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Panzanella AKA Funky Bread Salad

If you haven’t tried Panzanella before - it’s a delicious Tuscan bread salad full of fresh veggies, a tangy dressing and chunks of bread that you think is past it’s best but is actually transforms into the star of the show to soak up all those flavours packed juices!

 

Ingredients to serve 4-6 people:

1/4 of a loaf of bread - ideally bread that is a few days old or whatever you have available - we used Vegbred Sweet Potato Tin Loaf

1 small shallot, finely diced

2 tablespoons of cider vinegar or red wine vinegar

Tartar Sauce

This is a delicious, salty, puchy sauce, ideal for slathering in a sarnie or dolloping on top of our funky 'No Fish Cakes'!

Ingredients:

1 small red onion or 1 shallot, peeled and finely diced

3 teaspoons of capers, drained and chopped

A small handful of parsley, finely chopped

3 tablespoons of plant based mayo

Half a lemon

Sea salt

Freshly ground black pepper

 

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Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce

This is a lip smacking, delicious sauce perfect fro drizzling over our 'No-Fish Cakes', over a pan of wilted greens or stirred through pasta!

 

Ingredients for 4 - 6 portions

1 tbsp olive oil

1-2 cloves of garlic, peeled and finely minced or grated

80g of natural butter

The juice of the 1 lemons from the cakes

A small handful of parsley, finely chopped

Sea salt

 

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Tex Mex Black Beans With Tomatoes

This is a versatile jumble of Tex Mex inspired flavours and satisfying ingredients. We love them as part of a picky board with a fresh cucumber and mint salad and a crumble of Violife Greek style cheese or ideal for piling on toast with avocado and fresh chilli.

 

Ingredients for 2-4 portions:

2 cloves of garlic, peeled and grated

1 red onion, peeled and finely diced

A handful or 150g vine tomatoes

1 jar or tin of black beans, drained and rinsed

Dried oregano or mixed dried herbs

Chunky Guac

Who doesn’t love a bowl of guacamole in the middle of the table to dunk into? We love it dolloped on top of a fresh crunchy salad… piled into a sandwich… topped over tacos or simply to dip a tortilla chip into!

 

Ingredients for 4 portions:

1/2 red onion

1 green chilli

2 avocados 

Juice of 2 limes

Olive oil

Sea salt

Freshly ground black pepper

 

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