Eating seasonally is one of the many ways that you can contribute towards a more a sustainable food system, and below is a list of ingredients and recipes that we hope will help you make the most of the delicious foods available each month.

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  • Fiori di Zucci Fritti

    Fiori di Zucci FrittiAfter helping out at our community garden in Phipps Bridge, Sustainable Merton’s Fiona took home a batch of courgette flowers to use in her homemade Fiori di Zucci Fritti (fried stuffed zucchini flowers). As the summer ... read more
  • Courgette Cake

    CourgetteWe’ve been harvesting delicious courgettes from Phipps Bridge Community Garden, which Sustainable Merton’s Ruth has been using to make tasty treats for our trustees and allotment volunteers. Here are two of her tried and tested recipes ... read more
  • Roasted Potato and Asparagus Lentil Salad with Tangy Mustard-Lemon Dressing

    springsaladlentils-7570[1] Protein-packed and perfect for spring, this French green lentil salad makes a lovely side dish, main course, or spring potluck dish. Roasted potatoes and asparagus are folded into the salad along with a tangy mustard-lemon ... read more
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Seasonal Recipes

Spring Recipes

  • Roasted Potato and Asparagus Lentil Salad with Tangy Mustard-Lemon Dressing

    springsaladlentils-7570[1] Protein-packed and perfect for spring, this French green lentil salad makes a lovely side dish, main course, or spring potluck dish. Roasted potatoes and asparagus are folded into the salad along with a tangy mustard-lemon ... read more
  • Chicken salad with new potatoes, broad beans and feta

    chicken_salad_with_new_potatoesSabrina Ghayour’s chicken salad with new potatoes, broad beans and feta features spring ingredients for a fresh salad(Seves 2) Preperation time15 min         cooking time 40 min Ingredients 2 tbsp olive oil 300 g new potatoes, halved 250 g broad beans, ... read more
  • Asparagus Soup (V)

    Asparagus Soup (V)Asparagus soup has a fantastic colour and is very good for you, it’s great to make in advance and to eat on the go(Serves 4) Peperation time 15min                 Cook time 30 min Ingredients 1 tsp olive oil 50 g ... read more
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Summer Recipes

  • Courgette, feta & mint salad (V)

    Courgette, feta & mint saladFour ingredients and ten minutes is all you need to make this stunningly simple Med-style green salad(Serves 4) Ingredients 2 courgettes 100g bag rocket leaves 200g pack feta cheese (or vegetarian alternative), crumbled bunch mint, leaves picked Method Peel the courgettes into ... read more
  • Indian summer salad (V)

    Indian summer saladPacked with antioxidants, this superhealthy, colourful salad counts as 1 of your 5-a-day(Serves 6) Preparation time: 20 min Ingredients 3 carrots bunch radishes 2 courgettes half a small red onion small handful mint leaves, roughly torn For the dressing 1 tbsp white wine vinegar 1 ... read more
  • Wild Mushroom and Spinach Lasagna (V)

    Wild Mushroom and Spinach LasagnaThis is the perfect meal to serve vegetarian guests. Frozen spinach can be substituted for fresh, and fresh plain lasagna sheets can be substituted for fresh spinach lasagna sheets.(Serves 12) Ingredients 5 pounds fresh spinach, stems removed 1 ... read more
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Autumn Recipes

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Winter Recipes

  • Hearty wholewheat pasta with Brussels sprouts, cheese and potato (V)

    hearty_wholewheat_pastaIngredients 750g/1lb 10oz Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved 250g/9oz baking potato, peeled and cut in  2-3cm dice 500g/1lb 2oz whole-wheat tortiglioni or penne salt 100g/3½oz ricotta 250g/9oz Gruyère, cubed 50g/2oz unsalted butter, softened 1 tbsp garlic oil 4 sage leaves, shredded 50g/2oz parmesan (or similar vegetarian hard ... read more
  • Brussels sprouts gratin with bacon, cream and almonds

    gratinofbrusselsspro_87597_16x9You won’t hear any protests at this sprouts dish – almonds, double cream, bacon and parmesan make for a luscious accompaniment for traditional turkey.   Ingredients 900g/2lb Brussels sprouts, trimmed 20g/¾oz butter 4 tsp sunflower oil 150g/5oz bacon lardons (or rindless ... read more
  • Easy Winter Soup (V)

    potato-leek-soupThis delicious and quick winter soup is perfect for when there is not a lot of time at hand but still fancy something fresh…. Ingredients 225g Potatoes 2 leeks 1 onion 1 clove garlic Vegetable Stock Swirl of Cream Preparation Chop the onion and ... read more
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Please consider the sustainability of ingredients and try to purchase locally sourced foods where possible

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