Everybody knows probably the classic Italian bruschetta with raw tomatoes and tons of garlic on a toasted slice of bread.
That is a good one. But it gets even better with this variation and instead of being “only” an antipasto – this option will be filling enough to keep you going from lunch to dinner.
You can eat it with sourdough toast, but also bagels are superb and very easy to transport when you wish to make it a packed lunch or picnic.
A light and healthy lunch or snack or brunch.
Avocados stuffed with a spicy salad and chickpea hummus.
Super easy and fast to prepare and definitely worth the change to the overdone “avocado and hummus” sandwich.
Not only the colours are lovely – also the taste is divine.
Spicy hot marinated tofu with vegetables, oriental couscous and sweet and sour pomegranate seeds.
This salad gets better with every hour, so make sure to prepare some for your next days lunch as well!
If you are looking for a soy free Bolognese alternative – lentils and mushrooms work very well. It is not like the authentic “al ragu”, but it taste very delicious and is healthy at the same time.
A great pasta dish for adults and children alike.
This recipe is extremely close in taste to the traditional version in an Italian restaurant. I had several meat eaters over and they never guessed it was a vegan option.
It is made with shop bought vegan minced meat. Make sure you buy a good one for this, one you really like. I buy the frozen one from Waitrose (UK).
Very cheesy yet vegan – this aubergine lasagne.
Make sure you don’t skip the preparation for the aubergine. It is worth the effort, the aubergine will loose all bitterness and becomes tender instead of shoe sole like.
Lasagne tastes best the second day. So it is a great recipe to prepare in advance and to reheat it.
Cavolo Nero is a variety of kale which is often used in the Italian cuisine, especially in Umbria and Toscana.
In this recipe we use spaghetti with Cavolo Nero to make it perfectly Italian. The green of the cavolo and the red of the tomatoes, the white of the pasta… yes, those are the Italian colours!
A summery sandwich, light and low in fat.
With vegan quark. Which you can make yourself by draining vegan yogurt, if you cannot find it in your supermarket.
Great for a picnic. Or for school and office lunches.