I did a poll on IG asking for some dinner inspiration like favourite cuisine (you answered -> Middle Eastern), current cravings (-> spring veggies) and which items need to be used up ASAP from your fridge. Obviously I also had my own scenario in mind and as I am currently obsessed (like really obsessed) with Israeli / Lebanese food I was more than happy that you guys voted for it, too. When it comes to spring vegetables I didn't really find that many seasonal produce yet except asparagus but what really represents spring for me are sprouts.
I LOVE sunflower sprouts more than any others cause they add texture and crunch more than just (amazing!) nutrients. My (and your) fridge clean out vegetable was cauliflower and I prepared it in the most simple and quick way that adds a Lebanese touch to it.
S.E.N. (Simple. Efficient. Nutritious.) Dinner inspiration:
Homemade or store-bough flatbread or pita
greek (soy) yoghurt (I love this one). You can also strain it in a cheesecloth for another hour to get something close to "Labne" but this is totally optional.
Cauliflower: cut into small florets, add a bit of water and salt in a frying pan, bring to a boil, add cauliflower and cook covered with a lid for 5-7 minutes. When all the water has evaporated and the cauliflower is tender (but not mushy), add olive oil, za'atar (or a mix of thyme, sesame and lemon zest) and "fry" the cauliflower a few more minutes until it gets a light brown colour.
"My Jerusalem Salad": chop tomatoes, cucumber, parsley, mint and coriander. The trick here is to not cut everything individually but treat it like a "chopped salad" where everything is finely chopped/ minced together on the chopping board. Put the vegetables into a bowl and add (Lebanese!!) tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and optionally just a bit of pomegranate molasses (makes aaaallll the difference!).
Stir to combine and let sit for 10 minutes (also tastes great the next day!)
toasted pine nuts
That's it! If you are really hungry, add some store bought falafel, smoked tofu or vegan soy "meat" (which was another item from one of my followers that needed to be used up - you know who you are :-)
Either roll it up and eat it as a wrap or treat it like a pizza (which I did)!