May 2023 Recipe Club

Welcome to the May 2023 edition of the RPL Recipe Club!

It’s time to cook up another Rainbow Plant Life delicious recipe and enter to win another amazing kitchen prize.

Read on for details about the recipe, this month’s prize, and as well as last month’s winner!

Well, hello there, beautiful!

I had so much fun seeing so many RPL readers participate in our inaugural RPL Recipe Club and I’m super-pumped to get started with the May 2023 edition.

Table of Contents
1. What is the RPL Recipe Club?
2. How to participate
3. Last Month’s Winner
4. May 2023 Recipe
5. May 2023 Prize
6. Details and FAQ

What is the RPL Recipe Club?

Each month, I’ll choose one Rainbow Plant Life recipe that anyone in the RPL community can choose to make. 

You can make it just for funzies OR you can enter to win an amazing prize each month! This month’s prize is listed below.

How to participate:

Participating is easy! Just follow these steps:

  • Sign up for the Rainbow Plant Life newsletter (only newsletter subscribers are eligible to win the monthly prize, though you can of course still participate without being signed up).
  • Make this month’s recipe, take a picture of it, and email it to me at with the subject line “Recipe Club” by 11:59pm on the last day of the month. By sending your picture in via email, you’ll be entered to win a prize. 
  • For an additional entry, post the pic to Instagram, tag me @rainbowplantlife and use the hashtag #RPLRecipeClub.

At the end of each month, we will randomly select a winner and share our favorite photos here!

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Join the RPL Recipe Club!

    Last Month’s Winner

    The winner of the April 2023 RPL Recipe Club is…. Marianna Shaknazaryan!

    April’s recipe was Lemon Asparagus Pasta. Here was Marianna’s review:

    Zesty, briny, peppery, delicious. I love a pick-your-own-adventure pasta, and cooking this I found the more herbs, capers, and fixings, the better! An elevated version of a weeknight staple in my kitchen, and something I’ll definitely be making again and again.

    Congratulations, Marianna, and thank you to everyone who entered April’s contest. I had so much fun seeing all of your entries and I’m already looking forward to this month’s contest.

    a grid of lemon asparagus pasta photos submitted by readers.

    May 2023 Recipe: Homemade Hummus!

    I rarely say this, but this month’s recipe should come with a warning.

    Because once you try homemade hummus, you may never want to buy the store-bought stuff ever again.

    plate of creamy hummus with olive oil and herbs with pita bread

    Hummus is a pretty much perfect food. Want to jazz up a salad or grain bowl? Make some hummus. Tired of the same old sandwich spreads? Make some hummus. Need a dip to snack on when friends are coming over? Make some hummus.

    Note: Please feel free to make my homemade hummus recipe or my beet hummus recipe. We’ll accept entries for either recipe (though you don’t need to make both and you won’t get double credit if you do).

    The blog posts have full written (and video) instructions, tips for making these recipes, and ingredient substitutions, so be sure to check them out!

    The Best Homemade Hummus

    This life-changing homemade hummus is creamy, smooth, and fluffy and packed with a rich, nutty, and lemony flavor. It’s easy to make with minimal everyday ingredients and has a million different uses!
    Check out this recipe
    plate of creamy hummus with olive oil and herbs with pita bread

    Beet Hummus

    Lay your eyes on this beautiful and vibrant Beet Hummus – a creamy, subtly sweet, and earthy vegan dip. It’s surprisingly easy to make with a handful of ingredients, giving you gourmet flavors every time.
    Check out this recipe
    vibrant pink beet hummus in a ceramic bowl, topped with parsley and za'atar, on a plate with pita bread.

    May 2023 Prize: 14-Cup Food Processor from Cuisinart 

    This month, we’re delighted to give away a 14-Cup Food Processor from Cuisinart! (Affiliate link).

    May 2023 Recipe Club Prize poster.

    A great food processor like this one is a game-changer for making dips, pesto, sauces, salsa, nut butters and more. I love using the slicing blade to shred veggies for quick salads – I don’t know why but sometimes veggies are just easier and more fun to eat when they’re shredded.

    This is actually the exact model that I own (the same one I use to make hummus in).

    Already have a food processor you love? You can always opt to receive this Staub Braiser Pan (affiliate link) instead. Perfect for making my chickpea tagine recipe!

    A note for international readers: Due to the exorbitant cost of international shipping, we can only ship the above prize within the 48 contiguous United States. However, you can still enter to win if you live elsewhere. If your entry is selected as the winner, we’ll send you a payment of $150 in lieu of the prize. Payment will be sent via PayPal.

    Other important details and FAQ

    Can I make modifications to the recipe and still enter?

    Absolutely! But your entry won’t count if you use any kind of animal product – Rainbow Plant Life is a vegan blog, after all!

    How old do I need to be to participate?

    You must be at least 18 years old to participate.

    I don’t live in the United States. Can I still enter?

    Yes! You can still enter the monthly contest, with a caveat.

    Due to the exorbitant cost of shipping, we can only ship the above prize within the 48 contiguous United States. However, you can still enter to win if you live elsewhere. If your entry is selected as the winner, we’ll send you a payment of $150 in lieu of the prize. Payment will be sent via PayPal.

    How is the winner chosen? 

    We’ll choose the winner at random (based on email entries and instagram entries). The quality of your photography is not a factor but we encourage you to try to make your photos look nice anyways!

    I’m looking forward to seeing this month’s entries!

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    Leave a Comment & Rating

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    10 comments on May 2023 Recipe Club

    1. Kim Robinson

      We love hummus, and it was a lot of fun to make it at home. My sons and their friends devoured it and really enjoyed a delicious and healthy snack. The recipe was simple to follow, and I know we will make it many more times to come. It beat any store-bought hummus we have tried, and since you can easily customize it for different flavor preferences, I think it’s a winner! Thanks so much for sharing it with us : ).

      1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

        We appreciate your feedback and support, Kim. Thank you for leaving a review!

    2. Janeal

      Very creamy and beautiful texture! I paired it with warmed naan and next time will toast pine nuts! Like the video suggested, I should have added more lemon and maybe more garlic!

      1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

        Thank you for your lovely comment, Janeal! It makes us happy to know that you enjoyed the recipe.

    3. Tracey McMahan

      Nisha’s homemade hummus recipe was creamy, versatile and unlike anything you could purchase in a store. Using dried chickpeas was the best way to go by far. Loved this recipe!

      1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

        Hi Tracey, we’re so happy you enjoyed it! Thanks for leaving a review :)

    4. Antje McCloskey

      Better than any storebought hummus, easy to make and soooo delicious (cheaper too).

      1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

        Thanks for the awesome review, Antje :)

    5. Petar

      This is not just the best hummus, it’s the best taste of the food ever!

      1. Kaitlin @ Rainbow Plant Life

        Aw, thank you for the lovely comment, Petar! :) Happy to hear you enjoyed the hummus.

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