Topic: Vegan

We are delighted to team up with Magimix in creating falafel with a freshly chopped salad and creamy hummus for dipping. Using their iconic 4200XL Processor, we were able to make the falafel balls and hummus from scratch from the use of the machine’s multifunctional blades. With a simple press of a button, we are able to effortlessly multitask to create delicious tasting food!

This plant-friendly recipe is perfect for the warm summer months when you are craving something light to eat. The falafel themselves are made up of chickpeas and a handful of herbs. We also add 1 green chilli to introduce a gentle layer of spice to the balls. We pair these with an irresistibly creamy hummus for dipping the falafel in, along with a tasty chopped salad as well. The salad is packed full of veg and also has pomegranate seeds and molasses to introduce sweetness to the dish.

Here is how to make our Falafel with Chopped Salad & Hummus recipe…

  1. Start by making the falafel.
  2. Soak the chickpeas overnight, the next day drain them. Place the chickpeas in the Magimix 4200XL Food Processor along with the onion, garlic, parsley, coriander, green chilli, spices, Maldon Salt, cracked black pepper and baking powder. Pulse the mixture together until it comes together but still has a little texture – you don’t want it to be completely smooth or fine.
  3. Tip the mixture into a large bowl and cover with clingfilm. Place in the fridge for 30 minutes to chill.
  4. While the falafel is chilling, make the hummus.
  5. Clean out the bowl of the Magimix. Then add the chickpeas, lemon juice, crushed garlic, Maldon Salt, tahini, cumin and smoked paprika. Blend this together until it is smooth. Add a couple of tbsp of water if needed, and the EVOO. Then blitz again until you have the desired texture. Remove from the Magimix and tip into a bowl, set aside.
  6. Make the chopped salad. In a large bowl add together all the chopped vegetables and herbs.
  7. Whisk together the pomegranate molasses, olive oil and lemon juice in a small bowl and season with Maldon Salt and black pepper.
  8. When you are ready to fry the falafel, remove the mix from the fridge and then use your hands to shape into small balls, just a bit smaller than a golf ball.
  9. In a large pan, pour in enough vegetable oil so it comes up 3 inches up the side of the pan. Heat this until it reaches 180C on a thermometer.
  10. Carefully drop the falafel into the oil and fry them for 2 – 3 minutes each until deep golden brown and crispy.
  11. Remove from the heat and place onto a tray lined with kitchen paper. You can serve these straight away or keep them warm in a low oven if it takes a while to fry.
  12. To serve, toss the dressing over the chopped salad and spoon onto a big platter, garnish with the pomegranate seeds.
  13. Serve alongside the hummus and the fresh falafel. Use warmed pitta bread to pile in all three and enjoy.

A classic chakalaka – refreshing spicy tomato bean relish that will make you go up for second helpings! We use our NEW Kalahari Desert Salt, Selected by Maldon to elevate the spices of cumin and cayenne pepper and make your taste buds sing!

Chakalaka originates from South Africa and is a staple throughout the country! This pairs perfect with barbecues, known as braais. It is believed that the dish was developed by men who worked within the goldmines, combining vegetables with beans to form a tasty relish to give them enough energy for the day.

Here is how to make our Chakalaka…

  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and then add the onion. Cook for a few minutes until it starts to soften and go translucent.
  2. Next add the garlic, ginger, curry powder, cumin and cayenne and fry for another minute.
  3. Add the diced peppers and cook for a couple of minutes to allow them to soften.
  4. Next add the grated carrot, tomato paste and tinned tomatoes. Mix it well so everything is well coated and allow it to cook for 5 – 10 minutes.
  5. Finally add the cannellini beans, fresh thyme and seasoning and allow it to bubble for a further 5 minutes.
  6. Check the seasoning and then serve.

Simple yet refreshing. Our cucumber salad recipe is quick and easy to make within a matter of minutes…perfect for the summer!

When choosing your cucumber, we recommend using a seedless variety. English cucumbers are great for this as they are long, slim and hardly have any seeds. You can also opt for Persian cucumbers, however they are notably shorter in comparison to English cucumbers.

Pair this salad with summertime classics, including juicy burgers and chargrilled chicken on the BBQ for that perfect cool contrast from the warm meats.

  1. Finely slice the cucumber. In a bowl, toss the cucumber slices with Maldon Salt and a small pinch of sugar. Let this stand for roughly 5 minutes.
  2. Add the cucumber to a large bowl with the red onion, white wine vinegar, Maldon Salt and cracked black pepper.
  3. Transfer onto a serving plate and garnish with dill sprigs and Maldon Salt before serving.

This quick and easy edamame recipe is perfect as an appetizer for your dinner party. Seasoned generously with Maldon Salt, these beans are crunchy and seriously addicting to eat, especially if you have a side of soy sauce and lemon wedges to add a hit of citrus to the dish.

