Do you ever buy vegetables with the intentionof eating them but then suddenly a week has passed and the vegetable is in it’s last few days/hours….. yeah, that’s me and cucumbers.
Sure i like – infact love – vegetables…. but there’s something about cucumbers. They just don’t appeal to me.
But suddenly i had two cucumbers and no idea what to do with them.
Sure… i could them just as they are. Or dip in hummus or even add to water. But i didn’t feel like eating any of those ideas.
So…. i thought… what’s better than a regular plain salad? A creamy salad.
Sometimes you just need to throw everything into a big bowl, add some garlic, salt and pepper and mix together with some van creme fraiche or mayonnaise.
And that’s exactly what i did. And i can tell you…. i was not disappointed.
Well… aside from the fact that i am trying to limit my intake of garlic and onion, especially raw…. but taste wise this was delicious.
Vitamins, nutrients, fiber, protein, complex carbs and healthy fats. You got it all in this meal!
In all honesty, this recipe doesn’t really require measurements…. it’s mostly freestyle and adjust the measurements according to the amount you want to eat and make!
3/4 large cucumber, or 1 medium sized
1 small red onion, diced
1/2 block vegan feta cheese
1/2 can chickpeas
1/2 red pepper. diced
Vegan creme fraiche, around 150-200ml. Note you can use 50/50 vegan creme fraiche and mayonnaise or opt for a lighter version by using soya quark or vegan greek yoghurt.
2 garlic cloves, crushed
Dice cucumber, red onion and bell pepper. Chop the avocado and greek cheese into small cubes. Rinse the chickpeas (save the aquafaba for another recipe).
In a large salad bowl add all the ingredients, including the minced garlic, salt and pepper. Mix together with creme fraiche, or your alternative.
Either eat right away with example some bean burgers or as filling in a baguette, or place in the fridge and allow the flavours of the salad to combine and eat later!
For some other salad ideas:
Vegan tuna salad
Next time you don’t know what to eat…. throw some foods into a bowl and mix together with some vegan creme fraiche, saltand garlic…. 50% chance it will turn out good…. sounds like a good idea!!!