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Avocado, Mint and Chocolate Ice-cream

Avocado Ice-cream

This delicious Avocado Ice-cream is the ultimate dessert. It is creamy and refreshing and has the added health benefit of being made from Strong Roots Ripened Avocado Halves which are filled with vitamins and minerals. The easy recipe is the perfect stress-free dessert to whip up for a dinner party! It can be served in an elegant martini glass with a sprinkling of fresh fruit or simply served as a casual after-dinner treat.  Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

 

Ingredients – Serves 4  people  

2 Strong Roots Ripened Avocado Halves 

1 tin of full-fat coconut milk  

50g mint leaves   

2 tbs honey  

50g chocolate chips  

 

Method: 

1. Defrost the avocado halves.

2. Combine the avocado, coconut milk, mint leaves and honey in a blender until smooth.

3. Stir in the chocolate chips.

4. Pour into a freezer proof container, and freeze about 2 hours stirring every 30 min to prevent large ice crystals forming.

5. Leave out for about 45 minutes before serving.

Strong Roots Avocado, Mint and Chocolate Icecream

Avocado, Mint and Chocolate Ice-cream

 

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Sweet Potato Fries with Honey, Sesame Seeds & Mint

Strong Roots - Great BBQ Recipes for the súmmer. Simple and tasty.

With the Summer season soon to be wrapping up, we’re on the look out for some delicious and nutritious comfort foods to keep us cozy and satisfied on those cold winter nights. This recipe gives an extra dimension to our tasty Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries by adding honey, sesame seeds, and mint.  Our guilt free additions make the Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries crispy and caramelized on the outside with the sweet scent of mint.  It is so tasty and loaded with flavour. Give it a try and let us know what you think!

 

Ingredients- Serves 4

500g Strong Roots Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries

2 tbsp honey

10g sesame seeds toasted

20g mint leaves shredded

 

 

Method:

1. Preheat the oven to 200°C.

2. Arrange Strong Roots Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries in a single layer on an oven tray.

3. Bake for 23 minutes.

4. Using the oven tray, reheat on the barbecue for about 10 minutes.

5. Sprinkle with mint, sesame seeds, and honey.

6. Serve.

Strong Roots - Great BBQ Recipes for the súmmer. Simple and tasty.

Sweet Potato Fries with Honey, Sesame Seeds, and Mint

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Avocado Hummus

Avocado Hummus

For many, hummus is a firm dip favourite. So what could be better than adding avocados into the mix! This creamy hummus is packed full of nutrition as both the avocados and chickpeas are fibre-rich plus the avocados are brimming with essential fatty acids. The hummus can be whipped up in seconds and is a great choice for a tasty, guilt-free sandwich spread, while also pairing well with crudités, crackers, nachos and much, much more. Follow the recipe below and let us know how you get on!

 

Ingredients:

4 Ripened Avocado Halves

1 Can of Chickpeas (drained and well rinsed)

1  Clove of Garlic 

2 Tbsp Tahini

1 Lime (juice & zest)

3 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

50g Fresh Coriander

Sea Salt 

2 Pinches of Red Chilli Flakes

 

Method:

1. Defrost 4 Avocado Halves.

2. Combine all of the ingredients leaving out 1 tbsp of Olive Oil and a pinch of chilli flakes, and blend until smooth.

3. Place into a bowl or a container and sprinkle the chilli flakes on top with a drizzle of olive oil.

Avocado Hummus

Avocado Hummus

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Kale & Quinoa Wraps with Sweet Potato & Smoked Paprika Hummus

Kale & Quinoa Wrap with Sweet Potato and Smoked Paprika Hummus

These Kale & Quinoa Wraps are the ultimate lunch box filler! They’re a healthy twist on the classic sandwich and can be made within a matter of minutes. The warm spices from the Sweet Potato and Smoked Paprika Hummus and the fresh zest of the lime juice combine to give the wrap a taste that packs a punch.  We love this vegetarian lunch option as it is mess-free and easy to transport. Follow our simple step by step guide below and try making it for yourself at home!

 

Sweet Potato & Smoked Paprika Hummus:

Follow the recipe here: http://strongroots.ie/2017/07/14/sweet-potato-and-smoked-paprika-hummus/

 

Kale & Quinoa Wraps:

Ingredients – Serves 4

4 Kale and Quinoa Burgers

1 Head Baby Gem Lettuce

1 Lime

4 Scallions (chopped)

6 Tortilla Wraps

500g Sweet Potato & Smoked Paprika Hummus

100ml Crème Fraîche

 

Method:

1. Preheat the oven to 200 C. Place 4 Kale and Quinoa burgers in a single layer on a baking sheet.

2. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes turning once.

