Grilled Asparagus Bulgur Salad

Happy Wednesday guys! Today’s recipe is Grilled Asparagus Bulgur Salad – loaded with tuna, sun-dried tomatoes, red onions and quail eggs, amazingly delicious and nutritious! ๐Ÿ™‚

Grilled Asparagus Bulgur Salad

Can you believe the weather today? I’m sitting here typing with the lights on in the middle of the day, this is how dark it is. The rain’s been on and off all day. But this salad kind of makes me think of sunny days (hopefully coming soon).

It is so light and freshly tasting but at the same time quite filling. Perfect for a healthy and tasty lunch or dinner. It is packed with goodies – sun-dried tomatoes, red onions, quail eggs and tuna. And of course, there’s bulgur and grilled asparagus. I use bulgur quite often in my recipes but haven’t tried adding asparagus to salads yet. I usually just grill them as snack on them as they are.

But this Grilled Asparagus Bulgur Salad is a whole different story. ๐Ÿ™‚ It is very simple to make so you can make a bigger batch and store in the fridge for a few days to cover your lunch or dinner on busy days.

Grilled Asparagus Bulgur Salad

The dressing is simple too – olive oil, lemon juice and salt. All you have to do is to mix it all up and you’ve got this beautiful and healthy salad.

Here’s what you need to make the Grilled Asparagus Bulgur Salad

Grilled Asparagus Bulgur Salad

Grilled Asparagus Bulgur Salad

Ingredients

  • 10 asparagus, grilled and cut in pieces
  • 100g bulgur, cooked
  • 5-6 sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced
  • 100g tinned tuna
  • 5-6 quail eggs, sliced
  • For the dressing:
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 1tbsp lemon juice
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, combine the salad ingredients apart from the quail eggs. Add the dressing ingredients and mix well.
  2. Arrange the quail egg pieces and serve.
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I try to use seasonal veggies and fruit as much as I can, though, I believe asparagus season starts in June. Anyway, it’s almost June (can you believe it). ๐Ÿ™‚ Oops, just checked online and it is indeed in season. Apparently, asparagus season starts from the end of April till June.

My point was, seasonal produce is much tastier and cheaper too, in most cases. Unfortunately, it seems there’s not great variety here, and lots of the fruit and veg are imported. But as I said, I try to choose local and seasonal produce whenever I can and it does make a difference. ๐Ÿ™‚

Grilled Asparagus Bulgur Salad

I really hope you enjoy this recipe. Stay tuned for more tasty and simple recipes coming soon. xx

Meanwhile why not check some moreย bulgur wheat recipes here:

MM: Grilled Vegetables & Bulgur Salad Wraps

MM: Grilled Vegetables & Halloumi Bulgur Salad

Simple Chicken Satay

Black Olive & Tomato Bulgur Mint Salad

Pumpkin, Avocado & Feta Cheese Salad

Breakfast Sweet Potato

Happy Thursdayย guys! Today’s recipe is Breakfast Sweet Potato with bacon, melted cheese and sweet corn – it is just perfect for a lazy brunch!

Breakfast Sweet Potato

So if it’s not too late when you’re reading this post turn the oven on and start making this! It’s super simple but tastes amazing and it’s quite filling too. All you need is bacon and cheese, then some sweet corn and eggs. I used quail eggs. Not only I love how they taste but they look so pretty when added on food. They just make the food look a lot prettier, don’t you think? ๐Ÿ™‚ Not only that but they’re times healthier than the chicken ones. If you see these in the shop, don’t hesitate and grab a pack. You can add them on almost everything!

Breakfast Sweet Potato

Here’s what you need to make the Breakfast Sweet Potato

Breakfast Sweet Potato

Breakfast Sweet Potato

Ingredients

  • 1 big sweet potato, cut in halves
  • 150 g bacon, chopped
  • 150g mild Cheddar
  • 100g sweet corn
  • 4-5 quail eggs
  • olive oil for drizzling
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200ยฐC.
  2. Place the sweet potatoes on a baking tray, drizzle with olive oil and bake in the oven for about 20 minutes.
  3. Remove from the oven and add the rest of the ingredients. Season with salt and pepper and cok for another 15 minutes.
  4. Serve with some sour cream on a side.
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Breakfast Sweet Potato

I served these beauties with sour cream on a side but I also had some hot sauce on mine (couldn’t resist). I used a giant sweet potato, cut in halve but if you’d like you can use a few small ones and cut them in half.

