From hummus in lasagna, it was an easy jump to grilled hummus on toast. Have any of you tried it? It is even better than grilled cheese, and incredibly comforting despite being a simple meal. Just lightly toast two pieces of bread, spread generously with hummus and some halved cherry tomatoes, and grill for up to 5 minutes or as long as it takes to melt the hummus and turn the edges crispy.
Less comforting but equally delicious (and leaving room for dessert...) is my go to emergency kale salad. Pictured below, it will require you to have some pre-marinated and cooked tofu, but if you're missing that, some nuts or legumes could be added instead.
Toss 2 cups of washed, torn kale leaves with about a teaspoon each of sweet chilli sauce and tahini, add the tofu (or equivalent protein), and add whatever other vegetables you have around. I'm all about tomatoes at the moment, but pepper, corn, radishes, beetroot and carrot all work well too.
If you do want something to follow, a 5 minute dessert is a sensible pairing. I've been making custard banana soft serve lately, which is as easy as can be: 1 large frozen banana plus 1 teaspoon of custard powder, half a teaspoon of vanilla and 2 teaspoons of almond milk, processed until smooth. However, if you're somewhere cold, my vegan sticky date pudding in a mug and banana peanut butter cake in a mug only take 5 minutes to prepare.
|Custard banana soft serve|
It might not be Jamie Oliver standards, but a meal and dessert in under 10 minutes? I rather like that.
What is your go to quick and easy meal?