‘Meatless’ giveaway

Today I’m excited to share with you a new book from the kitchen of one of my culinary heroes, Martha Stewart. Her latest book, Meatless, is quite unlike her typical tomes in that the entire book revolves around–as the title suggests–meat free recipes. And, even though every single recipe isn’t solely plant based, I can confidently say that most of the recipes within the pages of this beautif

ully illustrated book are vegan (even marked with a handy “V”), and pretty much all of the non-vegan recipes can easily be made vegan with non-dairy substitutions. There are also a ton of gluten-free recipes, also clearly labeled for your gastronomical enjoyment.

Some of you may feel underwhelmed that this book isn’t entirely plant based, but as a longtime (diehard!) fan of Martha Stewart, and with her obvious influence that has reached the homes of millions of people, I find this to be an incredibly positive step in the right direction. In fact, I’m downright giddy about it.

meatless Martha Stewart

So, today I am featuring one of the recipes from the book as well as offering a copy of Meatless to one lucky reader. To enter, simply leave a comment below telling me what your favorite ‘meatless’ dish is, and I’ll enter you in the contest. Open until February 14th to residents everywhere… winner will be announced February 15th.


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Photo Credit: Bryan Gardner


Avocado Salad with Bell Pepper and Tomatoes 

(Recipe provided and reposted with permission from Clarkson/Potter Publishers)

Avocado shells make handy vessels for a bright salad made with the scooped-out flesh. Lime juice, garlic, and a pinch of cayenne flavor the dressing. The salad can also be served as a topping for quesadillas or as a fresh filling for tacos.

Serves 1

  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Juice of ½ lime
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Coarse salt
  • 1 firm, ripe avocado, halved and pitted
  • ½ yellow bell pepper, ribs and seeds removed, diced
  • 6 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 scallion, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro leaves, plus whole leaves for garnish


1. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lime juice, garlic, and cayenne. Season with salt.

2. Scoop out flesh from avocado halves, reserving shells, and chop. Transfer to a bowl and add bell pepper, tomatoes, scallion, and chopped cilantro.

3. Drizzle with dressing and season with salt. Gently stir to combine. Spoon mixture into reserved shells.

Garnish with whole cilantro leaves and serve immediately.


Vegan/ Gluten-free/ Soy-Free

Per serving: 424 calories, 34.63 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 31.25 g carbohydrates, 6.6 g protein, 16.36 g fiber

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305 Responses to ‘Meatless’ giveaway

  1. Emily says:

    My favorite meatless meal is Milk-Free Mom’s vegan sweet potato quinoa chili. Just made some today (:

  2. Kari says:

    Stuffed Acorn Squash with Quinoa and Pistachios is my favorite one so far, but would enjoy trying more with this new cookbook. good luck to everyone and thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Megan Prensner says:

    Right now I love Ratatouille with brown rice…

  4. Monkachina says:

    I love chickpea faux tuna salad!

  5. Soozle says:

    I love to make vegetable pot pies with tons of veggies & red lentils. Homemade whole wheat crust!

  6. Linsley says:

    I <3 vegan pho served with veggie summer rolls!

  7. Yes, have loved Ms Martha for years. My favorite “meatless” meal is a black bean burritto with brown rice, tomatoes, cucumbers, sprouts and avocado on a sprouted wrap.

  8. Elaine Romero says:

    Vegan lasagna

  9. Tracy Stuntz says:

    I love potato leek soup!

  10. Shan says:

    Favourite meatless meal is a rice bowl – assorted greens and veg on top of brown rice with a sauce/dressing of some kind.

    Best of luck to everyone!

  11. One of my favorites (can’t pick just one) is the Red Chile Seitan Tamales from Viva Vegan!

  12. DIANA says:

    Rice and lentils with fried plantains…yum!

  13. Maddy C says:

    Chickpea and Black bean tomato curry with coconut jasmine rice!!

  14. I have so many favorite meatless meals! I’d have to say anything with curry in it is fantastic.

  15. MonsterAteMy says:

    I’ll say cold sesame noodles … Mmm.

  16. Alicia says:

    My favourite meatless dish is veggie burgers, with patties that have just about everything in them (beans, mushrooms, carrots, walnuts – you name it!).

  17. Marie Pier says:

    My favorite meatless dish is any kind of salad. I could eat salad every single day and I would be totally happy! Quinoa salad, spinach salad, with edamame, palm hearts, any nuts, marinated tofu… The possibilities are infinite! And I always make my own dressing. My favorite is tamari sauce with lots of garlic, olive oil and vinegar! And every salad should have avocado in it! :-)

  18. Ttrockwood says:

    Since im vegan its always meatless for me… Right now i love sweet potato/black bean/peanut butter chili with cilantro!

  19. Lindsie says:

    I love making meatless Pho. The broth can he so flavorful without the meat!

  20. Laryssa Wirstiuk says:

    My favorite “meatless” dish is sweet potato fries!

