August 19, 2014 37

Fajita Veggie Burger Bowls with Blistered Sweet Reds + Cilantro Lime Cashew Cream

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The late summer produce is bringin’ it hard right now and I’ve drawn major inspiration from Mother Nature’s bounty over the weekend for these fajita veggie burger bowls. Oh and side note, this is probably my favorite thing I’ve made and eaten all summer, it’s so completely satisfying + power-packed its pure insanity.

I go through serious vegetable obsessions from March to November. Up and down, hot and cold, one week I love you and the next week I find myself replacing you…no hard feelings, okay? I’m riding the veggie-waves man and I there’s no stopping me. With each week that  passes, I know it just can’t get any better.

But every week my CSA + favorite farmers’ market, just keep on delivering the goods. In the spring, our minds and bellies are awakened by those glorious greens and spring onions and garlic scapes and ramps. And really, truly, if it ended there I would be okay, I think…

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But when summer comes, particularly late summer, the THE MOST fiery explosion happens. An exuberant flooding, all shapes and colors and sizes and tastes, one more beautiful and delivious than the next. And – I do not discriminate. I invite them all into my life, even the not so perfect ones, sometimes those are the best. Like these heirlooms, I mean I can’t even.

And these Jimmy Nardello Sweet Red Peppers from my CSA box…are you kidding me right now? I’m obsessed with these. Stop what you’re doing right now, literally.  Go out and scour your markets, ask around, get your hands of some of these bad boys – because trust me you’ll LOVE THEM. Thank you Philly FoodWorks for delivering the freshness week after week after week, you guys are amazing!!

*Jimmy Nardello Sweet Reds aren’t at all spicy and taste similar to a red bell pepper, so if you can’t find them, red bell peppers will do the trick!!

This fajita veggie bowl wouldn’t be complete without the veggie burger. Can we just talk for a minute about how obsessed I am with Hilary’s Eat Well products? Hilary’s Eat Well is a small food manufacturing company based in Kansas whose primary reason for being is to create products that make people feel good. They are hyper-dedicated to nourishing the people + the planet. They have carefully crafted each bite without GMO ingredients, gluten, dairy, soy, eggs, yeast, corn and nuts.

And I’m not kidding you guys, these are HANDS DOWN the best veggie burgers I have ever eaten. Period. And, I’m giving away a whole slew of Hilary’s Eat Well burgers, drop to the bottom of this post for details on how you can enter…

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Every single flavor is amazing. This recipe highlights the Black Rice Burger, but there are 4 others to choose from including the original World’s Best Veggie Burger, the Adzuki Bean Burger, the Hemp + Greens Burger {probably my favorite, but it’s so hard to choose} and the Root Veggie Burger, which is hued the most beautiful red. Hilary’s also offers mini Veggie Burger Bites, great for kids!! And a new line of dressings – which I have in my kitchen and I can’t wait to try them. When I do, I’ll happily report to you my findings. I’m sure they’re amazing because everything they do is amazing. Okay I’ll stop now.

At the risk of sounding like a total Hilary’s Eat Well commercial – I want to be completely candid with you. I get partnership offers from companies every week. Some of these products, I LOVE and decide to pursue. But a lot of them, most of them, I don’t love and more often than not these companies are the ones willing to pay me a lot of money to promote their brand. But, no matter how good the offer may seem, if it isn’t aligned with my mission here on earth, I must decline. Sometimes it stings, but sometimes it feels awesome. And just like Hilary’s, this is my business, this is my life. I am an holistic entrepreneur and my love, my passion, my business and my spirituality are all connected.

Hilary’s Eat Well burgers + dressings are sold nationwide, use this product locator to find them nearest you!!

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Fajita Veggie Burger Bowls with Blistered Sweet Reds

Serve family style {as shown} or portion individually; they take only 20 minutes to make + will feed 4 hungry souls.

Ingredients:

  • {4} Hilary’s Eat Well Black Rice Burgers {these homemade veggie burgers also work}
  • 1 medium-small eggplant
  • 1 medium green zucchini
  • 1 medium yellow summer squash
  • 1 large onion
  • 10 Jimmy Nardello sweet red peppers* {see explanation above for substitutions}
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse ground pepper

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

Line a baking sheet {or 2} with parchment paper.

Cut your eggplant, zucchini, summer squash + onion into bite sized pieced. In a bowl toss together with 2 tablespoons olive oil, lime juice, cumin, sea salt and pepper. Spread out on the baking sheet and roast for 15-20 minutes, flipping halfway through. You could easily grill these vegetables as well, whatever works for you!

