Sometimes the magic happens by just bringing several simple ingredients together in the right way. This mashed peas mint and fresh wasabi dip is an excellent example. So versatile, but especially good smeared on sourdough bread.
Quite difficult to define a salad. The Oxford Dictionary provides this: “A cold dish of various mixtures of raw or cooked vegetables, usually seasoned with oil, vinegar, or other dressing and sometimes accompanied by meat, fish, or other ingredients.”
A satisfyingly chewy wild rice salad with cranberries, pine nuts, and a roast garlic-infused dressing is accompanied here by miso-glazed portobello mushrooms.
This spicy kani salad recipe combines fresh julienned vegetables with crab sticks and the unique tobiko crunch experience. It is an easy and fast salad that is a meal in itself.
The sweet and juicy cherry tomatoes perfectly complement the polenta croutons with their crunchy exterior and creamy centre. A balsamic vinaigrette brings a touch of acidity to draw everything together.
This is not a joke. The nutty flavour and satisfying crunch of these edible insects – crickets, grasshoppers, and mealworms – pair perfectly with the salad of thinly sliced button mushrooms and the olive oil and lime dressing.
When you crave New Zealand paua but can’t get any, what do you do? Tasmanian abalone is a very close relative of NZ paua. This sautéed abalone noodles recipe is a great way to get the best from this ocean delicacy. Or use NZ paua for a more intense flavour.
These sweet and succulent marinated pork belly skewers sit on an Asian potato salad incorporating umami packed katsuobushi (bonito flakes), roasted garlic, and spring onions.
This salad sparkles. Cherry tomatoes have a wonderful sweet acidity of their own, enhanced here by the ginger juice and rice vinegar. Layer in umami and seasoning from the wakame seaweed and soy sauce, and you have a cherry tomato and wakame salad that stands on its own or would complement a robust main dish.
Two quintessential kiwi dishes get an Asian makeover. Chinese sausage adds a sweet and smoky dimension to mussel fritters. And the Asian potato salad with its miso, ginger, and garlic becomes a much more diverse and delectable dish.
The asparagus and pancetta stuffed chicken breast was incredibly delicious. Omitting mention of the veggie reduction gravy though would be criminal. It did what a gravy should – provide a solid flavour foundation while highlighting the flavours of the main attraction. The beetroot and feta salad could stand alone but completed this plate in a …
The nutty characters of the parmesan-crusted cauliflower and the quinoa marry perfectly with the sweet roasted red peppers, the salty feta cheese, and the blueberries’ acidity – a true harmony of flavours in this roasted cauliflower quinoa salad.
The superfood salad – quinoa, cacao nibs, and pomelo. So healthy it is. The nuttiness of the quinoa, the sweet acidity of the pomelo, the bitter complexity of the cacao nibs… this red quinoa citrus salad is so delicious.