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Oven Roast Sweet Potato Fries

Who doesn’t love chips?!

Sweet potato chips and fries have become mainstream as our beloved traditional version and it’s super simple to make your own. The lovely sweet flavour of sweet potato makes a really good base flavour for spices so we love coating them in whatever spice mix goes with the other dishes we want to serve… from Cajun, Creole and Chinese 5 spice to Tex Mex, Moroccan or Garham Masala - anything works! Be inventive!

 

Serves 4 :

Chickpea, Tomato & Red Onion Salad

This is a delicious versatile salad it’s full of fresh flavour and really satisfying we love it served with other bits and bobs like falafel, raw carrots or a pile of roasted veggies!

 

Serves 4:

 

1 red onion

1 cos lettuce

3 or 4 handfuls of cherry tomatoes or a couple of big tomatoes

1 jar of chickpeas, drained and rinsed

2 avocados

1 clove of garlic

Dried oregano

Olive oil

Sea salt

Freshly ground black pepper

The juice of 1 lemon

Boxxfresh Baked Beans

Rich, delicious, and totally satisfying -  these beans super simple to bung together won’t fail to impress! Serve them on toasted Vegbred for a power packed brunch, cook a batch and portion them up to freeze for a speedy meal when you need it the most or rustle up a big pan to pile into hot baked potatoes to feed the troupes.

 

Make these beans with any bean or pulse you have in the cupboard - we’ve made them with anything from cannelloni, butterbeans, black beans, chickpeas or lentils and even mixed mixed together - they’re all delicious!

 

Serves 4 - 6:

Summer Pea Salad 

The English pea season is short and sweet so we like to take any opportunity for maximum pea-licious gobbling! This salad is so fresh, light and zippy, it couldn’t be simpler to make and it is a perfect partner to pretty much any meal.

 

Ingredients to serve 4 as a side dish:

1 Cos lettuce or 2 Baby Gem lettuces

5 or 6 spring onions

2 handfuls of shelled garden peas

The zest and juice of 1 lemon

2 tbsp of good quality olive oil

Sea salt

Freshly ground black pepper

Carrots & Hummus The Boxxfresh Way!

We love hummus with just about anything! Served with a tasty picky board… a spoonful avocado on toast or simply with super fresh, raw, carrots as a lovely, tasty snack or light lunch.
 

Ingredients:

1 tin of chickpeas, drained and rinsed

1 tin of white beans, drained, rinsed and divided into two

1 clove of garlic, peeled

The juice of 1 lemon

1 tbsp light tahini

1 tsp smoked paprika

Olive oil

Sea salt
1 bunch of carrots, washed and quartered lengthways

Packed Pitta Pockets

Crispy veggies, crispy tofu and full of scrumptious mouth watering flavour!

Makes 6

1 packed of 6 pitta breads of your choice

2 blocks of smoked tofu

3 carrots, grated

1 red onion, finely sliced

1 chilli, deseeded and chopped

2 big handfuls of spinach leaves

1 big handful of parsley, leaves only, finely chopped

2 limes

Sea salt

Freshly ground black pepper

Olive oil

 

Optional Extras:

Schiracha

Vegan Mayo 

"No Egg" Fried Rice

This is our super tasty, plant based version of egg fried rice! It’s full of delicious flavour and really quick to prepare. We love it by itself or topped with toasted nuts, shredded carrots, a tangle of watercress and sliced avocado!

Ingredients for 4:

About 2 cups / 500g Cooked Rice

1 block of firm tofu

1 bunch spring onions, finely sliced

1 clove of garlic, peeled and grated

Chinese 5 spice

Tamari Sauce

Toasted sesame oil

Black or white sesame seeds

Coconut or olive oil 

 

Punchy Parsley Pasta

This is a SERIOUSLY GOOD summery pasta sauce which is really simple to make and packed full on lip-smacking flavour….. not much more to say than “ You must  give this go!!”

Serves 4:

4 cloves of garlic, peeled and minced or finely grated

2 lemons

1 chilli, finely diced

100g / 2-3 big handfuls of flat leaf parsley

150g / 2 handfuls of tomatoes

Sea salt