Tag Archives: cashew

Vegan Mushroom Lettuce Wraps Recipe

Vegan Mushroom Lettuce WrapsVegetarian lettuce wraps are incredibly versatile. Really, you can stuff them with any number of delicious things like tofu, hummus or quinoa. The key is to pile on fresh toppings to add flavor and texture.

For this lettuce wrap recipe, I made a simple filling of sautéed mushrooms and sweet pepper seasoned with chile paste, tamari and cilantro. To finish the dish, I spooned the warm mushroom filling into romaine leaves and topped with cashews, green onion and a squeeze of lime. Feel free to switch up the toppings– avocado, cucumber or toasted sesame seeds would pair well with the mushroom filling.

Vegan Mushroom Lettuce Wraps Recipe
Mushroom Filling:
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium red bell pepper, cut into bite-size pieces
1 package (8- to 10-ounces) crimini mushrooms, halved and thickly sliced
1 tablespoon sambal oelek chile paste
1 tablespoon tamari (gluten free soy sauce)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
Lettuce Wraps and Toppings:
Lettuce leaves (I used romaine hearts)
Roasted cashews (I used unsalted, raw cashews that I roasted)
Sliced green onion tops
Lime wedges

In a large (10-inch) nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add red pepper and mushrooms; cook 8 to 10 minutes until vegetables are tender and beginning to brown and any liquid has evaporated, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; stir in sambal and tamari. Stir in cilantro.

To make lettuce wraps, fill lettuce leaves with warm mushroom mixture. Top with cashews and sliced green onion. Serve with lime wedges.

Makes 4 appetizer servings (about 2 cups mushroom filling)

Tip: For a paleo friendly recipe, use a soy-free tamari alternative such as coconut aminos.

Vegetarian Lettuce WrapsMore vegetarian wrap recipes:
Vegan Mushroom Tacos
Shiitake Mushroom Lettuce Wraps from Food and Style
Mango Tempeh Lettuce Wraps by Oh My Veggies

Citrus, Cashew and Coconut Yogurt Bowl Recipe

Greek Yogurt Breakfast BowlA few weeks back I shared a recipe for an easy, savory Cashew and Coconut Snack Mix. It’s a simple mix of raw cashews plus coconut flakes toasted in the oven with a sprinkling of ras el hanout Moroccan seasoning. It’s a simple and good snack when eaten by the handful. Surprisingly, it’s even better in a yogurt breakfast bowl. Seriously. Start with plain Greek yogurt and sprinkle with spiced cashews and coconut. Top with a sliced blood orange and drizzle with honey. It’ll be a good morning.
Citrus Yogurt Breakfast Bowl
Citrus, Cashew and Coconut Yogurt Bowl Recipe
3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt (I prefer full fat or 2%)
1 blood orange, peeled and sliced
1/4 cup spiced cashew and coconut snack mix
1 teaspoon honey

Spoon Greek yogurt into a serving bowl. Top with blood orange and the spiced cashew and coconut mix. Drizzle with honey.

Makes 1 yogurt bowl
Cashew and Coconut Yogurt BowlYou might also like:
Savory Greek Yogurt Bowl

Spiced Cashew and Coconut Snack Mix Recipe

Roasted Cashews and CoconutI love a good snack mix, especially when it’s crunchy and savory and a touch salty. In short, I love this snack mix! It’s made by tossing raw cashews and coconut flakes with a drizzle of oil and some spices and then roasting until the mix is toasted. To flavor the mix I used ras el hanout, a Moroccan seasoning blend made with spices like cinnamon, cumin, coriander, ginger, paprika and turmeric.

Spiced Cashew and Coconut Snack Mix
1 cup raw whole cashews
1/2 teaspoon olive oil
1 teaspoon ras el hanout Moroccan seasoning blend
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt or fine sea salt
1/2 cup organic coconut flakes (I used Let’s Do Organic)

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

Place cashews in a medium bowl; drizzle with olive oil and stir to coat cashews with oil. Sprinkle with ras el hanout seasoning and salt; mix well. Gently stir in coconut flakes.

Spread mixture on prepared pan. Bake 5 minutes; stir. Bake 5 to 7 minutes more until cashews and coconut are toasted. Cool completely.

Makes about 1 1/2 cups

Tip: This makes a small batch, but the recipe can be easily doubled.
Spiced Coconut Cashew SnackOther uses for ras el hanout:
Vegan Fresh Pumpkin Soup
Moroccan Spiced Roasted Vegetables from Eating Clean Recipes