I’m telling there’s nothing better than having yummy food on a lazy Sunday and watching a food show. It doesn’t happen very often, though but when it does it’s a real pleasure. I simply love food. ๐Ÿ™‚

To make thing even easier, why bake the potatoes in advance, say Saturday, store them in the fridge, and all you have to do on Sunday is top them up and bake for a few minutes.

This is only one of the combinations I like to use for topping og my sweet potatoes. There are so many other options that are delicious too. So be inventive and let’s get cooking. ๐Ÿ™‚

Breakfast Sweet Potato

I hope you like this recipe, stay tuned for more coming soon! xx

Oven Baked Halloumi Chips with Herbs

Happy Wednesday all! Today’s recipe – Oven Baked Halloumi Chips with Herbs – simple but delicious recipe that will make you love halloumi cheese even more! ๐Ÿ™‚

Oven Baked Halloumi Chips with Herbs

I can’t believe I haven’t tried this before. Honestly, I do get a lot of halloumi cheese in my shopping but I usually grill it and toss it in salads. These halloumi chips are a different story. Of course, they taste like halloumi but at the same time they are different. They’ve got crispy coating which consists of stale rye bread, seasoning and herbs. Yes, stale bread. For some reason, my family is not really keen on bread so almost every time I get a loaf, more than half of it is left. This is how I started making breadcrumbs – simply blitz the bread in a food processor voila, perfect breadcrumbs. I usually sore them in a container in the fridge, really handy. So my point was… I added some dry garlic, parsley and thyme and seasoned with salt and pepper. Be easy on the salt though, the halloumi is already quite salty.

Oven Baked Halloumi Chips with Herbs

And the best part is there is no frying which makes these chips healthier and easier to make. I guess they would taste a bit too greasy when fried anyway, so oven baked is much better.

I couldn’t escape of not making any mayo based dip again. Really, what’s with me and these dips. I’m telling you, I’ve been making lots of these and eating them too. ย I had the halloumi chips with spicy mayo and the combination was so yummy.

So yummy that I didn’t realize how a generous portion of the chips and dip was gone in a few minutes. Well, I was actually watching TV. It’s always a bad idea to have food while watching TV. You’ll be surprise how quickly the food is gone. ๐Ÿ™‚

Oven Baked Halloumi Chips with Herbs

Here’s what you need to make the Oven Baked Halloumi Chips with Herbs

Oven Baked Halloumi Chips with Herbs

Oven Baked Halloumi Chips with Herbs

Ingredients

  • 250g Halloumi cheese, cit into chips
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2tbsp breadcrumbs
  • 1tbsp dry parsley
  • 1tbsp dry thyme
  • 1tsp dry garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200ยฐC.
  2. Mix the breadcrumbs with the seasoning.
  3. Dip the chips into the egg mixture and then cover them in the breadcrumbs and seasoning mix.
  4. Arrange them on a greased baking tray and place in the oven for about 15 minutes until crispy and golden.
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Oven Baked Halloumi Chips with Herbs

I hope you like these simple Halloumi Chips, stay tuned for more quick and easy recipes coming soon! ๐Ÿ™‚

Smoked Salmon Kale Salad

Happy Thursday all! The recipe of the day is Smoked Salmon Kale Salad – super rich, with lots of yummy ingredients this salad will full you up! It’s more like a main dish really! ๐Ÿ™‚

Smoked Salmon Kale Salad

This Smoked Salmon Kale Saladย is packed with so many ingredients – apples, carrots, sun-dried tomatoes, avocado and even walnuts! So lots of vitamins and nutrients to fuel your body.

