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Enhance your Meals with these Healthy, Vegan Condiment Recipes

Learn how to make your food extra flavourful with these recipes.


I got some tremendous homemade vegan recipes for you to enjoy in 5 minutes or less. Who needs store-bought spreads and condiments with these simple, incredibly healthy and tasty recipes?


These healthy recipes are simple, easy and quick to make. These homemade gourmet recipes can be made with just 2 main ingredients, 2 or 3 extra ingredients or a little bit of each. So if you're looking for some extra fast, delicious and nutritious vegan spread and condiments recipes — whether it's garlic paste, homemade mustard or tapenade — we've got it all here.


I love to have things prepped to make cooking so much easier.


GARLIC PASTE

Easy homemade fresh garlic paste that will make your cooking easier on busy days and will save you time in the kitchen. This garlic paste is easy to store in the refrigerator or freezer.


Garlic is a staple ingredient in many dishes, but it can also be used to make your own fresh garlic paste. This allows you to control the amount of garlic in your recipe and gives you a great flavor boost for many recipes.


Diet: Gluten-free, Vegan

Prep time : 20 mins.

Servings: 1 cup


Equipment

  • Blender

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Garlic Cloves peeled

  • 3 tablespoon Oil I used avocado oil, see notes

Instructions:

  1. Blending: Add the peeled garlic and oil to a blender or food processor. Blend to a smooth paste. Scrape down as needed in between.

Storing

  1. Transfer the garlic paste to an airtight glass container. Top with a thin layer of oil. It can be refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.

  2. To store for longer, freeze in ice-cube trays or resealable plastic bags for 3-4 months. You can fill the bag and flatten it. It will help in easier storage and you can break off the needed amount. You can pop the frozen garlic paste from the ice-cube trays, to store in a plastic bag to save space too.

Notes

Add oil or NOT: If you plan to freeze the garlic paste, then it is okay to skip the oil and blend the garlic as is. If needed, add a couple of tablespoons of water.

**Ginger Garlic Paste: You can also add equal amounts of ginger and garlic to the blender and make a ginger-garlic paste.


BASIC COUNTRY MUSTARD


Do you love mustard?


If so, this vegan mustard recipe is for you.


What could be easier than making your own mustard?


This recipe is a great jumping-off point for those who want to learn how to make their own mustard. This dish is a delicious way to enjoy the tangy taste of mustard and add some variety to your meals. It's packed with flavor and nutrients, so it will keep you satisfied!

The turmeric, honey, and herbs are not optional for my recipe. They are a must. LOL!


Servings: 12 servings

Prep time: 15 mins.

Nutrition: Calories: 71kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 390mg | Potassium: 97mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 109IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg


Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons mustard seeds, about 50 grams

  • 1/2 cup mustard powder, about 50 grams

  • 1/2 cup water or beer

  • 3 tablespoons vinegar (cider white wine or sherry)

  • 2 teaspoons salt, about 5 grams

  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric (optional)

  • 2 tablespoons honey (optional)

  • 1/4 cup minced fresh herbs (optional)

Instructions

  1. Grind the whole mustard seeds for a few seconds in a spice or coffee grinder, or by hand with a mortar and pestle. You want them mostly whole because you are using mustard powder, too.

  2. Pour the semi-ground seeds into a bowl and add the salt and mustard powder. If using, add one of the optional ingredients, too.

  3. Pour in the water or beer, then stir well. When everything is incorporated, let this sit for up to 10 minutes. The longer you let it sit, the mellower the mustard will be. When you’re ready, pour in the vinegar.

  4. Pour into a glass jar and store in the fridge. It will be runny at first. Don’t worry, it will thicken up overnight. Wait at least 12 hours before using. Mustard made this way will last a year in the fridge.

Notes

This recipe makes about 1 cup.


VARIATIONS

  • Change the liquid and you change the mustard.

  • Grind the mustard seeds a lot or a little and you change the texture — or skip the whole seeds altogether and use just mustard powder. Or skip the powder and just use seeds.

  • Want herbs in there? Go for it.

  • Like honey mustard? Pour some honey in.

  • Want your mustard even spicier? Add chiles or freshly grated horseradish.

The most important thing to make mustard at home is to wait. You cannot eat it the day you make it. Mustard needs to marinate to dissipate its bitterness. Try it! Eat a little dab right after you make it, then a day or two later. The difference is dramatic.


TAPENADE


Prep:15 mins

Cook:0 mins

Total:15 mins

Servings:6 servings

Yield:2 to 3 cups

Nutrition: Calories 163; Fat-17g; Carbs-4g; Protein-1g



Ingredients:

  • 3 cups pitted Kalamata olives or green olives

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar, or good-quality red wine vinegar

  • 1 to 2 cloves garlic, grated

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Combine all ingredients in the blender and blend for a few seconds until smooth. The paste will be slightly granular.

  3. Serve as a meze with ouzo or wine, accompanied by small rusks, crusty bread, breadsticks, and/or raw vegetables. Tapenade can also be used as a seasoning for fish or a topping.

Note: Adjust the amount of vinegar to taste. Classic olive paste has a sharp, tart taste.




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Garlic paste is a must-have. It's super easy to make and it adds an incredible depth of flavor to whatever you're cooking. Use it anywhere you'd normally use garlic—on toast, in sauces, as a spread for sandwiches or wraps. Garlic paste will keep for months in the fridge!


Tapenade is another great ingredient that can add tons of flavor without a lot of effort.


Country mustard is one of the easiest and most versatile condiments you can make. It's great on sandwiches and vegetables, and it makes a nice salad dressing.


The best part is, you can make and keep these spreads and condiments in your fridge all week long. This makes meal prep a breeze because you don't even have to cook anything!


So whether you're looking for some delicious garlic paste to add to your pasta dish, some homemade mustard to jazz up your sandwich, or some tapenade to enjoy with your crackers, I've got you covered. These recipes are all healthy, vegan and gluten-free, so they're perfect for anyone looking for a tasty and nutritious way to add some extra flavor to their meals.


It's time to get into the kitchen!


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