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Steamed Mini Vegetables with Spinach Pesto atop Garlic Whipped Purple Potatoes with Roasted Red Pepper Coulis

Mini Veg with Red Pepper Coulis

Steamed Vegetables

Assorted mini vegetables, washed and trimmed:

bok choy

parsnips

beets, golden or red

broccolini

pearl onions

zucchini

sweet peppers

portobello mushrooms

Steam harder vegetables first for about 5-8 minutes, then add softer vegetables and continue to steam all vegetables for 5-8 minutes, until tender. Plate immediately.

Spinach Pesto

Serves 4

1 cup spinach, frozen, squeeze excess water out

1/4 cup walnuts

1 small clove garlic

1/4 cup olive oil

1/4 cup water

10 fresh basil leaves

salt and pepper

Blend all ingredients in food processor, until smooth.

Garlic Whipped Purple Potatoes

Serves 4

8 small purple potatoes, peeled and boiled

2 cloves garlic, pressed

3 tbsp vegan sour cream

2-4 tbsp soy milk, if desired

Salt and pepper

Mash all ingredients together then puree potatoes with emulsion blender to produce a whipped texture.

Roasted Red Pepper Coulis

Serves 4

1 small jar roasted red peppers

1 clove garlic, pressed

1 tsp olive oil

1 tsp balsamic vinegar

1 tsp paprika

1-2 tsp crushed red pepper

Blend all ingredients in food processor, until smooth. Warm in pot over stove, stirring frequently to avoid burning; serve immediately.

Plate Presentation

Create beautiful meals at home by plating with purpose, just because you made it for yourself doesn’t mean it can’t look pretty. Our sense of sight is just as important as our sense of smell when eating. Start with purple potato in half circle, opposite potatoes spoon red pepper coulis in half moon. Place vegetables on top of potatoes add hazelnuts, drizzle with spinach pesto and serve immediately.

TIP: Decorate the plate with the pesto by placing in a squeeze bottle to add fine lines and dots creating a beautiful display of your meal.

Mini Veg Close Up

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