You might think there’s way too much stuff on this salad (well, you might be right ๐Ÿ™‚ ) but it really tastes lovely. Salads like these are definitely a favourite of mine. You get to have various ingredients in one meal – fruit, veg, nuts and fish! ๐Ÿ™‚ And it’s quite healthy too. I didn’t expect kale and smoked salmon to go well but I was wrong. It turned out to be a really delicious combination. Don’t forget to massage the kale though – just add a dash of olive oil ย and massage o gently for a few minutes. ๐Ÿ™‚ Otherwise it could be quite tough and not very edible. ๐Ÿ™‚

Smoked Salmon Kale Salad

For the dressing I used tahini, lemon juice, olive oil and salt. I love the lemon tahini dressing but I’m aware it’s not everyone’s favourite so if you’d rather prefer, you can skip the tahini. It just gives more flavour and nuttiness to the salad but on the other side, skipping the tahini makes the salad tastes lighter.

Here’s what you need to make the Smoked Salmon Kale Salad

Smoked Salmon Kale Salad

Smoked Salmon Kale Salad

Ingredients

  • 150g smoked salmon, shredded
  • 1/2 ripe avocado, sliced
  • 1/2 apple, roughly chopped
  • 4-5 sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 50g walnuts
  • 100g kale
  • For the dressing:
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 1tbsp tahini
  • 1tsp lemon juice
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, gently massage the kale with a bit of olive oil for a few minutes.
  2. Start building up the salad - add the salmon, sliced avocado, apple and carrot.
  3. Arrange the sun-dried tomatoes and finally the walnuts.
  4. Whisk the dressing ingredients together and dress the salad.
  5. Serve with some oat cakes or crackers.
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If you’d rather make a bigger portion and keep it in the fridge for a few days make sure to live the salad dry. Don’t add the dressing as it’ll go soggy and not so appetizing. You can easily divide it inย a few small containers and keep the dressing in a small pot/container. Thus you’ll have a tasty packed lunch. Don’t recommend keeping it more than two days though. Fresh is best! ๐Ÿ™‚

Smoked Salmon Kale Salad

MM: Grilled Vegetables & Bulgur Salad Wraps

Happy Meatless Monday guys! Today’s recipe is Grilledย Vegetables & Bulgur Salad Wraps – healthy, tasty and really simple to make, loaded with grilled veggies, halloumi & chickpeas.

Grilled Vegetables & Bulgur Salad Wraps

I’ve actually made the salad in advance and then thought it would be a good idea to have it in a wrap. The salad was quite similar to the one here –ย MM: Grilled Vegetables & Halloumi Bulgur Salad, almost the same actually. All I added was some chickpeas and grilled halloumi, oh and some sweet tomato sauce.

The result was really tasty and quite filling. These wraps are not only healthy but they will keep you full for longer. And that was a great way for me to clean up my fridge. ๐Ÿ™‚ Every timeย I do that the result is quite delicious. ๐Ÿ™‚

I absolutely hate wasting food so I make sure I use every bit of food left in my fridge. Well, sometimes this is not possible but most of the time I manage to use everything I have left. ๐Ÿ™‚

Grilled Vegetables & Bulgur Salad Wrap

They’re perfect for a healthy lunch or a snack on the go. Why not make a few ahead and sort your lunch during the week. I actually really recommend prepping your lunch in advance, of course if it’s possible. From what I know and have experienced quite often as I’m starving I grab not so healthy and tasty options which I usually regret afterwards. However, If there’s a healthy meal ready in the fridge, I’m more than happy to satisfy my hunger with it. Not only that, but making your meals in advance saves me a lot of time. By the time I collect the kids from nursery and we get home, we are all starving. But my first priority is to settle them for lunch and feed them. If there’s nothing prepped for me I usually grab whatever I find in the fridge, which as I mentioned might not be the best option. ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s how to make the Grilled Vegetables & Bulgur Salad Wraps

