Was inspired by the Italian salad dish which features bread and tomatos all tossed together to create something magical.
BUT, I have this on/off thing going on with tomatoes…I either really really love them or just pick them out of everything and I’m not sure why. So I left them out in my recipes/magical mix of things.
Panzanella is put simply stale bread and veg dressed lovingly with a dressing of olive and vinegar which not only brings the bread back to life but also tastes amazing.
I did use oil in my recipe but i wanted something more to my salad so I made a simple yogurt dressing with mint that I made. I also have grilled onion, mushrooms, vegetarian chicken and peppers into the mix- Oh and lettuce.
AND HERE IT IS *drum roll for something that doesn’t look that attractive*
I’m a big fan of hummus, like most veggies but it’s my go to happy food. Nothing beats cutting up carrots and dipping them in it’s creamy goodness and sooner of later that pot has gone and despite being made with body positive ingredients such as Chickpeas, Tahini and Olive oil it’s not the healthiest of dips.
I’ve always wanted to make my own and as I live in small town with the shops only providing the basic needs of survival (bread, COFFEE, and penny sweets) the chances of finding Tahini would be pretty slim. SO i thought would there be any alternative to it? AND YES! THERE IS.
Yogurt. It not only provides a creamy texture similar to the traditional recipe but also doesn’t leave you feeling guilty that you’ve eaten most parts of a large pot of supermarket humus.
So here it is!
What y’all need
1 can of Chickpeas- (already cooked is best and quicker, soaking them….ain’t nobody got time fo’ that)
1/4cup of low fat natural Yoghurt
Garlic paste/ 2 Garlic cloves minced.
A tiny drop from a Fresh Lemon
A drop of olive oil
A pinch of salt
The method is totally simple.
Drain those canned chickpeas (remove the weird looking ones) and put them and all the other ingredients and blend to your concoction is smooth and to your desired thickness and if too thick add more of the Yogurt.
The next is to simply ENJOY!
Try adding a drop of sweet chili sauce
I used some roasted garlic in mine for a more intense flavour- Just a thought!
Caramelized onion added at the end is pretty awesome too.
ALWAYS DUNK IN A PITTA BREAD. SO. GOOD.
I made this to go with the raclette I prepared for me any my friend today, It went down a treat.