Green salad with lemon and elderflower dressing

Garden salad with lemon and elderflower dressing – with or without a Thermomix

Garden salad with lemon and elderflower dressing.

This salad with lemon and elderflower dressing is easily halved to serve two or doubled for a crowd.

When entertaining or even cooking for my own family, I am always looking for something new and refreshing. This garden salad with lemon and elderflower dressing recipe fits the bill perfectly.

This is the perfect BBQ salad as well as a healthy vegetarian/vegan, light meal.

This salad is incredibly versatile. Add cooked beetroots, feta cheese, rice noodles, croutons, bacon bits, chicken or salmon pieces etc to the recipe and you’ll have a variety of options to suit every palate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Like a lot of recipes on this blog, feel free to use good old pots and pans instead of a Thermomix.

The Momo touch:

  • Make the lemon and elderflower dressing in seconds.
  • Cook vegetables perfectly and crunchy every time.
  • no need to worry about forgetting pots and pans on the hob.

I am a true believer that THE SECRET of any salad is the dressing. This lemon and elderflower dressing really is what makes this salad so very special.

Mix sharp lemon juice with sweet elderflower. Coat tender asparagus, peas, and crunchy sugar snaps. This certainly is a truly divine combination.

Elderflower is very much associated with long summer’s days. It makes wonderfully, refreshing summer drinks.

Did you know that the cordial can have many other uses? It also makes a stunning lemon and elderflower dressing (or vinaigrette as we like to call salad dressing in France).

This simple, yet delicious green salad with lemon and elderflower dressing, is perfect for preparing the night before for tomorrow’s lunch – just keep the dressing and the vegetables separate until the last minute.

Enjoy x

Looking for more salad inspiration? Click here to find out what my all-time favorite salad recipe is… the one that kids, as well as friends, ask for over and over again.

Garden salad with elderflower and lemon dressing

When entertaining or even cooking for my own family, I am always looking for something new and refreshing. This garden salad with lemon and elderflower dressing recipe fits the bill perfectly.

This is the perfect BBQ salad as well as a healthy vegetarian/vegan, light meal.

  • 1 lemon
  • 5 tbsp elderflower cordial
  • 5 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 8 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • 1 bunch of small asparagus, cut in half
  • 150 grams sugar snaps
  • 100 grams peas (Fresh or frozen)
  • 150 grams radishes
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 little gem lettuces
  1. Wash the lemon and peel its skin with a vegetable peeler. Add the peels to the mixing bowl. Mix for 3 seconds / speed 6. Scrape down the sides.

  2. Add the juice of the lemon, 5tbsp elderflower cordial, 5tbsp white wine vinegar, 8tbsp rapeseed oil. Mix for 5 seconds. Set your dressing aside.

  3. Give the TM bowl a quick rinse. Fill the bowl with 1L water

  4. Prep the vegetables in the Varoma trays: Add 1 bunch of asparagus, cut in half, 150g sugar snaps and 100g peas to the trays. Make sure you leave gaps for the steam to circulate around. Steam for 20 minutes / Varoma / Speed 2.

  5. In the meantime, prepare your lettuce, slice the radishes thinly and slice the red onions. Arrange all in a large flat serving bowl.

  6. When the rest of the vegetables are ready, put them in ice cold water straight away to stop the cooking and keep the crunchiness. 

  7. Dry the vegetables and arrange over the salad. When it’s time to serve, add the dressing and toss. 

  8. Serve straight away. Bon appetit. Enjoy x

Sweet potato, spinach and chickpea curry Thermomix recipe

Thermomix curry recipe: Sweet potato, spinach and chickpea – Gluten free, Dairy free and Vegan

 

Sweet potato, chickpea and spinach curry

  • 1 onion, peeled and halved
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 cm fresh ginger
  • 1 red chilli (optional)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground cummin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp ground clove
  • 1 tin coconut milk
  • 3 ripe tomatoes, quartered
  • 3 sweet potatoes, cubed
  • 1 tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 300 grams fresh spinach
  1. Add 1 onion, halved, 1 garlic clove, 1cm fresh ginger and 1 red chilli (totally optional) to the mixing bowl. Chopped for 5 seconds / speed 5. Scrape down the sides. 

  2. Add 30ml olive oil, 1tsp ground cinnamon, 1tsp ground turmeric, 1tsp ground cumin, 1tsp ground coriander, 1tsp ground clove to the mixing bowl. Cook for 3 minutes / 100C / Speed 1.

