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Two vegan & GF spreads!

on 10/03/2013
Sundried tomato spread with basil, chickpeas, garlic powder & a special ingredient too! :)

Sun-dried tomato spread with basil, chickpeas, garlic powder & a special ingredient too! 🙂

MMM!

Marinated artichokes in a flavoured oil & chickpeas spread!

Yesterday, I made these 2 tasty vegan & Gluten-Free spreads! They rock! They are so versatile to use too. You can use them as a lovely spread on bread or make a lovely sandwich out of it. Great also as a yummy spread in wraps or burritos’. Great on crackers too! Enjoy it all! 🙂

After being in the fridge for 1 night, the spreads will stiffen up a bit. MMM!

1 st Recipe: Sun-dried tomato with basil, chickpeas, garlic & white balsamic vinegar spread! ( First picture! )

For 1 medium round jam pot

Ingredients:

1/2 can of organic chickpeas = 120 gr,  rinsed & well-drained

50 gr of sun-dried tomatoes with basil

1 teaspoon of garlic powder

1 teaspoon of Maldon sea salt

15 grins of finely milled black pepper

2 teaspoons of a fruity Extra Virgin Olive Oil ( EVOO )

4 teaspoons of white balsamic vinegar ( This is the special ingredient here !), divided in to 2 teaspoons + 2 teaspoons

A good quality white balsamic vinegar!

A good quality white balsamic vinegar!

Method:

1. Take a food processor & place chickpeas, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, black pepper, olive oil & 2 teaspoons of that white balsamic vinegar in it. Blitz until 3/4 mixed. You still want to see bits of everything. See 1st picture! Taste! I added the other 2 teaspoons of that white balsamic vinegar to the mix. Blitz or pulse again. Taste again! MMM! You can taste the power of this fab spread!

2. Use like you will. I spread  it on a tasty organic sourdough slice! Yummy! 🙂

Yummy & powerful too!

Yummy & powerful too!

2nd Recipe: Marinated artichokes & chickpeas spread!

Recipe: For 1/2 medium pot

Ingredients:

1/2 can of organic chickpeas = 120 gr,  rinsed & well-drained ( is the other half of that earlier can of chickpeas!! )

1/2 teaspoon of Maldon sea salt

20 grins of finely milled black pepper

1 pot or marinated artichokes in a flavoured oil ( drained but flavoured oil kept!!! ), this pot is 285 gr.

2 tablespoons of that flavoured oil

Method:

1. 1. Take a food processor & place chickpeas, marinated artichokes, sea salt, black pepper & 2 tablespoons of that flavoured oil in it. Blitz or pulse until it is all beautifully combined! You want to get it smooth here! Taste! My spread was superb this way. Add some seasoning if you need to. Don’t add more of that oil in here because you want to have a spread & not a dip!!!!

2. Use like you will. I spread  it on a tasty organic sourdough slice! Yummy! 🙂

MMM!

MMM!

 

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42 responses to “Two vegan & GF spreads!

  1. Ina Gawne says:

    Sophie – these spreads sound delicious! I can’t have chick peas, but I bet pinto beans would be lovely in these dishes too!

  2. lucylox says:

    Yum! Looks like we’re on the same wavelength again. I made artichoke and olive pâté this week too! 🙂

  3. Oh the sun-dried tomato one – want it!

  4. Espirational says:

    I love chick pea spreads. Will have to try these.

  5. Katarina says:

    Wow, these sound so delicious! Greetings from a cold Amsterdam 🙂

    • Sophie33 says:

      Yeah! I hope you are settling in really well! The Dutch in Amsterdam are really cool people: you will love it there! x It is only 3°C today & very cold too! 😉

  6. …love them both!!! I love those kind of spread on a slice of bread for lunch time!
    Simple and delicious, Sophie 🙂
    kisses

  7. Bernice says:

    Looks like a great spread or dip with baked chips!

  8. Georgina says:

    These both look wonderful – I’m sure the sun-dried tomatoes worked really well (such a great flavour), and the artichoke one looks delicious too!

  9. katrina berg says:

    Ooo yes please ;), these will make my mouth so happy. Hope you had a wonderful weekend! xo

  10. Liz says:

    yay, another chickpea spread 🙂 you inspire me to make more spreads–so easy to use for quick-fix lunches. Thinking you should put your recipes together in booklet form!

  11. Tandy says:

    The white balsamic vinegar must make that spread amazing!

  12. gotasté says:

    I would love to spread these over my ciabatta 🙂 yummy!

  13. Kiran says:

    I need this to spread it all over some crackers! yum 🙂

  14. Saskia (1=2) says:

    Love your spreads Sophie. These look beautiful, especially the sun-dried tomato/chickpea version (I love white balsamic vinegar). I know I’ve said it before, but you seriously should do a “Sophie’s special spreads” book one day.

  15. Thomas says:

    Love your spreads 🙂

  16. lunch today!! thanks Sophie.

  17. Koko says:

    These look so tasty, I would eat them with anything!! I don’t think I’ve ever seen or heard of white balsamic…is it similar in taste? I think the sundried tomato one would be my favourite!!!!

  18. They both look delicious, my mouth is watering just reading this post!

  19. narf77 says:

    Yeah baby! These are excellent 🙂 Again you come up with the goods Sophie 🙂

  20. liveblissful says:

    both look delicious!

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