Wilt Guilt No More with Gourmet Garden

Wilt-guilt season is upon us – that time of the year when you have the best cooking intentions, but inevitably the bundle of fresh herbs you bought wilts away in the fridge.   

Gourmet Garden is the true food hack for staving off wilt-guilt. Offering a range of flavorful stir-in pastes and lightly dried herbs that last for up to four weeks in the fridge, Gourmet Garden will stay fresh. It’s the ideal ingredient for sprucing up classic dishes like quiche and pastas and keep you from grappling with heads of garlic or ginger root.  

A few fresh recipes your friends and family will love below:   

 Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls   

Ingredients
20 sheets rice paper rolls
1 roast chicken, Meat removed and shredded
300 grams wombok
100 grams carrot, julienned
100g snow peas, julienned
100 grams red capscium, finely sliced
1 1/2 Avocados, sliced
125 grams bean sprouts
50 grams fried shallots
50 grams Crispy noodles
2 tablespoons
Method
1. Combine the wombok, carrot, snow peas, South East Asian Seasoning and capsicum, and toss together to make slaw.
2. Soak rice paper rolls individually, in tepid water. Place on bench or board to fill.
3. Place slaw, chicken, avocado, sprouts, fried shallots & crispy noodles, on rice paper and roll up.
4. Dip in sweet chilli sauce to serve.

Grilled Vegetable Sliders with Chilli Tomato Relish  

Ingredients
1 Sabrosa tomatoes, sliced
3 teaspoons Chilli, mild Cold Blended Paste
1/3 teaspoon fennel seeds, crushed
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon Garlic Cold Blended Paste
2 teaspoons Basil Cold Blended Paste
2-3 tablespoons Woolworths Select Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 yellow capsicum
1 red capsicum
4-8 large Portobello mushrooms
2 zucchini, thinly sliced lengthways
8 small round bread rolls
2-3 tablespoons labna or other soft cheese
Baby rocket or small salad leaves
1 small red onion, thinly sliced into rings
Method
1. In a small saucepan simmer the tomatoes, chilli, fennel, vinegar and sugar for 12-15 minutes, stirring often. Season to taste with salt and pepper and set aside to cool.
2. Heat a heavy non-stick pan or hotplate to medium-hot.
3. In a small bowl combine garlic, basil and oil. Cut capsicums in half, trim away seeds and inner ribs then cut each half into strips. Trim mushroom stems flat.
4. Brush the garlic and basil oil over the capsicum, mushrooms, zucchini and place in the pan or on the hotplate. Grill, turning occasionally, until the vegetables are tender and the skin of the capsicum blistered and dark. Brush occasionally with the remaining herb and garlic oil. Carefully remove skin from the capsicum strips.
5. Split the rolls and toast the cut side. To assemble, spread both cut sides of buns with labna or soft cheese. Onto the bottom buns place a few pieces of rocket or salad leaves then a grilled mushroom, a few pieces of zucchini and capsicum, and a few onion rings. Finish with a dollop of the tomato chilli relish and a few more leaves.
6Serve with any remaining tomato chilli relish.
Chorizo, Vegetable and Mixed Herb Pizza
Ingredients
1 or 2 pizza bases
tbsp tomato paste
3 tbsp Lightly Dried Mixed Herbs
1 spanish onion, sliced
1 red capsicum, sliced
2 chorizo sausages, thinly sliced
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, grated
Aioli and rocket, to serve
Method
1. Pre-heat oven to 170*C
2. Combine 2 tbsp Mixed Herbs with tomato paste and spread onto pizza bases.
3. Top with cheese, onion, capsicum and chorizo.
4. Bake for 15 minutes.
5. Serve topped with aioli, rocket and 1 tbsp sprinkle of mixed herbs

About Gourmet Garden:

Gourmet Garden is passionate about making fresh herbs and spices easy for everyday cooking.Fresh herbs and spices make an amazing difference to any meal: their flavor, color, aroma. But let’s be honest, when you are busy, particularly during the week, fresh herbs just aren’t practical. Count the bunches of wilted herbs that you’ve thrown out after only a few days….and Gourmet Garden all knows the hassle of garlic and chilli fingers!Gourmet Garden’s herbs keep fresh for weeks so you can have a herb garden ready when you are any day.

Put simply, your Gourmet Garden herbs are:

  • Australian, organically grown herbs
  • Washed, chopped & prepped within 18hrs of harvesting
  • Made with no preservatives, pesticides or nasty stuff
  • Pre-prepared…washed, chopped & ready to use
  • With the same look, taste & aroma of fresh herbs
  • Cared for (with tender, loving, care) from farm to plate

It’s as easy and fresh as that!

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