GF Vegan Ajvar Tomato Tartine

September 14, 2020
There are days when I'm feeling lazy yet still want to eat something special and kind of fancy, but not from a restaurant. On those days, I love to make a special quick little sandwich for myself. Luckily we live in a world where gluten-free and vegan versions are available of every kind of ingredient from around the world, and it's still good quality.

That is how Yugoslavian Ajvar, which is a condiment made principally from red bell peppers and oil, can meet vegan Greek Feta cheese, and Italian style topping and seasoning on top of a crunchy, multigrain gluten free bread piece. The result of their meeting is a beautiful, heavenly delicious sandwich that might make your taste buds sing.
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GF Vegan Ajvar Tomato Tartine

Recipe Type: Sandwiches
utensils YIELDS 1 tartine
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  • 1 slice large multigrain gluten-free country style bread
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp ajvar
  • 2 tbsp vegan feta cheese (I use Violife)
  • 1 small tomato, sliced into rounds (best is heirloom)
  • 3 thin slices, halved cucumber
  • to taste salt, pepper
  • 2 leaves fresh basil
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1. Heat your cast iron skillet or grill pan to medium and drizzle with a bit of olive oil. Toast bread until golden and slightly charred on both sides. Remove from heat.

2. Spread ajvar on top of toasted bread. Sprinkle with vegan feta cheese (I like to roughly mash it with fork before) and layer tomato and cucumber on top. Sprinkle with flaky sea salt and pepper. Add basil and a small drizzle of olive oil.

3. If you don’t have ajvar, you can replace it with hummus or even pesto. You can also use different kind of herbs, like fresh rosemary or mint.

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Imola is a Hatha and Ashtanga yoga teacher, tree planter and writer and editor of Raised by the Wolf, an online magazine for Wild Women, with a passion for exploring and life outdoors. Originally from Hungary but currently planting trees and rewilding the enchanting forests of France. Hop over to RBTW magazine, and blog and follow her on Instagram @yogiraisedbythewolf


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