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Moroccan-style stuffed peppers

 

Moroccan-style stuffed peppers

Peppers are incredible. Their sweet flavour and soft texture when roasted pairs beautifully with chickpeas and rose harissa in this classic recipe
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 4
Calories 494 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 large, or, 4 small red peppers halved
  • 150 g couscous
  • 300 ml vegetable stock just-boiled
  • 400 g tin chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 100 g feta crumbled, plus extra to serve
  • 100 g SunBlush tomatoes roughly chopped
  • 50 g green olives chopped
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp coriander chopped; plus extra to serve
  • 1 tbsp rose harissa

Instructions
 

  • Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Put the peppers on a baking tray, cut-side up. Roast in the oven for 20 minutes or until starting to soften.
  • Meanwhile, put the couscous in a heatproof bowl and pour over the stock. Cover the bowl and leave to stand for 5 minutes. Use a fork to fluff up the couscous, then stir through the chickpeas, feta, tomatoes, olives, lemon juice, olive oil, coriander and harissa. Season.
  • Take the peppers out of the oven and fill with the couscous mixture. Return to the oven and roast for a further 10 minutes. Serve with a little extra feta and coriander.

Beetroot, apple and ginger juice

 

Beetroot, apple and ginger juice

Feel refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to go with this vibrant juice recipe, made with just three ingredients
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 2
Calories 74 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 200 g beetroots peeled and quartered
  • 2 eating apples quartered
  • 2 thumb-sized pieces ginger

Instructions
 

  • Push the beetroots, apples and ginger through a juicer, or alternatively, chop the beetroot and apple, and whizz in batches with 300-350 ml of water in a high-powered blender until completely smooth, then strain through a fine sieve, really pushing it through. Pour into two glasses filled with ice.

Steak burritos

Steak burritos

Skirt steak, black beans, pickled jalapeños, feta, avocado and a little cayenne pepper makes for a fantastic burrito filling
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 2
Calories 462 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 40 g long-grain or basmati rice
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin 
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 clove garlic crushed
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • 200 g skirt steak fat trimmed
  • oil for frying

BURRITOS

  • 2 large wraps or flatbreads warmed
  • 100 g cooked black beans warmed
  • 30 g feta crumbled
  • 1 small avocado mashed
  • 1/2 spring onion sliced
  • a few pickled jalapeños sliced
  • 4 cherry tomatoes finely chopped
  • a handful coriander leaves chopped
  • Tabasco to taste

Instructions
 

  • Put the rice in a small pan of salted boiling water and cook following pack instructions until tender. Drain, then keep warm.
  • Meanwhile, mix together the cumin, oregano, cayenne, garlic, lime juice and some salt and pepper in a small bowl.
  • Season the steak all over. Pour a little oil into a frying pan set over a high heat. Once it’s really hot, cook the steak for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until deep brown but still a little rare. Remove from the pan and put in a bowl. Pour over the lime juice mixture and leave to rest.
  • When ready to assemble the burritos, slice the steak into 1 ½cm-thick strips. Arrange the rice in lines on each wrap, leaving space at the bottom to fold up and enclose the fillings later. Divide the black beans, feta, steak strips and avocado, if using, between the wraps. Arrange all the remaining fillings and coriander leaves on top. Douse everything generously with hot sauce, then tightly wrap up each burrito, tucking up the wrap at the bottom before rolling from the side, so that the filling doesn’t fall out or drip.

Cajun chicken wraps with zingy slaw

Cajun chicken wraps with zingy slaw

Shop-bought cajun seasoning transforms chicken breasts in this fiery, high-protein wrap recipe. Add soured cream, coriander and red cabbage for colour and texture
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 2
Calories 549 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 large chicken breasts cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 tsp sunflower oil
  • 2 tbsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1/4 red cabbage shredded
  • 1/2 red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 red chilli thinly sliced (de-seeded if you don’t like it too spicy)
  • a small bunch coriander roughly chopped
  • 1 lime  juiced
  • 4 tbsp half-fat soured cream
  • 4 tortilla wraps
  • hot sauce to serve

Instructions
 

  • Put the chicken pieces into a bowl and add the oil, cajun seasoning and lots of salt and pepper. Leave to marinate for a few minutes while you make the slaw.
  • Tip the cabbage, onion, chili and coriander into a bowl with a little seasoning, and squeeze over the lime juice. Toss well.
  • Heat a non-stick frying pan until hot then cook the chicken for 4-5 minutes, tossing regularly, until charred and cooked through.
  • Spread 1 tbsp of soured cream onto each wrap, pile on some of the slaw, then top with the chicken pieces. Splash on some hot sauce and serve.

