This Puerto Rican Pastelon is vegan, packed with Caribbean flavors, sweet and savory, and easy to make. This casserole dish is the perfect comfort food for your family or any gathering. It will be your favorite casserole easy recipe!
This Puerto Rican Pastelon is my version adapted from my abuela’s recipe. Pastelon is a classic Puerto Rican casserole dish layered with sweet plantains, stuffed with ground meat, vegetables, and bound together with beaten eggs. That is why some people refer to it as the Puerto Rican Lasagna. This version is vegan, easy to make, sweet and savory, and it will be your favorite! Every family on the island has a different way to make pastelon. I adapted my recipe from my grandma to make it vegan.
This Asparagus Mushrooms and Cheese Galette is packed with delicious flavors that everyone will love. This is a great but simple recipe for your spring and summer get-togethers. Also, a great idea for a quick meal or appetizer.
This Asparagus, Mushrooms, and Cheese Galette is easy to make and it’s loaded with seasonal veggies and flavorful cheeses. Can we all agree that puff pastry is so delicious and versatile? You can use any kind of cheese for this recipe. If you are vegan, simply replace the cheeses with your favorite vegan cheese alternatives. With all the vegan cheese alternatives that we have nowadays, you can easily make it vegan.
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!
This Vegan Coconut Ice Cream is creamy, dairy-free, ketogenic, delicious coconut ice cream recipe. The perfect dessert for you and your children.
If you don’t have an ice cream maker, don’t worry about it. My ice cream recipes can be made with or without it.
If you have dairy intolerances or are vegan, or if you just want to try something new and tasty, coconut milk is the perfect ingredient to make rich and creamy ice cream without any actual cream. I find that dairy-free ice creams taste much better. Coconut ice cream is one of my favorite flavors. It reminds me of my childhood when the ice cream truck used to go around my house.
These Chocolate Chips Banana Muffins are fluffy, moist and taste delicious. The perfect portion for a quick treat or dessert. The chocolate ganache filling makes them melt in your mouth, making them a decadent dessert for this quarantine.
Can’t wait for you to try this recipe! These muffins are so easy to make, and everyone will love them, including your children. It requires every day simple pantry ingredients that you probably already have.
The batter takes less than 10 minutes to put together. They keep well and can be frozen for treats later in the month.