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Garlicky Tomato Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 large leaf lettuce, large leaves torn into smaller pieces
  • 4 large or 6 small ripe Italian tomatoes sliced
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 16 fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons toasted pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sunflower seeds

Garlic Vinaigrette

  • 1 small garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 1⁄2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • pepper to taste

Directions

  1. To make the garlic vinaigrette, whisk together the garlic, vinegar, oil and pepper in a small mixing bowl.
  2. Place a layer of lettuce leaves on a serving platter or on 4 plates and arrange the sliced tomatoes and then the cherry tomatoes on top. Drizzle over the vinaigrette.
  3. Scatter the basil leaves and the pumpkin and sunflower seeds over the tomatoes, and serve at once.

 

Spicy Black Bean Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 – 15 oz can black beans
  • 1 – 15 oz can yellow corn
  • 1 – 15 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 zucchini diced
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 cup collard greens or kale chopped
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp taco seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 green jalapeno minced
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp coconut oil

Directions

  • In a large stock pot heat coconut oil and saute onions until translucent
  • Add garlic and zucchini
  • Add vegetable broth, black beans, corn and diced tomatoes and bring to boil
  • Add red chili powder, ground cumin, taco seasoning, jalapeno, sea salt and black pepper
  • Reduce heat to simmer, add collard greens or kale, pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds and simmer for 15 minutes
  • Turn stove off and add chopped cilantro
  • Serve and Enjoy!