Vegan egg-salad - for all those, who miss some traditional dishes, which are normally served on Easter or just want to try something different. I made this salad last year on Easter as well, but with tofu as a base (recipe from my favorite polish blog - Jadlonomia). The salad/paste was really great, but the texture was a little bit grainy. The next time I made it, I used chickpeas, but it tasted like a mushy, eggy hummus. So, this year I thought of making few changes. The secret ingredient here are noodles. They perfectly imitate the texture of egg whites and are very neutral in taste. You can make wonderful sandwiches with this salad or use it as a side dish and nobody will know it´s lacking the eggs, when you don´t tell. The funny thing is that I never even liked the smell of real eggs, but have absolutely no problem with the smell of the black salt. You can also easily make it gluten free by using rice noodles for example. I think that you could also try to replace half of the noodles with millet or potatoes…I guess I´m already planning my next attempt…But the best thing is: all those cute baby chickens stay alive!
I´m currently reading a new book and its story takes place in Jerusalem during the 60s. In some chapters the author also describes the food, which the protagonists eat. Pita bread here, couscous there. The result is: I´m craving Middle Eastern food all the time now. So, I had the vision of making a great couscous salad with Moroccan spices today. But then I realized that we ran out of couscous…Luckily, we have tons of millet. Tragedy prevented! You can say anything you want about this salad, but you definitely won´t complain about the lack of flavor! It´s spicy (this however depends on how much chili you use), refreshing, versatile, slightly sweet, very aromatic, full with yummy veggies & herbs and the nuts also add a great crunchy kick. You can serve the salad with hummus, avocado mash, some fresh bread, use it as a side dish or simply eat it plain. Moral of the story: Be careful what you choose to read! ;)
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