Asparagus & Green Bean Salad with Hempseed Dressing

 

 

Happy Monday everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  I had a great night on Saturday catching up with some fabulous ladies.  Good food, good wine, good company, cute babies, sunshine, and a bonfire! Couldn’t be any more perfect.

This Meatless Monday recipe was inspired by a salad that my friend Jana brought.  She’s a nutritionist and it’s always great to talk food and health with her; she’s full of awesome ideas. Check out her website, Nature Does it Best.

The dressing had a Caesar-like taste to it but with none of the raw eggs or anchovies (that’s right, a classic Caesar dressing always has raw eggs and anchovies in it!)  I had some asparagus and green beans that I got at the market on Friday so I knew I had to cook those up.  I tossed them on a bed of lettuce from the garden and it made a pretty yummy Meatless Monday salad.

Check it out!Asparagus & Green Bean Salad ~ Vegan

Asparagus & Green Bean Salad
Serves 4
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For the salad
  1. 1 bunch of asparagus
  2. 3 cups fresh green beans
  3. 4 cups lettuce
  4. 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  5. For the dressing: Yields 1/2 cup
  6. 1/4 cup hemp seeds
  7. 1/4 cup water
  8. 1 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  9. 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  10. 1 clove of garlic
  11. S&P to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat BBQ to med-high heat.
  2. Wrap beans and asparagus in tinfoil tents and put them on the top shelf of the BBQ.
  3. Cook the green beans for about 20 minutes and the asparagus for about 8 minutes depending on the thickness. You can also finish the asparagus right on the grill for added flavour.
  4. Meanwhile, add all the dressing ingredients to a blender and blend on high until smooth and creamy.
  5. Once the beans and asparagus are cooked, add them on top of the lettuce, sprinkle with 1 Tbsp of slivered almonds and drizzle with 1 Tbsp of dressing.
  6. Enjoy!
Nutritional Info per serving
  1. 123 Calories, 12g Carbs, 6g Fat, 8g Protein, 2g Sugar
  2. Nutritional info is gathered from MyFitnessPal and may not always be 100% accurate. It is meant to be used as a reference only.
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