This is it – the day I have been looking forward to for weeks have finally arrived! The Virtual Vegan Potluck
– The Virtual Vegan Potluck was initiated and arranged by one of my favorite virtual friends and bloggers, Annie at anunrefinedvegan!
She birthed this idea and made it possible – thank you Annie!! I brought you some flowers from my garden
How it works:
The virtual vegan potluck is a gathering of enthused foodies, lovely people who have created amazing dishes that they have “virtually brought” to this party. Please come and mingle, enjoy and visit with all the amazing bloggers and indulge with your eyes and soul in these fantastic creations. I feel like I am in heaven – this is a vegan gourmet feast! And a perfect way to be inspired!
I hope you enjoy it and visit all the bloggers and see their delicious creations.
There are two buttons below – a beautiful forward and backward button created by Annie. Click one of them & you are on your way!
For this amazing feast I have created a grilled pepper and zucchini salad with pine nuts – it is served on a piece of homemade roll with a deliciously tangy humus that I have specially created for today.
The Grilled Pepper and Zucchini salad with roasted pine nuts:
4 small zucchini
Fresh big leaved parsley
Split in half and grill the peppers on the BBQ on the skin side till they are literally black on the skin. I added some fresh oregano and rosemary inside while they were grilling. Leave them to cool in a closed container to help loosen the skin. Peel off the skin.
Slice the zucchini and toss them in a bowl with a dash of olive oil. Put them individually on a baking try and bake them at 360F till they are lovely and golden. Check them and remove from the tray as they are ready. They will not all be ready at the same time so keep an eye on them – have patience. Season with sea salt and freshly ground pepper when they are done.
Dry roast the pine nuts on a frying pan – just slightly gently browned.
Cut the red peppers into smaller bite sized bits. Mix with the golden baked zucchini slices. Pick the leaves of the parsley, rinse well and add to the salad. Serve with roasted pine nuts.
Deliciously tangy and homemade humus
1 1/2 cup of chick peas – garbanzo beans
3 bay leaves
3 springs of fresh thyme
3 table spoons of organic Tahini
juice of 1 lemon
small bunch of big leafed parsley, rinsed
5 small cloves of garlic
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
1 1/2 cup of olive oil
small teaspoon of ground cumin
Soak the chick peas for 24 hrs. Cook in plenty of water with bay leaves, thyme sprigs and sea salt – for about an hour but check along the way – they need to be soft, not crunchy.
Strain them and leave them to cool. When they are cool put them in the blender, add 1 & 1/2 cups of olive oil, squeeze in the juice of one lemon, add 3 tablespoons of organic tahini, the garlic and a small teaspoon of ground cumin, chopped parsley. Blend it all together, add some filtered water if it is too thick. Taste with sea salt and freshly ground pepper.
Homemade humus is easy to make and it tastes so good – you can really taste the difference!
This is it – ready to serve and enjoy!
This salad taste so good! And being a true Dane I like to serve it as an open-faced sandwich on a freshly made bread rolls with the humus and the salad on top, just like this
Oh by the way – those little flowers are edible sweet little rosemary flowers.
This is my contribution. Thank you for coming to the Virtual Potluck – I am thrilled you came – and so the party continues the show goes on and on and on – click forward or backward as you please. Enjoy and have fun
Beautiful! Simple and elegant… love your presentation too – it looks a treat 🙂
Thank you Lou 🙂
Your pictures are so beautiful. Love this post. Thank you!
So beautiful! I can’t wait to make this!
Thanks for firing up the grill! These photos are perfectly wonderful too.
The presentation is beautiful! And I love that you put your salad on bread– sounds like my kind of salad 😉
You are sweet Siri – Thank you 🙂
Beautiful, elegant, lovely!! (Like you!) Thank you for all of the care and thought you put into this post, Anne. And thank you for the flowers! I can smell the lilacs from here. And beautiful food, too! Hugs!
Thank you Annie!!! The Lilacs really smell so strong and lovely that I am not surprised at all, if you can smell them 🙂 Hugs back to you!
