Recipes: EVOO

Chimichurri Inspired Sauce

By Gina Caputo

Chimichurri Inspired Sauce
Chimichurri is a bright, punchy, herbaceous sauce with roots in South America and it goes well with just about EVERYTHING. I especially love it for summer when herbs are abundant and it's too hot to cook inside so everything gets grilled. While your veggies or meats are grilling, whip this up and serve it right alongside. It makes everything taste like a summer party!

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Soupa Green

By Gina Caputo

Soupa Green
Rainy spring days have me wanting healthy soups. Not the dense soups of Fall but something both warm and bright. Enter SOUPA GREEN! A vegan Spring soup that uses the veggies of the season that just all happen to be green. Note - the peas and the splash of lemon juice MAKE this soup. I add beans for protein and some bite, you could also add a small pasta in this soup if you'd like to make it even heartier.

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Shrimp & Asparagus Salad

By Gina Caputo

Shrimp & Asparagus Salad
When asparagus is in season, this salad is a MUST. The bitter of the arugula goes so spectacularly with asparagus and the lemon makes every ingredient in here pop. Shrimp is a super easy protein to prepare, is amazing with avocado and has a lot of bang for its buck. Vegan friends can use a can of rinsed garbanzo beans and it’s an amazing, hearty salad for all! 

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Can't Beet It

By Gina Caputo

Can't Beet It
This is a riff on a favorite recipe of mine that I make every week. Sometimes I change up the legume or the greens, other times I change up the grain. This version uses barley, a high-fiber (with decent protein!) grain that is most commonly used in soups but has a nutty flavor that makes it amazing in salads. These salads feel like "shoulder season" salads to me, where I'm ready to move out of the heavier foods of winter but not quite ready for the light salads of summer.

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Pesto with Super Greens

By Gina Caputo

Pesto with Super Greens
Pesto has been a family fave for decades but two ways I've kicked it up over the years are the addition of lemon juice which adds a bright and welcome sour kick to the salty, herbacious pesto, giving it a little more lightness and the addition of a Hulk sized portion of super greens to kick up the vitamin profile of pesto!

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Roasted Feta, Tomatoes, Peppers & Chickpeas

By Gina Caputo

Roasted Feta, Tomatoes, Peppers & Chickpeas
TikTok made the pasta version of this dish popular so I couldn't wait to give it a try and put my own spin on it by adding chickpeas, peppers and preserved lemons to the feta and tomatoes. You can eat this straight from the bowl or serve over pasta, a grain or with lavash, like I had it.

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Ground Control

By Gina Caputo

Ground Control
This One Bowl Wonder is perfect for a Meatless Monday. Beets are high in important vitamins and minerals, are thought to support athletic performance, are high in fiber and may support brain health! And French Lentils with quinoa is an excellent source of plant protein!

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Walk On The Wild Side

By Gina Caputo

Walk On The Wild Side
Wild rice seems so...rustic. It's hearty and earthy and I don't use it nearly enough. It started there. But the real star of this One Bowl Wonder? THE PEANUT BUTTER-MISO SAUCE. Maybe it's just me but I want this flavor again and again. Next time I'm doubling the amount of sauce so I can put it on other stuff just to see how it holds up. But the pairing of that sauce with sweet potatoes was EPIC.

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