Pan-fried salmon with watercress sauce

Pan-fried salmon with watercress sauce

Serve your summery fried salmon with a vibrant (and nutritious) watercress sauce, made all the more interesting with dill, lemon, crème fraîche and capers
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 2
Calories 707 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 90 g watercress
  • a handful dill
  • 100 g crème fraîche
  • 1 lemon zested and juiced
  • 1/2 tsp black peppercorns ground
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • sunflower oil
  • 2 salmon skin-on fillets
  • a knob unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp capers drained
  • boiled new potatoes to serve
  • steamed green veg (such as long-stemmed broccoli) to serve

Instructions
 

  • Put the watercress, most of the dill, all the crème fraîche, lemon juice and zest, black pepper, olive oil and a pinch of salt into a blender and whizz until a saucy, pourable consistency – add a tbsp of water if seems too thick. Chill while you cook the salmon.
  • Heat a non-stick frying pan over a mediumhigh heat. Coat the salmon fillets with a little sunflower oil and season generously. Put into the pan, skin-side down, for 2-3 minutes until the skin is golden and crisp. Carefully turn, then cook for 1-2 minutes before adding the butter and basting for another minute, adding the capers and removing from the heat to rest for a minute.
  • Put the salmon and capers onto two plates, spoon over the watercress sauce and serve with new potatoes and green veg, if you like.

Green bean salad with mustardy dressing

Green bean salad with mustardy dressing

Green beans taste delicious simply steamed, but they taste even better charred on a griddle pan and mixed with a mustardy dressing!
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 400 g fine green beans trimmed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 echalion shallot finely chopped
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • a pinch caster sugar
  • to serve mint, parsley or dill

Instructions
 

  • Heat a frying or griddle pan over a very high heat. Toss the green beans with 1 tbsp of the olive oil and season generously. Tip into the pan and cook for 4-5 minutes, turning every now and again, until blistered and cooked through.
  • Meanwhile, whisk together the remaining tbsp of oil, shallot, mustard, vinegar, sugar and 1 tbsp of water with some seasoning.
  • Tip the charred beans onto a serving platter and drizzle over the mustardy dressing. Scatter over the herbs.

Vegan overnight oats

Vegan overnight oats

All it takes is 10 minutes and four ingredients to make these vegan overnight oats. Finish with grated apple, coconut yogurt and maple syrup
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 125 g porridge oats
  • 300 ml apple juice  plus a splash (optional)
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp flame raisins or golden sultanas
  • 2 apples grated
  • 100 g dairy-free coconut yogurt

Instructions
 

  • Mix together the oats, apple juice, maple syrup and raisins. Leave to soak overnight or for at least 1-2 hours.
  • To finish, stir through the grated apple and another splash of apple juice if you want it a bit looser. Divide between bowls and top with a dollop of yogurt and a drizzle of maple syrup.

Asparagus and salmon parcels

Asparagus and salmon parcels

Wrap salmon in parcels with asparagus, dill and capers to create plenty of buttery juices to go with this nutritious, protein-packed meal
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 2
Calories 516 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 250 g asparagus trimmed
  • 2 x 120 g salmon fillets skin removed
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 1 lemon zested and juice, plus wedges to serve
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • a handful dill chopped
  • 1 tbsp capers
  • 300 g new potatoes halved, large ones quartered
  • 75 g frozen peas

Instructions
 

  • Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Cut two 20cm x 20cm squares of baking paper and put each on top of a large piece of foil. Divide the asparagus between the squares of baking paper with the salmon fillets on top and season generously. Divide the garlic, lemon zest and juice, butter, dill and capers, then gather up the sides of the parcels to seal completely. Lift onto a baking tray and put into the oven for 15-20 minutes or until the salmon is cooked through.
  • Meanwhile, cook the new potatoes in a large pan of lightly salted boiling water for 10 minutes until tender to the point of a knife, adding the peas to the water for the final minute of cooking, then drain well.
  • Serve the potatoes and peas with the salmon, asparagus, all of the buttery juices and more lemon wedges, if you like.

Thai watermelon salad

Thai watermelon salad

Watermelon is this year’s trendy ingredient and stands in for green papaya in this update of a Thai classic. It’s best to buy a whole watermelon and use the flesh closest to the skin as this tends to be a bit firmer
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 4
Calories 131 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 tbsp palm sugar or soft brown sugar
  • 5 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic roughly chopped
  • 3 bird’s eye chilli
  • 500 g watermelon seeds removed and cut into chunks
  • 1 tbsp roasted peanuts roughly chopped
  • a handful of leaves mint shredded
  • a handful of leaves Thai basil shredded

Instructions
 

  • Mix the sugar into the fish sauce. In a mortar, pound the garlic with a pestle, then add the chillies and pound again, leaving the chillies bruised but intact. Add the lime juice and fish sauce and pound again. Tip into a bowl with the watermelon and toss everything together. Sprinkle with peanuts and the herbs to serve. Avoid eating the whole chillies unless you are a heat fanatic; they’ll be incredibly hot!