This week, we’re fighting heat (summer) with heat (delicious spiciness)! Okay, so maybe that’s a stretch. But either way, prepare yourselves for a bit of burn with this week’s meal plan. We’ve got an incredible grilled fruit and quinoa salad with smoky chipotle dressing. And then there are the spicy buffalo chickpea cups. Plus, there’s a luscious African peanut soup with a bit of a kick, too. Not to worry, though — a couple of cooling breaks help round out the week: A simple, scrumptious portabella pesto burger, plus summer-perfect stewed eggplant over polenta.
Here’s this week’s meatless meal plan:
Fiery Fruit & Quinoa Salad from Oh My Veggies // Grilled veggies and fruit, chia chipotle dressing, quinoa, and black beans make up this protein-packed powerhouse of a salad. Bonus: It’s pretty too!
Portabella Burgers with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto from My California Roots // Intensely flavored pesto (think artichoke hearts and sun-dried tomatoes) join together with balsamic-marinated portabella mushrooms in this simple summer burger. We loved it with a simple salad on the side.
Stewed Eggplant and Tomatoes with Polenta from Cafe Johnsonia // Eggplant season is in full swing, and this simple stewed recipe makes it the star of the show. Eggplant in the spotlight — right where it belongs! Creamy polenta is the perfect accompaniment.
Buffalo Chickpea Wraps with Cool Ranch Dressing from The Sweet Life // Ahh, buffalo sauce. Is there anything it can’t make delicious?! This recipe spices up chickpeas (brilliant!) and cools them back down with lettuce and creamy ranch dressing.
African Peanut Soup from Oh My Veggies // This rich, satisfying soup boasts tender sweet potato chunks in a creamy peanut base. A sprinkle of peanuts and fresh cilantro complete the picture. Best of all, it comes together in less than 30 minutes.
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