MM: Grilled Vegetables & Bulgur Salad Wraps

MM: Grilled Vegetables & Bulgur Salad Wraps

Ingredients

  • 4-5 flour tortilla wraps
  • 1 grilled zucchini, sliced
  • 1 grilled eggplant, sliced
  • 150g halloumi cheese, grilled and sliced
  • 100g chickpeas, cooked
  • 2tbsp tomato sauce
  • 1tbsp lemon juice
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, mix the bulgur with grilled veggies and halloumi cheese.
  2. Add the chickpeas, tomato sauce and then season with salt, olive oil and lemon juice.
  3. Mix the salad well and fill in the tortillas with it and closed the wraps.
  4. Ideal for lunch or a snack on the go!
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Grilled Vegetables & Bulgur Salad Wraps

I hope you enjoy this recipes. Stay tuned for more and let’s hope for some warm and sunny days soon. ๐Ÿ™‚

Cheese & Peas Potato Balls with Parmesan Crust

Happy Friday guys! Today’s recipe of the day is Cheese & Peas Potato Balls with Parmesan Crust – an absolute kids’ favourite (and not only) these giant Potato Balls are covered with Parmesan and their centre is stuffed with melted cheese and peas! A winner recipe! ๐Ÿ™‚

Cheese & Peas Potato Balls with Parmesan Crust

I remember there was a restaurant I used to go (years ago) and they served similar potato balls which I absolutely loved. That was the reason I used to go there, actually. They had a few different ones but the cheesy ones were the best. This is where my inspiration came from. ๐Ÿ™‚ And because my kids love potatoes I had to come up with a new recipe, otherwise they can keep eating chips (not that they mind that at all). ๐Ÿ™‚

But these potato balls are much healthier, they are oven baked, and they’ve got ‘green stuff’ (peas). My kidsย dislike almost everything green apart from peas so that was the only option I had. ๐Ÿ™‚

Cheese & Peas Potato Balls with Parmesan Crust

These balls are really easy to make, boil some potatoes, make balls with cheese and peas centre and generously cover with Parmesan. Bake in the oven and then enjoy! They’re delicious with sour cream or even some mayo on a side.

I’ve been craving mayo a lot recently, seriously I tend to dip a lot of my food into it. I know it’s not the healthiest options of all but I take it as a treat. ๐Ÿ™‚ Oh, and sour cream, potatoes with sour cream is an absolute favourite! ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s how to make the Cheese & Peas Potato Balls with Parmesan Crust

Cheese & Peas Potato Balls with Parmesan Crust

Cheese & Peas Potato Balls with Parmesan Crust

Ingredients

  • 500g potatoes, boiled and mashed
  • 200g peas
  • 150g mild Cheddar, cut into small cubes
  • 150g Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200ยฐ.
  2. In a bowl, mixed the potatoes with olive oil, salt and pepper.
  3. Make balls and stuff them in the middle with a few cubes of the Cheddar and peas.
  4. Dip them into the beaten egg and then cover with the Parmesan cheese.
  5. Arrange on a greased baking tray and cook in the oven for about 20 minutes or until golden.
  6. Serve with some sour cream on a side.
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Cheese & Peas Potato Balls with Parmesan Crust

There are many other options when making these giant balls – spinach, different kinds of Cheese, bacon and whatnot. You can basically customize them as you’d like them. I definitely love this particular combination with cheese and peas but I’ll be making lots of different ones, for sure. ๐Ÿ™‚

Cheese & Peas Potato Balls with Parmesan Crust

I hope you enjoy this tasty recipe! Stay tuned for more..

Oh and well done to me for posting three recipes this week! Finally managed! ๐Ÿ™‚ Let’s see how next week goes! ๐Ÿ™‚

Three Cheese Savoury Muffins

Happy Tuesday ally! Today’s recipe – Three Cheese Savoury Muffins or should I say bread – ย is simply amazing.

