Asparagus is here, perfect for picnic!

Asparagus on a wooden board

Blossoms, lambs and spring flowers are all signs that spring is here and warmer weather is on its way. It’s also fantastic news for food lovers, as a plethora of delicious fruit and vegetables are about to hit the veggie aisle, starting with Kiwis’ favourite delicacy, asparagus. Whether you make it into a roll, serve…

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Halloumi and asparagus skewers

Haloumi and Asparagus Skewers

There is nothing like halloumi and asparagus grilled on a hot BBQ, and these skewers make the perfect addition to your next BBQ with friends and family. Drizzled with sweet but savoury apricot and mustard dressing, these are a real winnner!

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Asparagus Pepper and Blue Cheese

fresh food ideas asparagus pepper and blue cheese

Try this gorgeous asparagus salad. The peppery, blue cheese asparagus recipe is a perfect match for BBQ steak, sausages and chicken. Serves: 4 Ingredients 500g Asparagus, snap off woody end and wash well. 4 Red Peppers, Quarter remove seeds and membrane 2 cloves crushed garlic 4 Tbsp Olive Oil Salt & Freshly ground black pepper…

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Ham, Asparagus & Goat’s Cheese Tart

This wonderful Ham, Asparagus and Goat’s Cheese Tart is from the new cookbook from Nourish Magazine. We love a good tart and it’s only a week til Spring is sprung in New Zealand, so mark the occasion with this fab asparagus recipe. This recipe does call for Sour Cream Pastry but make it easy on…

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Asparagus Avocado Salad

Warm Avocado with Dressing Salad Healthy food ideas

Avocados and asparagus are both coming into season so here’s a tasty little salad recipe to get you in a good, green mood! You Will Need: 3 bunches of asparagus (approx 1 kg) 2 medium avocados 130 g baby spinach leaves (approx) Juice and zest of 1 lemon 2 tbsp of olive oil 2 tbsp of…

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Asparagus Salsa

Asparagus Salsa Healthy Food Ideas

It’s asparagus season. This salsa will make a nice accompaniment for cold meat. You Will Need: 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 500 g fresh asparagus 1/4 c sweet marmalade 2 chillies, seeded and finely sliced 2 tbsp coriander, finely chopped 2 tbsp cider vinegar 3/4 c pineapple, diced 1/2 c orange, diced 1 tomato, diced…

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Baked Asparagus Wrapped in Prosciutto

Baked Asparagus Wrapped in Prosciutto Healthy food ideas

Make the most of the fresh asparagus in the shops at the moment with this delicious recipe sent in by Lynn Waters – thanks Lynn. Serves 4 You Will Need: 16 large asparagus spears tough ends removed salt to taste 16 slices of prosciutto sliced thin 3 tbsp unsalted butter cut into small bits 1/3…

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