Welcome to Our Eat the Rainbow Series!
One of the things I love most about vegan food is the variety of colour. Fruit and veggies come in such a beautiful rainbow selection of colours that I thought I would pay homage to this in a seven part recipe series. Each week I shall work through the colours of the rainbow with a new recipe inspired by that colour.
Red : Vegan Roasted Red Pepper and Sundried Tomato Dip with Dough Balls
I honestly was spoilt for choice when it came to ideas for a red dish. Only last night was I tucking into a delicious red lentil bolognese and working my way through a punnet of strawberries. But after much thought I settled on this delicious roasted pepper and sundried tomatoes dip.
This dish makes for perfect sharing starter, especially with the bite sized dough balls. It would also be perfect for a party and is great served up with tortilla chips. With the fresh parsley and lemon juice, it is beautifully fresh tasting and perfect for the spring.
I hope you love this dish as much as I do. What are your favourite red foods and dishes?
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Check out all seven Rainbow recipes HERE!
Vegan Roasted Red Pepper and Sundried Tomatoes Dip with Homemade Dough Balls
For the dip
- 2 red bell peppers
- 6 sundried tomatoes in oil, drained
- 1 garlic clove, finely diced
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp parsley *
- 1 tsp olive oil
- salt and pepper
For the dough balls
- 300g plain flour
- 7g dried yeast
- pinch of salt
- 150ml warm water
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- For the dough, mix together the flour, yeast and salt in a bowl. Add the warm water and olive oil. Stir and then mix by hand until it forms a smooth dough. **
- Knead the dough for 10 minutes and then leave to prove for 1 hour in a lightly oiled bowl until it has doubled in size.
- Take the dough and knead it briefly. Divide the dough up into small equal pieces and roll into balls. Place on a tray lined with greaseproof paper. Allow to prove for a further 30 minutes.
- Roast the peppers for 20 minutes at 190°C until the skin starts to blacken. Place in a bowl and place clingfilm on top and allow to rest for 5 minutes.
- Place the dough balls in the oven and bake for 15 minutes at 180°C or until golden brown and cooked through.
- Peel the skin off the peppers and deseed the pepper.
- Place the sundried tomatoes and the pepper into a food processor and lightly blitz until combined.
- Stir in the garlic, olive oil, lemon and parsley.
Serve and enjoy!
* Ideally fresh parsley but feel free to used dried if you don’t have any fresh!
** Add a little extra water if too dry or extra flour if too wet. The dough should knead smoothly but shouldn’t feel sticky.
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