Three Cheese Savoury Muffins

I can’t tell you how delicious these cheesy buns turned! Yum, yum, yum…

The cheese literally exploded, imagine how much was in there. If you are cheese lover like me you’d love these, no doubt. There’s Parmesan cheese, Mozzarella & Feta. And the recipe is actually quite easy. I saw a similar recipe on the web and I really liked the idea, I haven’t used the same ingredients though, I kind of made my own muffins/buns. Really not sure how to call them – they’re baked in a muffin tray so that’s why I called them muffins but on the other side are like bread/buns. Anyhow, you get the point. And it is that they’re super delicious.

Three Cheese Savoury Muffins

I had barely finished taking photos of these beauties and they were all gone. ๐Ÿ™‚ Well, I helped too. In fact, I did a really good job finishing three of these Three Cheese Savoury Muffins. ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s how to make Three Cheese Savoury Muffins.

Three Cheese Savoury Muffins

Three Cheese Savoury Muffins

Ingredients

  • 400g flour
  • 1 sachet(7g) yeast
  • 1tsp salt
  • 300ml milk
  • 50g butter
  • 200g Mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 100g Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 100g Feta Cheese, grated
  • 1 egg yolk
  • extra butter for baking
  • chopped parsley for sprinkling

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, combine the flour, yeast, salt and milk. Work the dough, place in a bowl, cover with a tea towel and leave for about 30 minutes to rise. If necessary add more milk.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180ยฐC.
  3. Divide the dough into 7-8 equal parts.
  4. Roll each out in oval shape and sprinkle a mixture of the cheese on half of it. Start wrapping and halfway through make a few cuts with a knife. Finish wrapping the bun so you have something like a wrap.
  5. Now make a ring and place in a greased with butter muffin tray.
  6. Repeat with the rest of the muffins.
  7. Brush the muffins with the egg yolk and then sprinkle with the parsley.
  8. Bake in the oven for about 30 minutes or until ready.
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The dough is made of flour, yeast and milk. I should say, I am not that good in making dough for bread but this was really simple and turned out delicious. All you need to do is to combine the ingredients, work the dough and then wait for it to rise.

This is another delicious recipe using muffin tray. It makes me think I actually need to change mine, it’s been a good few years of use. In fact, I need a whole lots of baking equipment. Can’t wait to pick up some new and exciting stuff soon.

Three Cheese Savoury Muffins

I used dry parsley again. As I Mentioned in my previous post I’ve been using it very often. It’s all chopped up for you and ready to use. Plus, you’re not gonna need to worry how to store it for longer. On the other side though, fresh is best. ๐Ÿ™‚ But this is what works for me at the moment.

Three Cheese Savoury Muffins

The Three Cheese Savoury Muffins would be ideal snack for picnic. They really got me thinking about spring, sun and picnics. My daughter absolutely loves having picnics, so as my whole family and I can’t wait for the weather to get warm and sunny so we can enjoy a nice day out.

I should probably make a double batch of these then. ๐Ÿ™‚

They are perfect for sharing, as a side, as a snack, just one of these get together recipes. Make sure to have them when they’re nice and warm and the cheese is melted. Nothing better than a melted three cheese bun. Nom, nom, nom. ๐Ÿ™‚

Three Cheese Savoury Muffins

Cauliflower, Broccoli & Cheese Bites

Happy Thursday! Recipe of the day is Cauliflower, Broccoli & Cheese Bites – simple, tasty and loaded with cheese, well with veggies too! ๐Ÿ™‚

Cauliflower, Broccoli & Cheese

Is it Spring yet? The weather today was amazing and we actually got lots of sunshine. Hopefully this doesn’t change in the next few days. We really need the sun to come out more often and the temperatures to rise. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve had enough of the cold and gloomy weather, colds and runny noses. Plus, it’s time to start making some fresh and tasty Spring recipes with lots of yummy veggies and fruit.

And I know, once Spring is here, many of us start planning the Summer – holidays, get in shape programs and whatnot. It’s just so exciting! The holiday part, I mean. Meanwhile, we’re gonna have to wait patiently and hope for more sunny days!

