Awesome Cucumber Pepper Salad And Vegan French Toast

July 23, 2010 by Keri

I’ve been having some pretty great kitchen luck lately.  You know when you’re just on a roll and everything you make is gold?  Yeah, that good. I’m so in love with maple dijon baked tofu that I made it again yesterday.  For some reason, baked tofu and brown rice is my biggest craving.  I’ll just be going about my normal life and all of the sudden the need for baked tofu with brown rice hits.  That’s normal, right?

Vegan Baking Recipes

For lunch I created this killer cucumber salad with an even more amazing flavor come evening.  I will proudly be toting this dish to potlucks and picnics alike! It’s a little tangy, slightly sweet, and has a kick of spicy heat.  Yum!

Sweet And Spicy Cucumber Pepper Salad

  • 2 cups diced cucumber
  • 1 cup diced bell pepper- red, orange, and/or yellow
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

In a medium bowl, combine vinegar, agave nectar, sea salt black pepper, dried basil, and crushed red pepper flakes.  Add in cucumber and peppers and gently stir until well-coated in sauce mixture.  Refrigerate for at least an hour to allow flavors to combine and serve.  Enjoy!

Vegan Salad Recipes

I started off the afternoon by making a loaf of what was meant to be vegan cinnamon raisin bread for another “A Vegan With A Bread Machine” post, but I apparently missed the add fruit beep.  When I walked into the kitchen to check, the loaf was already baking.  Whoops!  With my simply cinnamon homemade bread I decided to make vegan french toast for dinner.   I soaked the bread slices in a mixture of rice milk, flour, sugar, and cinnamon, cooked it in a nice big pan, and topped it off with a sprinkling of powdered sugar and a drizzle of maple syrup.  So delicious!  It was so filling I could only eat 1/2 piece, putting the rest away for tomorrow.

Vegan Breakfast Recipes

What a delicious day!  Thank you to those who commented on today’s Your Thoughts Thursday featuring vegans wearing fur and fighting for one species while eating or wearing another.  I adore reading your comments.  There are only a few hours left to enter the Funky Monkey snack giveway, so if you’re interested here’s the link!

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  1. JL Goes Vegan says:

    I love cucumbers! Great salad recipe — adding to my list!

  2. Stefanie says:

    That cuck salad looks great. I have been a a cucumber kick for the past few months. That salad is just what I need. Also, your french toast looks yummy. Have a great day. 🙂

  3. Amanda says:

    Hi Keri!! 🙂 That french toast looks out of control!

  4. nina says:

    I miss the section on your front page with the blogs you like…I used to always go to your website and then persue down each blog but today I noticed it was gone 🙁 Sad!


  5. What a great light salad!! I could eat cucumbers all day long! The organic ones are still quite expensive around here though 🙁

    I will take this recipe down!