Vegan Caprese Pasta Salad

A dairy free take on your favorite summer salad, this Vegan Caprese Pasta Salad is the perfect minimal cook meal for these hot summer nights! Fresh tomatoes, basil, and vegan mozzarella tossed with balsamic vinegar and olive oil, it is the flipping best combo have for a main meal or on the side of your BBQ. #thecuttingveg #eatrealfood #caprese #pastasalad

A dairy free take on your favorite summer salad. This Vegan Caprese Pasta Salad is the perfect minimal cook meal for these hot summer nights! Fresh tomatoes, basil, and vegan mozzarella tossed with balsamic vinegar and olive oil combined together in this easy dish. It is the flipping best combo have for a main meal or on the side of your BBQ.

Are you craving fresh, easy dinnertime recipes this summer? Me, too. This Caprese pasta salad recipe is just the ticket! This recipe has been one of my favorites for the past few weeks, but it is so delicious I cannot even handle it.

This pasta recipe really straddles the line between “pasta dish” and “pasta salad,” since it’s great whether you serve the noodles warm or cold. And y’all know I love a good pasta dish! It’s made simply with pasta, lots of cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, fresh basil and olive oil.

Oh ya know I’m excited

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Marinated White Bean Greek Salad

Marinated White Bean Greek Salad is the perfect no cook lunch or side dish that you need for your summertime. So good especially when you do not want to turn on your oven. #thecuttingveg #eatrealfood #nocook

Marinated White Bean Greek Salad is the perfect no cook lunch or side dish that you need for your summertime. So good especially when you do not want to turn on your oven.

Hello y’all! I have a new obsession, which is shocking I know.

I’m back again with another one of my stupidly simple recipes – one I’ve been enjoying as we finished up the last few weeks of studying for the prelim intensity. To be honest, I have been cooking so many crazy things lately in the kitchen – and LOTS of them all at once- just because I haven’t been there in so long. However, it’s been so nice to enjoy some of these reeeeeeally easy meals for lunches or mid-afternoon snacks.

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Vegan Queso Dip (Nut/Dairy Free)

It's summertime and I'm ready to eat my weight in Vegan Queso Dip! Dairy and nut free, it comes together in 15 minutes and is the perfect addition to your summer party. Get on it! #thecuttingveg #summerparty #eatrealfood #queso #whatveganseat

It’s summertime and I’m ready to eat my weight in Vegan Queso Dip! Dairy and nut free, it comes together in 15 minutes and is the perfect addition to your summer party. Get on it!

It’s here! A queso for the ages.

To be honest, I never really LOVED queso, mostly because in college, I felt so gross after eating it. I mean, jarred cheese always sounds good in theory until you eat the entire jar yourself. Lactose intolerance for ya! However, after making this Vegan Queso Dip, I promise to convert even the queso skeptics into LOVERS.

Because The Cutting Veg is for queso lovers.

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Instant Pot (and not!) Eggplant Caponata

We love a pickled eggplant situation. Yes I promise I’ll get you hooked too!

If there is one thing you should love about me, I love a pickle situation. I used to go to falafel places in Israel just to get some pickles. I always get the pickle situation at my favorite hummus place in the city. Heck I put pickled onions on everything. But if you don’t like eggplant, don’t let the title scare you… because you can barely tase the eggplant in said dish.

I promise.

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“Sour Cream” and Onion Smashed Potatoes

This side dish has me WEAK. Sour Cream and Onion Smashed Potatoes are the side dish you never knew you needed!

If my six year old self could see me now, she would be so darn happy to see that I have made my favorite food, sour cream and onion potato chips, into a dinner that our mother would be proud of. Imagine that: eating chips for dinner and having society accept you for it.

Have I said too much?

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Chunky Olive Pesto Pasta

Pretty much the only way I will eat olives, if I’m being honest here is this Chunky Olive Pesto Pasta. Salty pantry based pasta is one of my favorite ways to enjoy summer. Delicious!

I don’t know what it is, but the combination of all the salty olives, capers, and cheese tossed together in olive oil and garlic makes for the most delicious sauce for all the pasta in the land. Could you even imagine… all the pasta in the land? Plus, who doesn’t think a salty week can be made better by having a big old bowl of carbs.

Salty week… see what I did there?

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Elote Salad with Avocado Green Goddess Dressing

We have having a major corn moment and I am in total love.

I used to shy away from corn, mostly because my only exposure to it was the frozen stuff my aunt would serve her kids at daycare. It was way too sweet, way too starchy, and had zero flavor. There are some veggies that I am totally for eating frozen, but corn just is not it. But, now that it’s summer and we have full exposure to the stuff on the cob, I am absolutely in LOVE with adding corn to absolutely everything in a way I never desired before.

Sorry if I’m getting too corny for ya.

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Quinoa Salad with Strawberries and Feta

It’s salad season! Huzzah. And this Quinoa Salad with Feta and Strawberries is sure to be a straight lunchtime or BBQ winner. We LOVE!

Actually, if I am being COMPLETELY honest, the last thing I want to do this time of year is cook and this recipe has been a long time coming because I usually make it once a week every week during the summer. It has all my fav things and comes together in 30 minutes with MINIMAL cooking.

So who’s with me?! Let’s not cook together!

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Mexican Street Corn Avocado Toast

We are on a south of the border kick over here.

Seriously, you need to do yourself a favor (or better yet, a f(l)avor) and make these bad boys up. I know y’all might pause at the fact that I am seriously writing up a recipe for avocado toast… but think of this more as a major sign to flavortown.

Oh no… am I turning into Guy Fieri?

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