Taboulé that Tastes Like Spring

I’d like to start with the news for all readers that this is a special post for me. And the reason for this is that this is the fiftieth recipe from me on this blog, trying to bring vegan food to the table. So, congratulations and let the future bring more of what we all like.

And a taste of spring…

…and garlic…

What you need is like 20 minutes and:

1 teacup of wheat bulgur

2 stems of spring onion

2 stems of spring garlic

1 large tomato

handful of fresh dill

2 tbsp olive oil

fresh ginger (a piece as large as your thumb)

1/2 lemon’s juice

grounded black pepper

chili to taste

The idea of this tabbouleh is that it is fresh and raw, as spring is. So start with washing the bulgur and instead of boiling it. This will require to keep it in the fridge a bit longer, but it’s worth it as it will keep all the nice things of the wheat from evaporation. Drain it and put aside in a bowl.

In a food processor reduce the garlic, the onion, the tomato, the dill and the ginger into tiny pieces. If don’t have a food processor, use a knife to chop them very finely. Put the mixture in the bowl with the bulgur.

Add the lemon juice, the spices and the olive oil and mix very well. Cover with some stretch folio and put in the refrigeration for at least 4 hours.

Serve cold with a salad and some pita bread.

Vegan is Good!

Easy Lentil Hummus

Not having any chickpeas in the cupboard and feeling too lazy to go to the market, and get some, I decided to finally use the large amounts of lentils that were just standing there.

The lentil hummus is prepared in pretty much the same way as the traditional hummus, except for that it is faster and easier. And is surprisingly tasty.

Now here’s what you’ll need (for two very hungry people):   

1 small cup of lentils

2 tbsp tahini

3 tbsp olive oil

3 grains allspice (crushed)

1/2 teaspoon of both cumin and paprika

4-5 cloves of garlic

Boil the lentils in 3 cups of water for 20 minutes.

Put them in the food processor, add the garlic, the tahini, the spices and the olive oil and process until it’s all homogeneous. Just have in mind that lentils can’t get as smooth as chickpeas.

Put in a large bowl and consume with some pita bread.

That’s it.

Vegan is Good!

Olive Paste

What you need for 2-3 is: 

 

300 g black olives, cores removed 

lots of garlic

2 tbls of olive oil

basil

several capers

Put all in a blender and until it turns into a fine paste. Grill some whole bread and enjoy with red wine 🙂

Vegan is Good and Easy!


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