Tired of cooking and rehashing the same meals…over and over and over again? Now spring’s here, you might like to try some fresh evening meal ideas: dishes that are lighter, vibrant and a bit more interesting than your usual family fayre of cottage pie or bangers and mash. Read on for some suggestions from the My Appliances team…
Spring Chicken in a Pot
We don’t know about you, but we love the sound of this spring chicken in a pot – via the folks at BBC Good Food. Casseroles aren’t just for winter, says the site. Instead, “this light, vibrant one-pot is packed with spring veg and herby pesto.” Sounds delicious. Get the full recipe via the link above and try it for yourself.
Pea, Mint and Spring Onion Soup with Parmesan Biscuits
How about a light evening meal or a hearty starter, in the form of this pea, mint and spring onion soup? It also comes with the method for parmesan biscuits, for those who simply have to have something tasty to dunk into their soup. The full recipe is here and we guarantee it’ll be a spring crowd pleaser.
North African Carrot Soup
If the above soup doesn’t sound too a-pea-ling (sorry, we couldn’t help ourselves!), how about this North African twist on a traditional carrot soup? Bursting with delicious flavours, “the simple carrot soup reminds me so much of how my father used to cook”, says the writer, adding that it takes “simple ordinary ingredients…infusing them with the warm flavors of the Middle East.”
Worth a try for your evening meal’s starter or for summer, we’d say.
Pork Belly Tacos with Smashed Broad Beans
Spring time tacos are the way forward, says delicious magazine, and “this dish makes seasonal British twists by using fresh broad beans in place of avocados and lime-pickled radishes instead of red onion.”
Perhaps not the usual dish you’d think of cooking during the warmer, lighter spring months, but if you like tacos, you’re going to love these.
Spring Vegetable Lasagne
If you’re a fan of lasagne but want to give a meat-free version the time of day this spring, perhaps this is the one you could try. It’s via the Taste.com site and it contains asparagus, zucchini (courgette), ricotta, peas and more. The perfect tea time treat for spring, it’s a refreshing alternative to a standard meat-filled lasagne (pictured below).
Shrimp (Prawn) Tacos with Mango Salsa
Another taco recipe for you…because why not! If you’re a seafood fan, you can’t go far wrong with this dish – find the full recipe over here.
“These shrimp tacos with mango salsa are a quick and easy dinner option that features tender shrimp, sweet and tangy mango salsa, and creamy cilantro lime sauce, all inside warm corn tortillas.” says the site. We’re salivating at the mere thought of them, to be honest.
Will you be trying any of these recipes this spring? Let us know by commenting on this blog post, below.
Until next time…
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