20 Organic Recipes That Taste Awesome
Organic is the new black and you’ll just have to deal with it. But seriously, if you started on the wrong foot with organic foods, let’s start again. By eating more organic, you are actually improving your health, And by that we mean you’ll eat more vegetables and fruits, more raw food and food without additives and hidden toxins. So, what’s wrong with that? But eating organic is not all about raw and crispy. Organic recipes can be fun and tasty, too. And if you don’t trust us, just look at this list of 20 organic recipes that taste absolutely awesome!
1. We present you the fabulous 5-ingredient quinoa fudge. What’s so fabulous about it, you may ask. Well, firstly, it is gluten free. Don’t worry if gluten is not your worst enemy, the best is yet to come. Quinoa is incredibly healthy and it improves you digestive system. You’d need 8 Medjool dates, 2 tbsp of cocoa powder, 1 tbsp of sea salt, ½ cup of quinoa, 1 tbsp of coconut oil and 2 tbsp of water!
2. Even if you don’t like cauliflower, you will love cauliflower tortillas! Everyone loves tortillas. And these are healthy too, so you can eat more than one (or 21, for that matter). What you will need for this vegetarian and gluten free recipe is: ¾ of a cauliflower, ¼ cup of cilantro, ½ of lime juice, 2 eggs and salt and pepper as much as you need. This will be enough for 6 fantastic tortillas.
3. The full name of this vegan and organic yummy recipe is Chili Quinoa-Bean Bites, wait for it, with Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes. For this recipe you will need 1tsp of chipotle chili in powder, 1 and ½ cup cooked kidney beans, 1 tsp of dried oregano, 2 sweet potatoes, medium size, 1 tsp of paprika, 1 and ½ tbsp of olive oil, 2 cups vegetable broth, 1/3 cup of cooked corn in can or defrosted corn and 1 cup of red or white quinoa.
4. Power salad with jalapeno dressing is pretty easy to make and it is delicious! You will need the following ingredients: 3 cups of baby arugula, 1 cauliflower (trimmed, sliced and roasted), 1 and ½ cups chickpeas, ¾ cups of shoestring beets, ½ cup of cooked red quinoa, ½ cup of mini heirloom tomatoes and ¼ cup of sliced Diamond of California- toasted. For Jalapeno dressing, you can use 1 jalapeno without seeds, 1 shallot, 1 juiced lime, 1 tbsp of Dijon mustard, 2 tbsp of olive oil and some salt and pepper!
5. Roasted Garlic Kale Hummus is exactly what you need if you like hummus and you want to try something new with it. You will need the following ingredients for this recipe: One 15-ounce can of chickpeas, 7 cloves of garlic, 1 cup of tightly packed kale leaves, 1/2 tsp of preferably kosher salt. 1 tsp of olive oil, tbsp of water, 1/4 cup of lemon juice and 1/4 cup of tahini! This tasty recipe is vegan and gluten free. It will take you 30 minutes to make it.
6. When someone asks you next time, you just say: how about some coconut tofu with Sriracha-Maple dipping sauce? And be sure to film their reaction to that. Coconut tofu is another gluten free dish that you will like, and it is easy to make! You need 1 block of extra firm tofu, 1 and 1/2 cups of unsweetened coconut, 1/4 cup of flax meal, 3/4 cup of water and don’t forget to grease your pan with a few drops of olive oil!
7. Greek style veggie burgers are the just what you need if you want to improve your veggie menu. It’s quite simple to make them, too! You need these ingredients: 2 tbsp of canola oil, 1 garlic clove, 1 chopped, small onion, 1/2 of diced red bell pepper, 1/2 of dices yellow bell pepper, 2 tsp of ground Frontier. Also, you will need a peppercorn blend, peppercorn organic, smoked, 1 tsp of oregano, 1 tsp of ground cumin, 1 tsp of paprika, 1 tsp of salt and you might add 2 large eggs and 1/2 cup of whole, raw cashews.
8. Cucumber rolls with creamy avocado spread are the best! If you are throwing an organic themed backyard party (and why wouldn’t you), this is the easiest, creamiest, freshest recipe you will find. You need: q large, organic English cucumber (or two if you need one to practice your thin cutting on), 3 ripe avocados, 1/4 cup of capers, 1/2 teaspoon of pink Himalayan salt or sea salt, some freshly cracked black pepper, 2 tbsp of lemon juice, 1/4 of freshly cut parsley and 1/8 of fine chopped, fresh dill.
9. Zucchini fettuccine with rosemary butternut creme sauce are a typical springtime dish. However, you don’t have to wait for the spring to eat it! You just need to find 1 medium butternut squash, 3 tbsp of coconut oil, 1 medium yellow onion, 2 garlic cloves, 2 tbsp of dried rosemary, 1 cup of full-fat canned coconut milk, 1/2 cup of vegetable or chicken broth, 1/2 tsp of sea salt, 1 pound of shiitake mushrooms (sliced) and 3 pounds of spiralized fettuchine!
