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Vegetaroa, Tahini Quinoa Salad 


Gluten-free and nut-free, a delicious summer salad!

Rate this recipe 4.2/5 (6 Votes)


  • Salad:
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 1 pint of cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 avocado
  • 4 green onions
  • 1 can of black beans
  • 1 cup quinoa, uncooked
  • Dressing:
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup parsley, chopped
  • juice of 1.5 lemons
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup tahini
  • 1 inch piece of fresh ginger, minced
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • cup tamari


Servings 8
Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 25mins
Cost Average budget
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Step 1

Cook the quinoa according to the instructions on the package.

Step 2

Wash and chop the vegetables.

Step 3

To make the dressing, mix all of the ingredients together in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.

Step 4

Mix the quinoa with the vegetables in a large salad bowl; top with the dressing and toss well to coat.

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Combine summer zucchini with leftover mashed potatoes for a delicious, savory treat!


  • 5 Potatoes
  • 1.5 Cup shredded zucchini
  • 3/4 Cup shredded cheese
  • 3/ Cup milk
  • 1/3 Cup coriander, chopped
  • 1/3 Cup basil, chopped
  • Parmesan, to sprinkle
  • Salt and pepper, to season


  1. Chop the potatoes in half, boil until very tender and drain.
  2. In a bowl, combine the potatoes and zucchini. Add the grated cheese, milk, coriander, basil, salt and pepper, and mix thoroughly. 
  3. On a baking tray, spoon out the zucchini-potato mixture and form into balls. 
  4. Sprinkle with Parmesan and grated cheese, and bake at 350°F for 15 minutes.
  5. When golden, remove from oven... and enjoy!

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