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ASPARAGUS CHRISTMAS SALAD WREATH

Directions

Step 1

Make the whipped feta; by placing the feta, cream in a food processor and blend until smooth, about 1 minute. Add pepper, sugar and lemon juice, then drizzle in the olive oil. Blend another 20-30 seconds on high.

Place in bowl and cover. Chill until ready to use.

Step 2

Make the couscous and broccoli salad; Cook the couscous in boiling salted water for 5 minutes, until tender. Drain through a sieve and refresh in cold water. Finely cut the head of the broccoli with the parsley by pulsing in a food processor or by finely chopping with a knife. Tip into a bowl and mix with olive oil, lemon juice, mustard and season to taste with salt and pepper. Set aside in the fridge until ready to arrange the salad.

Step 3

Make the avocado green goddess dressing; place the herbs in a blender or food processor. Process until very finely minced. Add oil and vinegar. Process for just a few seconds, then add the avocado. Transfer to a bowl, stir in the mayonnaise, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Mix well to combine. Cover and chill.

Step 4

Trim the asparagus of the woody ends by snapping or cutting off with a sharp knife. Cut in half lengthways and then into smaller bite-sized pieces. Blanch in boiling water for 2-3 minutes, then refresh in cold water. Chill and set aside.

Step 5

To assemble the wreath, use a large round plate, or draw a circle on a large tile or chopping board. Spoon on the whipped feta, and spread to make a circle. Spoon on the couscous salad, using the feta circle as a guide, spreading out over the top of the feta. Arrange the Leaderbrand Mesclun salad leaves, baby spinach leaves, asparagus pieces, cucumber chunks, and radishes over the top of the couscous.

Step 5

Dress the salad with spoonfuls of the avocado goddess dressing and then drizzle with the Raspberry vinaigrette from the LeaderBrand Salad Bag.

Alternatively, arrange the salad in the same way on a large platter and serve at any time of the year.

The asparagus can be substituted with fresh season courgettes, beans or extra broccoli florets.

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LeaderBrand Bagged Mesclun Salad

MESCLUN SALD

Our LeaderBrand Mesclun Salad combines baby spinach, nutty red oak, sour beet and mild mustard of mizuna with our own Raspberry Balsamic Dressing for true culinary brilliance.

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  • tag_faces Gluten Free
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  • cruelty_free Vegetarian

LeaderBrand runs its own independently verified food safety programme.

The programme incorporates internationally recognised standards of agricultural production, product safety, traceability and record-keeping.

Avg Quantity per serving Avg Quantity per 100g
Energy (kJ/Cal) 31/7.4 104/24.8
Protein (g) 0.6 2.1
Fat, total (g) 0.3 0.8
– saturated (g) 0 0
Carbohydrate (g) 3.0 1.1
– sugars (g) 0.2 0.8
Sodium (mg) 40 100

Source: The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables, 8th Edition, Plant & Food Research.

LeaderBrand Asparagus

ASPARAGUS

A springtime favourite and super versatile too, asparagus is considered a culinary delight for New Zealanders up and down the country.

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LeaderBrand runs its own independently verified food safety programme.

The programme incorporates internationally recognised standards of agricultural production, product safety, traceability and record-keeping.

Avg Quantity per serving Avg Quantity per 100g
Energy (kJ/Cal) 78/18.6 100/23.9
Protein (g) 2.3 4.5
Fat, total (g) 0.2 0.2
– saturated (g) 0.1 0.1
Carbohydrate (g) 1.3 1.7
– sugars (g) 1.3 1.7
Sodium (mg) 0 0

Source: The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables, 8th Edition, Plant & Food Research.

LEADERBRAND Broccoli

BROCCOLI

Did you know broccoli has more health benefits per bite than any other vegetable? We grow and handpick ours at optimum maturity to lock in all the good stuff.

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Serving size: 1/2 cup, chopped – 82g
Boiled, drained

Avg Quantity per serving Avg Quantity per 100g
Energy (kJ/Cal) 93/22 113/27
Protein (g) 3.1 3.8
Fat, total (g) 0.5 0.5
– saturated (g) 0.07 0.09
Carbohydrate (g) 1.4 1.7
– sugars (g) 1.3 1.6
Fibre (g) 2.6 3.2
Sodium (mg) 4.9 6
Vitamin C (mg) 47.6 58
Riboflavin (mg) 0.2 0.2
Vitamin B6 (mg) 0.2 0.19
Folate (µg) 43.5 53
Niacin (mg) 1.0 1.2

Source: The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables, 8th Edition, Plant & Food Research.

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Ingredients
  • 250g bunch LeaderBrand Asparagus
  • 2-3 baby cucumbers, cut lengthways
  • 3-4 radishes, cut into quarters
  • 1 bag LeaderBrand Mesclun salad leaves, with raspberry vinaigrette

Whipped feta spread:

  • 440g feta cheese
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup thickened cream
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Couscous with Broccoli salad:

  • 2 cups Israeli couscous
  • 1 head Leaderbrand fresh broccoli
  • 1 cup parsley leaves
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp caste sugar

Avocado goddess dressing:

  • ½ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 20 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup Leaderbrand Baby spinach leaves
  • 3 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • ½ cup red wine vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 avocado
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

To Serve:

  • basil
  • mint leaves
  • 1 pomegranate (arils)
ASPARAGUS, BROCCOLI & CUMIN FETA TART
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