It’s been a long time since I’ve showed up around here (oops!). The past month was packed with changes and good times. After 9 months traveling, my partner and I finally arrived back home, here in Australia! It’s a weird feeling being able to come home, to have a familiar feeling of knowing where you are, where you are going and where you can stay.
Now we are settling down and starting life once again. Surprisingly, it’s a damn good feeling and I’m beyond excited to do it all over again.
From this trip, I learned many things. And one of them was how to enjoy good food! Specially at one of my favourite new destinations like Italy, Croatia, Portugal and Greece.
We’ve eaten SO MUCH in all of Europe, but Greece, oh Greece, you’ve got my heart!
While we loved the food there, we ate mainly entrees and appetisers as most of the main dishes contained meat. To our surprise however, we ended up finding some incredibly delicious dishes we wouldn’t try otherwise (we always ditch entrees and go straight down to business when eating out).
After experimenting with so many flavours I am now ready to share with you what I tasted in the small villages of Kefalonia, our favourite island in Greece (well, we’ve only been to 2 of them…).
Another great thing to keep in mind is that the mediterranean diet is raved as one of the most complete and balanced diets in the world. So these dips will fit perfectly into any lifestyle. Plus they are all vegan, gluten and nut free!
This dish was literally the first one we tried when we touched Greek soil. We sat down at this restaurant in Patras, the port city where we arrived from Italy. This dish was like a warm welcome to the new country and we immediately fell in love with it!
Made with split yellow peas, this legume is packed with protein and complex carbohydrates. It is also a great source of vitamin B1, phosphorus and potassium.
All in all, this divine Greek dip is a great addition to any table, be it at a party or welcoming guests at home. Even as a side or spread on a thick slice of sourdough, Fava is an amazing and versatile dish to add to your diet.
Well, you can’t expect having a party without hummus, right? While in Israel and in most of Greece, we had hummus with everything! And this infamous dip is the perfect side to any dish. Being so versatile, you have to learn how to make this delicious dip which is healthy, protein-packed and perfect to use as a spread, dip or sauce!
Hot Tip: If you make hummus, don’t throw away the cooking water (or the water in the can in case you use a canned option). It’s called ‘aquafaba’ and you can make delicious desserts with it. Doubt it? Check out this Chocolate Mousse recipe then.
Roasted Eggplant Dip
Alright, down to my new favourite, finally! I always loved eggplant and I really wanted to make a yummy recipe with it. Guess I found it! Super quick and super flavourful, this dip is amazing with crackers and toasted bread. If you like it spicy, you can even add a pinch of chilli flakes to it too.
Top Tip: All these dips can be stored fine on the fridge for up to a week (not that it will last that much anyways). Use them as a spread or just dig in with crackers, bread and veggie sticks.
Now, head off to the kitchen and try all these mouth-watering dips. Or you can impress your guests with these 3 scrumptious mediterranean dips. Your call (I wouldn’t share with anyone, just saying.)
Peace & Love,