Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Vegan Foods From Spain ~ Arranque Roteño

Last night I spent some time in the kitchen with some produce I needed to use - including some small tomatoes and a sweet yellow bell pepper - and my Ninja!

I wanted to do a dip or spread but I also wanted to try something completely different and wanted to get back to the Veganized World Foods.  I cam across various recipes for Arranque Roteño which is a thick tomato dip from Spain.  It sparked my interest and I decided to move forward with it.
Here's what I used:

8 Small Tomatoes
3 Cloves Garlic
1 Large Yellow Pepper
1 C Vegan Bread Crumbs

The photo above was put thru my Ninja Blender with NO OIL or Water.  It was beyond thick and a bit salty from the bread crumbs.  So I decided to add a splash of Grapeseed Oil and about a half of a cup of water.  Here is what it looked like after doing so...
 
Another thing I did was add about a tablespoon of Garden of Life's Alkalizer & Detoxifier to it. 

The main reason I did this was because I have been experimenting with their products and thought that the lemon and parsley flavors might contribute to the overall flavor. 

I was right.  It did.  Also by adding the little bit of GoL, GSO, and Water it helped tone down the salt from the breadcrumbs. 

Another reason I wanted to try this was because I ordered a pizza from a local place last night and they usually do a good job for me with the dough, sauce, and toppings NOT having dairy in them.  I ask for no cheese and they don't disappoint.  Well, last night...they did a "pizza" with the dough and tomatoes on it...NO sauce, even.  It was rather ODD but I decided to make "lemonade" out of the "lemon" and try this thick Tomato Dip as a Dip for the "pizza" or should I call it dough with tomato?  Regardless - it helped the situation over all and it turned out rather tasty.  In the near future - I hope to do a Pesto using GoL Products.

10 comments:

  1. Lovely looking dip. Would be nice with carrot sticks, I'm sure.

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    1. Thanks! I think Carrots would go lovely with it! The sweet of the carrot and the semi-saltiness of the bread crumbs and tangy-ness of the Tomato!

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  2. It looks & sounds delicious! I'm a little puzzled why it's not red from the tomatoes - were they much smaller than the yellow pepper?

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    1. Yes...the Tomatoes were quite small. The Yellow Pepper was HUGE. AND...I think all of the bread crumbs had something to do with changing the color, too!

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  3. The dip looks good, very creative way to spice up a plain pizza.

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    1. Thanks! The Garlic really shined in it, too!

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  4. What a wonderful idea for a vegan dip! I am always looking for new dip ideas for all the organic veggies I buy at the farmer's market. The ingredients sound delicious. Thank you so much for sharing this valuable post with us on the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Hop! We sincerely appreciate it!

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    1. Thanks! I am very much into dips! I need to start thinking about a few to bring over to my parents for Christmas Eve, too!

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  5. Mmm those dishes look great! The dip sounds awesome =)

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    1. Thanks :) I couldn't believe the different between the two just by adding more liquid :)

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