You can serve edamame beans with many other dishes, including a delicious prawn pad thai. The edamame bean has a faint pea almost buttery taste with a hint of sweet nuttiness to it, which compliments the sweet-savour fusion of the pad thai.

Here is how to make our salted edamame beans…

  1. Place a large pan of water on to boil.
  2. When simmering, add the frozen edamame beans and blanch for 5 minutes until bright green and cooked through.
  3. Drain the beans from the water and place in a large serving bowl, sprinkle generously with Maldon Salt.
  4. Serve immediately with soy sauce for dipping and lemon wedges.

Embrace the joy of home cooking with our delicious classic chip recipe. There is something special in making chips from scratch, from the glorious aroma to the satisfying crunch!

We season our homemade chips with a generous pinch of Maldon Salt, garlic and a few sprigs of rosemary to elevate the flavour to new heights. Whether you are a seasoned pro or a novice in the kitchen, this easy-to-follow recipe will allow you to dish up golden, crispy chips…the perfect alternative to any store-bought counterpart.

We recommend baking these chips with a juicy burger, ideal for the warm, summer evenings. Additionally, you can also have a go in making chips from another vegetable, perhaps our delicious baked turnip chips, which can be enjoyed on their own with a dipping sauce or paired with a succulent lamb shoulder.

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C.
  2. Start by cutting the potatoes into chips, keeping the skin on (you can make these as thin or chunky as you like).
  3. Place a large pan of lightly salted water on the hob and add the chips. Bring the water to the boil and let them simmer for 3 – 5 minutes until they are still holding their shape, but a sharp knife can be inserted.
  4. Drain the chips and allow them to steam for a few minutes in the colander – give the colander a little shake to gently rough up the edges too.
  5. While the chips are steaming, pour the vegetable oil into a large baking tray and place into the preheated oven to heat up the oil.
  6. After 5 mins, remove the tray from the oven and tip the chips into the hot oil – be very careful as the hot oil will spit. Flip and coat the chips in the oil. Add the bashed garlic cloves and a few sprigs of the rosemary. Season well with Maldon Salt and cracked black pepper and place the chips back in the oven.
  7. Roast the chips for 15 minutes, then take them out and flip and rotate the chips using a spatula. Place them back in the oven for another 15 – 20 mins depending on the size of your chips. You want them golden brown and crispy all over.
  8. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with a final pinch of Maldon Salt.

This recipe shows you how tomatoes are packed full of flavour when roasted, causing it to be a delectable addition to any meal. The roasting process really does intensify the sweetness of the tomato, whilst also creating undertones of depth when they begin to char slightly.

  1. Preheat the oven to 180c.
  2. Slice the tomatoes into rounds and then place them into a large bowl with the olive oil, sugar, and plenty of cracked black pepper. Toss the tomatoes so they are well coated.
  3. Place the dressed tomatoes onto a baking tray and place into the oven for 30 minutes, turning them from time to time to ensure they don’t burn.
  4. They are ready when they are fully roasted and beginning to char. These are delicious when simply served with some olive oil and a pinch of Maldon salt.

Make the British cult-favourite but vegan style! This recipe shows how to make the decadent, soft pudding combining the flavours of sweet fruits and the rich toffee sauce.

  1. Grease a 25 x 20cm oven proof baking dish with dairy free butter and preheat the oven to 180c.
  2. Start by making the sponge mixture. Roughly chop the dates and place in a heatproof bowl along with the bicarbonate of soda. Add the oat or almond milk to a pan and onto the heat, gently bring up it to scalding point. Pour the hot milk over the dates and allow it to steam and soften the dates for 10 minutes. Once the dates have softened and the mixture has cooled, add them along with the milk mixture into a food processor or blender and mix until smooth.
  3. In a large bowl, beat together the dairy free butter and the soft brown sugar until light and fluffy and well incorporated. Next add the date and milk puree and mix through. Finally add the self-raising flour and spices, along with the Maldon salt. Fold this through the wet mixture so it smooth but making sure not to overmix the batter.
  4. Tip the batter into the greased baking dish and smooth over the top. Place into the middle of the preheated oven and bake for 40 minutes until well risen and a skewer comes out clean in the middle. Remove from the oven and set aside.
  5. While the sponge is baking you can make the sticky toffee sauce. In a small saucepan add the dark brown sugar and dairy free butter and melt together, then lower the temperate and cook together for 5 – 10 minutes until smooth and syrupy. Remove this from the heat and add the dairy free cream, stirring it in.
  6. Once the sponge has come out of the oven, pour most of the sticky toffee sauce over the pudding – but leave some for extra drizzling! Sprinkle the top of the pudding with Maldon salt.
  7. Serve the pudding while it is still warm with some dairy free ice cream and an extra drizzle of sticky toffee sauce.