>> Tuesday, March 22, 2011
The dish I have to share with you today is a continuation of the Hummus recipe. You will notice that the photos are in the same setting, and obviously they were served on the same day. This meal is completely meatless and if it were not for the feta (made from goat's milk) we could call it a vegan meal. Is there vegan Feta cheese? My husband the carnivore loved this meal, he said it was one of the best ones ever. Pretty nice compliment I think.
The funny thing is that it was one of those meals where I went into the kitchen in the morning wondering what the heck to make for dinner, but most importantly what was left to eat. (Not that I ever plan ahead anyway.) We urgently needed to make a proper grocery store trip so there was not much in our empty fridge. I'll tell you a little secret, I love those days. It makes me be creative and more often than not we get to enjoy a fantastic meal. Just don't tell my husband I said this. We do our main or large grocery shopping together, it's actually more enjoyable and we both get an input as what will be on the menu. I also need him to tell me what meat cuts are what, I'm so clueless. Do you guys like grocery shopping with your significant other?
Besides being a good meal because it is meatless it is inexpensive, healthy, nutritious and oh so easy to prepare. It's a total brainless meal, see win win all the way. During the day I boiled the garbanzos for the hummus and roasted the vegetables all while I went back to my desk to write and edit photos. Of course you could also just buy ready made hummus or canned garbanzos instead. By the time dinner was ready to be served all I needed to do was warm the pitas and plate it all. I just served all of the veggies on a large plate, hummus and bread on the side. Easily laid out for each of us to assemble our own wraps. It may look like a small or un-filling meal, but we actually had leftovers and were stuffed like little piggies. I hope you guys try this out either for an easy dinner or even as party food.
2 large red bell peppers, roasted
2 large yellow bell pepper, roasted
1 large eggplant, roasted
4 whole spring onions, or more
Hummus (my homemade recipe is here)
mild pickled Bulgarian chiles, they are long
fresh Feta cheese
olives of choice
pack of wheat pitas or any arabic style bread
ground black pepper
The peppers and eggplant need to be roasted first, and if you are also making your own hummus have it ready.
Instructions on how to roast the peppers can be found here, How to Roast Bell Peppers .
Remove the stem, slice length wise. Brush with a little olive oil and sprinkle salt and ground black pepper. Roast at the same time as the bell peppers, How to Roast Bell Peppers .
Cut off roots and rinse well. Roast with the bell peppers and eggplant. These will be cooked through sooner, remove from oven and set aside.
Assembling the wraps:
Spread a layer of hummus on top of a warm pita (or any arabic bread), then layer the other ingredients on top as desired.
Serve with a glass of red wine.
I just wanted to share this photo with you in celebration of the arrival of Spring.