Hot Dogs with Roasted chickpeas and veggies (vegan, dairy free, egg free, paleo )
My fabulous hot dog is a great way of getting one portion of daily veggies to your diet. Everyone loves hot dogs I think we all agree on that. This is actually more than just a hot dog this is a proper all-inclusive meal. If you follow a vegan diet this kind of lunch includes all the necessary protein, carbs and fats. In addition you get tons of vitamin B, C and E, anti-flammatory nutrients, lots of fiber and antioxidants, just to name but a few.
And the best part of it is it tastes amazing! Fresh and full of flavours! Proved once again, healthy eating really doesn’t have to be boring. Just use your imagination in the kitchen and most of all put your heart in what you are doing!
Buns ( makes 4 buns )
1 1/4 cup almond milk
10 g fresh yeast
1 tsp sea salt
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 1/2 cup gluten free flour ( all purpose, almond, coconut )
1 tbsp psyllium
1/2 tsp xanthan
Add the dry ingredients to dry and give them a good mix. The dough is supposed to be soft and not too sticky when ready. Shape into hot dog buns. Let rest and rise at least 30 min. Bake at 220 C for 25-30 min. You can knock on the bottom of a bun, if you hear a hollow sound it’s baked well!
Roasted chickpeas and veggies
1 cup cooked chickpeas
1 yellow carrot
1 orange carrot
1 small parsnip
4 asparagus stalks
Julienne the root vegetables and put them on an oven pan and add all your favourite spices. I used garlic, salt and pepper, dried basil, dried oregano, dried flakes of tomato and paprika powder. Sprinkle some extra virgin olive oil on the veggies. Roast at 225 C for about 20 min and then add the cooked chickpeas and asparagus stalks. Roast for 6 more min and they should be ready.
1 tbsp balsamic syrup
Mix together.Nothing else is needed. Except for that yellow mustard in your fridge. When assembling the hot dog remember to add some leafy greens on the bottom of the bun. Actually you can put lots of them. Spinach, kale, micro greens, arugula whatever is your favourite. Everyone knows nowadays that the dark green vegetables are very nutrient dense and incredibly healthy. So choose the green, you can’t go without them.