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Vegan Tapas With Alvalle Gazpacho

Vegan Tapas With Alvalle Gazpacho


I'm so excited to share a project I have been working on in partnership with @Alvalleuk celebrating their Gazpacho. The idea is to escape to Spain without leaving your home by putting on a fabulous feast to enjoy with family and loved ones. With 'staycations' becoming more popular than ever, throw yourself a Spanish Food Fiesta - it's easier than you think!


alvalle gazpacho

What you need to escape to a hazy evening in Southern Spain:

-Delicious tapas (definitely a serving of patatas bravas in there)

-Alvalle authentic Gazpacho served chilled

-'Classic spanish guitar' playlist on spotify

-Sangria

-Picnic blanket

-Scented candles

Alvalle Gazpacho Vegan Tapas 

Get creative and set up your table themed for a Spanish supper - it's great fun to enjoy with family and friends!


Memories of Barcelona

I have loved creating this Spanish inspired food fiesta with fond memories of my time spent in Barcelona with the refreshing taste of gazpacho washed down with ice cold sangria still on my mind. I visited Barcelona with my best friends just before turning 18, and I remember the giggly afternoon we had sipping sangria, eating paella and gazpacho having the best time!

alvalle gazpacho vegan tapas

It is moments like these that are so fun to recreate without being the price tag of flying back over to Barcelona. So with the last of the summer desperate to make an appearance, why not recreate your very own staycation!


What to make?

The idea is that you can create your very own Spanish inspired feast simply with tapas, drinks and a serving of gazpacho is perfect if you have spent a little too much money to jet off to Spain. It's far easier than you think can be delicious, filling and fast! I love meals that are quick to prepare which is why tapas is a favourite, think;

-charred peppers

-patatas bravas

-salty olives

-ice cold sangria

-chilled glasses of gazpacho with cucumber strips

-Jugs of elderflower infused with fresh lime, cucumber

-Fresh olive bread

Even better you can prepare this in no time…… cue the time saver Alvalle! (You can get it here...) These cartons of gazpacho are fantastic to store in your fridge, you simply need to chill them a few hours before serving and you have a beautiful glass full to enjoy as part of your spread! Alvalle use authentic produce creating an easy and delicious way to help you achieve one of your five a day perfect to enjoy within your feast! 


The perfect soundtrack

For my escape to Spain I simply put on a Spanish classic guitar playlist, lit scented candles, filled the glasses and set the table full of delicious foods and was instantly transported back to Barcelona.

alvalle gazpacho tapas

Recreate your own fiesta and be sure to tag me & @Alvalleuk in the photos!

For more inspiration head over to their Instagram @AlvalleUk

For more vegan friendly and time saving recipes head over to my Instagram @lucy_and_lentils


Happy Food Fiesta!

Recipe

Dairy Free Blinis

New to the Blog is a delicious recipe for dairy free blinis. These are a great idea for parties, gatherings or brunching!

They take no time to make and can host all sorts of toppings. 

Here are a few options to get those taste buds tingling....

 

This batch makes up to 30 Blinis depending on what size you choose to make, however they can quite easily be made bigger to support more topping.

 

For the sweet.....

Pomegranates

Coconut Yogurt

Bee Pollen

80% Dark Chocolate 

Cashews

 

 

 

For the Savoury...

Tzatziki, Olives, Cucumber

Guacamole, Tomatoes, Lettuce

Humous, Radish, Poppy Seeds

 

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Rice Flour (Can also use buckwheat or plain)
  • 1 Cup Cashew Nut Milk (other nut milks will work)
  • 1 Large Egg
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 1 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 Heaped tsp Baking Powder

 

Method

  • Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl
  • In a small bowl whisk the egg then add to the dry ingredients and combine
  • Cover and leave in the fridge for 15 minutes
  • Place a non-stick pan on medium-high heat with a drop of coconut oil
  • Ladle 4 small dollops of mixture into the hot pan and cook on each side until they start to make little bubbles (around 1 minute)
  • Flip and cook for a further 1 minute, then repeat until all the batter is used up!
  • Serve as sweet or savoury - choose your favourite toppings
  • Share with friends and enjoy!!!