10. We brought you to the very middle of this list to show you how to make homemade, organic ketchup. It’s easy, fun and healthy! You need 2 6 oz. cans of organic tomato paste, 4 cloves of garlic, 4 tbsp of white onions, 1/4 tsp of ground allspice, 1/4 of pepper, 2 tsp of salt, 1 and 1/3 cup of vinegar, 2/3 cup of water and 2 tbsp of Stevia extract. Blend this together until it’s smooth, put it in small saucepan and heat for about 5 minutes. Stir often, let it cool, and refrigerate. Easy as that.
11. Curried coconut butternut squash soup will keep you warm on cold days, but it will also give much needed energy during the winter months. To make it you need 2 and 1/2 butternut squashes, 1 tsp of coriander, 3 garlic cloves, 2 tbsp of ginger, 1 shallot and 2 tsp of curry powder. Add a dash of pepper, 1 tsp of turmeric, 1 tbsp of olive oil and 1 tsp of cumin. When squashes are cooked and you blend all the ingredients, add 1 cilantro and creme fraiche to make the soup even yummier.
12. Speaking of warming up, pumpkin chili is a fantastic organic, gluten free and absolutely delicious recipe. Cook 1 large chopped onion and 4 minced garlic cloves in olive oil for about 5 minutes, until soft. Add 1 cup of pumpkin puree, 1 cup of canned tomatoes, 1 cup of black beans and 1/2 cup of garbanzo beans and stir it. Then add 2 tbsp of chili powder, we recommend you add half the amount in the beginning, and then add depending in your taste. Bring to boil, stir well and reduce to simmer and cook for 20 minutes.
13. Spaghetti squash, quinoa and Parmesan frittes are extremely healthy but also very fun to make! You’ll need 2 eggs, 2/3 cup of flour, 2 cups of spaghetti squash, cooked and wringed out. You will also need 2 cups of quinoa, 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese, 1/2 cup of fresh spinach, 1/2 tsp of salt and 2 green onions for garnish. Cut the squash in 2 halves. scrape out the seeds and bake the squashes for 30-40 minutes before blending and baking.
14. Brussels sprouts with garlic aioli is easy to make, tasty and very good for your health. You’ ll need 20 brussels sprouts cut into wedges. Place them on a baking sheet and drizzle with some canola oil. Mix fresh salt and pepper around the brussels sprouts on the pan and get them nicely coated in the oil. Bake for 15 minutes, and while brussels sprouts are roasting mix together 6 tbsp of mayonnaise, some garlic, parsley and lemon juice.
15. Some people don’t love kale, but that’s because they still haven’t tried this quick recipe for kale and white bean crostini. You’ll need 1 small baguette, 1 can of cannellini beans, 2 tbsp of olive oil, a few pinches of red pepper flakes, 1 shallot, 2 garlic cloves, 1/2 bunch of kale, a splash o white wine, and a big shaving of fresh Parmesan. Place drained cannellini beans in a small bowl, add all the spices and let the beans soak up the flavors while you toast the baguette slices. Add Parmesan on top in the end.
16. You’d be surprised when you hear Thin mints are actually a desert for vegans. It’s very easy to prepare, you need 16 to 20 Oreo cookies, 7 to 10 oz. semisweet or bittersweet chocolate and 1 tsp mint extract. Twin the Oreo’s to separate them, scrape off the cream filling (you are free to eat it), and melt the chocolate. Then stir in the mint extract into the chocolate and dip Oreo half in the melted chocolate. Leave at room temperature.
17. Fan of lasagna? Hesitate no more, dear lasagna lovers, because organic grain free lasagna is very easy to make and you don’t have to force yourself to stop. You need 1 lb of ground turkey meat, 15 oz. of homemade, organic tomato sauce, 8 oz. of fresh organic mushrooms, 4 cups of fresh packed witted spinach, garlic salt, 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning. Add one refrigerated egg to the meat mixture, 1 cup of Ricotta and 1 cup of raw cheese!
18. Organic Eggplant Parmesan is a bit more complex to make, but trust us, it is definitely worth it. Peel 2 organic eggplants and cut crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Arrange them in a single layer over a paper towel baking sheet. Sprinkle it with salt and leave to sweat. Put 3 minced organic garlic cloves and onion in olive oil and stir in the organic tomato paste, vanilla extract, cinnamon, Italian seasoning, bay leaf, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Simmer covered for one hour and afterwards bake for 30 minutes with dried eggplant slices.
19. Homemade lemon bruschetta salad dressing is vegan, gluten free and it will take you only 5 minutes to make it! Oh, and we forgot to mention, it is absolutely delicious. You need 2 cloves of garlic, freshly squeezed juice from 1 lemon, 1 tbsp of dried thyme, 1 large organic tomato, 1 tbsp of dried tarragon, 1 packet of Stevia, 1/2 tsp of paprika, 1 tsp of salt and 1/2 cup of olive oil. Just mix it all together and you will love it just as we do!
20. And last, but not the least, fresh and raw recipe for heirloom tomato carpaccio, sprinkled with basil olive oil. Combine 1/4 cup of extra virgin oil and 1/2 cup of packed fresh basil in the small bowl and pulse until the basil is finely chopped. Slice 4-5 heirloom tomatoes as thinly as possible and arrange them in layers on a large plate. Drizzle the layers with some of the basil olive oil and sprinkle some salt, as you wish.