Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Vegan BBQ for July 4th







Can you believe that everything on this plate is vegan? Black bean Portabella burgers are so delicious, you won't even miss the meat, jicama sticks are crunchy and juicy ( and low calorie) , and cauliflower cous cous tabbouleh is a great summer side dish! Meatless Clean eating at it's best!

  It's July 4th and everyone is making BBQ's and parties! Traditionally, the foods are burgers, potato salads, Homemade Coleslaw etc. Well, the following  foods work well for vegetarians, gluten free and vegans too. 

I made black bean and Portabella  burgers   on a gluten free bun ( topped with easy to make homemade  Guacamole) , cauliflower tabbouleh ,  Jicama sticks with guacamole and humus, Quinoa, sliced tomatoes with cumin. Condiments of sliced red onion, cucumbers, and carrots for dipping into humus. You could add my Beet and orange salad for variety too. 

Yahoo!! 
Happy Fourth !!


Here are my spinach and black bean  Portabella burgers- don't they look good?

Black bean and Portobella  burgers,

My Spread 
How about some  vegan cauliflower Tabbouleh made with lots of fresh parsley, tomatoes, cucumbers, and riced cauliflower..Don't you just love how versatile cauliflower is? Here is another delicious low calorie /low carb healthy recipe. ( I'm going to make the tabbouleh a separate post too..)



Riced raw Cauliflower made in a food processor with the metal blade
( Put cauliflower flowerettes in the processor and whiz quickly 2 times  till it looks  like rice)
Happens in seconds!
Gluten Free Vegan Cauliflower tabbouleh salad 


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20 comments:

  1. I showed my husband this recipe because he is always trying the store bought ones and he doesn't like them. Thank you so much for sharing it on our BBQ Block Party

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    1. These burgers are great. He'll love them

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  2. I love black beans!
    Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday linky party!
    Jenny
    www.inthekitchenwithjenny.com

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    1. Me too. It's my favorite bean. I use it in so many ways, but black beans and rice is my favorite.

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  3. Hi Judee,
    Looks like great food for the 4th or any summer party! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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    1. Thanks Miz Helen.. All my guests, vegetarian and not enjoyed it.

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  4. Very impressive vegan meal. Thanks so much for sharing it with us on foodie friday.

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    1. It is amazing how create one can be . There are so many interesting recipes that are vegan

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  5. I'd dig right into this and not even miss the meat! Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday.

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    1. Cindy,
      I agree.. It was a very satisfying meal!

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  6. This looks amazing!! Thanks for linking up to Good Tastes Tuesday!!

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  7. This looks awesome!!! We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
    http://www.lifewiththecrustcutoff.com/two-girls-and-a-party-link-up-24/
    Live every Wednesday to Sunday.
    Hosted by:
    http://www.lifewiththecrustcutoff.com/ Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off
    http://thissillygirlslife.com/ Dana @ This Silly Girl’s Life
    We hope to see you there!

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  8. Looks wonderful - I bet those burgers are full of terrific flavor! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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    1. The portabella black bean burgers are really very meaty!!

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  9. What a delicious healthy barbecue! I especially like the vegan tabbouleh cauliflower salad. Just goes to show barbecue doesn't have to equal meat!!

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    1. Great to know during this heat wave! some nice salads will heat the spot

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  10. Wow, what a gorgeous feast for a vegan BBQ! Thank you for sharing this with Healthy Vegan Fridays

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  11. I love your vegan spread! I just made your cauliflower pilaf last week! YUM Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

    Hope your week is great!

    Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com

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  12. This looks like a great, healthy alternative to typical BBQ dinners!! Thanks so much for sharing it on Waste Not Want Not, Judee, I've pinned it :)

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  13. The riced cauliflower looks great, healthy and light. A nice change from regular bbq dishes. Thanks for sharing on Hearth & Soul Hop. :)

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