Posted on Friday, 18ᵗʰ September, 2020
Quick ideas for wholesome lunch pairings that hit the spot for guests wanting healthier options.
Meeting guests’ lunch expectations can be a moving target, but one thing is a given: they consistently appreciate nourishing dishes served quickly. The chefs from UFS have come together for these easy-to-prepare, vegetable-based lunch pairings and recipes—and they’re hearty enough to please your meat-loving guests too.
When roasted, cauliflower takes on a full, earthy musk flavour. Spicy ingredients such as chillies emphasize the sweetness of the cauliflower.
Spicy ginger compliments the robust red cabbage and gains a bittersweet taste when stir fried. You can also use these ingredients raw to make a nourishing salad.
Spinach and chickpeas are a centuries-old pairing. Combine wilted spinach with chickpeas and cumin for a North-African salad, or make a farinata of chickpeas served with toasted chickpeas.
Make a hearty Middle Eastern Mujadara (rice and lentils with brown rice) as a side dish or the base for a Middle Eastern rice bowl. Also consider making a hearty “fajita” with brown rice, beans with vegetables.
The classic components of hummus give your guests a great source of plant-based protein. Combine into a paste or create a chopped salad with chickpeas and tahini served with herbs and a complementary dressing.
Swapping out bread for sweet potato gives this toast a big point of difference. Plant-based food consumption is on the rise, and this healthy option gives gluten the flick in favour of all-veggie goodness.
"The content of this article is intended for inspiration purposes only. It is not intended as clinical, medical or nutritional advice."