  21. My favorite meatless meal is currently curried lentil burritos! I do have a great love for thai red curry soup as well though…

  22. Rebecca Pipkin says:

    Vietnamese springrolls tie with pumpkin cashew pie

  23. Laura says:

    Hearty brown stew with winter vegetables, seitan, in a red wine and tamari gravy.

  24. Taira Moore says:

    Roasted veggies, olives and feta.

  25. Nat says:

    Hi Allyson! Great idea for a competition :) I can’t believe Martha Stewart made a meatless recipe book and I didn’t know about it!

    Here are 2 of my favourite meat free dishes at the moment:

    Chickpea Patties with Tomato & Avocado Salsa

    Stuffed Capsicums with Quinoa

  26. Diane Lopez says:

    My favorite vegan dish is warm squash soup. Perfect for cold weekends like this one we’re facing!

  27. Heather S says:

    My favorite dish is actually yur pine nut eggplant roll up lasagna :D they are so good

  28. Rebecca says:

    That Avocado Salad sounds amazing, and I happen to have everything but cilantro to make it. Yum!
    My favorite vegan dish is lasagna, with my Nana’s marinara sauce recipe.
    I just love food, and the recipes you post are amazing! Keep up the great work <3

  29. Joanne D says:

    As boring as it is, my favorite meatless dish is salad the size of my head with everything in it, coated with a sweet and tangy dressing like Oh She Glows lemon-tahini dressing, or Powercakes’ creamy tahini nooch sauce. Salads are just so versatile, no cooking/waiting required, just chop up whatever, throw it in a bowl and feast! You can get all fancy with your veggies, even do a roasted veggie salad, or it can be as simple as lettuce and greens with some beans, nuts or seeds thrown in. Love me a good salad, all day, every day :D

  30. Stacey says:

    I love rice and veggie bowls, with tofu/tempeh/beans, and a miso-tahini sauce!

  31. halina k says:

    cooked beans and rice

  32. christine b says:

    I love a good tofu scamble.

  33. NicT says:

    Oh geez-there are so many! But one that the PPK does that has infinite variations is a roasty soba bowl.

  34. Margaret says:

    Also my meals are all meatless, so it is hard to pick a favorite. Just became vegan last month, was vegetarian for many years. Guess my favorite right now are fish taco’s without the fish. Our family was just discussing the other night that we need to rename our all time favorite. Guess they should be called vegi tacos. We usually fill them with coleslaw, mango salsa, black beans, cilantro, avacado and hot sauce. It’s like having a party in your mouth!!

  35. Rose says:

    Yum! Looks so fresh and so clean! I love Martha and always will… so bummed Whole Living is outta here.

    Thanks for this!

  36. Allison R. says:

    Favorite Meatless Meal is Falafels….at least at the moment….I tend to go through cycles.

  37. Sarah says:

    I absolutely love making thai noodle vegetable salad with peanut sauce, they are so delicious!

  38. mary says:

    Yikes… I could never choose! Anything with Italian veggies, capers, onions and a ton of balsamic. And anything sweet potato.

  39. Amanda says:

    I love Asian dishes with tempeh and lots of veggies!

  40. Today my favorite is spicy lentil wraps…yumza!

  41. Stephanie B. says:

    The recipe featured on the cover of Super Natural Everyday with potatoes, white beans, shallots and cabbage. I’ve done it tons of different ways changing up the greens, beans, or root vegetable used, and its been yummy every time.

  42. Audrey says:

    I’m vegan so all my favorite foods are meatless, but right now I guess I’ll go with tacos.

  43. Lisa Carr says:

    I love Martha!! And I’m a newbie to this whole vegan/vegetarian “thing”*:)…It’s been a long journey for me…figuring out that I feel so much better…SO much better without meat and dairy. It seems I’ve always known this. As a kid …I HATED meat. But being raised on an Iowa farm….meat was what was for dinner! I hated milk as well…but I remember being the last one at the lunch table at school, because I hadn’t finished milk yet!!
    So…finally at age 41….I’m getting it: I’ve always been Vegan at heart!!*:))I But I don’t know how to do anything fancy….yet! I love roasted veggies and brown rice….or brussels in coconut oil. Those are my go-to meals!!*:)I

  44. Brandy says:

    Heh, it’s kinda funny to pick my favorite meatless meal since I’m vegan – all of my meals are meatless! But I do have one favorite that has held up through my omni, vegetarian, and vegan stages: spicy red bell pepper & tomato soup with grilled cheese sandwiches (w/vegan cheese now).

  45. Liz S says:

    I love a nice homemade pizza with Nooch and veggies!!

  46. Margot C says:

    Soba noodles with peanut sauce and cucumber

  47. Devra says:

    My favorite meatless recipe is spaghetti squash with homemade pasta sauce with veggies!

  48. Melissa Renfrey says:

    My favorite meatless meal is huevos rancheros. Lots of veggies, beans, homemade guacamole and tomatillo salsa. Delicious!!

  49. Veggie chili with Avocado. Yum!
    Or an amazing Babycakes dessert!