Legumes

  • Vegan strapatsada - scrambled tofu with tomatoes

    Vegan στραπατσάδα με τόφου και φρέσκες ντομάτες - VeganGreek scrambled tofu with fresh tomatoes - Vegan in AthensFew meals are as easy and tasty as this simple scrambled tofu, a kind of vegan omelet that you don’t even need to turn upside down! What I could not imagine though, is that this vegan scrambled tofu would be just as good -or even better- than the traditional Greek dish with eggs which is called "strapatsada". What’s more, this amazing vegan dish does not have the he…

  • Baked giant beans with spinach (gigantes plaki)

    Γίγαντες πλακί, στο φούρνο με σπανάκι, κολοκύθα και πράσα - Baked giant beans with spinach, squash and leaks - Veganinathens.comBaked giant beans are one of the most common, traditional Greek recipes, made with white giant beans, tomato sauce, onions, celery, parsley and sometimes garlic and carrots. The method is simple and always works, as soon as you use fresh, good quality ingredients, especially beans. The beans are soaked overnight, the next day they are boiled until tender and they ar…

  • Gluten-free, vegan pepperoni

    Βέγκαν σαλάμι πεπερόνι χωρίς γλουτένη - Veganinathens.comOne of the most amazing things one will discover following a plant-rich diet is that it surely doesn’t limit the range of recipes and dining experiences one may have, as soon as there is a great variety of plant-based dishes that are as tasty and memorable as the animal-based. Besides the creation of composite recipes, the use of spices and the art of cooking are no…

  • Warming mung bean, fennel bulb and sweet potato soup

    Warming mung bean, fennel bulb and sweet potato soup - Σούπα με φινόκιο, κόκκινη γλυκοπατάτα και ροβίτσα - Vegan in AthensMung beans, do not belong to the beans that are traditionally used in the Greek cuisine. Actually the first time I even saw them was several years ago at a local farmer's market and I was somehow seduced by their shiny green color, their small size -compared to the traditional beans- and even that light speckle in the middle of each bean. As I’ve always liked to try…

  • Lentil, arugula and caper salad

    Lentil salad with arugula, caper, chives - Σαλάτα με φακές, κάππαρη, ρόκα και σχοινόπρασο - Vegan in AthensEven the simplest ingredients can become interesting, especially when they are combined with fragrant and fresh vegetables. Salad dishes often inspire me to try new combinations of tastes and textures and sometimes they turn out delicious (well, yes some other times not!). This lentil salad is one of my favorites when I want to add more lentils as well as greens in …

  • Traditional Greek Fava

    Traditional Greek Fava - Παραδοσιακή φάβα - Veganinathens.comBeing vegan in Greece can be quite easy, as the traditional Greek cuisine largely revolves around legumes, vegetables and cereals. Traditional Greek fava is one of our most characteristic dishes, made of yellow split peas, cooked until puree. We usually serve it drizzled with lemon juice and olive oil and topped with chopped onions or capers, as a meze or as a main …