Cauliflower, Broccoli & Cheese Bites

And now back to the recipe again…I was about to make Cauliflower and Cheese with Broccoli but then I thought I might make something a bit different this time and mix thing up a little bit. This is what happened. These bites are actually even easier to make and take a few minutes. All you need is a blender and then the rest is left to the oven. Apart from the cauliflower and broccoli, I used single cream, eggs and a generous amount of cheese. There is no flour so these bites are tasty gluten-free option too and are not that high in calories. Well, they’re pretty healthy(probably with a bit less cheese though). ๐Ÿ™‚

They’re actually quite like a breakfast bites with all the cheese and eggs. ๐Ÿ™‚ Also, they’re perfect for snacking all day long. ๐Ÿ™‚ And the colour they turned is quite pretty, isn’t it. It’s so bright and fresh!

Cauliflower, Broccoli & Cheese Bites

The kids enjoyed them too. They were really attracted to the muffin-sized bites and actually had a few of them. So that was a success! ๐Ÿ™‚

They usually eat broccoli but are not fans of cauliflower. Well, I don’t think they realised there’s cauliflower but that was not necessary at all, was it. ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s amazing how many things you can actually prepare in a muffin tray. It seems muffin trays are not what they used to be anymore. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve made different breakfast bites and I simply loved them. I have to admit it, cooking nowadays has become really inventive.

Cauliflower, Broccoli & Cheese Bites

Here’s how to make these Cauliflower, Broccoli & Cheese Bites.

Cauliflower, Broccoli & Cheese Bites
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Ingredients
  • 200g broccoli
  • 150g cauliflower
  • 200g Cheddar cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 200ml single cream
  • 1tbsp butter
  • salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 200ยฐC.
  2. Combine all the ingredients and work them in a blender till a smooth consistency. Season with salt and pepper and mix well.
  3. Grease a muffin tray and empty the mixture.
  4. Place in the oven and cook for about 20 minutes or until ready.

 

Cauliflower, Broccoli & Cheese Bites

Tip: For a meaty and more filling version, try adding some chopped bacon into the mixture!ย 

I hope you enjoy this recipe! Stay tuned for more quick, easy and tasty recipes. And hopefully kids-friendly too! ๐Ÿ™‚

Easy Falafel Pita

Happy Sunday all! Today’s recipe is Easy Falafel Pita!

It’s super simple recipe, really easy to make and yet is so delicious and healthy.

Just perfect for a lazy Sunday lunch!

Easy Falafel Pita

The main ingredient is chickpeas, of course and then you’re gonna need some pita bread, red onion, avocado. Simple as that. You can always add extra veggies if you prefer or sauces. I had the falafel pitas with sour cream and hot sauce but you can have them with whatever sauces you fancy.

I made the falafels with onion, garlic, olive oil and parsley. They quite remind of hummus. But this is because the ingredients for the hummus are the same, you only need to add tahini paste and your hummus is done.

Easy Falafel Pita

The falafels are so delicious you can easily have them by themselves, probably with a bit of sauce. You can even add them in a salad. They really taste good with some fresh spinach. They’re perfect for appetizers and meze platters. I love ordering meze platters when out because you get all these yummy stuff like falafel, hummus, halloumi, etc. So why not make this at home to entertain your friends? I bet they would be delighted. ๐Ÿ™‚

I also baked these in the oven, so again no frying. ๐Ÿ™‚ And my kids loved them, which is probably the most important thing. ๐Ÿ™‚ Yay! Another recipe they really liked! Well, they didn’t have them with the pita but that doesn’t really matter because they really enjoyed the falafels. ๐Ÿ™‚ So now I’ve got about five recipes they really liked, one for each day of the week. ๐Ÿ™‚ Just kidding!

Easy Falafel Pita

Here’s how to make these beautiful Falafels.

Easy Falafel Pita
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Ingredients
  • 300g chickpeas, cooked
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 2tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 egg
  • 2tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1tbsp flour
  • salt and pepper
  • For serving:
  • pita bread
  • red onion, sliced
  • avocado, sliced
  • coriander leaves
  • sour cream
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 200ยฐC.
  2. In a bowl, combine the falafel ingredients and mix well.
  3. Make small balls and arrange them on a greased baking tray.
  4. Cook in the oven for about 20 minutes or until ready.
  5. Serve on a pita bread with the red onion, avocado and fresh coriander leaves.
  6. Add sour cream and hot sauce, if wished.