  3. Add 1 tin coconut milk, 3 ripe tomatoes, quartered and 3 sweet potatoes, cubed. Cook for 20 minutes / 100C / reverse speed low.

  4. Add 1 tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed and 300g fresh spinach. Cook for 5 minutes / 100C / reverse speed 1.

  5. Serve immediately with naan bread / rice or as a side dish to a meat curry. 

Thermomix curry recipe: Sweet potato, spinach and chickpea – Gluten free, Dairy free and Vegan

As you might have noticed by now, we love a good Thermomix curry in this house (click here for my other curry recipes).

Our curries are (always) most of the time home made of course. That way we know exactly what’s in it. It is a lot cheaper than a take away and it’s usually a doddle to make. In other words it’s the ultimate fakeaway.

Serve your curry in these stunning copper dishes and you have the ultimate fakeaway!

I know curry can be a very intimidating thing to attempt but once you have all the ingredients, it really is not that complicated.

Honestly – just give this sweet potato, spinach and chickpea curry Thermomix recipe a go. You will not be disappointed.

If you’re more experienced in the curry making department, I am sure you will be equally as pleased by the awesomeness of this recipe. It’s full of flavours, vegetarian (even vegan) and pretty cheap to boot.

With the added sweetness of sweet potato, this Thermomix curry recipe is delicious for kids of all ages too, even babies.

This recipe is very versatile – replace the spinach with thinly sliced red peppers, add shredded carrots or green beans or even top with cashew nuts to add even more flavours.

Our family love this sweet potato, spinach and chickpea curry Thermomix recipe and we hope yours will do too. Please comment below and tell us how you got on. I’d love to see your pictures too.

Serve with yoghurt and naan bread. Add however much chilli you require / can tolerate / enjoy!

Basic curry paste Thermomix recipe

 

Basic curry paste Thermomix recipe.

Basic curry paste Thermomix recipe.

This is a flavourful curry paste from a recipe originally published by an Indian friend. – for the original non-Thermomix recipe, click on Suneil’s website here, which will make enough paste for 4 curries – you can also use it to marinate chicken to grill.

It’s surprisingly easy to make and much healthier and better tasting than the shop-bought ones. You’ll know exactly what it’s your curry! No nasties or additives. 

A great home-made basic curry paste Thermomix recipe that freezes beautifully. Make it in batches and freeze for when you want to create an authentic curry.

Better than a takeaway, it is the basis for the ultimate fakaway – this fragrant, rich and versatile paste includes spices like coriander, cumin and turmeric, mixed with onions, garlic and ginger. 

There’s no chillis in this recipe but that doesn’t mean you can’t add some or lots – how hot do you want it to be?

Why make this with a Thermomix?

– no onion chopping

– no constant stirring

– no risk of anything burning

– put it on and carry on with your life 

– no pots and pans to wash up

– the finest spice mill you could ever wish for

  • 5 medium white onions
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 2 cm fresh ginger
  • 5 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 2 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 5 tbsp cardamon pods
  • 5 tbsp cloves
  • 2 tbsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tbsp white peppercorns
  • 3 tbsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 5 tbsp cinnamon powder
  • 7 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 400 mls water
  1. Add 5 onions, halved, 6 garlic cloves and 2 cm fresh ginger to the mixing bowl. Blitz for 20 seconds / speed 6 or until it forms a paste.

  2. Add 7tbsp vegetable oil and cook for 20 minutes / speed low / 100C without measuring cup. Set aside.

  3. Wash and dry your mixing bowl.

  4. Add 5 tbsp coriander seed, 2 tbsp cumin seeds, 5 tbsp cardamom pods, 5 tbsp cloves, 2 tbsp fennel seeds and 1 tbsp white peppercorns to the mixing bowl. Dry fry for 5 minutes / Varoma / speed 1. Enjoy the wonderful smell!

  5. Add 3 tbsp turmeric powder, 1 tbsp salt and 5 tbsp cinnamon powder. If you’ve decided to add chilli powder, now is the time to do it! Mill for 20 seconds / speed 10.

  6. Add the onion mixture to the spices and cook for 20 minutes / 100C / Speed low, replacing measuring cup with simmering basket. Add 100ml of water every 5 minutes.

  7. It should look like a thick paste. If it’s too liquid, cook for a further 5 minutes. Leave to cool.

  8. When cool, stir in some chopped coriander, divide into 4 equal parts, roll each into clingfilm to form a cylinder, which you can now freeze.

