Cooking with the AVOEXPERTS: Delicious Vegan Recipes
Research has shown that including more plant-based meals in your diet is not only beneficial to your health but also to the environment. In fact, many nutritionists have said that a balanced plant-based diet is one of the healthiest that you can follow. We’ve partnered with Westfalia Fruit to bring you some delicious recipes that will change your perception on what plant-based food really is – delicious, packed with nutrients and easy to make.
The Westfalia Range
The Westfalia Fruit range of avocado oils and guacamole are all vegan-friendly and available at most major retailers. Avocado oil is ideal for drizzling, dipping, cooking, frying and even baking. Look out for the plain, lemon, garlic or butter-flavoured avocado oils. Their ready-made guacamoles come in plain, spicy and sweet chilli variants and are ideal as a tasty dip as well as an accompaniment to meals as shown in the recipes below.
Plant-Based Recipe Inspiration
Vegan Cannellini Bean Shakshuka
An original shakshuka would include eggs baked into the sauce of course, but we think this vegan recipe, with the inclusion of beans to bump up the protein, is just as good, if not better! We’ve cooked the tomato base of the shakshuka with Westfalia Garlic Flavoured Avocado Oil which imparts that delicious garlicky flavour. Add in Westfalia Spicy Guacamole for creaminess and a boost of healthy fats (also how about that colour!).
We love that this is an all-in-one-pan kind of meal that goes far and is filling – it’s the ideal weekend brekkie or brunch for a crowd. It even works as a tasty light supper.
Miso-Glazed Aubergines with Vegan Miso Mayo
Miso is a cook’s best friend. Packed with flavour potential and good with just about everything! Its salty umaminess takes an average dish to amazing and we love how much depth of flavour it adds. This dish of miso-glazed aubergine is a total winner, super easy to make and really delivers on yum factor. Add dollops of Westfalia Plain Guacamole to this dish to include healthy fats, potassium and fibre.
This vegan recipe is the perfect side dish for any meal, including non-vegan ones.
Vegan Roast Veggie Bowl with Quinoa
We love all the roasty, toasty flavours and textures in this healthy bowl. It will take a bit of oven juggling to get everything roasted but the resulting caramelised flavours are so worth it. We’ve roasted the chickpeas and vegetables with a generous drizzle of Westfalia Lemon Flavoured Avocado Oil, which imparts a subtle fresh flavour. A dollop of Westfalia Sweet Chilli Guacamole adds creaminess and a subtle spicy bite. This, combined with a drizzle of avocado oil, dresses the bowl perfectly.
A healthy bowlful of goodness with plenty of texture and flavour.
Vegan Flapjacks with Whipped Coconut Cream and Berry Coulis
Who wouldn’t want to wake up to a stack of fluffy flapjacks on a lazy weekend morning? These ones are the lightest and fluffiest ones you’ll find, we guarantee. We love them drenched in maple syrup, with a cloud of coconut cream and the sweetness of berry coulis. We’ve fried them in Westfalia Plain Avocado Oil but to add a lemony edge, you can also opt to fry with Westfalia Lemon Flavoured Avocado Oil.
This vegan recipe is a winner, if these flapjacks don’t get you out of bed, nothing will!
Make an Impact
Vegan or plant-based meals can have both health and environmental benefits. Even if you aren’t strictly vegan, just one meat-free dish a week can make a difference. Plant-based meals can be exciting, delicious, colourful and vibrant plates of food. Avocados and avocado products are wonderful ingredients to include in vegan or vegetarian meals. They are packed with goodness, like healthy fats and fibre that can keep you feeling fuller for longer – the perfect complement to a vegan dish. In these recipes, you can see just how well avo combines with veggies, pulses, chickpeas, nuts, seeds herbs and spices.
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