Saturday, September 27, 2008

September Daring Bakers Challenge: Lavash with Vegan toppings

I must admit, I was a little disappointed when I found out that we would be baking crackers this month, because I really love cakes and pastries and sweets in general. That being said, however, I was grateful that this month's challenge was less intense than the past few months'. September has been truly crazy for us, and I was glad these lavash could be made without spending an entire day on them and without getting every dish in my kitchen dirty. I made them to take to book club. And guess what...people ate them and liked them. I made two different kinds:

#1) Lavash with freshly ground black pepper, kosher salt, and cumin served with a chunky vegan salsa containing tomatoes, avocado, black beans, and corn


1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
3 medium tomatoes, chopped
1 avocado, chopped
1 ear corn, blanched and de-kerneled
3 scallions, sliced, white and light green parts only
1/4 bell pepper, chopped (I used orange)
1/2 jalapeno, chopped
1/4 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
a generous pinch of salt
juice from 1 lime

#2) Lavash with freshly ground black pepper, kosher salt, lemon zest, garlic powder, and dried oregano served with a non-vegan but very delicious tsatziki


1 cup chopped, peeled, seeded cucumber
2/3 cup plain yogurt
1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh dill weed
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
salt to taste

It was nice to have a snack with all-natural, wholesome ingredients and no strange preservatives or additives.
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  1. Oh I love your choice of dips. My husband would flip for that salsa!

  2. I loved that salsa and the lighter colored cracker. Yum!

    We made the smores brownies last night and they were a HUGE hit! Oh my goodness are they good!!!

  3. nice job on your lavash and the salsa looks real yummy

  4. Lovely job on those crackers. I love the seasonings you chose, especially the zest. The salsa looks thick and wonderful.

  5. Ooo, your lavash looks wonderful, and those dips sound amazing!

  6. Good job on your lavash and oh that salsa! I'm going to make it next time I make the lavash. It looks so good.

  7. I LOVE Tsatziki!! What a great idea to serve on the side. Not to mention, that chunky corn and black bean salsa looks amazing, as do the crackers :)


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