Summer soup – courgette, tomato, basil & thyme

courgette and tomato soup

courgette and tomato soup

Over a medium heat fry diced courgettes in olive oil for a few minutes

Add chopped garlic

Then skinned, seeded and diced tomatoes

Fry for a little longer

courgette and tomato soup

Add chicken or vegetable stock + white wine + thyme +  bay leaf and simmer until courgettes are cooked

Season to taste

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Mix mayonnaise, grated Parmesan, minced garlic & chopped basil together

courgette and tomato soup

Stir chopped parsley into the soup and top with a dollop of the garlic Parmesan mayo

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Quorn, sage, thyme & chive meatballs with blue cheese dip

Quorn 'sausage' ballsCoarsely mince Quorn sausages

Mix with grated mature Cheddar + sage + thyme + paprika + breadcrumbs + chives + mustard powder + beaten egg + S&P

Form into balls and fry

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Mix together any blue cheese + chopped chives + soured cream + S+P

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Serve the Quorn sausage balls with the blue cheese dip & watercress

Quorn 'sausage' ballsEqually good with tomato relish

For more meatball ideas visit:

Meatball Deli  |  www.meatball-deli.co.uk   |  For the love of meatballs!

Lamb meatball tagine

lamb meatball tagine

lamb meatball tagine

Minced lamb + parsley + coriander + garlic + cayenne + paprika + cumin + S&P

lamb meatball tagine

Chop the herbs & garlic

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Mix well

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Form into walnut sized balls

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Fry until golden & reserve

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Fry garlic & then add  paprika + cayenne + cumin + ground ginger + turmeric + cinnamon over a gentle heat

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Cook spice paste for a few minutes

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Add tinned tomatoes + honey + S&P

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Add meatballs

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Braise until tender

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Side dishes

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Cous cous

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Wholewheat cous cous + boiling water + olive oil

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Fluff up with a fork & add chopped coriander + S&P

Chickpea salad

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Chickpeas + onion/shallots + chopped parsley + olive oil + S&P

Carrot salad

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Grated carrots + chopped parsley

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Mix in dressing: orange juice + garlic + paprika + cumin + chilli powder + olive oil + S&P

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Baked meatballs, roasted aubergine and egg tagine

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Carefully crack eggs into the tagine, around the meatballs

Add diced roasted aubergine to the sauce

Spoon a little sauce over the sides of the eggs

Bake until eggs are cooked

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Granish with chopped coriander or parsley