Bean and rocket salad with green-olive dressing

Bean and rocket salad with green-olive dressing

Whip up this healthy green salad in a flash – its nutritious and full of flavour! Ingredients: 200g green beans, topped, cut into 3cm lengths 100g baby rocket leaves green-olive dressing100g drained green olives, pitted, finely chopped 60ml (1/4 cup) olive oil 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon seeded mustard Salt & freshly ground black ..

Japanese tofu with asian greens salad

Japanese tofu with asian greens salad

Mouth-watering Asian greens combine with the golden tofu to create an elegant side dish. Ingredients: 80ml (1/3 cup) vegetable oil 1 x 200g pkt Japanese tofu (Soyco brand), drained, cut into 2cm cubes 1 x 100g pkt baby Asian greens 85g (1 1/4 cups) bean sprouts 1 1/2 kecap manis Instructions: Step 1 Heat 1 ..

Rocket and fig salad with walnut dressing

Rocket and fig salad with walnut dressing

Peppery rocket and sweet figs are bathed in a tasty walnut oil dressing to create a gourmet salad worthy of any special meal occasion. Ingredients: 55g (1/2 cup) walnut halves 80ml (1/3 cup) olive oil 80ml (1/3 cup) walnut oil 60ml (1/4 cup) red wine vinegar 1 tablespoon wholegrain mustard Pinch of sugar Pinch of ..

Jan’s favourite lentil soup

Jan’s favourite lentil soup

This hearty lentils soup is full of healthy vegetables. Ingredients: 305g (1 1/2 cups) brown lentils 1 brown onion, halved, coarsely chopped 2 large (about 400g) desiree potatoes, peeled, coarsely chopped 2 large (about 200g) carrots, peeled, coarsely chopped 2 celery sticks, trimmed, coarsely chopped 1 x 400g can diced tomatoes 4 garlic cloves, coarsely ..

Borlotti bean and bread soup

Borlotti bean and bread soup

Packed with vegetables, this healthy soup is hearty enough to be a meal on its own. Ingredients: 305g (1 1/2 cups) dried borlotti beans 3L (12 cups) cold water 55g (3/4 cup) fresh ciabatta breadcrumbs (made from day-old bread) 375ml (1 1/2 cups) vegetable stock 1 large brown onion, halved, coarsely chopped 2 celery sticks, ..

Asian cress salad with sweet chilli dressing

Asian cress salad with sweet chilli dressing

Drizzle Asian greens with sweet chilli dressing for a side with a difference. Ingredients: 1 tablespoon jasmine rice 2 x 100g pkts baby Asian greens 1 Lebanese cucumber, halved lengthways, thinly sliced diagonally 1 bunch fresh coriander, leaves picked Sweet chilli dressing1 tablespoon sweet chilli sauce 1 tablespoon rice vinegar 1 tablespoon fish sauce 2 ..

Carrot and cumin dip

Carrot and cumin dip

This deliciously tasty carrot dip is an exciting addition to an entertaining platter. Ingredients: 1kg carrots, peeled, coarsely chopped 60ml (1/4 cup) olive oil 2 teaspoons ground cumin 3 garlic cloves, crushed Salt & freshly ground black pepper Turkish pide, to serve (see related recipe) Instructions: Step 1 Cook the carrot in a large saucepan ..

Saffron & chickpea pilaf

Saffron & chickpea pilaf

Serve up a sumptuous side of rice. You can make this pilaf 1 hour before serving the main. Cover and set aside. Ingredients: 40g butter 1 brown onion, halved, thinly sliced 1/2 teaspoon saffron threads 400g (2 cups) SunRice White Long Grain Rice 1 x 400g can chickpeas, rinsed, drained 750ml (3 cups) chicken stock ..

Roast potato salad with red capsicum and saffron

Roast potato salad with red capsicum and saffron

This gourmet version of roast potato salad is ideal for those special occasions. Ingredients: 12 small (about 1.2kg) desiree potatoes, unpeeled, washed, halved 1 large (about 250g) red capsicum 2 large garlic cloves, unpeeled 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon sea salt flakes Dressing2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons finely ..

Watercress and grapefruit salad

Watercress and grapefruit salad

Brighten up the evening with this salad starter that’s a beautiful mixture of colours and textures. Ingredients: 2 pink grapefruit 1 bunch watercress, sprigs picked, washed, dried 1 large ripe avocado, halved, stone removed, peeled, thinly sliced 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon fresh grapefruit juice 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard Salt & freshly ground ..

Fresh tomato and basil pasta

Fresh tomato and basil pasta

This pasta dish sounds simple but packs a lot of flavour into every bite. Ingredients: 375g fresh fettuccini 4 vine-ripened tomatoes, coarsely chopped 1/2 cup loosely packed, coarsely shredded fresh basil 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 tablespoons Colavita Aged Balsamic Vinegar 60ml (1/4 cup) Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil Salt & freshly ground black pepper ..

Artichoke, tomato and rocket salad

Artichoke, tomato and rocket salad

This simple winter salad combines the unique flavours of artichoke, rocket and semi-dried tomato. Ingredients: 1 x 400g can artichoke hearts, drained, cut into quarters 80g 97 per cent fat-free semi-dried tomatoes, thinly sliced 1 x 80g pkt baby rocket leaves 1 tablespoon olive oil Salt & freshly ground black pepper Instructions: Step 1 Combine ..