Today I’m reviewing my last cookbook in conjunction with the American Diabetes Association and Kitchen PLAY “30 Days of Family Health” campaign. But lucky for you it’s a winner! So far I’ve made some tasty recipes from their other cookbooks including Chickpea Tartines and the Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad. Last up is The ADA Vegetarian Cookbook: Satisfying, Bold and Flavorful Recipes From The Garden. I love this book because although I’m not a vegetarian (hello Manischewitz Braised Short Ribs!) a lot of my friends don’t eat meat so I was thrilled to try some of these ideas.
What I love about this book is how the author emphasizes using fun sauces like Sriracha or rice vinegar, seasonings like smoked paprika and unique grains like spelt or wheat berries to add flavor without compromising health. The recipes take inspiration from all over the world with Herbed Spaetzel and Lentil Soup, Lentil Dal or Singapore Cucumber Salad. Yum! Because I love the classic Middle Eastern snack, I tried the recipe for Broccoli Black Bean Hummus, which is super healthy with yogurt instead of olive oil, and the addition of broccoli. Yes broccoli! You can definitely taste the green vegetable in there, but in a good way. The only thing I changed was to roast the garlic instead of keeping it raw. Making it date friendly too- boo yay! Assuming your date likes broccoli breath.
- 3 cups broccoli ﬂorets
- 1 (16-ounce) can chickpeas,
- Well rinsed and drained
- 1 cup plain, fat-free yogurt
- ¼ cup tahini (sesame seed paste)
- 2 cloves garlic, roasted
- 3 each scallions, minced
- 2 teaspoons Tabasco sauce
- ½ teaspoon cumin, ground
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- Juice of 1 lemon or lime
- 1 (16-ounce) can black beans, well rinsed and drained
- Trim broccoli into small florets, reserving stems for another use.
- Steam florets over boiling water for 3–4 minutes until still crisp, rinse under cold water and reserve, or microwave on high in about ½ inch water for 2 minutes and rinse under cold water. Set aside.
- Place 1 cup of the cooked broccoli in a food processor fitted with the standard blade. The additional 2 cups will be added later.
- Add all ingredients except the black beans in the food processor and process until fairly smooth but still showing some pieces.
- Add the remaining broccoli florets, saving a few for garnish, and the black beans. Process using the pulse button, once or twice only until incorporated.
Plus, the ADA is giving you a chance to WIN three of the five cookbooks we’ll be profiling here at Kitchen PLAY along with a $50 VISA gift card for ingredients. Woo hoo! Just check out the Kitchen PLAY Facebook page for details on how to enter. It’s easy!
This post is sponsored by the ADA in conjunction with Kitchen PLAY but all opinions are my own.