In the original Blue Zones® areas of the world, residents eat with a Plant Slant – a diet primarily consisting of fresh fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts, and whole grains. It’s one of the Blue Zones Project Power 9® principles for living longer and better. Try these tasty plant-slant recipes from some of our favorite chefs. Just click on each image to download the recipe.
Cowboy Caviar is like a cross between a bean salad and fresh salsa with its colorful mix of different beans and vegetables – a perfect dish for a Texas get-together.
This colorful and healthy meal can be on the dinner table in no time at all. Mix red, yellow, and green peppers for a colorful meal that’s also full of flavor and good for you
This hearty vegetarian stew from Ikaria, one of the original Blue Zones® areas of the world, is chock-full of anti-aging ingredients. Legumes, like the black-eyed peas in this recipe, are a great source of fiber and plant-based protein.
This tasty recipe takes lasagna ingredients—ricotta cheese, pasta and tomatoes—and skips the layering and long baking time to make a super-quick and satisfying meal.
Okinawan elders enjoy this delicious and versatile soup anytime of the day using seasonal vegetables, cubes of potato, and tofu. It's filling and nutritious and can be easily modified depending on your taste buds and available ingredients.
Black beans and corn tossed in a lime vinaigrette, enhanced with your choice of veggies, then toasted with creamy goat cheese in between whole grain tortillas. A Southwest spin on a Blue Zones inspired recipe!
Sweet potatoes are diced and lightly blanched, seared to a golden texture with caramelized red onions, dried cranberries, and a dash of Mrs. Dash, then drizzled with apple cider reduction. Mouth-watering!