fresh green peas herbed salad

So, my day so far sucks. I wanted to eat something “bready” but I was too tired to run to the bakery store. Then I saw a photo of bagels on the net and thought to give it a try and make the vegan brunch bagels. Epic fail. The bagels taste great but they all got stuck on my pan. And they didn’t look right. Actually they looked weird… Anyway I got a picture of them which I will post if I ever manage to make good looking bagels. Anyway, on the bright side I found amazingly cheap fresh green peas at the farmers market and I decided to make a salad with the peas and some fresh herbs. My balcony is full of pots with beautiful grown herbs which I used for this salad. And it was soooo good!

Ingredients

2 cups fresh green peas
1 cup mixed chopped herbs (I used spearmint, cilantro, spring onions and few basil leaves)
lemon juice from 2 lemons
1 TS olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

fresh green peas herbed salad

Mix all ingredients and let the peas marinate for about 20 minutes. Enjoy!

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beanslaw

I am in a salad kick this week. It’s probably because of the weather. It feels like summer already.  Not that we had cold winter this year but still the sunshine makes me feel good. I love this coleslaw because it tastes heavy and takes my hunger away in few minutes while it’s super healthy, high in protein and low in calories. Instead of mayonnaise I am using beans mayo. Follow my recipe and make your own with white beans (I used black eyed peas this time as that’s what I had in my fridge)

For the bean mayo

1 recipe portobello steaks (above)
1 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 cup shredded cabbage
1 red onion, slice
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 TS olive oil
1/4 cup white wine
1 TB corn flour
2 flour tortillas
shredded vegan cheese

bean mayo

For the beanslaw

1 recipe of bean mayo
2 cups shredded white cabbage
1 cup shredded purple cabbage
1/2 cup shredded carrot

beanslaw

To make the mayo blend all ingredients until creamy. To make the coleslaw place the carrot with the white and purple cabbage in a salad bowl and add the bean mayo. Mix and serve.