Rhubarb and apple oat-nut crumble

Rhubarb and apple oat-nut crumbles Thermomix recipe

 

Rhubarb and apple oat-nut crumble Thermomix recipe

Warm yourself up from the inside with this delicious rhubarb and apple oat-nut crumble Thermomix recipe.

This classic combination is a favourite in every household, it certainly is in ours – and this is a way to make it even healthier. Because of the oat and nuts, it has a lower gluten content which makes it easier to digest.

Our Rhubarb and apple oat-nut crumble Thermomix recipe is one to love and this will be a dessert you return to time and time again. 

A little warning though – it makes for a rather sharp fruit combination. If you like things a bit sweeter, then add more brown sugar to the fruits (50 to 100g should be plenty!)

You thought a classic fruit crumble couldn’t be any more comforting? 

This Rhubarb and apple oat-nut crumble Thermomix recipe is adapted from a recipe I came across in the Tesco magazine.

  • 400 g rhubarb
  • 6 Granny Smith apples
  • 1 zest of 1 lemon
  • 50 g honey
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 75 g butter, chilled
  • 75 g plain flour
  • 50 g oats
  • 100 g pecan or walnuts
  • 75 g brown sugar
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C.

  2. Place 6 Granny Smith apples, quartered and 400g rhubarb stalks, cut in chunks in the mixing bowls. Chop for 10 seconds / speed 4. Scrape down the sides.

  3. We like our fruits stewed – if you do too: add 50g honey, the zest of 1 lemon, 2 tsp cinnamon and 3tbsp water to the mixing bowl. Cook for 10 minutes / 100C / Reverse speed low without measuring cup.

    Otherwise, combine the chopped apple and rhubarb with 50g honey, the zest of 1 lemon, 2 tsp cinnamon in an oven proof dish. Just add an extra 20 minutes to the oven cooking time if you take that option.

  4. Divide the mixture between 6 ramekins and leave to cool.

  5. Rinse and dry the mixing bowl.

  6. Place 100g pecan or walnuts in the mixing bowl. Mix for 3 seconds / speed 4.

  7. Add 75g butter, chilled and cubed, 75g plain flour, 50g oats, and 75g demerara sugar to the mixing bowl. Press Turbo 3 times. 

  8. Sprinkle evenly over the apple and rhubarb mixture and bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes. 

  9. Serve with Thermomix vanilla custard, vanilla ice cream or cream.

Greek chicken and spinach risotto Thermomix recipe

 

 

Greek chicken and spinach risotto Thermomix recipe

Greek chicken and spinach risotto Thermomix recipe

Risotto is probably the most popular dish within the Thermomix community and it’s not difficult to understand why. 

The hardest part about making risotto is usually the constant stirring. That bit is completely taken care off by the Thermomix. It does all the hard work for you and makes absolutely stunning risottos. 

This particular Greek chicken & spinach risotto Thermomix recipe didn’t disappoint and it’s now definitely in the running for my top 5 Thermomix risottos of all times. 

I got the inspiration from this One pot Greek chicken risotto recipe on the Casa de Crews website. 

Who says risotto can’t be Greek? Sweet onions, crumbled feta cheese, flavourful herbs, such as dill and oregano make for an amazing combination. 

It’s also full of good stuff and gluten-free.

10 minutes prep and the rest of making this Greek chicken and spinach risotto Thermomix recipe is totally hands-free. If that doesn’t make for a perfect weeknight meal, I am not sure what does!

For more Thermomix risotto recipes, click here.

  • 1 onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1½ tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dill
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 400 g arborio rice
  • 120 g baby leave spinach
  • 600 ml vegetable stock
  • 200 ml dry white wine
  • 200 g feta cheese
  • To serve (optional: olives, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, slices of lemon.)
  1. Place 1 onion, halved and 3 garlic cloves into mixing bowl and chop 5 seconds / speed 5. Scrape down the sides.
  2. Add 4 tbsp olive oil and saute 3 minutes / 120C / speed 1.
  3. While the Thermomix is sauteing, add 2 tsp garlic powder, 1½ tsp dried oregano, 1 tsp dill, 1 tsp onion powder, 1 tsp paprika, 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar and 1 tbsp lemon juice.
  4. Chop 8 chicken thighs in 8 pieces. Add to the mixing bowl. Cook for 10 minutes / 100C / Reverse speed low.
  5. Add 400g arborio rice. Stir in with the chicken a spatula. Saute 3 minutes / 120C / Speed 1 – Reverse speed without measuring cup. Scrape bottom of mixing bowl with a spatula to loosen the rice.
  6. Add 120g fresh spinach, 600ml vegetable stock, 200ml dry white wine and a pinch of salt.  Cook 10 minutes / 100C / Speed 1 – Reverse speed. Place simmering basket instead of measuring cup.
  7. Add 200g feta, crumbled and cook for a further 10 minutes / 100C / Speed 1 – Reverse speed. Place simmering basket instead of measuring cup.
  8. Serve topped with sliced cucumber, more feta cheese, cherry tomatoes, slices of lemon.

