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What to have for dinner? – World Vegan Month edition

What to have for dinner? – World Vegan Month edition

Hi everyone,

Whether you know it or not, November is World Vegan Month, where people come together and celebrate their 100% cruelty-free lifestyle, from food to clothes to make-up.

It’s not just January that gets a month to celebrate all things vegan! Now, if you’re vegan or not, I am hoping that this recipe will convince you that vegan food doesn’t have to be continuous lettuce leaves and pumpkin seeds (although very tasty).

I am not 100% vegan, I am caught out every now and then with chocolate. However, my diet is predominantly vegan, so I wanted to use my blog to share a few easy, yummy vegan recipes with you all to show that it’s not all bad on the vegan train!

I’ve chosen one of my favourite recipes that only takes 20 minutes to make – perfect for when the student lifestyle takes over, and you’re up to your eyeballs in books (I promise it really is that quick).

Drum roll, please…

Salsa gnocchi!!!

I got this recipe from the lovely people of BOSH! You can find them on all social media platforms, as well as their cookbooks and website, which I have to admit, I live by. So, it’s super simple and super quick.

All you need is:

  • 500g gnocchi
  • 4 large tomatoes
  • 1 small white onion
  • 1 garlic clove (or a favourite in my house, lazy garlic)
  • 1/2 red chilli
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp olive oil (plus extra for drizzling)
  • A small handful of fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tbsp grated plant-based parmesan (yes, this does exist)
  • Salt and pepper to season

This is how to make it:

  1. First things first, cook your gnocchi according to the packet instructions and then drain. This will take around 5 minutes.
  2. Now, make the salsa sauce. Dice one of the tomatoes and set aside for later— dice the onion, garlic, chilli and remaining tomatoes. I used a food processor (because I’m lazy), but it’s just as quick to do this by hand. Season this with salt, pepper and 1 tbsp of oil. A little chilli works a treat in this recipe too! 
  3. Once your gnocchi is cooked and drained, use the remaining 2 tbsp of oil and pour into a frying pan, and fry the gnocchi for 5-6 minutes until golden and lovely and crispy.
  4. Tip the salsa into the frying pan with the gnocchi and stir through until warmed throughout. Once all combined, add the tomato you reserved earlier and the basil leaves to garnish.
  5. Serve with your parmesan (if you’re using any), and bon appetit – it’s as easy as that!

Try this recipe – I promise, it’s super easy, super quick and full of flavour!

Mills 🙂

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