If there’s one thing in life you can always count on it’s the vegetable. Versatile, nutrient-rich and gloriously colourful, these humble ingredients represent good health, good feeling and good eating. But as with everything, cooking veggies can become tiresome and habitual. So, for those who are bored of boiling/roasting/blending them the same way, here are 10 new methods that unlock their potential:
Give them some bite
Sometimes you fancy a bit of crunch without having the calories to match.
Sumac kale crisps with butter bean, lemon and garlic dip
Put them into a dessert
Score nutritional points in the sweetest of ways (if only we knew that as kids).
Chocolate and aubergine loaf with cinnamon cream cheese frosting
Change their form – you have the power!
Carrot and chestnut mash with spiced chestnuts
There’s a reason all the cool kids are doing it.
Rocket, pear, lemon and fennel juice
Turn them into a gratin
Simple. Easy. Delicious. Oh, and there might be leftovers.
Tomato, artichoke and cannellini gratin
Use them in soup
Say bye-bye to back-to-work blues with a warming bowl of goodness.
Simple minestrone soup
Place them on a pizza
Kids won’t eat their greens? Now they will… you’ll be thankful for a quiet life.
Sweetcorn and broccoli pizzas
...And one for the adults
Potato and broccoli pizzas with bresaola, truffle oil and egg
Put them in a pasty
Everything tastes better in pastry. Literally everything.
Mini vegetable pasties
Blitz them until they can’t blitz anymore
A quick whiz and makes for a truly beautiful dip.
Broad bean, tahini and lemon dip
Turn them into a relish
No picnic is complete without it.
Scotch eggs with piccalilli
And speaking of vegetables, have you heard about our Naturally I’mperfect range? We’re all about showing love to fruit and vegetables that might not look the part but certainly taste it. If you find funny shaped fruit or veg in your nearest store tag us on social!