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!

Deliciously creamy banana and peanut butter porridge Thermomix recipe

Pimp up your porridge with this delicious banana and peanut butter Thermomix recipe.

Baby, it’s cold outside – very very cold. If there is one thing that can help you get out from under the warm duvet, it is a warm bowl of creamy porridge. That’s why you should make this super quick banana and peanut butter porridge Thermomix recipe. It is the perfect breakfast for people who don’t have much time in the morning.

I play ‘beat the porridge’ – one minute to pop everything in the mixing bowl and turn the Thermomix on, it then takes 12 minutes for this deliciously creamy banana and peanut butter porridge to be ready.

Just enough time for me to get ready (including the shower! Yes I am quick in the morning!) or get the kids into their school uniform, finish last minute’s homework or pop into the local corner shop because one of them has just remembered they have a home economics lesson today.

When I come back to the kitchen, my porridge is perfectly creamy, hot and filling. Just what I need in the morning.

A simple and healthy recipe featuring peanut butter and including bananas into the porridge (as supposed to sliced on top). This is also a perfect way to use up brown bananas.

Low FODMAP, vegetarian & can be Gluten-Free if using the right oats and Vegan too by substituting the milk with your favourite plant milk. This is a great one for the freezer too.

The peanut butter is a brilliant source of extra protein and fat whilst the oats provide an excellent source of slow releasing complex carbohydrates. It will keep you going all morning.

Alternatively, why not try these bananas and oats ‘magic balls’?

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