Friday, June 4, 2010

Vegan Recipes - Cantaloupe and Cherry Tomato Salad & Cherry Burritos

It's the first Friday of the month and that means ... a vegan recipe. Eating meatless meals is one of the easiest ways to walk gently on the earth. Even one meal a week makes a tremendous difference.

This month I had a total recipe "block" and couldn't come up with anything that felt "right". So, I turned to my friend, The Wayland Springs Cook. Not long ago, she and her daughter tried going vegetarian for a month so I knew they would have something to share. And sure enough ... they gave me two very delicious-looking recipes. I can't wait to try them!

Thanks, so much, to Chef Amy and her daughter, Rebekka!

Cantaloupe and Cherry Tomato Salad

2 cups cubed cantaloupe
2 cups quartered cherry tomatoes
1/4 cup minced shallots
1/4 cup fresh oregano or basil
2 tablespoons minced jalapeno pepper
2 teaspoons orange rind grated
2 tablespoons orange juice
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Combine, toss and cover. Refrigerate for 30 minuets. Serves 6 (2/3 cup servings)

Cherry Burritos

1/2 cup vegan butter- melted
8 flour tortillas (be sure that the ingredients do not include lard)
1 can cherry pie filling (any kind of pie filling will do)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon powdered sugar

Place 3 tablespoons of filling onto each burrito. Fold over one edge and roll up. Place seam side down on a greased cookie sheet. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake 12 minuets at 375. Dust with powdered sugar and serve hot or cold.


  1. TVB dad would love the salad. Yum! And the burritos sound terrific.

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend.


    Here's mine,

  3. Cantelope and tomato...I can't believe I've never thought of that...another one to try! Fruts and veggies have been segregated long enough! Strawberries are so very good in any green salad...and mangos or pineapples...salsa and salad and summer...3 great S-words!

  4. that looks so delicious! Now i have to decide between this and an egg tahini salad recipe i found for hard to choose!!