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Spreads and Dips

Strawberry and Vegan Cream Cheese Toast

Strawberry and Vegan Cream Cheese Toast

We enjoyed these open-faced sandwiches for lunch. They would also be nice for breakfast or as a snack in the afternoon. Yield: 8 slices of toast Ingredients: for the toasts: 8 slices bread 10 ripe strawberries, sliced 1 cup vegan cream cheese cracked black pepper as garnish for the vegan cream cheese: 1 block firm [...]


Vegan Kale and Walnut Pesto

Vegan Kale and Walnut Pesto

I think this is my new favorite pesto as it is so flavorful. We have really enjoyed this pesto with grissini, drizzled over roasted root vegetables, as filling for ravioli and as the sauce for our Friday night pizza. Yield: 2 cups Ingredients: 4-6 cups kale, cleaned and chopped 1 cup walnuts 3-4 cloves garlic, minced [...]


Vegan Green Pea and Walnut Spread

Green pea and walnut dip

This spread is really delicious and very easy to make. It makes a great appetizer with some crackers and would also be good as a dip on a party. Yield: 2 cups Ingredients: 1 package frozen peas, thawed (21 ounce / 600 grams) 1/2 cup walnuts chopped 1/2 cup plain soy yogurt 1 heaping tablespoon soyanaise [...]


Mushroom and Walnut Pâté

Mushroom and Walnut Pâté

This is one of our traditional bread and sandwich spreads. It’s also great as a dip for veggies or spread on crackers. We have often made it using almonds or hazelnuts. As walnuts are just coming into season now, we decided to make the pate with walnuts. Yield: 1 & 1/2 – 2 cups Ingredients: [...]


Vegan White Bean Spread

White Bean Spread

This was a very tasty spread that we enjoyed over the weekend. It is good as a spread on sandwiches and works well as a dip for veggies. Yield: 1 & 1/2 cups Ingredients: 3 tablespoons sunflower seeds 1 large jar (15 ounces) Great Northern beans, drained and rinsed 1 clove garlic, minced 1/4 cup [...]


Tempeh Pate

Tempeh Pate

We really enjoyed this tempeh pate tonight. It makes a lovely appetizer, finger food at a party or can be used as a spread for sandwiches. Yield: 2 cups Ingredients: 8 ounces tempeh 3 tablespoons plain soy yogurt 1 tablespoon tamari or light soy sauce 1-2 teaspoons sesame oil 1/2 teaspoon thyme 1/4 teaspoon garlic [...]


Toast with Green Pea Spread, Avocado and Radishes

Green Pea Spread Toast with Avocado and Radishes

This was our lunch today. It was very tasty. The pea spread is nice alone, but the avocado and radishes added another dimension that was really nice. he pea spread also makes a nice dip for vegetables or crackers. Yield: 8-12 slices Ingredients: for the pea spread: 2 & 1/2 cups frozen peas thawed 1 [...]


Mushroom pate

Mushroom Pate

When we became vegan many years ago, there were not many vegan spreads available in the stores, so we used to make our own spreads. This is one of our very favorite ones for rolls and sandwiches, but you can also use it as dip for raw vegetables. It’s quick and easy to make, and [...]


Raisin Bread with a Vegan Cream Cheese and Nut Spread, Pears and Sprouts

Vegan Cream Cheese and Nut Spread

This simple recipe makes a very elegant and tasty sandwich. It is convenient for a Sunday brunch or a nice sack. This would also be very useful as an appetizer, or finger food if cut in quarters rather than halves. Yield: 7-8 sandwiches Ingredients: for the sandwiches: 14 slices vegan raisin bread 2 pears 1/2 [...]


Lidia’s Pea Spread

Lidia's Pea Spread

This is a lovely spread that we enjoyed at the Lahder Krug, a restaurant in Petershagen-Lahde (Germany) during a birthday party. The restaurant usually serves traditional German meals, but they made an entire 5 course vegan meal just for us and did a really good job. We were very touched and happy to enjoy this [...]


Amazing Apple Dip for Veggies

Amazing Apple Dip for Veggies

This raw dip is amazing. It is a bit unusual, but very tasty and refreshingly fresh. Yield: 2 cups of dip Ingredients: 2 Granny Smith apples 1/2 cup pickled little pearl onions 1/2 cup sweet sour pickles 1 tablespoon sweet syrup (agave, maple, elderberry flower) dash Tabasco small handful fresh parsley splash of olive oil [...]


Savory Walnut and Herb Biscuits with a Pistachio Eggplant Spread

Savory Walut and Herb Biscuits with Pistachio Eggplant Spread

We enjoyed these yummy biscuits for breakfast last Sunday, made in mini form. They were delicious, especially with the pistachio eggplant spread. They make a delicious savory breakfast or brunch or for any time. Savory Walnut and Herb Biscuits Yield: 10-12 biscuits Ingredients: 1 cup whole wheat flour 1 cup white flour 3/4 teaspoon. salt [...]


