It’s time for another vegetarian dish! I, usually eat a balanced meal, so even though many of my posts are of meat, chicken or fish, I do eat a lot of raw vegetables with it to balance it out. With this dish, however, it is a medley of vegetables and spices served with the soft Iraqi samoon or flatbread (can use pita bread as well) and some tahini sauce (grounded sesame paste). Tahini usually goes great with meat and chicken and of course, Hummus! I have been eating tahini since I was a kid. When hummus was not an option, I used to mix tahini and mayo and eat it with everything. This was probably one of the few times I paired tahini with only vegetables and I wasn’t disappointed. The flavors were amazing and the combinations really tasty. The almonds give the much needed crunch. Who needs meat, when veg food can be so delicious!
Veggies served on Iraqi samoon drizzled with tahini sauce
Peas and carrots-225gms
Brussel Sprouts- 10
Red chili flakes-1tbsp
Lemon pepper seasoning-1tsp
Red wine vinegar-1tsp
Almonds- A handful
Tahini sauce – 2tbsps
1)In a pan, heat up some oil. Add red chili flakes and minced garlic. Sauté till it turns brown. Add the frozen peas and carrots to the pan and mix well. Add some salt and pepper along with lemon pepper seasoning as well.
2)Sauté for about 10 minutes. Then add the brussel sprouts and almonds along with some red wine vinegar. Sauté for another 10 minutes on medium flame.
3)Heat up a ready made Iraqi samoon and add the sautéed veggies on top. Drizzle the tahini sauce on top with a spoon across the samoon. Serve as shown. Enjoy! 🙂