Coconut, quinoa, and lentil curry with lime mango Thermomix recipe

Coconut, quinoa, and lentil curry with lime mango Thermomix recipe

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Thank you Half-baked Harvest for this superb recipe. Click here for the original non-Thermomix recipe.

This healthy, Vegan coconut, quinoa, and lentil curry with lime mango is one of the easiest meals you’ll ever make. All you have to do is toss practically all the ingredients in the Thermomix and let it cook!

It takes less than an hour to make (mostly hands-off time) and is packed full of delicious flavors. It’s a healthy vegan recipe that makes a perfect meatless Monday dinner recipe. This might not be the prettiest meal that I’ve ever made, but it is one of the tastiest!


Active time: 10 minutes – Total time: 45 minutes

SERVES 4

  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2cm fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 red peppers
  • 2 carrots
  • 3tbsp Thai red curry paste
  • 1tbsp curry powder (as hot as you like it!)
  • 1 can full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 litre coconut water or vegetable stock
  • 1tbsp soy sauce
  • 100g green lentils
  • 100g quinoa
  • 4 big handful baby kale
  • juice + zest from 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 big handful fresh coriander
  • 1 big handful fresh basil
  • 1 mango, sliced
  • 1 lime zest + juice
  • naan, greek yogurt, chiles, and almonds, for topping

Let’s go…

  1. Add 2 garlic cloves, 2cm fresh ginger, 2 carrots roughly chopped and 2 red peppers to the mixing bowl. Mix for 5 seconds / speed 5. Scrape down the side.
  2. Add 2tbsp coconut oil and cook for 3 minutes / 100C / speed 1.
  3. Add 3tbsp Thai red curry paste and 1tbsp curry powder. Cook for 1 minute / 100C / speed 1.
  4. Pour in 1 can full-fat coconut milk, 1 litre coconut water, and 1tbsp soy sauce. Cook for 10 minutes / 120C / speed 1.
  5. Add 100g lentils and 100g quinoa in the simmering basket. Make sure you add the quinoa once the basket is in place or it’ll everywhere. Cook for 30 minutes / 100C / Reverse speed 1.
  6. Set the lentils & quinoa aside in a serving bowl.
  7. Stir in 4 big handfuls of baby kale in the main bowl and continue cooking for 5 minutes / 100C / Reverse speed 1 without measuring cup.
  8. Add the lemon juice and zest, the coriander and basil. Mix for 20 seconds / reverse speed low.
  9. Pour the juice over the lentils & quinoa mix
  10. Ladle the curry into bowls and top with fresh mango. Drizzle with lime juice and zest. Garnish with greek yogurt, chilies and almonds.

Serve with naan bread.

Sweet potato, curry and coriander soup – Thermomix recipe

Sweet potato, curry, and coriander soup – Thermomix recipe

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Another week, another soup… well it is still very much winter here in the UK, and a bowl full of this sweet potato, curry, and coriander soup will warm you right up.

This silky smooth, super versatile vegetarian soup is perfect for a dinner party starter, everyday dinner or warming lunch.


Serves 6

Active time: 5 minutes – Total time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 onion, peeled and halved
  • 2cm fresh ginger
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1kg sweet potatoes, peeled
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp curry powder (as hot as you like it)
  • 1 litre chicken stock
  • 40cl coconut milk
  • 1 handful of fresh coriander

 

Let’s go…

  1. Add 1 onion, 4 garlic cloves, 2cm fresh ginger, and 1kg sweet potatoes, quartered into the mixing bowl and chop for 5 seconds / speed 6. Scrape down the sides. Repeat.
  2. Add 1 tbsp olive oil, 2 tsp curry powder, and salt & pepper to taste. Saute for 5 minutes / 100C / Speed 1.
  3. Add 40cl coconut milk and 1 litre chicken stock to the mixing bowl. Cook for 15 minutes / 100ºC / Speed 1.
  4. Blend 1 minute / speed 5 to 10, increasing speed gradually.

Top with fresh coriander.

