Wilted Iceberg Lettuce and Peas

Wilted Iceberg Lettuce and Peas braised in Olive Oil
(Serves 8) – Vegan, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free
Wilted Iceberg & Peas

Yesterday was Taco night…who says Vegans can’t enjoy a good taco night. Anywho, I had left over lettuce since I only used ½ head for the tacos (I stopped buying the bagged lettuce long ago). Certain produce, like iceberg, I don’t like letting it linger around in the fridge too long. This recipe is quick and easy, ready in about 15 minutes or make a Iceberg Wedge salad with leftover lettuce. This is a very simple recipe and makes a great side or main dish and is even perfect for lunch. I served this up with Quinoa (more on Quinoa) on the side. For a Round 2 leftover recipe, I tossed the remaining braised Iceberg and Peas with the leftover quinoa, pictured below!
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Ingredients:
3 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Small Yellow Onion, chopped
1 (16oz Pkg) Frozen Peas, thawed (or sub fresh peas)
½ Head Iceberg Lettuce, shredded, washed/dried
1 ½ Tsp Salt, divided
1 Tsp Fresh Ground Pepper, divided
½ Tsp Tarragon
½ Tsp Dill

Directions:
-Remove outer leaves and core of Iceberg Lettuce, chop (shred up) with a knife. Rinse under cool water and dry (I use my salad spinner).
-Heat Olive Oil in sauté pan over medium heat and add onions. Sauté for about 3-5 minutes until onions are translucent.
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-Add: Peas, Tarragon, Dill, ½ Tsp Salt/Pepper and continue to warm through for another 3 minutes.
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-Add lettuce and continue to warm through until slightly wilted. Add remaining salt/pepper and serve. Enjoy!
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Note: You can finish with or add 1 Tbsp of Earth Balance during cooking if you wish also to add another layer of flavor. I was out so this time I used only Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Wilted Iceberg Lettuce and Peas braised in Olive Oil

  • Servings: 8 ~ Vegan, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:
3 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Small Yellow Onion, chopped
1 (16oz Pkg) Frozen Peas, thawed (or sub fresh peas)
½ Head Iceberg Lettuce, shredded, washed/dried
1 ½ Tsp Salt, divided
1 Tsp Fresh Ground Pepper, divided
½ Tsp Tarragon
½ Tsp Dill

Directions:
-Remove outer leaves and core of Iceberg Lettuce, chop (shred up) with a knife. Rinse under cool water and dry (I use my salad spinner).
-Heat Olive Oil in sauté pan over medium heat and add onions. Sauté for about 3-5 minutes until onions are translucent.
-Add: Peas, Tarragon, Dill, ½ Tsp Salt/Pepper and continue to warm through for another 3 minutes.
-Add lettuce and continue to warm through until slightly wilted. Add remaining salt/pepper and serve. Enjoy!

Iceberg Wedge Salad with Creamy Italian Dressing – Vegan

Iceberg Wedge Salad with creamy Italian Dressing
(Serves 4 – 1 Head Lettuce) Vegan, Gluten-Free
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Iceberg lettuce is regularly accused of being boring and bland. Usually hidden in a burrito or wrap, maybe chopped in a salad or placed on top of a taco. But Iceberg has great potential, it can be luxurious and classy. If you’re looking to change your seemingly boring salad, next time try a wedge salad! I love this recipe because it is very simple but looks fancy. Partnered with a creamy classic. This Italian dressing is magnificent. It’s pretty bold to say something is the ‘best’ but this salad dressing is supreme! Enjoy!

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Ingredients:
Iceberg Lettuce
Cherry Tomatoes, quartered
Red Onion, sliced thin
Walnuts, chopped
Cucumber, diced
Capers
Chives
Coconut Bacon, optional (Find Recipe Here)

Directions:
-Remove outer layer of Iceberg lettuce and cut in half. Cut out core of lettuce and then cut in half.
-Rinse under cool water and drain on a paper towel until ready to serve.
-Add toppings and dress salad. That’s it!

Creamy Italian Dressing – Vegan
(Makes 2 Cups) – Vegan / Gluten-Free
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Ingredients:
1 Avocado, pitted
½ Cup Vegenaise
2 Tbsp Nutritional Yeast
5 Basil Leaves, chopped roughly
2 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
¼ Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Juice of ½ Lemon
2 Tsp Dijon Mustard
2 Tbsp Raw Blue Agave Nectar
½ Tsp course Black Pepper
½ Tsp Sea Salt
½ Tsp dried Oregano
½ Tsp Italian Seasoning
½ Tsp Smoked Paprika
2 Garlic Cloves, minced

Directions:
Combine all ingredients in food processor until creamy. Refrigerate any unused portion. Enjoy!

Note: Raw Option for this recipe – omit Vegenaise and replace with another Avocado.

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Vegan Asian Lettuce Wraps

Vegan Asian Style Lettuce Wraps

(Makes 12 Wraps)

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These lettuce wraps are bursting with flavor. The Asian influenced ingredients will dance on your taste buds. These are incredibly addicting and it is impossible to eat just one! Hearty, healthy and just Delectable!

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Ingredients:

1 (15.5 oz can) Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans)  

4 Whole White Mushrooms                               – [Meat Base]

1 ½ Cups Whole Walnuts                                  –

1 (8oz) Can Whole Water Chestnuts, drained & rinsed

3 Scallions (Green Onions), chopped, divided

½ Tsp Salt

½ Tsp Pepper, fresh ground

3-4 Tbsp Sesame Seeds

2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 head Boston Lettuce

2 Medium Carrots, shredded

Dressing: – Whisk all ingredients together.

¼ Cup Soy Sauce

1 Tbsp Rice Vinegar

½ Tsp Sriracha

2 Tbsp pure Sesame Oil

3 Garlic Cloves, grated

1 Tbsp Fresh Ginger (About 1 ½ – 2 inch piece), grated

1 Tbsp Blue Agave Nectar

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Directions:

-In food processor blend Chickpeas, Mushrooms, Walnuts, ½ of the chopped scallions, Water Chestnuts and Salt/Pepper. Pulse for about 30-45 seconds stop at least once to scrap down sides then set mixture aside.

-Toast sesame seeds in a dry pan for about 2 minutes or until lightly toasted. Remove sesame seeds from pan and set aside.

-Return pan to stove and heat olive oil over medium heat. Add ‘meat’ mixture and half of the dressing, sauté for about 2 minutes until warmed through and incorporated. Remove pan from heat and allow filling to cool.

-While mixture is cooling, prepare your lettuce leaves – rinse/pat dry and shred carrots.

-For the dressing: whisk all ingredients together. *I only grate the garlic in this recipe since I’m already using my microplane for the ginger, feel free to mince the ginger if you prefer.

-Makes 12 wraps. Add about ¼ cup of filling per wrap. Top with about a Tsp of remaining dressing/sauce on each and divvy up the carrots and remaining scallions between each. Enjoy!