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Vegan Cassoulet Salad

Vegan Cassoulet Salad- French fusion fuel! 

No picture, but you can use your imagination, right? I don’t pretend to be a food photographer but gimme a Kodachrome and I can make magic. All is right in the world and your body when you eat these greens of summer;)

If you like this salad, you might like this one, too.

Vegan Cassoulet Salad Recipe

Makes a humongo single-serving salad, or two medium portions

  • 2 cups kale or spinach
  • 1 large carrot, shredded, OR 1 cup matchstick carrots
  • 1 large or 2 medium-sized celery stalks, chopped into little horseshoes
  • 1 cup white beans, drained
  • 1/2 tablespoon each: fresh parsley* and thyme
  • 1 small sage leaf*, chopped
  • 1/2 cup alfalfa sprouts

Dressing

  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable stock or broth
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • Salt** ‘n’ pepper (keep adding until you smile)
  1. Rip and massage the kale (or spinach, which is more authentic) until it reduces in volume. Dump in the remaining ingredients except dressing and toss.
  2. Whisk (or fork whip, if you don’t want to bust out the big guns) all dressing components. Taste and adjust. Pour over the salad and coat as much of the dry ingredients as possible.
  3. Top with vegan brie-gonzola, pine nuts, and mini melba toast or baguette croutons.

Nutrition Facts (no optional toppings): 390 calories | 22g protein | 6g fat | 0.5g saturated fat | 19g fiber | 25g net carbs (that’s total carbohydrates minus fiber)

*Some people think parsley, sage, and cilantro taste like soap. I agree about parsley, but it isn’t a dominating flavor in this meal. If you are sensitive to herbs, simply swap or omit them.

*Sodium ebbs and flows, so adjust to your health/palate preferences.

To any offended Frenchies out there, I am one of you. Sometimes you want more crunch. Oh, wait a secundo-

Pour les Francophones offensee, je suis avec toi. Mais parfois, le croquer est mieux que la soup. 

There. Satisfied? Yes, I’m bilingual. No, I can’t prove it to you. I’d show you my search history to prove I didn’t use Google Translate, but since I’m old-fashioned, I would use a handheld dictionary anyway. 

Best Dishes,

The Hippie Happy Foodist™

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