Delicious. Bon appetit x

Easy Thermomix Dinner Party

Mary Berry’s goats cheese and shallots tart made in the Thermomix

 

Mary Berry's goats cheese and shallots tart made in the Thermomix

A quick and delicious Thermomix tart recipe, which is perfect for an easy family dinner, as an impressive starter for a dinner party or on a picnic to impress friends.

This slight twist on the classic caramelized onion and goat’s cheese tart is really quick and easy, specially when made as Thermomix tart. 

Creamy goats cheese and sweet shallots, baked on top of a shortcrust pastry – there’s a good reason this Thermomix tart has remained a classic in pubs and restaurants up and down the country for the past few decades. 

It’s a very simple and extremely tasty combination. Quite simply put, a stunning pairing.

Shortcrust pastry

  • 30 g walnuts
  • 150 g plain flour
  • 75 unsalted butter (as chilled as possible)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 50 g iced water

Filling

  • 500 g shallots (peeled)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp light muscovado sugar
  • 300 g soft goats cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley
  1. Preheat your oven to 200C
  2. Make the pastry: place walnuts in mixing bowl. Chop for 5 seconds / speed 5.
  3. Add all the other pastry ingredients. Mix for 20 seconds / speed 4. Remove pastry from mixing bowl, form a ball, wrap in cling film and refrigerate until needed.
  4. Give the mixing bowl a quick rinse.
  5. Add 500g shallots to the mixing bowl. Chop for 10 seconds / speed 5. Scrape down the side.
  6. Add 2 tbsp olive oil and cook for 3 minutes / 100C / speed 1.
  7. Cook for the further 10 minutes / 75C / reverse speed low.
  8. Add 2tbsp balsamic vinegar, 1tbsp light muscovado sugar and cook for 15 minutes / 75C / reverse speed low without measuring cup.
  9. Set aside to cool.
  10. Add 300g goats cheese, 2 eggs, 2 tbsp chopped parsley and salt & pepper to taste to the mixing bowl. Mix for 10 seconds / speed 3.
  11. Roll out the chilled pastry to the thickness of a pound coin on a lightly floured work surface, then use to line the tart tin. Prick the base here and there with a fork. Spoon the shallot mixture into the pastry case, pour the goats cheese mixture over it.
  12. Cook in the oven for 20 minutes until the pastry is crisp and the filling is just set and golden.
  13. Serve warm or cold.

Looking for a new tart mould? We can not recommend this De Buyer one highly enough. 

It’s got a removable bottom for easy release, it’s ideal for cooking traditional tarts, tart bases, pies or quiches and at 32cm diameter it is a great size.

You can get it from Amazon by clicking here 

 

 

Mary Berry Vegetarian Lasagne in the Thermomix

Mary Berry Vegetarian Lasagne in the Thermomix

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Mary Berry Vegetarian Lasagne in the Thermomix

How about a hearty, vegetable lasagna this weekend?

Arghhh that means countless hours in the kitchen, half a dozen pans to wash up and a big mess everywhere, doesn’t it? Not with a little help of Momo the Thermomix.

15 minutes active time … and NO washing up apart from the Thermomix bowl (in the dishwasher) and the lasagna dish.

Like the rest of the nation, we love a bit of Mary Berry cakes – I mean how could you not?

But it is not very often I cook some of her other recipes – that is about to change, after making this vegetable lasagne.

As much as we love the traditional, beef lasagna, we are also trying to cut down on our meat intake at the moment so this recipe sounded right up our street!

Click here for the original Mary Berry, non-Thermomix, vegetarian lasagne recipe.


 

Active time: 15 minutes – Total time: 1h10

SERVES 6

Bechamel/cheese sauce

  • 750ml milk
  • 60g salted butter
  • 90g plain flour
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 200g cheddar cheese

Vegetable filling

  • 1 onions
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 500g button mushrooms
  • 2 courgettes, sliced
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 bag fresh baby spinach
  • 400g chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tsp sugar

