Tuesday, 4 October 2016

vegan Greek salad with crispy mini roasties

So it's been the best week ever in the world of vegan cheese (GARY?! yes.) - Sainsbury's released SEVEN new dairy-free cheeses and most of them taste like the real deal. AMAZING TIMES. I highly recommend checking out the caramelised cheddar, Greek, Wensleydale with cranberry and garlic & herb soft style cheeses, you won't regret it.

I finally managed to get my hands on the Greek-style cheese - they are all constantly out of stock, which is amazing..! The first recipe that came to mind was Greek salad - fast, tasty and satisfying - perfect for a Monday eve. I served this with crispy mini roasties and a huge imaginary glass of red wine ♥

  • 500g mini potatoes, washed
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to season

  • 4 vine tomatoes, chopped roughly
  • ½ bag of baby plum tomatoes (about 15), halved
  • Salt, to season tomatoes
  • 1 cucumber, chopped roughly
  • ½ a red onion, sliced very finely lengthways
  • ½ pack of black olives (about 10)
  • 200g pack of Sainsbury's Greek-style dairy free cheese, you can find this here

  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 lemon juice
  • 2 tsp dried oregano

Begin by adding mini potatoes to a large pan. Cover with water and bring to a boil - we want to boil these until they are beginning to soften. While the potatoes are boiling, add 3 tbsp of olive oil to a casserole dish, preheat the oven to 220°and place the dish inside. When a knife can easily pierce through one of the potatoes, remove and strain all water off. Add potatoes to preheated casserole dish, season well and toss in the hot oil. Place in oven until crispy, remembering to turn after about 15 minutes. 

While potatoes are roasting, add the chopped vine/baby plum tomatoes to a bowl and sprinkle with salt - set aside. Then stir together extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice and oregano and set aside - this is our salad dressing.

Once potatoes are almost done, combine all salad ingredients in a large bowl and stir carefully. Drizzle over the dressing and serve with crispy mini roasties. ENJOY ♥


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