I can’t even with this recipe.
Not only is this cookbook gorgeous, it’s full of healthy cooking methods, ingredients and innovative ways to eat more veggies – how Inspiralized, eh? I’m excited to share a recipe from the book and giveaway a copy!
I’m a big fan of Food52 – their imagery, their writing, their mission, I always find inspiration there.
So, I decided to Inspiralize one of the recipes in the book and share it with all of you! In this “French Lentil and Arugula Salad with Herbed Cashew Cheese,” there are cucumbers and radishes, so I simply spiralized them with the Inspiralizer!
Not only are these spiralized veggies easier to prepare, they add more heartiness to this salad and make it fluffier, prettier and more fun to eat.
And let’s talk about this herbed cashew cheese for a moment.
Wow. What I love about vegan cooking is that it forces you to be creative, since your ingredient list is restricted (ie no cheese.) This herbed cashew cheese really hit the spot – it has a lovely consistency, herbed flavor (an account of the Herbes de Provence) and that buttery, cheesy richness (on account of the nutritional yeast flakes.)
This cashew cheese is something I’ll be making over and over again – it would be great spread over cucumber slices, crackers, with quinoa or farro, whole grain toast, or in a salad, like in this recipe. It was easy to make – the only time-consuming part is pre-soaking the cashews, but all that takes is a little planning!
This is the headnote from the recipe:
This salad is inspired by that traditional combination of Le Puy lentils, walnuts, and goat cheese, with crisp arugula and radishes adding a welcome crunch and a peppery kick. In place of the goat cheese, I use tangy, salty Herbed Cashew Cheese. Making the cashew cheese requires some forethought, so if you don’t have any on hand or time to make it, you can omit it or substitute a chopped avocado.
Giveaway – Food52 Vegan
Thanks to Clarkson Potter for hosting this giveaway of the Food52 Vegan cookbook! Use the widget below to enter. Open to US and Canada addresses only. Giveaway ends Friday, October 2 at 5pm, EST. Good luck!
If you can’t wait and want the book now, click here to buy on Amazon!