3. Grill the burgers on the barbecue to warm them up with the tortilla wraps.

4. Spread the hummus over the wrap before topping it with lettuce, scallions, crème fraîche and a squeeze of lime. 

Kale & Quinoa Wrap with Sweet Potato and Smoked Paprika Hummus

Kale & Quinoa Wrap with Sweet Potato and Smoked Paprika Hummus

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Sweet Potato Skewers

Sweet Potato Skewers

For this summer recipe, we’ve used our Garlic Roasted Sweet Potato Chunks with baby corn, red peppers, and scallions but you can be as inventive as you like with skewers pairing the Sweet Potato Chunks with different types of veg or meat. The bright colours of the vegetables are also extremely appetising to children, so it’s a fantastic way to get them eating more veg! So for a weekend lunch or summer dinner party, impress your guests with these delicious Sweet Potato Skewers. If you use any other ingredients please let us know in the comments section below.

 

Ingredients – Serves 20

6 tbsp Mayonnaise

3 tbsp Sriracha Sauce

½ Pack Garlic Roasted Sweet Potato Chunks

1 Punnet Baby Corn

1 Bunch Scallion (white part)

1 Red Peppers

Olive Oil

20 Bamboo Skewers (soaked in water)

Method:

1. Preheat the oven to 200°C.

2. Arrange the Garlic Roasted Sweet Potato Chunks on an oven tray and bake for 23 minutes.

3. Cut the baby corn into ½-inch lengths, cut the peppers into 1-inch squares and trim the scallions.

4. Skewer the vegetables with the Sweet Potato Chunks. Drizzle with olive oil, and grill for 5 to 8 minutes turning occasionally.

5. Mix mayonnaise with the Sriracha sauce and serve.

Sweet Potato Skewers

Sweet Potato Skewers

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Sweet Potato Chunk and Cauliflower Rice Salad

Strong Roots - Great BBQ Recipes for the súmmer. Simple and tasty.

We love experimenting with flavours and textures and while looking for a healthy and filling salad ingredient, we came across cauliflower rice. Described as a faux carb, cauliflower rice is the perfect introduction to grain alternatives. Paired with our Garlic Roasted Sweet Potato Chunks and pomegranate seeds, we’ve made a hearty summer salad ideal for a weekend lunch or as a lunch box filler!

 

Ingredients:

500g Garlic Roasted Sweet Potato Chunks

1/2 Small Head Cauliflower

50ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil

100g Mint

1 Lemon Juice and Zest

60g Flaked Almonds Toasted

1 Pomegranate Seeded

Salt & Pepper

Method:

1. Preheat the oven to 200 C.

2. Arrange Garlic Roasted Sweet Potato Chunks on an oven tray and bake for 23 minutes.

3. Break up the cauliflower and pulse it in a food processor until it resembles rice or grate on a box grater.

4. Toss all the ingredients together and season with salt and pepper.

Strong Roots - Great BBQ Recipes for the súmmer. Simple and tasty.

Strong Roots – Great BBQ Recipes for the súmmer. Simple and tasty.

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Adventures of a Food Truck: Pit Stop

Marcus in the great outdoors!

All good things must come to an end and our epic journey with Katie and Marcus is alas, coming to a close with Pit Stop, the fourth and final installment of this season’s Adventure of a Food Truck series. For their last food adventure, they’ve ventured into the woodlands, set up camp and gathered round a crackling fire, cooking up a plate of barbequed Kale & Quinoa Burgers in pitta, served with a delicious foraged salad.

 

Marcus in the great outdoors!

Marcus in the great outdoors!

 

After a quick glimpse of Marcus showering au naturale, they begin setting up camp beside the lake. From a distance, Katie spots a man paddling his way to shore, who turns out to be Patrick from Firehouse Bakery. Patrick paddled his way to the campsite so as to show the pair how to make spelt and honey pittas from scratch.

 

Patrick, Marcus & Katie making honey and spelt pittas

Patrick, Marcus & Katie making spelt and honey pittas.

 

They gather round the campfire as Patrick shows them how to mix the dough together. In between the mixing, they explore their surroundings, swinging from trees, clambering across rocks and skimming pebbles. Once mixed, they roll out the dough and place them on a hot pizza stone, keeping a watchful gaze as the dough rises. With the job done Patrick hops back in his canoe and returns home.

 

Kale & Quinoa Burgers!

Kale & Quinoa Burgers for the BBQ!

 

Next on the menu, a wild foraged salad. Stepping into nature’s supermarket, Marcus picks wild garlic, fennel, and dandelion. Not one to shy from an adventure, Marcus ominously declares that they should hunt each other through a game of paintball! Decked out in camouflage the pair chase each other through the woods, personifying modern day hunter-gatherers.

 

Kale & Quinoa Burger, pitta & a wild foraged salad.

Kale & Quinoa Burger served in pitta & a wild foraged salad.

 

As the night draws in, Marcus and Katie start making their campfire meal, putting the Kale & Quinoa Burgers on the barbeque with roasted vegetables. Once cooked they place the burgers in the pitta bread and serve the wild foraged salad on the side. After devouring the meal, Katie catches Marcus roaming the forest looking for signal. They both hear a mysterious rustle in the forest. Terrified, they run into the night with Marcus screaming “I’m too young and beautiful to die!”…. a perfect, dramatic ending to this season’s Adventure of a Food Truck series.

 

To watch their food journey from start to finish, follow our YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/StrongRootsYT.

