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Summer mango and macadamia salad

When mangoes are ripe for the picking, you pick them! The sweet juicy goodness that runs down your chin as you bite into a local mango is reminiscent of Australian summer.

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Summer mango and macadamia salad

Ingredients

mangoes
local lettuce
java apple
basil
local pepper
macadamia nuts
housemade ricotta
spicy mango vinaigrette

Combine all local and seasonal ingredients together and drizzle with the homemade vinaigrette. Enjoy!

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Coconut kale and sunflower seed salad

Enjoy the sweet raisin bursts and the savoury crunch of the sunflower seeds that add texture to every fulfilling kale mouthful.

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Coconut kale and sunflower seed salad

Ingredients

local kale, rinsed
raisins
sunflower seeds, toasted
coconut shavings, optional

Lightly sauté the kale leaves in coconut oil. Combine the kale, raisins and sunflower seeds. Sprinkle with coconut shavings if you are using. Enjoy the contrasting flavours with every mouthful.

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Pumpkin and cranberry salad

Sweet and savoury all in the one mouthful, there’s no denying that this flavoursome salad is a favourite for all tastebuds. It’s quick and easy, utilising fresh and local ingredients.

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Pumpkin and cranberry salad

Ingredients

local pumpkin, roasted in chunks
garden lettuce leaves
walnuts
cranberries
pumpkin seeds
parmesan, grated
olive oil
salt and pepper, to taste

Combine the roasted pumpkin, lettuce leaves, cranberries, walnuts and seeds. Season with salt and pepper. Serve, followed by a drizzle of olive oil and sprinkle of parmesan.

Recipe courtesy of The Brasserie

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Chia pudding

Don’t be fooled by these tiny seeds. They might be small but they are mighty when it comes to packing a nutrition-dense and energy-boosting punch to your diet.

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Chia pudding

Ingredients

300ml almond milk
150ml maple syrup
500g chia
strawberries
blueberries

Combine the almond milk and maple syrup. Once combined, continuously stir while gradually adding the chia seeds. Rest for five minutes and then stir the mixture again to avoid clumps forming. Leave the chia mixture in the fridge overnight to set. Serve and garnish with fresh seasonal strawberries and blueberries.

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Overnight oats

For a satisfying and wholesome breakfast you can’t go past this delicious, fulfilling combination of fruits, nuts, oats and honey topped with a hearty crunch.

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Overnight oats

Ingredients

oats
almond milk
raisins
green apple
strawberries
blackberries
honey
mint
almonds
coconut oil, melted

Mix oats, milk, raisins, apple, berries, honey and mint together in a bowl. Cover and leave in the fridge overnight.

Meanwhile combine almonds, more oats, honey and coconut oil. Spread mixture out evenly on a tray lined with baking paper and bake on low heat in the oven until golden brown.

Serve the overnight oats in a bowl topped with the homemade granola, fresh berries and a generous dollop of homemade natural yoghurt.

Recipe courtesy of The Brasserie

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Quinoa and avocado salad

Fresh and crunchy, this salad is wholesome, juicy and full of flavour. A satisfying lunch or ideal accompaniment to barbecued fish splashed with lemon for dinner.

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Quinoa and avocado salad

Ingredients

organic red quinoa
fresh corn, grilled
celery, finely chopped
cherry tomatoes, finely chopped
cilantro
parsley
chives
lemon juice
olive oil
salt and pepper
avocado, pureed
feta cheese
alfalfa sprouts

Combine all ingredients, except for the avocado, feta cheese and alfalfa sprouts. Before serving, add the avocado puree to the plate, then add the salad and finally top with crumbled feta and sprouts.

Recipe courtesy of The Brasserie

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Green mango and flaxseed salad

It would be hard to fit more superfoods on a plate than this delicious combination of crunchy long beans, flaxseed nuttiness, tart green mango and refreshing sweet orange with a kick of vinegar.

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Green mango and flaxseed salad

Ingredients

long beans
mizuna
green mango, sliced
local basil
fresh orange segments
flaxseeds
garlic, sliced, boiled and roasted
chickpeas
lime juice
orange juice, freshly squeezed
balsamic vinegar
olive oil
salt and pepper

Combine lime and orange juices with olive oil and vinegar, salt and pepper, and flaxseeds, to make the vinaigrette. Dress the mizuna leaves.

Drape the long beans on plate in a circle and place the leaves inside the beans.

Dress the mango and orange segments and scatter delicately on top of the mizuna.

Sprinkle the garlic chips and flaxseeds over the salad and serve.

Recipe courtesy of The Brasserie

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Louise’s walnut salad

For a quick salad that tastes amazing, you can’t go past our Founder’s all-time favourite salad that combines crunch with juiciness and savoury with tart.

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Louise’s walnut salad

Ingredients

walnuts
rocket or spinach leaves
pear, sliced
parmesan, shaved
extra virgin olive oil
squeeze of lemon

Combine the leaves, pear, parmesan and lastly, the walnuts (to prevent them going soggy). Drizzle with olive oil and squeeze over lemon juice (for taste and to stop the pears browning). Delicious, fulfilling and easy to prepare.

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Green Papaya Salad

Bright colourful mountains of green papaya salad, laden with fresh tomato, garden cucumber and green beans and topped with crispy local breadfruit, peanuts and herbs, is one of my new favourite seasonal salads.

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Green Papaya Salad

Serves 4-6

Ingredients

Dressing
2 garlic cloves, peeled
¼ teaspoon salt
2 fresh bird’s eye chili, sliced
½ teaspoon raw sugar
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons fish sauce, to taste

2 cups julienned peeled green (unripe) papaya
2 cups julienned peeled cucumber
1 cups julienned peeled carrots
2 plum tomatoes
8 grape tomatoes, coarsely chopped
½ pound long beans, trimmed

½ cup loosely packed fresh Thai basil leaves
½ cup loosely packed fresh Vietnamese mint (rau ram) leaves
½ cup loosely packed fresh coriander leaves
breadfruit, sliced thinly and fried
1 tablespoon dry-roasted peanuts, for garnish

Mix all dressing ingredients together. Combine prepared salad produce, top with the dressing and sprinkle with a mixture of the herbs, breadfruit strips and nuts.

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Watermelon, strawberry, feta and mint salad

Cupid is just around the corner and to celebrate, I thought I’d create one of my all time Valentine’s Day favourites. Forget the chocolates – do something good for your heart with this heart-healthy, delicious and refreshing salad that is really easy to make.

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Watermelon, strawberry, feta and mint salad

Ingredients

ripe strawberries, sliced
juicy watermelon, cut into cubes
fresh mint
feta, crumbled
lemon

 

Combine all ingredients together and then generously squeeze lemon juice over.

 

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