Saturday, September 27, 2008

Vegan Lavash Crackers and Herbal Oil dip

I tend to shy away from vegan recipes for a couple reasons. I am completely in love with butter. I try to eat it only in moderation, but I do eat it. Happily. I love the stuff. Another reason I shy away from vegan recipes is the usual abundance of soy recipes. While soy is a lovely food for most people, it makes me violently ill. It's not life threatening or anything, just gross. And painfull. And finally, those vegan recipes can be hard to find. I admire people who stick to the vegan lifestyle. I couldn't do it.

But the Daring Baker's Challenge this month was Lavash crackers that we made vegan. Some people even went the gluten free route, but I'm afraid I just went with vegan. Then we had to come up with a vegan dip. I went with a lovely herbal oil. It's almost like a tangy pesto. Overall these crackers were damass delicious and I'll be making them again.

That way the Brain can have some too.

I may have inhaled most of them.

Herbal Oil Dip

1 cup assorted herbs (I used parsley, marjoram, thyme, lemon thyme, oregano, mint, rosemary)
1 Tbsp capers
2 garlic cloves
1/4 cup olive oil

Throw everything in the food processor and pulse until desired consistency.
Don't forget to check out all the other Daring Baker's and this month's challenge is hosted by Natalie of Gluten a Go Go and Shel of Musings from the Fishbowl.

17 comments:

Nemmie said...

Aw, I think you said it best about the Vegan lifestyle :) Great job!

glamah16 said...

Your crackers lloks delicate. Love the simplicity of of the herb oil. Delish.

shellyfish said...

I'm so glad you loved the crackers! They look beautiful (and just for the record, I actually don't eat very much soy, but I do eat lots of legumes, veggies, grains & fruits. Oh, and cupcakes!) :)

Cakelaw said...

I like the oil dip Mary - definitely a different twist.

Bellini Valli said...

The Brain has to have his fair share of these crackers. Wasn't this a fun challenge:D

April said...

Oh, I bet these were delish with the herb oil!!

Lauren said...

Your crackers look amazing! The herbal oil dip sounds perfect!

bakinginoregon said...

That herbed oil dip sounds fantastic. Nice job on the challenge.

Dana McCauley said...

Oil based dips and drizzles are so versatile. If you have something like that in the fridge you can glaze, make a salad or dip to your heart's content. What a great pantry staple!

CookiePie said...

Lovely crackers, and your dip is so elegantly simple. Yum!

Megan said...

I could think of many things to do with the herbal oil. Your crackers look great. I, too, admire people who can stick to a vegan diet. It's just not for me either. :0

Tartelette said...

Wonderful take on the crackers this month! Love the long thin shapes!!

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

Your crackers look great! Very light and crispy. Love the dip too. Well done!

Susan/Wild Yeast said...

I like the way you cut your lavash into long strips. Can't go wrong with fresh herbs!

Joy said...

Tasty - I like the herb dip

Speedbump Kitchen said...

Great job! I agree, these were a bit too good. They turned into lunch,snack and dinner and dessert today...just with different dips and different beverages!

creampuff said...

I am not vegan because I cannot give up butter cheese meat ... okay I guess I'll stop now ... anyway, love the herbal oil dip!