Rocket, avocado & walnut salad

Rocket, avocado & walnut salad

This rocket, avocado and walnut salad is so delicious it could star as the main attraction on your dinner table. Ingredients: 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon wholegrain mustard 100g baby rocket leaves 1/2 red onion, very finely sliced 2 avocados, sliced Instructions: Step 1 Preheat oven to 180C ..

Wilted greens

Wilted greens

This is a delicious way to get your greens – try different varieties to discover your favourite. Ingredients: Greens like spinach, silverbeet, rocket, watercress, mizuna, young beetroot leaves and kale 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil 3 garlic cloves 1 1/2 tablespoons water Sea salt Cracked black pepper Lemon juice Instructions: Step 1 This is more ..

Beetroot salad

Beetroot salad

Bottled beetroot pales in comparison to this vibrant, flavourful salad. Ingredients: 250g (about 2-3) beetroot 1 small Spanish onion, grated 2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint 60ml (1/4 cup) extra virgin olive oil 60ml (1/4 cup) walnut oil* 40ml (2 tablespoons) lemon juice 1/2 cup walnuts, lightly roasted, chopped 2 tablespoons ..

Asparagus on sticks

Asparagus on sticks

Showcase the best of Spring produce with these elegant barbecued asparagus skewers. Ingredients: EquipmentYou’ll need wooden skewers soaked in cold water for 1 hour. Ingredients2 bunches asparagus 40ml (2 tablespoons) olive oil 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil Instructions: Step 1 Trim the woody ends from the asparagus and carefully push the skewer into the root ..

Fattoush (Middle Eastern bread salad)

Fattoush (Middle Eastern bread salad)

Fresh herbs and spices make this Lebanese bread salad extra special. Ingredients: 3 small pita breads, halved 120ml (6 tablespoons) olive oil 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 lemon, juiced 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves 2 tablespoons chopped, fresh mint leaves 1 red onion, sliced 5 tomatoes, seeded, cut into 1-2cm ..

Beans with lemon and almonds

Beans with lemon and almonds

With just four simple ingredients green beans are transformed into a tasty side. Ingredients: 1kg of thin, green beans 1 lemon 4 four tablespoons of olive oil slivered almonds, roasted, to serve Instructions: Step 1 Trim the ends from 1kg of thin, green beans. Step 2 Blanch the beans for 1-2 minutes, refresh in cold ..

Cheat’s roast vegetables

Cheat’s roast vegetables

It’s not cheating when you taste how beautifully the vegetables absorb the flavours of the rosemary and garlic. Ingredients: 12 eschallots (shallots) 350g Queensland blue or butternut pumpkin 350g sweet potato 350g parsnip 350g pontiac or desiree potatoes 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary 2 garlic cloves, crushed 80ml (1/3 cup) olive oil Instructions: Step 1 ..

Balsamic onions

Balsamic onions

Sweet caramelised onions are delicious as an accompaniment to any main meal. Ingredients: 150ml olive oil 450g red onions, peeled, sliced 2 tablespoons brown sugar 20ml (1 tablespoon) balsamic vinegar Instructions: Step 1 Heat oil over low heat, add onions and cook very slowly, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes. Step 2 Add sugar and allow ..

Panzanella soup

Panzanella soup

We’ve taken the ingredients from this classic Italian salad and reinvented them as a hearty soup. Ingredients: 410g can chopped tomatoes 1 green capsicum, seeded, chopped 1/2 telegraph cucumber, peeled, seeded, chopped 1 small red onion, chopped, plus extra slices to garnish 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 1 tablespoon extra virgin ..

Garden salad

Garden salad

This versatile salad is the perfect side dish for almost any meal. Ingredients: 150g baby rocket 1 avocado, peeled, diced 100g cherry tomatoes, halved 1/3 cup (80ml) olive oil 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar Instructions: Step 1 Place rocket, avocado and tomato in a large bowl. Combine oil and vinegar, season with salt and pepper, then ..

Marinated summer fruits

Marinated summer fruits

You can use any seasonal fruit of your choice in this recipe – strawberries, figs and mango all work well. Ingredients: 3/4 cup (165g) caster sugar 1 vanilla bean, split, seeds scraped 2-3 tablespoons or brandy or kirsch (optional) 2-3 peaches, thinly sliced 4 small nectarines, peeled 1 orange, peeled, segmented 1 cup cherries 1 ..

Asian risotto (low-fat)

Asian risotto (low-fat)

Liven up vegetarian meals with this clever Asian twist on traditional risotto. Ingredients: 90g (about 1 bunch) coriander 2 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 garlic cloves, chopped 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger 1 onion, sliced 1 stem lemongrass, white part only, finely chopped 1 red chilli, seeds removed, finely chopped 1 red capsicum, seeds removed, ..