As I have made my way along my Journey, I have increasingly been moving towards a vegeterian diet and we often have vegan days. Love the post. Beautiful pictures and I am making that recipe tomorrow! Thanks
Ahh that is great!! I think we would all benefit by having vegan days – and it tastes so good!!! I hope you’ll enjoy this favorite of mine 🙂 Thank you!!!
Yum, this is making me hungry! The recipe looks delicious and the photos are beautiful!
Thank you!!! So much!!
Ooooh so pretty! I love the post. I love hummus. So combining that with anything will win my heart! 🙂
Ha ha – we speak the same language. Anything with humus makes my heart sing 🙂
Everything looks so colorful and lovely 🙂
Thank you so much!!
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This is the most beautiful dish and post in the potluck so far! Love it! So nice that you thought of a hostess gift for Annie!
Ahh,thank you so much Somer, you are sweet!!
I am looking forward to visiting and see what you have created 🙂
Not nearly as pretty as yours, but I think it would pair nicely with your dish 😉
Wow, that’s gorgeous! Looks tasty, too!
Thank you so much!! 🙂
This is so gourmet! And beautiful!!!! Thank you for bringing flowers as well 🙂
What a beautiful dish! I wish I could eat it un-virtually!
I wish you could too 🙂 Thank you Emmy – I loved your beautiful sushi roll recipe!!
Yum! Beautiful photos!
Thank you Kammie! 🙂
Gorgeous presentation! That hummus sounds incredible!
Ahh thank you 🙂
Just making my way through the virtual vegan potluck and wanted to say hello 🙂
Fabulous – thanks for visiting 🙂 The potluck has been amazing! 🙂
Great presentation and combination of flavors!
Thank you Vanessa!!
Beautiful flowers, beautiful pictures and amazing food, what a lovely post
You are wonderful – thank you so much! I enjoyed your drink 🙂
Happy Virtual Vegan Potluck! What a beautiful salad! Thank you for sharing! 🙂
Thank you Jennifer!! So glad you came 🙂
Oh my, so very sophisticated and lovely. I would love to have one of your posts on VBU – please let me know if you’d like this. Thanks!
Thank you so much! I would be honored to 🙂
Lovely dish! So happy I found your blog … this potluck is an awesome thing!
Me too, so I could find you 🙂 Thank you!!
The potluck was so much fun!
I love how everything is so fresh from the vegetables down to the herbs-even the edible flowers. Your garden must be divine. I bookmarked this recipe, I’ll make this soon. Thanks for the thoughtful, detailed instructions.
Thank you so much!! Yes, my garden is divine especially this time of year 🙂
I love your video journalism – I will visit and enjoy some more!! Thank you for your kind comment!!!
You did it again my Anne. Your recipes, your exquisite presentation,your commitment to healthy eating…and healthy lifestyle is to be applauded. For all of you virtual fans…I hate to make you jealous, but I have had the absolute delight to be a guest at Anne’s table — and what you see here is exactly what she does every day for her family! What a gift you are Anne!
Ahh you are so sweet Junie!! Thank you my friend!!
This looks delicious, and what a great idea!
This is such a gorgeous dish! What a lovely blog you have! Did I read correctly that you live in Victoria? Beautiful!
Thank you Shira, I am so happy you like it 🙂
Yes I live in beautiful Victoria and feel very lucky!
I am still dreaming of your olive focaccia!!
This is not only adorable, but looks delicious!!
Ahhh Britany – you are wonderful – Thank you 🙂
Definitely drooling over your contribution my friend, awesome job 😀
Choc Chip Uru
Ha ha – yes the only truly hard part about the virtual potluck, was all the drooling 🙂
Thank you my friend, I’ll be making your dessert very soon!!
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That looks gorgeous and I love the presentation of it on the open sandwich! Thanks for sharing
Thank you so much! It was fun 🙂
Wow I love this dish and your presentation is beautiful – thank you 🙂
Thank you 🙂
Oh my goodness…this looks amazing! Your presentation is just beautiful! 🙂
Thank you so much!
🙂 thank you!
I would eat any flowers you put on my plate.
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!!
Looks delicious and very nicely presented! (Thanks for visiting my blog.)
Thanks so much!
I will come and visit again 🙂
Enjoy your weekend!