Three kinds of warm Tapas with olives
Gang/Type: Snack
Ergibt/Yield: 4 Portions
For the Albóndigas:
  • 80 g soy shreds
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed, ground
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp mustard
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast flakes
  • olive oil for frying
For the tomato sauce:
  • 1 (14-oz) can chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • 1 small bell pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp savory
  • salt
  • pepper
  • chili
For the plums wrapped in eggplant bacon:
  • 16 dried Plums - approx. a 200 g (7-oz) package
  • 1 small eggplant
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1/2 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1/2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
For the Pimientos de Padrón:
  • 200 g (7 oz) peppers
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp course sea salt
  • 1 baguette to ready bake
  • 1 cup marinated, mixed olives
  • 4 glasses of red wine
  1. Mix the ground flaxseed with water and let jelly. Cover the soy shreds with lots of boiling water and let steep for 10 minutes. Then drain, thoroughly wash, let drip and press out any excess water. Combine all ingredients and knead until a sticky mixture forms. Take a tablespoon full and roll into a "meat"ball. Proceed until all the mixture is rolled. Fry in hot oil.
Tomato sauce:
  1. Finley chop onion and garlic and cube the pepper. Sautée onion and garlic in hot oil until translucent, then add pepper, deglaze with the tomatoes and season to taste. Pour in the "meat"balls and transfer to a bowl.
Plums in eggplant bacon:
  1. Use a peeler to peel the eggplant into thin slices. Combine soy sauce, olive oil, yeast flakes, liquid smoke, maple syrup and paprika. Marinade the eggplant slices in the basting sauce for 5 minutes. Use the waiting time to ready-bake the bread. When it's finished put the "meat"balls in the oven to keep them warm.
  2. Take two slices of eggplant, lay on top of each other and wrap a plum with them. Fix with a toothpick. In a frying pan fry the wrapped plums until brown. Also keep warm in the oven.
  1. Fry the peppers in hot oil and sprinkle with sea salt.
  2. Arrange all Tapas in small bowls and serve with olives, bread and red wine.
You can buy Liquid smokesmoked paprika and nutritional yeast online.
Recipe by Blueberry Vegan at