I never used to be an eggplant fan. It was too often, butter, soggy or watery. I’ve learnt that when it’s cooked in certain ways it is so delicious. This is one of those ways, in this little recipe the eggplant becomes meaty and laden with umami rich flavours from the miso paste. The crisp lettuce cups are a perfect foil to this salty richness.
All the things about this tart make me very happy. Earthy, sweet beetroot, bright green spinach, the pretty beetroot greens and the creamy goats cheese. This is a fairly classic combination, but I’ve included a few tweaks in this recipe to include more vegetables and use some of my favourite things. The result is a nutty, sweet and salty tart that I love for lunch or dinner.
These dumplings are filled with a great mix of vegetables and slathered in a very addictive sauce. So they’re all about balance and I love that! I like them best steamed and then generously dribbled in sauce. The chilli in the sauce isn’t just tasty, it’s great for you too.
Well hey there summer! Time for long nights sharing food with friends in the evening sun – and these are just perfect for that. The fresh prawns, creamy avocado and sweet corn are amped up with a little chilli and lime to make for a super tasty snack or starter. As a bonus they’re super easy to make too.