Finding ways to spice up dinner is a constant battle. I’m tired of tofu, chickpeas, and don’t get me started on lentils.
I’m guessing you don’t generally reach for a punnet of raspberries or blackberries when you’re whipping up dinner, but hear me out: they’re good for you, they’re delicious and they add a certain ~zing~ to your everyday meals.
I’ve read that they also go great as a glaze or marinade for meat, so there’s a fun fact if that’s your thing.
And more traditionally, they make a mouth-watering addition to any dessert. But before you’re tempted to just stand at the fridge with the door open eating them by the handful (which yes, I have done too), try these super easy ways to incorporate them into dinner and dessert.
Recipe 1: Blackberry, nectarine and halloumi salad
This salad is a perfect side dish or light dinner, and can be bulked up with almost any veggies you’d normally use in a salad. I also realised after I made this that would be amazing with walnuts.
- A punnet of blackberries
- 2 ripe nectarines, sliced into segments
- A pack of halloumi
- Leafy greens
- Your choice of vinaigrette, like balsamic or red wine