These Puerto Rican Rice Pasteles are a delicious vegan version of the traditional Puerto Rican pasteles. These are perfect for the holidays or any celebration.
What are Pasteles?
Pasteles can be hard to described. They are often compared to Mexican tamales but they’re really different. However, there are some similarities. Like the way of wrapping them and the hard work. Pasteles are a traditional dish in Puerto Rico. Generally, they are served during the holidays.
This Chickpea Creamy Vegan Soup is a one pot recipe that comes together easily and quickly. Topped with roasted chickpeas for a crunchy addition. This vegan soup is gluten-free and hearty.
Garbanzo beans are a wonderful source of fiber and protein. I love making this chickpea creamy vegan soup for meal prepping. This vegan soup recipe is very versatile and great to eat as a meal or side. For this soup I used chickpea pasta but you can use other choices. Although I prefer using a gluten-free option.
These Vegan Breakfast Empanadas are easy to make, filled with protein and so delicious!
Make this vegan breakfast empanada to surprise your friends or family. Also, empanadas are wonderful to eat as finger food, breakfast, brunch, or snack. These vegan empanadas are filled with tofu, vegetables, vegan cheeses, and salsa. I can assure you that even non-vegans would love them.
These vegan breakfast empanadas can be made with scrambled eggs for people that are vegetarian. Also, for people that are soy intolerant. These vegan breakfast empanadas can be frozen for a month and refrigerated for a week.
This Vegan Bruschetta Pasta recipe is packed with fresh basil, tomatoes, and balsamic vinegar.
It comes together in 15 minutes using simple ingredients. This recipe is ideal for meal prepping. Also, for an easy 30 minute meal on a busy evening. Another great tip is using a non-stick pan. As a result, you get to use less fat for a healthier dish. While adding beefless crumbles to your Vegan Bruschetta Pasta recipe is optional, it makes the meal more comforting. Continue reading “Vegan Bruschetta Pasta”→
This Hummus de Gandules – Pigeon Peas Hummus recipe is quick and easy to make, super-smooth and creamy with a traditional Puerto Rican flavor!
Hummus is one of my favorite foods. I tried “Hummus de Gandules” (Pigeon Peas hummus) a few years ago and since then I’ve been meaning to create my own. I used my Classic Garlic Hummus recipe but replace the chickpeas with pigeon peas. The results were amazing. This hummus de gandules tastes like the tropics. Of course, I added some of my Puerto Rican seasonings as well.
Even though I listed my ingredients in the recipe, feel free to adjust the seasonings. This recipe is great as an appetizer, spread, and even for your salads. I love making hummus wraps.
Let’s talk about how to make this hummus
Classic hummus calls for chickpeas, but you can experiment with other types of beans. For this recipe, I used pigeon peas.
Tahini Sauce, in my opinion, the best tahini is Trader Joe’s organic brand. Is creamy and easy to stir.
Taste and season. Give the hummus a taste and add in extra ingredients depending on your taste.
Instead of water, save the water of one of the pigeon peas can and use it for the recipe.
Mix and blend all the ingredients until smooth. For a creamier consistency add more tahini sauce and water.
Ways you can use this hummus:
Spread over your toast, sandwiches, and burgers.
As a dressing for your salads.
Mixed with pasta. It can be used as a sauce for hot noodles or cold pasta salads.
Wraps! Hummus wraps with kale and other veggies are so good!
Of course, you can always use it as a dip for your pita bread or veggies.
If you give this recipe a try, let me know what you think! Leave a comment below. Also, don’t forget to take a picture and share it on my Facebook page or tag it #thehungrydragonfly on Instagram! I love seeing your creations!