photo by Andy Suarez
Is Spain known for vegan recipes? No, no it is not. Vegetables and vegetable conservas are often lost among the cacophony of endless (warranted) praise for Iberian ham, seafood conservas, cheese... basically everything else. But, it doesn't have to be this way. You can check out Vegan Recipes from Spain by chef and author Gonzalo Baró, or you can have a go at the recipe below from chef Andy Suarez and discover the vegetable-based possibilities in Spanish cuisine deserving of a rousing ovation.
1. Place onion and garlic in sauce pan with water and bring to boil.
2. In a blender add spinach and add boiling water including onions and garlic. Blend until smooth and green. Strain for smoothness and season to taste.
3. Slice onions and sauté until caramelized.
4. Serve with caramelized onions atop sliced white asparagus atop the spinach sauce, garnished with basil leaves.
recipe by chef Andy Suarez