Seasonal Recipes - August
Fertility-boosting fruit/veg that’s in season each month! Here is a selection of delicious recipes to try in August!
Why choose seasonal fruit and veg?
The nutritional content is higher when the fruit/veg is fresher. It tastes a whole lot better along with being cheaper and better for our planet.
Now to the fruit/veg and the recipe!
Roasted Aubergine & Pomegranate
Serves One - two as a side!
2tbsp olive oil
1 bunch of fresh mint
2 clove of garlic
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tbsp pomegranate molasses
4 tbsp thick Greek-style yoghurt
40g Feta Cheese
1 handful of pomegranate seeds
Preheat oven to 240°C / 450°F (220°C fan.
Slice the aubergine into 1cm-thick rounds. Chop 1 garlic clove and sprinkle on top.
On a baking tray, line with paper and place aubergine on a tray. Sprinkle with garlic, 2tbsp water, followed by 2tbsp oil. Season and place in the oven for 20 minutes. Turn, roast for a further 10 minutes
For the dressing, finely chop the mint. Using a pestle and mortar, crush the other garlic clove with a pinch of sea salt into a paste. When smooth, mix in the extra virgin olive oil, vinegar, pomegranate molasses and mint.
Arrange the aubergine slices on a serving plate, then top with the yoghurt, drizzle over the dressing and scatter over the pomegranate seeds.
California Sushi Spring Rolls
Ingredients8 rice paper wrappers
75g Rice Noddles
75g red cabbage sliced
2 leaves green leaf lettuce
2 Carrots, thinly sliced
1/2 avocado thinly sliced
1 small cucumber, thinly sliced
1 tbsp sesame seeds
1/2 finely chopped Onion
4 tbsp of chopped Mint
4 tbps of chopped Coriander
Pinch of Salt
50g peanut butter
2 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp honey or maple syrup
1 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
1 garlic, pressed or minced
1 to 2 tbps water, as needed
Cook the noodles in boiling water until al dente. ( about 5 minutes)
Off the heat, toss the noodles with the sesame oil and salt.
Chop all ingredients and set them aside.
Combine the onion, coriander and mint in a small bow.
Fill a large bowl about 1/2 inch deep with warm water. Place 2 rice papers in for 20 seconds then lay them flat on a clean surface.
Leave 1 inch around the edges and fill the paper with 1 piece of lettuces, a small handful of rice noodles, some cabbage, carrot, cucumber and jalapeño. Sprinkle generously with the herb mix.
Fold the bottom and top in followed by the sides. This can be done like a burrito if easier. Repeat steps for the next rolls.
To make the peanut sauce: In a small bowl, mix all ingredients and season.
Serve and enjoy!
Blackberry & basil Mocktail
4 Basil leaves
2 teaspoon Honey
Sparkling water or your choice of kombucha
Muddle blueberries, lime and honey in a glass until juice is released from the blackberries.
Clap the mint together in your hands to release the scent, then add to the glass.
Top with sparkling water or kombucha.
Garnish with a lime wheel and serve.