A flavourful dressing can add a punch of flavour to any fresh ingredients. The vinegar and oil mixture with honey, herbs and mustard is a delicious combination. Leaving the apple, fennel and cabbage in this dressing, allows them to pickle slightly. This fresh acidity combined with Pink Lady® Apples creates a perfectly balanced side dish to elevate any meal.
The first few times I made these onions I used dried thyme. Soon after I started adding cumin seeds and now, I alternate between the two flavours, depending on what I am planning to serve with the onions. I use thyme if I want a more delicate flavour, and cumin when I serve it with meat.
This tomato pesto is so versatile. Spread it on sandwiches (braaibroodjies) or toast, dollop on scrambled eggs for a delicious breakfast and the options for sides, salads and suppers are plenty. Spread pesto on chicken breast fillets or under the skin of chicken thighs and roast in the oven. Toss the pesto through baby potatoes in the skin or chickpeas, add some crumbled feta and serve with rocket and fresh basil as a side dish.
Have you ever heard mushrooms squeak when you fry them in a hot pan? That’s exactly what the mushrooms in this recipe need to do. Done in a pan, that is just hot enough to fry them in a flash, adds lots of flavour to this dish.
Roasted pitas are a game-changing recipe. One evening my kids were in the mood for pizza, but there was just not enough time to make the dough. We cut open pitas to use as the pizza base and they were very impressed with this quick fix. Just don’t use too many toppings as it will become too heavy for the pita bases. The spices in the tomato sauce are something special and the combination of corn, tomato and cheese is so tasty. These pitas are perfect for a weekend or holiday treat and even work well as a snack around the braai.