Having a vegan start to the day can require a bit more thought. We decided to have a more plant based diet last year and found breakfast to be more of a challenge
than we anticipated. We try to have seasonality within what we eat ourselves and what we cook for our guests. Crushed avocado on toast is not really sustainable in Austria in the winter and the tomatoes are so good in Croatia in the summer that we sometimes struggle to want put anything else on our fresh bread. We wanted to come up with three
different spreads that compliment our glut of summer tomatoes and were equally tasty and nutritious to start our adventurous mountain activities.
Walnut and Miso Spread
2 tablespoons of miso paste
1 garlic clove
4 tablespoons of nutritional yeast
1 teaspoon of salt
Wizz it all in a blender until it resembles a crumb.
We love it on toast with tomatoes, almost has a ‘marmite’ taste about it. Also works well as a topping on roasted vegetables. Can be stored for up to a week in the fridge.
1 large garlic clove
50ml Extra virgin olive oil
80ml Lemon juice
1 teaspoon of salt
Whizz all the ingredients together at high speed and blend until smooth. Can be used straight away, but better if allowed to firm in the fridge for a few hours.
Love this on toast with cucumber in the summer and spinach in the winter.
White Bean and Rosemary Spread
A handful of fresh rosemary
Splash of olive oil
2 cloves of garlic
Tin of white beans
A dash of red wine vinegar
Salt and pepper
Using a pestle and mortar and bash some rosemary, salt, pepper and garlic. Heat up some olive oil in a pan and add half of the
rosemary and garlic mixture. After a minute add the drained tin of beans. Using a potato masher, mash the beans to infuse with the oil. Take of the heat after a few minutes, add the red wine
vinegar and then the rest of the rosemary oil.
We hope you enjoy these as much as we do and as much as our guests at MoaAlm Mountain Retreat have been enjoying them recently. If you have any favourite vegan breakfast recipes that you would like to share with us, then please send us an email to email@example.com