I apologize for the tremendous delay. My partner and I have been terribly ill during our first week here in Buenos Aires. I will not be finishing the Vegan MoFo series this month, it is unfortunate, but I’m happy to have completed some. However, I will keep posting about Buenos Aires. We will be in Buenos Aires for awhile until November.
Note: This week, we will be posting about our vegan eats from the Phuket Vegetarian Festival, that is coming up in early October!
So for this post, I’m sharing one of our meals in Valencia, Spain: the Vegan Provençal Cheeseburger with Violife Tomato & Basil Cheese slices, Provençal hamburger patty by a Spanish brand Natursoy, arugula, whole grain mustard, hummus, sautéed green bell peppers and onions, and of course, the salt & vinegar chips from the supermarket Carrefour in Spain.
Violife cheese is vegan, gluten-free, soy-free and palm oil-free. I contacted Violife to review their cheese products after learning about it through few friends in Germany and the UK. There are several different flavors available: Original, Tomato & Basil, Herbs, Peppers, Hot Peppers, Cheddar, Mushrooms, Olives, Olive Oil, Pizza and Cucumber & Dill.
We used the Violife Tomato & Basil cheese slices. We used them in our previous meal: Vegan Tiburón & Cheese. They are perfect for the burger or sandwich. You don’t need to broil or melt these cheese slices at all. The texture is soft, the color is a beautiful “cheddar”, and it has a slightly sweet, but a robust, savory tomato flavor with a mild basil aftertaste.
For the patty, we used Natursoy‘s Provençal burger (Hamburgesa de cereales provenzal) – it is vegan, 100% vegetable, GMO-free and does not contain artificial colorings or preservatives. You will see loads of Natursoy products in Valencia, Spain, especially at this cool shop, Herbolario Navarro. But not all of them are vegan. The brand is based in Barcelona. They sell a lot of plant-based products from seitan to prepared meals.
Ingredients: Cereals * (53%) (rice *, * grits, bulgur wheat *, quinoa *, oat flakes *), red pepper *, sunflower oil *, oat fiber *, black olive paste *, tomato powder *, sea salt, paprika *, garlic powder *, onion powder *, agave syrup *, red pepper *.
* = Certified Organic Farming
The Natursoy’s Provençal hamburger patty was all right – it explodes with flavor from savory black olives and red peppers. The grains are visible in the patty. The burger looks like a chorizo-style burger patty, although it isn’t spicy. My partner liked it and the texture. As long as the patty is with other components in the burger, it is not too bad.
Have you ever tried Provençal flavors? What’s your favorite vegan burger/topping? Do you prefer cheeseburger or just a burger?
This item(s) was kindly sent to me to review by Violife. All products that are mentioned and reviewed here on this vegan blog are of my own personal opinions and I am not being compensated to review them, only just to share my thoughts. If I receive a product complimentary of the company, it will be stated so in the post, otherwise, all products are purchased myself for my own personal use.