Boy oh boy, if you’re after a healthy mouthgasm I’ve got one right here! The combination of flavours, textures, smells and colours in this bowl promises a truly extraordinary experience with every bite. I like to mix things up, as you know, rather than sticking to conventional preparation methods and combinations. The resulting dish looks a little messy, but invites you to dive right in there with its alluring charm and good looks. If I could box that taste….mmmmmmmmm, I’d be a millionnaire!
This dish is made up of several different components, and when combined, ooooh man, it’s heaven. There’s a slightly sweet, creamy and crunchy coleslaw made from savoy cabbage, red onion, carrot and my avocado-based alternative to mayonnaise; roasted mixed seeds scattered atop the coleslaw; cumin-roasted chickpeas (crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside); feta cheese and homegrown strawberries (amazing taste together); refreshing crunchy cucumber; and a sprinkle of black pepper and apple mint to finish.
For those of you wondering what the heck a ‘mouthgasm’ is, I can give you the description according to @gardenofeden, (eco-village in Texas, blogging on Steemit) and you may like to check out their post too. They were guest judges for the Steemit Culinary Challenge a while ago and gave us this exciting theme.
“A mouthgasm is an epic sensation that delights all the senses and bursts on the tongue in unexpected ways… Presentation is key to a proper mouthgasm – as we feast first with our eyes – but the smell, feel, taste, and even sound of a dish contribute to an unforgettable, multi-sensory experience. Rather than follow a specific recipe, a mouthgasm has a loose formula that mixes tastes, textures, colors, and often surprising and/or super high vibe ingredients for a memorable, unique, sensual, once-in-a-lifetime explosion on the palette.” ~ Garden of Eden
I’m sure most of you will have experienced a ‘mouthgasm’ at some point in all your years of eating! It’s that moment when you realise the food in your mouth is the most delicious you’ve ever tasted and you never want it to be over! You take your first bite and your eyes roll back and your knees give way slightly and you are consumed momentarily by the sheer pleasure of what you’re eating. Maybe it’s creamy, maybe it’s crunchy, maybe it’s creamy and crunchy together in the most perfect way. Maybe it’s spicy, or sweet, or tangy. Maybe something you’ve always eaten in a savoury way is suddenly trasformed into something else entirely by combining it with a hint of something sweet. Or vice versa. But one thing is for certain – the fun of getting creative and passionate in your kitchen (oi oi) will give you the most joyous and memorable culinary experiences of your life! So let’s all go have mind-blowing, tongue-tingling, stomach-seducing mouthgasms today!!!
For a sweet ‘mouthgasm’ recipe, check out my Mouthgasm Tart!
1 large red onion
2 large carrots
1/2 savoy cabbage
1 ripe avocado
2 tblsp natural yoghurt
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
Squeeze fresh lime
1 heaped tsp paprika
1/2 can chickpeas (200g)
Drizzle olive oil
Approx 10 slices cucumber
100g feta cheese
Handful fresh strawberries
Handful fresh apple mint
Handful mixed seeds (I used sunflower, golden linseed, sesame)
Dice the red onion, grate the carrots, finely slice the savoy cabbage.
To make the dressing (mayonnaise alternative): Mash the avocado in a bowl using a stick blender. Add the yoghurt, vinegar, lime, honey, salt and paprika, and stir well.
Put the cabbage, carrot and onion into a large bowl and add the dressing. Mix well using a wooden spoon.
Drain and rinse the chickpeas and dry on a clean tea-towel. Put them onto a baking tray with a very small drizzle of olive oil, and sprinkle with cumin. Pop into the oven at 200 degrees Celsius for about 30 minutes until golden and crunchy on the outside (yet still soft inside, yum!)
Roast the seeds under a medium-hot grill for several minutes until golden.
Dice the feta cheese, chop the strawberries into small pieces, and finely chop the apple mint.
Arrange everything in a bowl any way you please, and sprinkle with apple mint and black pepper.
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All photos in this post are my own original, taken with my Fujifilm Finepix S8200.