Watch the full episode here:

 

And if you want to make Pit Stop Burgers follow the recipe below!

 

Pit Stop Burger Recipe:

Pit Stop Burgers

Pit Stop Burgers

 

Ingredients:

4 Pitta Breads

4 Kale & Quinoa Burgers

1 Aubergine

1 Courgette

Red, Green & Yellow Peppers

Baby Tomatoes on the Vine

Wild Garlic, Wild Strawberries & Edible Flowers

 

Instructions:

Step 1: 

Thinly slice the aubergines, courgette, and peppers and BBQ until nicely charred.

Step 2:

Fire the Kale & Quinoa Burgers until cooked through. Cut the pittas and warm on the BBQ, before filling with a burger and grilled vegetables.

Step 3:

Serve with wild salad and baby tomatoes dressed with garlic-infused olive oil.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Avocado & Feta Stuffed Mushrooms

Strong Roots - Great BBQ Recipes for the súmmer. Simple and tasty.

Stuffed mushrooms are a dinner party pleaser, serve them for starters and you’ve won the table. They’re also incredibly easy and quick to make! You can use a myriad of different ingredients but we’ve used our Ripened Avocado Halves and feta which combine to make a creamy, flavoursome filling that’ll have your guests asking for seconds! Follow our simple guidelines below and let us know how you got on.

 

Ingredients:

8 Large Flat Mushrooms

2 Ripened Avocado Halves (diced)

10 Cherry Tomatoes (quartered)

100g Feta

½ Small Red Onion (diced)

2 Tsp. Lemon Juice

3 Tbsp Olive Oil

10g Dill (chopped)

Salt and Pepper

Method:

1. Defrost the Ripened Avocado Halves, and dice finely.

2. Mix with the feta, cherry tomatoes, red onion, dill, lemon juice and 1 tbsp of the olive oil, season with salt and pepper.

3. Cover the mushrooms with olive oil.

4. Grill over medium heat for 8 to 10 minutes.

5. Spoon the avocado feta mix on to of the mushrooms and serve.

Avocado & Feta Stuffed Mushrooms

Avocado & Feta Stuffed Mushrooms

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Sweet Potato and Smoked Paprika Hummus

Sweet Potato & Smoked Paprika Hummus

Here at Strong Roots, we like to spice up our recipe’s from time to time. So we’ve concocted a hummus recipe using smoked paprika with our Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries! It’s radical but it works, plus it tastes delicious. It’s the perfect accompaniment for crudités, tortilla chips or as a topping on our Kale & Quinoa Burgers! Just follow our simple step by step recipe below and let us know how your hummus turned out in the comments below.

 

Ingredients:

1 Can of Chickpeas (drained and well rinsed)

500g Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries

2 Cloves of Garlic

2 tbsp. Tahini

1 Lemon (juiced)

3 tbsp. Olive Oil

1 tsp. Smoked Paprika

2 tbsp. Toasted Sunflower Seeds

Salt

Method:

1. Preheat the oven to 200 C.

2. Arrange the Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries on a single layer on an oven tray and bake for 23 -26 mins.

3. Leaving out the olive oil and sunflower seeds, combine all of the ingredients in a strong blender until smooth.

4. Add more water if the hummus is too thick.

5. Serve with drizzled olive oil and sprinkled seeds.

Sweet Potato & Smoked Paprika Hummus

Sweet Potato & Smoked Paprika Hummus

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Grilled Lime Chicken & Garlic Roasted Sweet Potato Tacos

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Everybody loves tacos. They’re light, refreshing and allow for personalisation as you can add whatever topping you like. They’re also great for gathering friends and family around on a long summers evening. Fresh toppings keep the meal light and we’ve opted for chicken marinated with lime served with our Garlic Roasted Sweet Potato Chunks, red cabbage topped with a creamy avocado and harissa dressing. Try making them at home and send us a picture of the finished dish!

 

Ingredients:

2 Chicken Breasts

2 Limes (juiced)

2 tbsp Olive Oil

500g Strong Roots Garlic Sweet Potato

2 tsp Harissa

1 Strong Roots Ripened Avocado Halve (defrosted)

100ml Créme Fraiche

100g Red Cabbage Shredded

8 Corn Tortillas

Limes

Salt

 

Method:

1. Preheat the oven to 200 C.

2. Remove the small inner chicken fillet from the breast, lay the breast flat and carefully slice it down the length, opening it up like a book. Marinade with juice from one lime, olive oil, and salt for about 20 minutes.

3. Arrange the Garlic Roasted Sweet Potato Chunks on a single layer on an oven tray. Bake for 23 minutes.

4. Grill the chicken on a hot barbecue for about 4 minutes each side.  Slice and keep warm.

5. Grill the tacos.

6. Combine harissa, avocado and Créme Fraiche with a hand blender until smooth.

7. Have your guests build tacos with red cabbage, Garlic Roasted Sweet Potato, harissa creme fraiche and a squeezed lime.

Grilled Lime Chicken & Sweet Potato Chunk Tacos!

Grilled Lime Chicken & Sweet Potato Chunk Tacos!

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