Time to level up our morning (vegan) butter toast with vegan spreads and dips!
Here I'm sharing my favorite vegan spreads that are full of flavor: acuka (Turkish pepper and walnut spread), clotted cream (two ways!), labneh, tahini & molasses (pb & j who?), and of course, Nutella.
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These are great for breakfast or for a snack. Feel free to substitute the bread with rice crackers or any other vehicle you see fit; yes, a spoon does count—especially for the Nutella. Afiyet olsun (bon appétit)!
1. Turkish Red Pepper & Walnut Spread (Acuka)
If I could introduce only one staple from Turkish cuisine to the western world, it would be pepper paste. You can add it to dishes as you would tomato sauce, you can spread it on toast as is, or you can make it the superstar ingredient of an appetizer as I did here. Possibilities are only as limited as your affinity for savory food. Let’s make some acuka (pronounced ah-jew-kaw): a Mediterranean / Middle Eastern variation of red pepper and walnut spread.
2. Vegan Clotted Cream
This vegan clotted cream recipe is made with only 3 ingredients! Perfect for tea time with scones & jelly, or indulgent breakfasts. Two versions are available.
3. Vegan Labneh
Making vegan labneh with soy yogurt is easy and simple. This Middle Eastern treasure can spice up your cheese boards and can be enjoyed as a quick snack with toast or rice cakes.
4. Tahini & Molasses (Turkish PB & J)
The absolute EASIEST spread to put together. This Turkish tahini & molasses recipe is basically our peanut butter & jelly. Find out which tahini and molasses varieties to use for the best results!
5. Nutella: Two Ways!
Discover how to make Vegan Nutella with dates with two delicious recipes: creamy or thick! Plant-based chocolate hazelnut spread is very easy and quick to make using only a few ingredients.
want other aegean delight recipes? start here:
- Raw vegan meatballs (the most popular Aegean Delight recipe!)
- Turkish Spinach Pie
- Stuffed Vine Leaves & Tart Cherry Stuffed Vine Leaves (my favorite!)
- Zucchini Fritters
- Semolina Cake (aka Sambali–from my hometown!)
Don’t forget to let me know in the comments if you make this recipe! Afiyet olsun (bon appetite)!