Easy Bruschetta Mix


This Easy Bruschetta Mix is super simple, very diverse and the flavours continue to get even better with a little bit of time.

Ingredients:
  • 1kg Tomatoes
  • 2 Red Onions (small or 1 large)
  • Handful of Basil
  • Balsamic Vinegar (few splashes)
  • Olive Oil (few splashes)
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Nutritional Yeast (few spoonfuls)
Note: I made a large batch but you can really use whatever you’ve got on hand. 

Method
  1. Dice the tomatoes whatever size you like. Mine were about 1 cm.
  2. Dice red onion really small.
  3. Chop up basil fairly fine.
  4. Mix ingredients together in a bowl.  The next bit is all about taste testing.  Add a drizzle of olive oil, a splash of balsamic and season with salt and pepper.  Taste until you get a flavour that you like.  Add a bit of nutritional yeast, give it a good stir and season more.
  5. Serve as a dip, make traditional bruschetta on toast, add it to sandwiches, wraps or serve with rice.

Coconut Mango Ice Cream

I bought a massive $8 box of discount mangos and ever since I have been pondering possible recipes. I used the rest of the fresh mango for salsa (in my last recipe) and spent many days freezing the rest. Soooo I thought I’d try out a dairy-free mango ice cream 🙆🏻‍♀️. This recipe is super simple and only has 3 ingredients! Mango, coconut cream and dates. The dates add natural sweetness and they also do not fully freeze so it helps the texture.

Ingredients:

  • 1 can coconut cream
  • 1/2 cup dates
  • 2 cups frozen mango

Method:

  1. Pour coconut cream in a saucepan over medium.
  2. Chop dates into pieces and add to coconut cream. Stir and cook until bubbling then turn to low until dates are soft. Turn off and let cool for 5 minutes.
  3. Place coconut cream and dates in a high-speed blender and blend on high until smooth.
  4. Add mango a little bit at a time and blend until smooth.
  5. Place into a container and freeze.  I used a small glass dish.

Note: You can enjoy right away and it will be more of a thick smoothie bowl OR you can let it freeze overnight then thaw for a few minutes, break it up and blend once more for a more ice creamy consistency. Serve plain or with toppings of your choice. I topped mine with fresh passionfruit from the neighbour’s backyard. 😋

Super Simple Mango Salsa

This salsa was super simple and was thrown together with a few leftover ingredients that needed to be used up. Use whatever ratio of ingredients you like and just taste as you go. You can really make a salsa or dip with whatever you have on hand so feel free to switch it up and get creative!

Ingredients:

  • Tomatoes 5-6
  • Mangos 3-4
  • Red chilies
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Red onion
  • Salt and pepper
  • Chipotle seasoning

Method:

  1. Dice tomatoes and mangos.
  2. Finely dice red onion and thinly slice red chilies.
  3. Place in a mixing bowl and add a couple splashes of balsamic vinegar, apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Optional: I added some Chipotle Flavor God seasoning to give it an extra kick.
  5. Enjoy fresh or store in fridge for a few days. I find the flavours get better after a day or so.