Creamy Cherry Walnut Spread

Creamy Cherry Walnut Spread

We’ve been wanting to create more recipes that are sweet but not so loaded with sugars and fats. This spread was delicious last Sunday morning on freshly made English muffins. It would be great as a sandwich spread, or as a filling for turnover. Yield: 1 cup Ingredients: 1/2 cup vegan cream cheese like Tofutti’s [...]


Spicy Sweet Potato Spread

Spicy Sweet Potato Spread

This makes a very tasty spread especially nice on dark sweet pumpernickel bread. It would also be a tasty dip for vegetables and some fruit as well. Ingredients: 1 sweet potato 1-2 splashes chili oil or Tabasco 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder 1-2 teaspoon maple syrup very small pinch of salt Directions: Peel the sweet potato [...]


Pea Bruschetta

Pea Bruschetta

This bright green spread has a lovely nutty flavor from the sesame seed oil. It’s not a strong curry flavor, and the mustard also has a nice sharpness, but is not overpowering. Perhaps, reading the ingredients you would think it makes a strange spread, but we can assure you, we find it lovely. Ingredients: 2 [...]


Review: Bryanna’s Cheddary Spread

Bryanna's Cheddary Spread

This was really delicious. Traditionally Welsh Rarebit is a cheddar sauce poured over toast. We came across this fantastic recipe from the very talented vegan cook Bryanna Clark Grogan Bryanna’s Cheddary Spread. Only a couple things were changed to make our vegan version of Welsh rarebit. We used 2 heaping teaspoons of grainy mustard, 1 [...]


Horseradish Sunflower Spread or Dip

Horseradish Sunflower Spread or Dip

This is a very tasty spread for whole grain breads and rolls, or it can also be nice as a dip for fresh crunchy vegetables. It has a slight “peppy bite” flavor from the horseradish, but it’s not so strong as to be bitter. We’ve enjoyed it so much, I now double the recipe. Yield: [...]


Fava bean bruschetta

Olive oil for dipping

Fava beans make a really healthy bruschetta, and they are such a nice bright green. Ingredients: 1 large Italian bread 4-5 Tbs. fine olive oil for the fava bruschetta 2 lbs. fresh fava beans 1 clove garlic, minced 1 Tbs. fresh thyme 1/3 cup light vegetable oil, or fine olive oil dash cumin salt and [...]


Review: Sunflower seed spread

This is it, the best spread, the super exclusive and expensive one found in Europe and Mihl of Seitan is my Motor has made it! This is so good, easy to make and affordable when you make it yourself. The photo shows the chive version. Just chives added to the basic recipe found at: Sunflower [...]


Review: Jalapeno Cilantro Hummus

Jalapeno Cilantro Hummus

We’ve been trying to add more uncooked foods to our diet and came across a great website with really special recipes: Green Chefs, part of the living G network. Yummy recipes, served in a gourmet style. In fact, the whole website is full of inspiring, green living suggestions. This week we tried the Jalapeno Cilantro [...]


Apple soy cream cheese spread

Apple soy cream cheese spread

This is really great on whole wheat English muffins. It can also be a nice dip for fruits and vegetables and can be used as the basis for Apple Uncheesecake. Serving Size: 8 Ingredients: For the soy cream cheese: 1 cup tofu, crumbled in small pieces 3 tablespoons cashew butter (like peanut butter only cashews) [...]


Eggplant dip or spread

Eggplant dip or spread

This is a very nice dip, sandwich spread or appetizer with crackers. Ingredients: 1 eggplant, cut in bite sized pieces 2 tbs. olive oil 1-2 cloves garlic 1/4 cup water 1 apple, peeled and cut in small pieces 1/2 tsp. cardamom, ground 1/4 tsp. cumin, ground 1/4 tsp. cinnamon, ground 2 tbs. tomato puree salt [...]


Fava Bean Spread

Fava Bean Spread

This spread is as nice on crusty rolls or bread as well as a dip for crunch vegetables. Ingredients: 2 lbs. fresh fava beans 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tabs. fresh lemon thyme 1/3 cup lemon oil dash cumin Salt and pepper to taste Directions: Shell the fava beans. You need about 1 cup shelled [...]


Spicy pistachio and pea spread

Spicy pistachio and pea spread

We spread this on our bread at evening meals and on our breakfast whole wheat rolls. Ingredients: 1/2 cup pistachios 1& 1/2 cups frozen peas, thawed 1 tbs. olive oil 3/4 tsp. salt 3/4 tsp. curry powder 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper 1/4 cup water 1 tbs. lemon juice Directions: Shell the pistachios. Place the thawed [...]