• Danny Joyce | Editor

Sensational Summer Salads from Mash Direct

With Summer upon us, and warmer weather finally making an appearance, Mash Direct have created some simple, healthy, inspiring summer recipes from that are packed full of delicious Mash Direct vegetables.


These fresh and vibrant recipes from Mash Direct will liven up your lunchbox, picnic or BBQ during those warm summer days!

Nourish Bowl Ingredients: • 1 pack of Mash Direct Red Cabbage and Beetroot • 1 sweet potato • 1 red pepper • 1 courgette • 2 sprigs of fresh thyme • 2 cloves of garlic • Cooking spray • Pinch of salt & black pepper • 1 pouch of quinoa (You can use a microwaveable pouch) • 1 avocado (thinly sliced, to top) • 1 tbsp of sour cream or crème fraiche Method: • Preheat oven to 200°C • Peel and dice sweet potato into approximately 20mm cubes. Place the potato into a saucepan of boiling water for 5 mins to soften. • While sweet potato is boiling, dice 1 red pepper, 1 red onion and 1 courgette into similar size pieces. • Drain the sweet potato and add to a baking sheet along with the red pepper and onion. Spray with oil and season with salt and black pepper. • Remove the leaves from your thyme and peel and finely slice your garlic. Add both to your vegetables and toss together. • Cook for 12 – 15 minutes or until the edges begin to caramelise and crisp up. • Heat the quinoa pouch and Mash Direct Red Cabbage & Beetroot as per pack instructions. • Assemble your nourish bowl with the grains at the bottom then topped with the rest of the vegetables. Add a thinly sliced avocado on top of the bowl, with a spoonful of sour cream or crème fraiche.


Roast Root Vegetable Salad Ingredients: For the Salad • 300g Mash Direct Roast Carrot & Parsnip Fries • 100g chickpeas • 1/2 head of lettuce • 100g red cabbage • 1 red pepper • 1 avocado • 100g bulgur wheat • 30g feta cheese • 30g nuts and seeds For the Dressing • 3 tbsp mayo • 2 tbsp lemon juice • 1 tbsp water Method: • Roast the Mash Direct Carrot & Parsnip Fries with the chickpeas for 20 mins at 180° • Cook the bulgur as to the pack instructions • Toast the nuts and seeds on a dry pan and drizzle some balsamic on top • Place the lettuce into a bowl • Layer the other ingredients on top These recipes are perfect to be eaten immediately or can be assembled and heated as meal prep.


Mash Direct products can be found in Supermarkets nationwide or on MashDirect.com


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