 

Easy Falafel Pita

Apart from the pita bread, you can use wraps, kebab bread and even buns. Yes, why not make vegetarian burgers. Use the same ingredients but simply arrange them on a bun. Falafel burger sounds nice, doesn’t it! You might add some melted cheese too, otherwise it might be a bit dry.

The bottom line is the options with these tasty falafels are so many – burgers, salads, pita breads, etc. They make a very nutritious and healthy meal so I think I should make them more often. And now that my kids like them, that’s a serious reason to make these, let’sย say, weekly. ๐Ÿ™‚

Tip: Make sure to soak the chickpeas in water before cooking them. You can use tinned too but I read that it’s much better to use dry chickpeas so I stuckย to it. ๐Ÿ™‚

Easy Falafel Pita

Turkey Meatball Pizza

Happy Thursday! Here’s the recipe of the day – Turkey Meatball Pizza!

Turkey Meatball Pizza

I even made the dough from scratch! Not that it’s too difficult, it just takes a bit more time but it’s totally worth it. Of course, if you’re time-restraint, you can always use shop bought dough.

Turkey Meatball Pizza

So, more about the pizza now..I used Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese, cheery tomatoes, sweet red peppers, black olives and a bit of spinach. I love both meatballs and pizza and the idea of having both in one mealย sounded really good. For the base, I simply used flour, yeast and olive oil, really simple, but again a bit time-consuming. I topped dit up with tomato sauce and then arranged all the other ingredients. It was quite loaded pizza, succulentย and cheesy, one of my favourite thing to have on movie night. ๐Ÿ™‚

And the weekend is just one day away so I might have to make this pizza again. ๐Ÿ™‚ I don’t know about you but my weekends go by too quickly, really quickly. It seems the anticipation is so long and thenย you wake up and it’s Monday again. There’s never enough time to relax, cook, meet with friends, watch movies and have fun with the kids. Seriously, we need an extra weekend day.

Turkey Meatball Pizza

Back to the food now…Feel free to add sauces you fancy. I usually add some garlic sauce and of course, lots of hot sauce. But to be honest, this pizza is quite juicy, so you might skip the sauce. But on the other side, meatballs with hot sauce are so tasty. ๐Ÿ™‚

Turkey Meatball Pizza

Here’s what you need to make the Turkey Meatball Pizza

Turkey Meatball Pizza
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Ingredients
  • 4-5 tbsp tomato sauce
  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • 5-6 cherry tomatoes, cut in halves
  • 100g Mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 100g Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 10 black olives
  • a handful of fresh spinach
  • For the Meatballs:
  • 300g ground turkey
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1tbsp breadcrumbs
  • 1tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 egg
  • salt and pepper
  • For the pizza dough:
  • 500g flour
  • 7g yeast
  • 2tbsp warm milk
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 1tbsp salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 200ยฐC.
  2. To make the meatballs – mix all the ingredients in a bowl and shape small balls.
  3. To make the dough – mix the dough ingredients and add warm water as much as needed to make a smooth dough. Knead for about five minutes, cover with a tea towel and leave for about an hour to rise.
  4. When the dough is ready, roll it out and place in a greased baking tray.
  5. Spread the tomato sauce and sprinkle the cheese on top.
  6. Add the peppers, spinach leaves and tomatoes.
  7. Arrange the turkey meatballs on top. Sprinkle some more Parmesan cheese.
  8. Bake in the oven for about 40 minutes or until ready.

 

Turkey Meatball Pizza

Tip: If you use shop-bought dough, you might need to half cook the meatballs before baking the pizza, especially if you make giant ones like me. ๐Ÿ™‚ Simply place them in the oven and cook for about 15 minutes. Then you can arrange them on the pizza and bake again.

Turkey Meatball Pizza