Vegan Mediterranean recipes, there’s something about warm, homemade bread that has the power to make any meal feel more complete. This rule applies doubly so under the Mediterranean diet! With its heavy use of dips, rice, and sauces, this special style of cuisine is presented at its best when served alongside a helping of fresh bread, making it easy to scoop every bite in the most delectable way possible. Now, with the help of Anixi and this best vegan bread recipe, you can bring that soul-warming power to your very own kitchen!
The newest addition to the City Roots Hospitality group, Anixi takes pride in serving up Mediterranean food as you’ve never seen before: indulgent, nutritious, and– most importantly– completely vegan! As part of the leading vegan restaurant group in New York City, Anixi uses locally sourced ingredients to create fresh, creative takes on traditional Greek, Turkish, Syrian, and Lebanese cuisine.
The Best Vegan Bread Recipe for Mediterranean Dips
Cruelty-free bread can be intimidating, especially for those who are relatively new to the vegan lifestyle. No worries! This recipe is deceptively simple, requiring only a bit of time and patience.
Unlike other bread recipes, this one requires no kneading, making it the perfect option for beginners to this style of baking. Even without a specialty bread maker or mixer, you’ll soon enjoy the chance to soak up your next homemade tzatziki or hummus in your very own rosemary vegan bread!
- 3 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
- 4 cloves of garlic
- 4 sprigs of fresh rosemary
- 1 teaspoon of kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon of instant yeast
- 1 2/3 cups of warm water
- 1 teaspoon of sugar
- 2 tablespoons of cornmeal
- One drizzle of extra virgin olive oil
- Begin by activating the yeast. Combine the warm water, sugar, and instant yeast in a small mixing bowl. Allow it to sit for around five minutes, or until the yeast is foamy and fully activated.
- As the yeast activates, prepare the other ingredients. Mince or press the garlic. Remove the rosemary leaves from the sprig, and then mince these leaves until they are reduced to small, almost imperceptible pieces.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, garlic, rosemary, salt, and pepper. Slowly add the water and yeast mixture, mixing as you go to form a sticky dough.
- Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and set this dough aside to rise for about twenty-four hours. You’ll know this dough is ready when the surface is dotted with tiny bubbles.
- Sprinkle a pinch of flour over a flat surface. Shape the dough into a rough ball using this as a working area. Place this ball into the skillet.
- Allow the dough ball to rise for about an hour or until it has redoubled in size.
- Oil a cast iron skillet, then sprinkle cornmeal over its surface. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Bake your vegan bread for around thirty-five minutes until it has reached a warm, golden brown.
- Remove the bread from the oven and allow to cool to a workable temperature. Feel free to enjoy it warm, alongside your favorite Mediterranean meal, or with a simple spread of delicious vegan butter!
Fresh-Baked Vegan Breads at Anixi
At Anixi, we serve every dish– from mouthwatering dips to unforgettable desserts– completely fresh and from scratch. That includes our very own fresh-baked vegan bread!
As part of our three-dip mezze trio, every guest has the option to choose from some of our outstanding bread options: za’atar pita, layered herb bread, za’atar pita chips, or petite vegetable crudites. As part of our determination to offer as many inclusive options as possible, we also offer gluten-free rosemary crisps!
No matter your needs, meet them with help from the brilliant minds behind the Anixi kitchen.
Just like the menu it houses, our NYC restaurant celebrates Mediterranean culture. Its spacious dining area and elegant decorations make it the perfect place to host your next gathering, be it a cozy dinner party or refined reception.