  • Salt & pepper to taste

  • 1 tbsp shredded fresh basil

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

Other

  • About 8 sheets no-precooking-required dried lasagne

Let’s go…

  1. First, add 200g cheddar cheese, roughly chopped, to the mixing bowl. Mix for 5 seconds / speed 5. Set aside. No need to rinse the bowl.
  2. Then make a bechamel/cheese sauce. Add 750g milk, 60g butter, 90g plain flour, salt & pepper to taste to the mixing bowl. Cook for 8 minutes / 90C / speed 4. 
  3. Add the reserved cheese and mix for a further 30 seconds / speed 2. Set Aside.
  4. In the meantime, slice 2 courgettes, wash the button mushrooms, peel and halve one onion and peel 2 garlic cloves.
  5. Wash the bowl.
  6. Add one onion, halved and 2 garlic cloves to the mixing bowl. Chop for 5 seconds / speed 5.
  7. Add 2tbsp olive oil and cook for 3 minutes / 100C / Speed low.
  8. Add 500g button mushrooms, whole, 2 courgettes, sliced and 2tbsp plain flour. Cook for 5 minutes / 100C / Reverse speed low.
  9. Add the baby leaf spinach, 400g chopped tomatoes, 1 tsp sugar and salt & pepper to taste. Cook for 15 minutes / 100C / Reverse speed low without measuring cup.
  10. In the meantime, preheat the oven to 180C and grease a baking dish measuring about 25cm x 20cm and 5cm deep.
  11. Stir the shredded basil into the vegetable sauce.
  12. Spread a third of the sauce over the bottom of the dish. Spread a third of the bechamel/cheese sauce over the vegetables.
  13. Cover with a layer of lasagne sheets, not overlapping them. The dish will probably take 3 sheets, but you may have to break them to fit.
  14. Repeat the layers of vegetable sauce, cheese sauce, and lasagne sheets, then repeat the layers once more, finishing with the cheese sauce. Bake for about 30 minutes or until golden brown.

Delicious. Bon appetit x

Easy Thermomix Dinner Party

Pork loin steak with creamy peppercorn sauce, roast potatoes and veggies. HelloFresh recipe in the Thermomix.

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Pork loin steak with creamy peppercorn sauce, roast potatoes and veggies. HelloFresh recipe in the Thermomix.

Click here for the original HelloFresh recipe.

Another HelloFresh hit we all really enjoyed. These guys are really really good at what they do, aren’t they?!

Their blurb says: “Pork loin steak is a really succulent cut of meat, making it the perfect thing to serve alongside a rich and creamy peppercorn sauce. Simple, comforting, and quick to make. Make this a go-to recipe.” We couldn’t agree more!

How ours was different:

  • Our pork was steamed in the Varoma dish which is actually a great way to keep it moist during cooking and make it healthier too. (and saves on washing up!!!).
  • We used a bit of cornflour to thicken the sauce.

 

If you’re not familiar with HelloFresh, they’re a food box company. You pick the number of meals and number of people that suit your family and they deliver ALL the ingredients you need to cook delicious food, really quickly!


Pork loin steak with creamy peppercorn sauce, roast potatoes and veggies. HelloFresh recipe in the Thermomix.

Serves 4

Active time: 10 minutes – Total time: 40 minutes.

Ingredients:

  • 4 large red potatoes or 6 medium ones
  • 1 tbsp dried thyme
  • 1tsp peppercorn
  • 1 shallot
  • a drizzle of olive oil
  • 2 packs fresh green beans (or you can use frozen)
  • 1 broccoli floret
  • 4 pork loin steaks
  • 100g creme fraiche
  • 5g cornflour

Let’s go…

  1. Preheat your oven to 200C.
  2. Chop the potatoes into 2cm chunks and pop on a lined baking tray. Drizzle over some olive oil and a pinch of salt & pepper. Sprinkle with 1 tbsp dried thyme and mix everything together to ensure the potatoes get a good coating. Spread out evenly in a single layer. Roast in the oven for 30 minutes, turning them halfway through cooking.
  3. In the meantime, add 1 tsp peppercorns to the mixing bowl. Grind for 5 seconds / speed 7. Scrape down the sides.
  4. Add a shallot, peeled & halved to the mixing bowl. Chop for 3 seconds / speed 5.
  5. Add a drizzle of olive oil and cook for 3 minutes / 100C / Speed 1.
  6. In the meantime, place the pork at the bottom of the Varoma dish, sprinkle with salt & pepper and place the green beans & broccoli florets at the top of the Varoma.
  7. Add 200ml boiling water and 1 chicken stock pot to the mixing bowl. Insert Varoma into place and cook for 20 minutes / Varoma / Speed 1 (or until the pork is cooked).
  8. Remove the Varoma and keep warm. Add 100g creme fraiche and 5g cornflour to the mixing bowl. Cook for 3 minutes / 90C / Speed 3 without measuring cup.
  9. To serve: slice each pork steak into 2cm strips. Add any escaped juice to the sauce. Serve with the vegetables, potatoes and sauce.

 

Delicious. Bon appetit x