One of the best things about gardening and producing your own home-grown vegetables is being able to make tasty dishes for your friends and family using ingredients straight from your garden. You can’t get fresher than that!
There are loads of easy recipes you can try out using home-grown fruit and vegetables, so you will soon be whipping up a variety of tasty meals in no time. One of the easiest dishes to make is of course the good old garden salad. Use home-grown tomatoes, celery, lettuce, mushrooms and any other salad ingredients grown in your garden or greenhouse. For a bit of protein, add free range eggs, cheese or some organic meat like ham or bacon.
If you grow root vegetables, potatoes make a lovely potato salad, ideal for picnics and sunny summer days in the back yard! Simply add a pinch of pepper and salt to your cooked and chopped potatoes, then mix in finely chopped spring onion and plenty of mayonnaise (you can choose the reduced fat variety if you are watching the waistline). Delicious and so easy!
Of course, your garden veggies don’t have to be used only for cold dishes. You can use them to form the basis of main meals and hot dishes too. Home-grown tomatoes can be used to make a lovely homemade pasta sauce, along with herbs and seasonings from the garden too. And plenty of home-grown produce can be used to make a variety of delicious and nutritious soups. Make big batches of homemade soup and then freeze for a super cheap, tasty and healthy meal which will last you for days.
If you want some more recipe ideas for your home-grown food, you can visit supersavvyme.co.uk for plenty of quick, tasty and simple recipe suggestions. Happy gardening and cooking!