect vehicle for sneaking in a few extra servings of healthy raw veggies and they also offer a great way to use ‘inglorious’ fruits and veggies from your fridge that are a little ugly and past their prime. It’s fun to get creative and experimental with your smoothies and our weekly sale from March 24th – 30th offers up a handful of items to get your smoothie gears turning. This recipe is intended to be a rough framework using some of the ingredients featured in the sale, so don’t let it cramp your style!

Red Lentil Dal

Dal is a layered dish with thousands of variations determined by everything from the availability of certain ingredients to family traditions. But amongst them all, two components are essential to dal: tender lentils and tempered spices. Soft-cooked lentils stewed in an aromatic broth full of onions, garlic, and ginger become the base of most dals. Tomatoes, potatoes, or other vegetables can be added as well, but those elements depend on the cook, the region, and the traditions that influence what goes in the pot. Our Indian Cuisine-themed weekly sale from February 17th – 23rd features organic red lentils, so it’s a great time to give this comforting dish a try!

Moroccan Vegetable Tagine

Our weekly sale from February 3rd – 9th celebrates Moroccan cuisine and we think you’ll love this warm, hearty vegetable tagine that can easily be pulled together using ingredients from the weekly sale. The word tagine refers both to this traditional Moroccan meal and also the traditional clay or ceramic vessel with a domed or conical-shaped lid in which the stew is often cooked. Since most of us do not have a tagine on hand, this recipe offers a way to prepare this delicious dish using a heavy pot or Dutch oven.