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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.

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


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



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.


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.


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!


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!

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 )


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