The first thing that comes to mind when we talk of vegan diet is the health benefits it can bring to our bodies. In fact, the American Dietetic Association has already proven its remarkable benefits in terms of lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels as well as reducing the risk of colon cancer, prostate cancer, and heart disease. No wonder why more and more people are turning into vegans these days.
And so in this entry, we are going to offer 3 vegan food processor recipes that will not only deliver wholesome deliciousness but also provide value for money as you lead a vegan lifestyle towards healthy living.
Before diving in, you might want to check out our food processor buying guide so that you know what specifications you need to look for when buying one.
Amazing Fact: Believe it or not, but Oreos are actually vegan! And so is dark chocolate because these supermarket products don’t contain animal by-products like dairy. Moreover, some “junk foods” that we find at the grocery are actually vegan too. (No. We’re not saying that you should eat plenty of junk food, kids.)
Quick and Easy Vegan Recipes
Are you craving for pasta for dinner? Then feast on this awesome and unique dish that can only be done in 20 minutes!
For this recipe, you’re going to need these ingredients: spaghetti pasta, 2 avocados, 2 cloves of garlic, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, kosher salt and pepper, third a cup of olive oil, a cup of sliced cherry tomatoes, half a cup of canned corn kernels, and half a cup of basil leaves.
First, cook the spaghetti in a pot of salted boiling water until al dente. Make sure to drain well afterwards. Then, make the sauce by adding avocados, garlic, basil leaves, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Blend and pour the olive oil slowly until the texture of the mixture becomes saucy (You can also use a blender if you don’t have a food processor).
Combine the pasta with the avocado sauce on another bowl and mix well and serve immediately.
Vegan Barbeque Lentil Meatballs
Who says vegan food processor recipes don’t have anything to do with barbequed dishes? Well, we have this smoky-flavored treat that you and your family will surely enjoy.
For this recipe, you need to prepare these ingredients: half a cup of brown rice, 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed, half a cup of chopped onions, half a cup of breadcrumbs, 2 cups of mushrooms (also chopped), 2 cups of cooked lentils, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, a bit of sea salt, a dash of garlic powder, 1 teaspoon dried basil, barbecue sauce, and vegan Worcestershire sauce.
For the cooking directions, you have to chop the onions and mushrooms using your food processor as well as for grounding the flaxseeds and breadcrumbs (if necessary). Then, cook the brown rice and set aside and cook the chopped onions and mushrooms until translucent. On the other hand, place the grounded flax seeds in a separate small bowl and mix it with water until it turns into a paste.
Using your food processor again, add the cooked lentils, cooked onion and mushrooms, rice, sea salt, garlic powder, and the rest of the ingredients and blend it until thoroughly combined. Then place the mixture in the fridge for 30 minutes just to stiffen it up.
After chilling, form the mixture into meatballs and cook it in a pan with olive oil for 2 minutes, let it simmer of another 3 minutes while adding 2 tablespoons of barbeque sauce, and serve.
No-Cook Cookie Dough Balls
This awesome vegan recipe is delightfully sweet and tasty. You’ll surely enjoy munching on this snack food minus the guilt.
For this recipe, you’re going to need these ingredients: 2 ripe bananas, a cup of dried oats, half a cup of grated coconut, half a cup of vegan chocolate chips, coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla extract.
Once you have all the ingredients, the next thing that you’re going to do is pour the cup of oats into the food processor and blend it until semi-coarse. Then put in the rest of the ingredients (don’t forget to break bananas into portions first), but set aside the chocolate chips for later. Only add 3 tablespoons of maple syrup, 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla and continue mixing until pasty.
Then transfer the mixture into a bowl, add the chocolate chip, and make sure that the chocolate chip is evenly distributed into the mix. Form into balls (makes about a dozen of cookie dough balls) and enjoy.
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