While the veggies are roasting, heat the remaining tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet on medium heat. Add in your peppers and cook on all sides until browned and blistered. If your oil is hot enough {but not burning} it should take just about 5 minutes altogether. Remove the peppers from the heat, set to the side and sprinkle with sea salt.

In the same pan cook the veggie burgers according to the package directions. Just a few minutes on each side, from a frozen patty will do it.

Assemble your fajita bowls and top with a generous amounts of Cilantro Lime Cashew Cream {see below}.

Cilantro Lime Cashew Cream

This creaminess literally takes 5 minutes to whiz up  and you’re going to want to put it on everything. It makes about 1 cup, so make extra you’ll want it.

Ingredients:

  • 1 packed cup of fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews {feel free to soak for an hour or not soak}
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse ground pepper
  • juice from 1 lime
  • zest from 1 lime

Blend everything together on high until smooth. Store it in an air-tight container, refrigerated, for up to a week.

It doesn’t have to be a fancy blender, I used my little baby Bella Blender and it worked perfectly.

 ” The soil is the great connector of lives, the source and destination of all. It is the healer and restorer and resurrector, by which disease passes into health, age into youth, death into life. Without proper care for it we can have no community, because without proper care for it we can have no life. “

- Wendell Berry

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{{disclaimer}} This post is in partnership with Hilary’s Eat Well + Philly FoodWorks, this helps support the continued growth and development of my site. All opinions are my own.

37 Responses to "Fajita Veggie Burger Bowls with Blistered Sweet Reds + Cilantro Lime Cashew Cream"

  1. Reply

    Judi Erdmann

    August 19, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    I love everything about summer. What I love most is sitting on the deck listening to the birds, looking for the loons, (they are amazing) and just soaking in the quiet and the sun..

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    Crista

    August 19, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    I’ve seen Hillary’s products but never tried them – thanks for the encouragement!
    I love summer for solo many different reasons: being outdoors more often than not, gardening, and stand-up paddle boarding are some of my faves this year!

  3. Reply

    Courtney

    August 19, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    I love summer because I get to spend it on the north fork of Long Island with my family, boating, beaching and soaking up the sun!

  4. Reply

    Allison

    August 19, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    I love summer because I can make homemade ice cream in every flavor variation and only feel a little guilty about it.

  5. Reply

    Tieghan

    August 19, 2014 at 11:49 pm

    Those peppers are gorgeous!!! Love these bowls!

  6. Reply

    Milli | Add A Little

    August 20, 2014 at 2:02 am

    This looks amazing!!! Pinned! :)

  7. Reply

    Karen D

    August 20, 2014 at 10:49 am

    I love all the fresh veggies! And the warm weather… let’s not forget that!

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  8. Reply

    Katie St Pierre

    August 20, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    I love summer because I get to vacation! I also LOVE Hilarys!

  9. Reply

    klean-slate

    August 20, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Summer. What’s not to love? Warm sun, great hiking, outdoor lounging, vegan bbq’s in abundance, outdoor movie nights and light refreshing cocktails to cool you off. This summer has brought me the combination of two favorites. Vegan BBQ’s and new friends. With joining so many wonderful vegan groups and the introduction of a new boyfriend and his friends, its been a summer full of love. It seems more and more home BBQ’s I venture too and more and more events I attend (not even vegan related) people are becoming more accommodating and health conscious without sacrificing on flavors.
    I can definitely be grateful for the shift. I have also been introduced to Hilary’s and I love what I have tried thus far. There are many products of Hilary’s I haven’t tried and would like to play with including this wonderful looking fajita bowl. mmm…..

  10. Reply

    Mari

    August 20, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    What I love most is summer fruit. There are so many to choose from, the colors and flavors are amazing, and you can make the best summery fruit salads.

  11. Reply

    Crystal Lewis

    August 20, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    Summer is about family time and enjoying the outdoors. I love the extra time I get with the kiddos and the fresh warm air on my face.

  12. Reply

    Pranee Guichet

    August 20, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    I love the abundance of fresh veggies at the famers market. These burgers will give me a taste of something new and different but all the while remaining healthy. Pick me Pick me!!!

  13. Reply

    Summer Popelka

    August 20, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    Farmers markets are the best thing about summer!

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  15. Reply

    Danielle

    August 20, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    What I love most about summer are the longer days with more sunshine.

  16. Reply

    deneen

    August 21, 2014 at 9:42 am

    one of the things that makes me happiest about summer is going to the outdoor farmer’s markets. I feel like I’m being reunited with my people! LOL

  17. Reply

    Krysten

    August 21, 2014 at 9:45 am

    I love farmers markets in my town and hanging out with family and friends around the fire. Sipping some tea and eating a salad while reading a good book too.

