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Husk Baked Sweetcorn

No prepping, no faffing, it’s as simple as wash… bake… eat!

 

This is a brilliant, foolproof method of cooking corn in the oven if you haven’t had the chance to light the BBQ or the summer weather is a little on the wet side or you just fancy a simple tasty lunch. Of course, it is just as amazing on the BBQ, you just have to remember to rotate the corn 3 or 4 times throughout cooking.

We’ve suggested a few optional seasonings which go brilliantly with sweetcorn but it’s totally up to you!

Creamy Sweetcorn Chowder

This chowder is creamy, light, full of flavour and not a drop of cream in sight!

Ingredients:

1 white onions diced

2 cloves of garlic finely diced or grated

4 potatoes scrubbed and diced

4 cobs of corn kernels cut away from the cob

1 good quality vegetable stock cube

Sea salt

Freshly ground black pepper

Olive oil

Method:

Smokin’ Onion Rings

Super yummy, super crunchy and not a frying pan in sight… these smokin’ onion rings are incredibly simple to make and make for a real treat.

To make 4 portions as a snack or side

2 red or white onions

Wet Mix:
4 tbsp of plant based milk, like oatly
1 tbsp flour of your choice

Dry Mix:

Lemony Seedy Beans

This is a great little side dish to serve with anything from a Sunday roast, a summer BBQ feast or taken on a picnic!

 

Serves 2 - 4

200g green beans, trimmed

1 lemon

1 handful of mixed seeds

Olive oil

Sea salt 

Freshly ground black pepper

 

Method:

1. Zest the lemon with a fine grater and place the zest into a small bowl. Drizzle over 2 tablespoons of olive oil, season with a pinch of salt and pepper and mix well then set aside.

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

Butternut Chips Garlicky Green Sauce

Butternut Chips & Garlicky Green Sauce

These butternut chips are a total Boxxfresh favourite... sweet, nutty, cinnamon spiked squash served with garlicky coriander sauce, they're delicious as part of a feast, BBQ side or even by themselves for a light lunch with a crunchy green salad - an absolute treat!!
We love to serve them in the middle of the table for everyone to share.  
 

Watercress & Courgette Soup

This is a deliciously fresh, comforting Spring soup with bags of flavour and completely celebrates our incredible Alresford watercress. 

We love this soup as a nourishing lunch, cozy supper or served in smaller portions as a starter for a casual dinner.

Ingredients:

2 cloves of garlic, roughly chopped

1 white onion, roughly chopped 

4 sticks of celery, roughly chopped

2 courgettes, roughly chopped

1 portion of watercress (2 bunches)