Well, Shavuot is HERE! Starting in just a few hours, to be exact. Ah, the holiday of cheesecakes. People usually assume that Shavuot is MY holiday because I don’t eat meat, but I wouldn’t be a true Ashkenazic Jew without a little bit of lactose-intolerance, am I right, or am I right? 🙂 Therefore…I’m going with a more light menu. Something a little healthier and easier on the tummy. But if you’re all in for dairy-laden cheesecakes and lasagnas, then be my guest.
For the main event…Mini Socca Pizzas! Um, excuse me?
Yes, soccas. They hail from the Provence region of France. I’m so fancy, I know. I came across an old issue of InStyle, featuring recipes from lifestyle guru and actress Gwyneth Paltrow. She featured these super easy-to-make soccas, so I’m doing my own spin on them! All it requires is chick pea flour, water, a little olive oil and salt. You can find the full recipe, along with some other entertaining tips here. And since I typically try to avoid gluten, sugar and dairy, this seemed like a perfect way to have some fun in the kitchen and experiment with my mini socca trio toppings!
And since soccas are so easy to make, you can make a whole bunch of them, big or mini, pop them in a plastic bag and freeze them – it’s easy to keep on hand in case you need a quick dinner. Just top with salad, veggies, or tomato sauce and cheese and dinner is ready in a flash.
Yes, I’m shamelessly plugging my “other” blog Riskyveggie.com for my other dishes for this Shavuot menu, so check it out and let me know what you think! And have a chag sameach!
Strawberry spinach salad with pecans, onions & feta
Mini Socca Trio:
- Goat cheese, smoked salmon, fresh chives and dill
- Spicy roasted garlic tomato sauce, zucchini ribbons, capers, fresh basil
- Creamy mushroom ragout with black garlic, coconut milk, sliced radish and cilantro
And last but not least…
Chocolate Coconut Lime Pie – from one of my fav bloggers/cookbook authors, Elizabeth Nyland of GuiltyKitchen.com (this recipe is next on my list to re-create). YUM!