VEGAN AVOCADO SALAD BARS

15 Aug

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Happy Friday guys! Itโ€™s quite chilly outside, itโ€™s actually been chilly all week, which means that fall is already here and that makes me sad because itโ€™s still August! Or more like Augtober, and frankly Iโ€™m still waiting for my summer because it never came, since Iโ€™ve worn blazers and light sweaters almost every day since June! Grrr! Anyways moving onโ€ฆ..

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These yummy squares are definitely an accurate definition of a salad on the go! The crust is light and savory and the avocado and veggie toppings compliment the crust quite well. I used rice cheese for the cheese topping to make it vegan, but you can also top it with feta cheese if youโ€™d like. So here you go, a fancy and fun way to eat your salad ๐Ÿ™‚

Recipe: Yields 12 bars

1 ยฝ cups gluten free oat flour
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tsp. sea salt
2 tbsp. chia/flax seed powder (or flaxseed meal)
2 tbsp. chopped chives
1 tsp. ground cumin
ยฝ tsp. chili flakes
ยผ cup chopped cucumbers
ยผ cup chopped carrots
ยผ cup sliced grape tomatoes
ยผ cup chopped yellow bell peppers (or any bell peppers)
1 organic ripe avocado
1-2 tbsp. rice cheese (or feta cheese)

Preheat oven to 350ยฐF and line a square baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, mix flour, milk, salt, flax, chives, cumin, and chili flakes until well incorporated. Your batter will be a little sticky but thatโ€™s okay.

Pour batter into the baking sheet and use a spatula to even out the batter until all edges are covered. Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes.

When ready, take the sheet out of the oven and let it cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes. In the mean time, mash you avocado and chop your vegetable toppings.

Spread avocado on top of the bars and top with veggie toppings and cheese. Slice into 12 pieces and enjoy!

2 Responses to “VEGAN AVOCADO SALAD BARS”

  1. 5k Nutrition April 24, 2015 at 5:22 pm #

    Looks awesome

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