Having the same old veg with your meat and fish can just be plain boring – spruce up your vegies and get adventurous! There are heaps of ways to make your greens more exciting and here are 3….
Brussel Sprouts with Walnuts & Sage
Ingredients (serves 4)
20 brussel sprouts
1 clove of garlic, crushed
1 handful of walnuts, gently crushed
4 sage leaves, finely chopped
1 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
Prepare the brussel sprouts by chopping off the ends, removing the outer leaves
(which you will use) and then slicing them into discs.
Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and add the garlic and sage. Gently fry for
a couple of minutes then add the brussel sprouts and the outer leaves.
Toss them ocassionally for a few minutes until softened, add the walnuts and
cook for a further minute. Serve.
Broccoli with bacon and chilli
Ingredients (serve 4)
1 large head of broccoli, steamed until slightly soft, but not cooked through
2-4 rashers of shortcut bacon, cubed
1 clove garlic, crushed (optional)
1 tsp of chilli flakes
Heat some olive oil in a pan and add the garlic and bacon and cook through
(3-5 minutes). Add the steamed broccoli and toss to combine and warm
through. Sprinkle the chilli flakes and stir through before serving.
Green beans with feta, cracked pepper and lemon juice
Green beans (approx one handful per person)
100g soft feta cheese
lemon juice from half a lemon
Steam the green beans until soft, but slightly al dente.
Sprinkle the feta cheese over the beans, squeeze the lemon juice
and stir through gently. Crack fresh black pepper over the beans