4 Healthy Vegan Foods You Can Make At Home With A Food Processor

Posted on: 23 May 2016

If you've adopted a vegan diet and are looking for healthy recipes that use your food processor, then this list is for you. All of the foods listed bellow are vegan, and are also really simple to make in your food processor. Only two of the four recipes require any cooking beforehand.

Almond Butter (cooking required)

Almond butter is super healthy, as long as you make your own so that you avoid the added sodium or sugar that some store brands have. Almonds have the advantage over peanuts when it comes to several minerals and vitamins, such as vitamin E.

It's simple to make almond butter. The only ingredient necessary are almonds. First, take the almonds and roast them in an oven (set at 350 degrees) for around ten minutes. Then let them cool. Finally, process them in your food processor until you achieve the desired texture.

Gazpacho (no cooking required)

Gazpacho is a tomato soup that is served cold. The dish originates in Spain. There are various different recipes. Some recipes are heavy with bell peppers, cucumbers, and stale bread. Other recipes omit the bread, but have red onions. Most recipes have olive oil, peppers, vinegar, and all have tomatoes. Pick a recipe that you like the look of, assemble your ingredients, and then process them in the machine. Once the soup is made, you should chill it for several hours before serving.

Hummus (no cooking required)

Hummus is a protein rich food that's also heart healthy. It is made from chickpeas (garbanzo beans), olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and tahini. You can find tahini in most supermarkets and specialty grocers. It is made from sesame seeds and is popular in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine. You can buy "raw" chickpeas or canned chickpeas. If you buy a bag of raw chickpeas you have to soak them before using them. Place them in a pot of water and let them soak overnight so that they expand and become tender. The easier method is to get a can of low sodium, organic chickpeas. These are already soft, so you don't have to soak them. You can also keep them on hand in case you want to make hummus on the spur of the moment.

Salsa Verde (optional cooking)

Salsa verde is a green salsa that is made with tomatillos. These are small, green fruits that are used throughout Mexico. A salsa verde is made by blending tomatillos, jalapenos, onion, cilantro, lime juice, and salt. Depending upon the recipe you use, the tomatillos will either be roasted or raw. If you're using tomatillos for the first time, you should roast them because it makes the salsa a bit "sweeter" and less harsh.

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