Sunday, 22 December 2013

Christmas Leftovers Recipes: Vegetables

Following on from yesterday's post here is the next in the Christmas Leftovers Recipes mini series: vegetables.

All Vegetables
Shepherds Pie - freezable and delicious if you don't freeze with the potato on top
Veg Soup - simple but filling
Pasty - don't both making your own pastry, this recipe from Jus Rol is great. Include as many vegetables as you like
Pasta Sauce - blend everything up with some tomatoes, add to cooked pasta and top with cheese

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Carrot and Lentil Soup - perfect after a winter walk and completely freezable
Carrot Cake - turning something healthy into something rather indulgent, still counts as a veg though

A few weeks ago my local Tesco had bags of sprouts for 1p each! So of course I went crazy and bought 2 large bags so I've become a sprout aficionado in recent weeks. Here are a few of the recipes I tried out and some additional ones too.
Sprout Gratin - an amazing accompaniment to Boxing Day lunch
Cheesy Sprout Pasta - I used this recipe, minus the potato. You can also add bacon to jazz it up a bit
Brussels Sprout Pate - an unusual starter for Boxing Day dinner
Sprout Coleslaw - a nice cold option to have with Boxing Day dinner or to put in sandwiches or (as my boyfriend likes to do) place on top of pizza
Brussels Sprout and Nut Soup - decadent, simple and quite impressive, might be one to make for the in-laws

Who are these cray people who still have rosties left over? Just eat them cold! But if you actually do have some left over:
Gnocchi - a little bit of effort but well worth it
Smoked Salmon and Lemon Fish Cakes - for all you lucky folks who are having smoked salmon but still have some left over

Lemon and Pea Risotto - looks delicious and great for using for pack up
Pea and Ham Soup - lovely if you've got some left over ham from Christmas dinner too

I hate parsnips, I think they are vile so I can't vouch for any of the following recipes but I have it on good authority that they are all perfectly delicious.
Parsnip Soup
Roasted Parsnips with Honey and Raisins
Cheesy Bacon Parsnip Patties

Swede is one of my most favourite vegetables so there is rarely anything left to make anything out of be Cole and Abel have kindly produced a series of recipes for swede which can be found here.

You need the kind of swede that looks like the one on the right, the one on the left is already quite the dish!

Broccoli and Stilton Soup - absolutely beautiful and perfect for cold weather
Beef and Broccoli Onepot - great if you fancy something a bit more filling and not feeling the Christmas spirit (if that's the case then you need another drink, or four)
Spicy Chicken Salad with Broccoli - a nice healthy salad for if you are feeling somewhat over indulged, substitute the chicken with turkey
Salmon and Broccoli Lattice Tart - another good one if you've got left over salmon, looks posh as well

The Guardian have produced a massive list of cauliflower recipes including the very interesting cauliflower pizza base which would be good for anyone on a paleo diet.
Cauliflower and Lentil Curry - delicious and good if you have any vegetarians coming over, they will have something good to tuck into whilst everyone is eating their turkey curry

Keep your eyes peeled for the next set of recipes for desserts!
To see the previous post click here, to see all in this series, click here

1 comment:

Did you know that in the film Toy Story, Sid's hallway carpet is the same design as the hallway carpet in The Shining? That's well creepy.

Heeeeeeeeeeeeres Jonny!