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Carrots & Hummus The Boxxfresh Way!

We love hummus with just about anything… served as part of a mezze… a spoonful with eggs and avocado 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

Method:

Our Onion Soup

Something magical happens when you slow cook a bundle of sliced onions on the stove, they cook down to create a delicious, savoury-sweet, buttery, unctuous mass which can be the starting point of so many incredible eating opportunities from the beginnings of onions marmalade to slow cooked brisket fit for a lazy Sunday. We’ve made them the star of the show in this delicious soup which is great to serve to a crowd and only requires a bit of patience… possibly a pair of goggles.

Roast Tomato Salad With Rosemary Beans & Lentils

Soft, crunchy, munchy, salty and sweet - a real flavour sensation!

 

To feed 4:

2 - 3 big handfuls of tomatoes, any shape or variety

2 red onions

2 sprigs of rosemary, stalks removed

1 tin of lentils, drained and rinsed

1 tins of haricot, borlotti or butter beans, drained and rinsed

2 big handfuls of spinach leaves

A handful of mixed seeds

A handful of parmesan shavings

Sea salt

Freshly ground black pepper

Olive oil

 

Dressing:

Nana Marie’s Very Veggie Cottage Pie

Nana Marie (The Boxxfresh Babies Nana and Kelly's darling mum) makes THE best cottage and shepherds pies. This is her incredible, veg-packed veggie version – it’s pure comfort and an absolute family favourite.

Ingredients:

3-4 carrots, peeled and roughly chopped into small pieces

1-2 sweet potatoes, peeled and roughly chopped

4 cloves of garlic, finely minced

2 white onions, finely diced

3 sticks of celery, finely diced

2 big handfuls of mushrooms, finely diced

2 tsp fresh or dried thyme

Garlicky Tomato & Bean Salad

Garlicky Tomato & Bean Salad

The addition of pulses to salads is always great when you fancy a lovely fresh salad but want to make sure its satisfyingly filling! With loads of fresh tomatoes, red onion, herbs and garlic this one’s a total winner.

Ingredients:

2 cans of white beans, either cannellini, haricot or butterbeans drained and rinsed

2 handfuls of tomatoes roughly chopped

2 red onions finely sliced

1 chilli, finely diced

Roast Squash & Charred Tenderstem Salad

This is a super tasty, robust, satisfying salad!

Ingredients:

1 butternut squash

4 cloves of garlic, crushed

2 sprigs of rosemary

1 bag Tenderstem broccoli

1 bunch of spring onions, white part only, finely sliced (keeping the green tops for the dressing)

2 baby gem lettuces cut into quarters

For the dressing:

Green part of the spring onions, finely chopped

1 clove of garlic, greed and finely mashed with the back of a knife

6 tbsp coconut yoghurt

1 tbsp white wine vinegar

Roast Squash, Mushroom & Tomato Salad

This is a truly satisfying salad with a mouth-watering combination of sweet, earthy and zingy flavours; total comfort food!
 

Ingredients:
1 medium sized butternut squash

2 cloves of garlic, grated or finely diced

3 flat mushrooms, sliced

Juice of 2 limes

2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

1 tsp agave surup

6 or 7 vine tomatoes, quartered 1 red onion, finely sliced

1-2 red chillis, deseeded and finely sliced

Olive Oil

Sea salt

Freshly ground black pepper

Vegelicious Hot Salad With Purple Sprouting Broccoli

This is the most delicious jumble of veggies – perfect to put in the middle of the table alongside a roast chicken or side of salmon to feed troops!

Serves 4 (or 6-8 as a side )

Ingredients:

4 medium sized potatoes

1 red onion, finely sliced or 4 spring onions, finely sliced

2 cloves of garlic, finely diced

2 sprigs of rosemary, leaves removed from the stalks and finely chopped

3 handfuls of tenderstem broccoli or purple sprouting broccoli

Rustic Tomato Soup

Rustic Tomato Soup

This is a lovely way of making tomato soup. Roasting the tomatoes onions and garlic first really intensifies the flavour and brings out their natural sweetness.

Ingredients to serve 3 – 4:

350g of vine or beef tomatoes, roughly chopped

3 cloves of garlic, peeled and roughly chopped

2 red onions, peeled and roughly chopped

3 sprigs of thyme, leaves only

1 good quality tin of tomatoes

Sea salt

Freshly ground black pepper

Olive oil