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Morrisons wild rocket 60g

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Summertime salads

Now is the season for lighter eating with home-grown salad ingredients and herby leaves forming the base and flavour for your mealtimes…

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Cucumber

If you’ve been feeling extra thirsty thanks to our mini heatwave, try chomping on cucumber to cool you down. At 95% water content, cucumber is both refreshing and cooling. It also adds a satisfying crunch to green salads and sandwiches and is a staple crudité when it comes to houmous… plus kids seem to love their innocuous flavour and that’s always a good thing!

Try this: make a refreshing and cooling cucumber raita to have with an Indian curry. Chop or grate half a cucumber. Finely chop a handful of fresh mint leaves. Toss both into a pot of natural yoghurt and season with salt. Stir well and serve.

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Rocket

Hot and peppery, you can literally taste the goodness in this fiery little salad leaf! Use it to add interest to salad, scatter liberally over a cooked pizza, or just enjoy it piled into your everyday sandwich. For a classic Italian salad, try shaving Parmesan cheese on top of a bed of rocket and drizzle with olive oil and Balsamic vinegar. Or for something more substantial, create the Italian dish, tagliata, thin strips of beef, pan-fried and served with a generous helping of rocket, cherry toatoes and Parmesan cheese.

Try this: for a different kind of canapé, wrap a small bunch of rocket leaves in a slice of Parma ham. Secure with a cocktail stick and enjoy the combination of sharp and sweet flavours.

Basil

With its lovely sunny flavour, reminiscent of Mediterranean cooking, it’s not surprising to find that basil is an important ingredient in most Italian dishes such as pesto or mozzarella and panzanella tomato salad. It has a fairly delicate flavour but can still hold its own in punchier foods such as fishcakes, risottos and pasta dishes. It also makes a delicious ice cream flavour if you’re feeling brave!

Try this: tomato is a great partner for basil and both work fantastically well in a simple soup. Roast a kilo of plum tomatoes and in the meantime brown two onions and a clove of garlic in some olive oil. Add a can of tomatoes, four generous handfuls of fresh basil, a scattering of fresh thyme leaves and a litre of chicken stock. Add the roasted tomatoes and simmer for 40 mins. Puree and season to taste.

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Watercress

So much more than just a salad garnish, this home-grown, peppery leaf adds vibrancy to all sorts of dishes. And with more calcium than milk, more vitamin C than an orange and more absorbable iron than spinach, it’s one to throw into everything! Use it to complement meat or fish as a side garnish, cram it into a sandwich with a strong cheddar or sliced beef, or simply add it to your salad for interest.

Try this: roast some seasonal vegetables (pepper, spinach, onion, garlic, mushrooms) tossed in olive oil. Add pine nuts and cook until golden and vegetables are soft. Cook some linguine, drain and add the roasted vegetables, a packet of watercress and seasoning.

50p off Morrisons wild rocket 60g
Valid until 4th August 2023
Taste Club members can receive 50p off Morrisons wild rocket 60g this month! Simply scan your Taste Club card at the till to redeem your discount.