Vegetarian food blog featuring delicious and nutritious whole food recipes, creative baking and luscious chocolate.

Sausage Salad for a Sizzling Summer

Summer Sausage Salad with avocado, asparagus, potato salad, bean dip & green herb dressing.

Sausage salad is one of the best meals to prepare for a sizzling summer. It’s my summertime take on a comfort food classic – sausage and mash. There are plenty of flavours and textures to keep everyone interested and the zesty lime & herb dressing makes this salad sing. It’s quick and easy to put together, makes a tasty family meal but is also impressive enough for entertaining.

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Simple Griddled Asparagus with Zingy Lemon

Turquoise serving plate with griddled asparagus, lemon halves with napkins and forks at the ready.

Sometimes simple is best. This recipe for griddled asparagus has only three ingredients and it’s absolutely delicious. Salt is an optional fourth. It’s also very quick to make and serves as an elegant spring side dish, starter or supper.

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Vegetarian Salade Niçoise – Savoury Summer on a Plate

Vegetarian Salade Niçoise

When I spotted Cornish new potatoes at my local greengrocers at the weekend, I couldn’t resist purchasing some. Somehow, a bunch of Cornish asparagus made its way into my basket too. It seemed like the perfect opportunity to make a vegetarian salade Niçoise.

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Cornish Asparagus Risotto with Peas & Wild Garlic Pesto

Cornish Asparagus Risotto

Make the most of in-season produce with this easy to make delicately flavoured fresh spring risotto. Cornish asparagus risotto with peas and wild garlic pesto is a fabulous transition comfort dish as the weather warms up. 

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Asparagus Tarts with a Pesto Surprise aka Asparagoose Tarts

Asparagus Tarts

Nutty wholemeal pastry baked with a secret layer of pesto, filled with goose egg and topped with English asparagus. These seasonal asparagus tarts are ideal spring picnic fare as they are portable and easy to pick up and eat with your hands. Why asparagoose tarts? Read on.

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Green Vegetable Galette with Flaky Pastry

Whose up for a delicious savoury green vegetable galette? This quick rustic tart has a beautifully crisp and flaky pastry topped with a creamy spinach sauce, bell peppers, asparagus and peas. It’s a must try.

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Quinoa, Watercress, Walnut and Blue Cheese Salad with Roasted Asparagus

Quinoa Salad

Quinoa has been one of our staples for many years now, but we rarely have it in salad form. With the weather warming up (well we have had the odd day), thoughts turn to summer salads. What could be nicer than sitting outside on a summer’s day and eating a delicious salad for lunch or supper?

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