Recipes

Yates and HarperCollins bring you a collection of fresh recipes that will be sure to inspire you to grow and make the most of your own garden produce.

Extracted from the Yates Garden Fresh Cookbook, these recipes show you how to make the most of home grown fruit, vegetables and herbs and include some of the heritage recipes that have been generously shared by members of Yates on-line garden club.

The Yates Garden Fresh Cookbook is perfect for gardeners who like to cook and is available from leading book stores.

Asparagus

Asparagus and prosciutto salad

This is a salad for a warm spring day. Shaved smoked ham is a good substitute if prosciutto is not available.

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Blackcurrant Crumble Th

Blackcurrant deep-dish crumble

Somewhere between a fruit cobbler and a crumble, this is a moist and crumbly cake-come-pudding. Serves 4-6

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Bean Pumpkin Pilaf

Broad Bean and Pumpkin Pilaf

The combination of earthy beans, sweet, roasted pumpkin pieces and aromatic basmati rice is irresistible. Serves 4

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Caramelised Onions

Caramelised Baby Onions

French bistros often serve caramelised shallots glazed in beetroot juice as a vegetable dish. Serves 4-6

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Apple Slice

Honeyed Apple Slice

Use a dual-purpose apple such as Granny Smith, or a mix of cooking and dessert apples for this easy, sweet treat. Serves 4-6

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Leek Mushroom Pie

Leek and Mushroom Pies

If you make the pastry in advance, cutting it into discs then freezing them, you’ll have a head start on making these moreish little pies.

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Parsnip Soup

Parsnip Soup

Curry spices bring out a deeper, richer flavour in parsnips, and this soup will warm the coldest winter day.

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panna cotta

Passion fruit panna cotta

This version, which has passionfruit cu rd swirled through the setting cream, is best made in one two-cup mould.

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Potato Salad

Potato Salad

Wash the potatoes but don’t peel them – slipping the skins off cooked, warm potatoes ensures they are smooth and waxy, ready to soak up the vinegar and oil.

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Sir-fried silver beet and chicken

Stir-fried silver beet and chicken

Silver beet is an ideal vegetable for a stir fry

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Stuffed Capsicum

Stuffed Capsicum

Capsicum stuffed with a variety of mixtures into the shells and baked in an oven until all the flavours meld.

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Stuffed Tomatoes

Stuffed Tomatoes

Use large beefy tomatoes for stuffing. They can be served as an entree, or as a vegetable side dish.

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Tabbouleh

Tabbouleh

Another version of a refreshing Middle Eastern salad, this can be made with just parsley, or just mint, but combined they enhance the cool, fresh flavours

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Tomato Savouries

Tomato Savouries

These easy savouries are quick and simple but very moreish

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Zucchini

Zucchini and Feta Frittata

This recipe is more omelette than a true frittata, but is fast and easy, and a popular dish with children

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Zucchini mushroom

Zucchini and mushroom salad

Hot from the pan and served with a zingy dressing and salad leaves, this dish makes an easy entree or a satisfying lunch

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