  18. Reply

    Katherine B

    August 21, 2014 at 10:44 am

    YUM, this looks amazing! What I love about summer is feeling more intimate with my environment. I love the heat, so I spend a lot of time outside during the summer. Also, I followed you in Instagram and I already follow Hilary’s :)

  19. Reply

    Deb

    August 21, 2014 at 11:06 am

    I love summer because sunshine filled long days, a breeze on my face and blooming flowers energize me.

  20. Reply

    Stephanie Dodge

    August 21, 2014 at 5:42 pm

    I love the heat of summer, from outdoor cookouts, the beach, and adding a little more spice to my dishes. Can’t wait to try this fajita bowl!

  21. Reply

    Erika

    August 21, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    I love that you introduced me to these delicious burgers. What I love most about this summer is that I fell back in love with cooking!

  22. Reply

    Aedria

    August 21, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    This recipe is going on the menu this week!
    The three months of summer that we get in upstate NY is never enough! I love the sun, the heat, hiking, and my kids being home from school but my favorite thing about the summer is our small veg and herb garden. Going out for fresh tomatoes and basil for a daily Caprese is amazing!

  23. Reply

    Jan Ruiz

    August 21, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    I love summer for the garden bounty. I’m anxious to try Hilary products. I have not heard of them nor tried them. Excited to find great new products. I’m looking for an alternate to soy products. I still eat soy but need to limit it due to thyroid issues.

  24. Reply

    Jen Berry

    August 22, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    I love summer as a way to reconnect with the earth through long walks, hiking, swimming and fresh local food. The winters here in NH have been very harsh lately and I tend to hunker down for months. Summer is like reawakening from a long slumber. Love your blog, thanks for hosting this giveaway! I recently discovered Hillary’s Eat Well burgers, the Adzuki Bean Burger is by far the BEST pre-packaged veggie burger I have EVER had! I follow you both on Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram. :)

  25. Reply

    Robin W

    August 23, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    I love TOMATOES!!! And today, I love fresh peaches – just finished making the most fantastic peach sorbet! So glad I stumbled across your site today. And now I follow you on Pinterest and Instagram.

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  27. Reply

    Amy W

    August 24, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    I love summer for the long days outdoors, a few months of break from the toddler catching every cold know to man and the awesome farmers markets full of fresh new veggies to try! The end of summer is the best as the cool fall weather starts to creep into the mornings. I can enjoy hot coffee again at breakfast and pour the rest over ice in the afternoon!

  28. Reply

    Bianca @ Sweet Dreaming

    August 24, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    i love the hot summer weather, grilling, pools, the beach, picking fresh peaches and blueberries, and my august birthday!!

  29. Reply

    Caitlyn

    August 25, 2014 at 9:38 am

    I love the extra hours of sunlight and time spent in the garden!

  30. Reply

    Danielle

    August 25, 2014 at 10:21 am

    I’m your newest follower (both Pinterest and Feedly)! I love Hillary’s burgers, so I can’t wait to try this recipe. It looks delicious! I love all the fresh fruits and veggies that come with summer. There’s nothing better than walking out to your garden and plucking a plump, juicy tomato to accompany your dinner. Thanks for the giveway!

  31. Reply

    Lauren @ Healthy Delicious

    August 25, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    I love the sunshine and long days! And also how intensely delicious vegetables taste – winter vegetables don’t hold a candle to summer’s bounty.

  32. Reply

    Tarra

    August 26, 2014 at 6:07 am

    Summer = road trips and camping and staying up late and juicy veggies and sweetness!

  33. Reply

    Lisa Darcel

    August 26, 2014 at 9:30 am

    I love summer because of the bounty of fruit at the farmer’s market – sweet and in season! I just discovered Hilary’s Eat Well burgers about 2 months ago and I wholeheartedly agree, they are the best frozen veggie burgers I have ever eaten – love the Adzuki Bean burger. I have not tried the other varieties yet (I keep getting the Aduki), but would love to!

  34. Reply

    ANNETTE ELDRIDGE

    August 26, 2014 at 10:16 am

    I love summer and spending time with my family. The hard part is food as one has PKU and 2 are gluten-free. All of these parts make for constant searching of recipes and items all can eat. I’d love other options to have available to meet their dietary needs.

  35. Reply

    Anne

    August 26, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    I love summer because that’s when my birthday is! Long, sunny days, yielding to a hint of autumn.

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