Vegan in Rome, Italy

My visit to Rome took place in a cold January, where there are not too many tourists around and the warm chestnuts smell fills the air in every street corner.
And as I’m coming from Canada, Rome didn’t seem too cold for me anyway :-)

The awareness to fruits, vegetables and olive oil is much higher in Italy than in other European countries, I guess, but a vegan person will still have some challenges. In Rome, just like in Paris, it’s either meat or dairy…but I found my way through pasta with tomatoes (let me tell you – I ate lots of pasta!!), pasta with olive oil and garlic (simple and so good!) and lots of vegetable dishes. I took many photos in Rome; it is a photographer’s heaven!

Spaghetti with Tomatoes Sauce

What you need:

* 1 pack of spaghetti; whole wheat spaghetti is always better, cooked according to the instructions on the cover
* 3 ripe tomatoes, chopped
* 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
* 2 spoons olive oil
* 3 garlic cloves, chopped
* Salt and pepper to taste

What to do:

Heat up the olive oil in a large pot over high heat. Add the onions and garlic and sauté until soft.

Add the rest of the vegetables and cook for another 3-4 minutes.

Put the ready spaghetti in a strainer. Then simply mix the spaghetti with the sauce and you have a delicious meal!

This is a great dish for kids!

Photography: Neeva Kedem

Pasta with Tomatoes.