Black Bean Salad with Quick Pickled Jicama and Avocado Dressing

We love putting the various Ankarsrum attachments to use when it comes to vegetables and side dishes.  This black bean salad utilizes the slicer/shredder and blender attachment, is full of fresh summer flavors with a creamy avocado dressing, and can be eaten at room temperature or cold.  The perfect hot weather food.

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Feta and Fig Chicken Burgers with Arugula Walnut Pesto

We can’t let grilling season pass by without putting the meat mincer attachment to use!  Perfect for freshly made burgers using whatever kind of meat you want.  We’ve used chicken thighs to create a flavorful and juicy burger stuffed with feta cheese and fig jam.  Then we broke out the blender attachment to quickly whip up an arugula walnut pesto to go along with them.  And if you really want to go all out, well, the mixer does an excellent job making homemade hamburger buns.

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Roasted Eggplant and Red Pepper Sauce

Trying to incorporate more vegetables into your meals this year?  Two of our favorite attachments for vegetable prep are being featured this month.  First up is the blender with this roasted eggplant and red pepper sauce.  Sauce is a very familiar and easy food to use to introduce new or more vegetables into your life, especially if you are also cooking for kids.  This one goes well with pasta, as a dipping sauce for bread, or a sauce for meat.

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