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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)

Super Green Salad

Super Green Salad

 

To feed 4 as a main course or 6 as a generous side dish, you will need…

 

600g Tenderstem broccoli, cut in half, widthways

1/2 cucumber, chopped into 1 cm cubes

4 spring onions, finely chopped

1 tin of butterbeans, drain, rinsed and padded dry

4tbsp sesame seeds

1 tsp caraway seeds, ground in a pestle & mortar, or left whole

3 springs of dill, roughly chopped (optional)

4 springs of mint, leaves only, roughly torn

Cauliflower, Courgette & Coconut Curry

This is a really simple, speedy curry which is great on it’s own or served with a Indian feast!

Ingredients:

1 white onion, diced

2 cloves of garlic, finely diced

1 big thumb sized piece of ginger, peeled and roughly chopped

1 tbsp ground cumin

1 tbsp turmeric

1 green chilli, roughly chopped

1 cauliflower, broken into florets

2-3 courgettes, cut into chunky pieces

1 tin of coconut milk

1 tin of lentils, drined and rinsed

Sea salt

Black pepper

Herby Aubergine and Pepper Stew With Pine Nuts and Lemon

This amazing pot of deliciousness is so versatile. Serve with either a herby couscous, crispy roast potatoes, crusty bread or just a simple green salad!

 

Ingredients:

3 aubergines - chopped into large pieces (about half the size of a lemon)

2 peppers (any colour) chopped in large pieces 

2 red onions finely sliced 

3 garlic gloves sliced 

2 tbsp of capers

1 handful of fresh tomatoes

1 x red chilli left whole but with 3-4 holes pricked in it

1 cinnamon stick 

Smokey Saffron Pepper Stew With Jazzy Mids

Earthy Jazzy Mids, sweet peppers and smokey paprika and a delightful, natural richness from the saffron… this stew is a real celebration of Spring and Summer.

 

Ingredients to feed 4, generously:

2 peppers, deseeded & finely sliced

1 white onion, finely sliced

2 cloves of garlic, finely sliced

2 tsp cumin seeds

2 tsp ground coriander

1 tsp paprika

1 tsp smoked paprika

1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper

1 tin of tomatoes

Breakfast Burritos

These veg-packed burritos are not only totally delicious but super simple and quick to prepare. They are perfect for a weekend breakfast, brunch or wrapped up for an on-the-go snack! 

Ingredients To serve 4:

2 red onions, peeled and finely sliced

2 peppers, deseeded and finely sliced

2 tins of cannelloni beans

2 limes

A handful of tomatoes, roughly chopped 

1 chilli deseeded and finely chopped 

1 avocado, diced

1 big handful of coriander, roughly chopped