Coconut Butternut Squash Soup + Mixed Greens with Green Apples, Beets and Pistachios

Mixed Greens with Green Apples, Beets and PistachiosHead cold + torrential rain storm + no food in the house = spaghetti + delivery food.

When I finally felt better, and the rain stopped, I was dying for some vegetables, so I made the Mixed Greens with Green Apples, Beets and Pistachios from our November VegCookbook, Vegan Holiday Kitchen.  I loved the rainbow of colors and textures in this salad. The green apples, lettuce, cucumbers and pistachios combined with the red/orange beets, dried cranberries and carrots make it a perfect dish for the Christmas section of the cookbook. The only thing I would change is the dressing. The recipe calls for lemon juice and olive oil, but I think it could use a dressing with a bit more pizzazz.

Coconut Butternut Squash SoupI received a review copy of Vegan Holiday Kitchen last year, so for two Thanksgivings in a row I’ve made the Coconut Butternut Squash Soup. It is sooooooo good.

Both years, we had it as a mid-afternoon snack before our big holiday dinner. It’s crazy delicious and super easy to make, especially if you have an immersion blender.

VegCookbook Story Swap

  • Veggie Goes Vegan made the Massaged Kale Salad and Pueblo Corn Pie from Vegan Holiday Kitchen.
  • Veggie Goes Vegan also made the Black Bean and Sweet Potato Tortilla Casserole from Vegan Holiday Kitchen.
  • Seize the Veggies made the Barley and Sweet Potato Pilaf from Forks Over Knives.
  • Eatin’ Vegan in Smalltown, USA made the Vegetable White Bean Hash from Forks Over Knives.
  • vegankind made the Millet Loaf Balls and Millet Stew from Forks Over Knives.
  • vegankind also made the Mean Green Smoothie from Forks Over Knives.

What did you VegCook this week?

2 responses to “Coconut Butternut Squash Soup + Mixed Greens with Green Apples, Beets and Pistachios

  1. I have the Coconut Butternut Squash Soup on my list to make. Did you add the kale and red onion?

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