Hummus, taramasalata, tzatziki, caviar: spreads in vegan version, to make yourself

Summer is always a great opportunity to organize picnics or cozy aperitifs. On the food side, we focus on sharing with spreads as we like them: seasonal, gourmet, with good products and above all homemade. Here’s our selection of simple and delicious recipes. How delightful the taste buds of your guests and yours of course!


Hummus is a Middle Eastern specialty that needs no introduction, but is always a delight during a meal with family or friends. “Hummus” literally means “chickpeas” in Arabic and Hebrew. Indeed, it is the main ingredient of this preparation. There are several variations, but here’s the one we recommend, as it was spotted on Maya’s Kitchen YouTube channel. Find out what ingredients you need below, then follow the video guide.

  • 250 g cooked chickpeas
  • 4 tablespoons tahini
  • A few parsley leaves
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • Olive oil
  • A few chickpeas for decoration
  • Peppers for decoration


The tarama, a Turkish and Greek speciality, is eaten during the summer aperitifs as well as during the New Year celebrations. But how do you continue to enjoy this spread if you follow a vegetarian or vegan diet? Don’t panic: it is possible to cook an equally delicious alternative from seaweed. We leave you in the hands of Bord à bord Algue Service to discover this 100% vegetable recipe guaranteed without delay.

  • The equivalent of a breadcrumb tangerine
  • soy milk
  • 120 g desalted dulse or 25 g dried dulse in flakes
  • ¼ red onion
  • 30 g olive oil
  • 250 to 350 g sunflower oil
  • 1 lemon
  • Smoked salt (if possible)
  • Pepper


Here too we remain with the tzatziki on the side of Greece and Turkey. In the traditional recipe, this mezze is made from goat or sheep yogurt. What to replace if you don’t eat dairy products? Answer with The Vegan Bossa. The video is in English, but you can enable subtitles. For the ingredients you will need:

  • 1 portion of Greek vegan yogurt
  • 1 cucumber
  • Garlic
  • Pepper
  • fresh dill
  • Salty


Tapenade is often mistakenly considered suitable for vegetarians. However, his original recipe contains anchovies. How to maintain the good taste while respecting the dietary restrictions of your guests or yours? Eva, from the Eva les petits dishes YouTube channel shares her secrets and her ingredients with us:

  • 200 g pitted black olives the Greek way
  • 200 g pitted candied black olives
  • 50 g capers
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Provencal herbs


A variation on the artichoke, this tapenade is just as easy to make and will add different flavors to your spread. These are the ingredients you need. For the recipe, follow Chloé Tesla’s advice:

  • artichoke hearts
  • green olives
  • Olive oil
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons capers
  • 2 tablespoons ground almonds
  • Pepper
  • Lemon juice


Do you want to impress your guests? Why not serve them caviar… 100% vegetable of course! To do this, nothing could be easier, buy some tapioca pearls (or “Japanese pearls”) at a specialized store, then follow the recipe spotted on the Om Kitchen channel:

  • 60g tapioca pearl
  • 3 or 4 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari
  • 3 activated charcoal capsules
  • Spices of your choice or mixtures of seaweed or herbs
  • sesame oil
  • Lemon juice
  • rice vinegar
  • 2 capsules of spirulina or other algae
  • Soy sauce
  • Liquid smoke flavor

Baba Ganoush

Finally, what would summer be without eggplants? Thanks to them, you can cook a baba ganoush, a type of puree that is very popular in the Middle East. Good news for these times, you don’t have to touch the traditional recipe, which uses only ingredients without any animal origin. Head over to the Feelgoodfoodie YouTube channel for an explanation (in English but with French subtitles) of this delicious recipe that will make your summer more than delicious!

  • 1 large eggplant
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 3-4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • Olive oil, parsley, pomegranate for garnish

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