Thursday, August 9, 2012

Vegan Cauliflower Grean Bean Sandwich

A healthy recipe for those who are weight watchers or simply because they are vegan :) I have made 3 vegetarian/vegan sandwiches so far and I am proud that I have discovered multiple flavors about different ways to make burgers in a healthier way that adds more protein into your diet! There are so many things to do with my whole entire baking/cooking experiences and I am so glad that I made the decision to share with the world that a 14 year old (like me) can do things like this. Anyways...excuse my rambling speeches....Follow me on this blog for more blog updates! Enjoy!

Smashed Cauliflower and Roasted Green Bean
Makes 3-5 sandwiches 

Sandwich ingredients:

2 tbsp Olive Oil
2 1/4 tsp crushed Garlic (about 2-4 cloves)
1/2 medium head (1 lb) Cauliflower, roughly chopped
1 cups Milk
1/2 tsp Sea Salt or Kosher Salt
1/2 lb green beans
a few sprigs fresh Thyme or Tarragon
1 1/2 tbsp Olive Oil
1/4 tsp Sea Salt or Kosher Salt
fresh cracked Black Pepper

Smashed cauliflower directions:
  1. Chop the cauliflower roughly. 
  2. In a large pot, heat olive oil on medium heat. Add garlic and cook until light golden, stirring very frequently. Add cauliflower and milk. Increase heat to bring to a simmer, then lower heat back to medium (should be a vigorous simmer without boiling over). Simmer until cauliflower is tender, about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.
  3. Mash cauliflower to break down the bigger chunks. Season with salt.

Roasted green bean directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 400ยบ F.
  2. Toss green bean, thyme, and olive oil on a sheet pan. Season with sea salt and black pepper. Roast in oven for 10 minutes, toss the asparagus, then continue roasting for 10-15 minutes, or until lightly browned and tender.

Sandwich directions:
  1. Toast bread.
  2. Spread a 1/4" layer of smashed cauliflower. Lay a few spears of green beans. Add a couple slices of tomato and arugula (optional). Cut in half and serve.

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