Allotment Recipes

Our latest allotment recipes are below.

We hope our allotment recipe ideas are helpful to anyone growing their own fruit and vegetables, whether on the plot or at home in a kitchen garden.

You may like to see our section on how to make jam.

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Squash-Mash-Recipe Squash Mash Recipe - Our squash mash recipe makes a sweet but lower calorie alternative to potato mash. The main difference with squash mash is that there is no need to add milk or cream, as the flesh of squash is naturally moist. Squash mash cooks faster than potato mash, and when the cooked squash is soft to the […]
Winter-Squash-And-Celeriac-Soup Winter Squash And Celeriac Soup Recipe - Our winter squash and celeriac soup is ideal for cold winter nights. It is nutritious, warming, and sweet tasting. Winter squash adds sweetness and thickness to the soup, whilst celeriac adds its distinctive celery like flavour. Winter squash grows like butternut squash, and comes in a wide range of shapes and sizes. We find it […]
Mulled-Wine-Recipe Mulled Wine Recipe - Our mulled wine recipe makes a delicious fruity and spiced mulled wine. We recommended preparing the mulled wine twenty four hours before you use it, to allow all the flavours to infuse together. Mulled wine uses spices and ingredients from all round the world - none of the ingredients are traditionally found in the UK. […]
Pea-And-Spinach-Soup-Recipe Pea And Spinach Soup Recipe - Our pea and spinach soup recipe can be made using fresh or frozen peas, and the spinach can be substituted with chard if need be. Peas are spinach are two of the most nutritious vegetables it is possible to grow. Together they make a delicious sweet tasting soup, full of goodness, that can be enjoyed […]
Winter-Cabbage-Casserole Winter Cabbage Casserole Recipe - Winter cabbage is a strong flavoured hardy vegetable, packed full of nutrients and vitamins. Simply leave on the plot through winter and harvest as required. You may like to see our guide on How To Grow Cabbage. Our winter cabbage casserole recipe is nutritious and warming for when the weather starts to get cold. It […]
Roasted-Celeriac-Chips Roasted Celeriac Chips Recipe - Our roasted celeriac chips recipe is easy to make - simply peel, chop, cover with oil and a little salt, and roast in the over at 190oC for forty minutes - turning occasionally. Celeriac is a delicious, relatively low calorie, sweet tasting vegetable. Its flavour is reminiscent of celery and parsnip. You may like to […]
Celeriac-Soup-Recipe Celeriac Soup Recipe - Our celeriac soup recipe is nutritious, sweet tasting, and quick to make. Celeriac has a flavour similar to celery, and is sweet like parsnip. Celeriac is relatively low in calories and high in fibre. If not using in soups, it can also be roasted like parsnip to create delicious chips. See our guide on how […]
Breadmaker-Pizza-Recipe Breadmaker Pizza Recipe - Using a breadmaker to make the pizza dough reduces the effort and stress of preparing pizzas - whilst the base itself tastes much fresher and lighter than many shop bought bases. Breadmaker pizzas are also a great way of encouraging children to eat allotment grown vegetables like onions, garlic, tomatoes, peppers, courgettes, peas, and sweetcorn. Topping […]
Melon-Smash-Recipe Melon Smash Recipe - Our melon smash recipe makes an interesting, light tasting, refreshing desert. It can be made with any melon - the sweeter the better. We used one of our home grown musk melons. See our guide on How To Grow Musk Melons. The main ingredients are melon and mint, enhanced by lemon juice, olive oil, and […]
Tomatillo-Soup-Recipe Tomatillo Soup Recipe - Our tomatillo soup recipe is easy to make and packed full of healthy vegetables. Tomatillo soup is naturally sweet due to the tomatillos, and made more so by adding sweetcorn, peppers, and peas. Tomatillos are surprisingly easy to grow in the UK climate. They need to be started indoors in the spring and planted out […]
Tomatillo-Salsa-Recipe Tomatillo Salsa Recipe - Tomatillos are very popular in Mexico, where they are used to make delicious spicy salsa and soup. In taste they are similar to a green pepper, but more fruity with a hint of lime. Tomatillos are surprisingly easy to grow in the UK climate. They need to be started indoors in the spring and planted […]
Tayberry-Compote-Recipe Tayberry Compote Recipe - Our tayberry compote recipe is a jam that is stored in the fridge, delicious, quick to make, and significantly lower in sugar than regular jam. It is great on its own, or as toppings for ice creams, added to yoghurts or smoothies, or spread on toast. Where as many jams taste sugary, the lower sugar […]
How-To-Make-Bread-In-A-Breadmaker How To Make Bread In A Breadmaker - How to make bread in a breadmaker? For a typical brown or white seeded loaf, making bread in a breadmaker takes approximately 5 minutes preparation time plus four hours cooking. That really is all the labour involved. The breadmaker takes care of kneading and making the dough, allowing the dough to rise, and baking the […]
Low Fat Eton Mess Recipe - Our low fat eton mess recipe contains all the goodness and sweetness of raspberries and meringues, but is made with low fat crème fraîche rather than cream. The meringue and raspberries are so delicious that we think our low fat eton mess recipe loses nothing for forsaking the cream. Raspberries are full of vitamins and […]
Real-Strawberry-Milkshake Recipe Real Strawberry Milkshake Recipe - Great for children - and adults too - our real strawberry milkshake recipe combines the goodness of strawberries into a delicious tasting, refreshing, drink. Ideal for hot summer days or simply as treat. See our guide on How To Grow Strawberries. Ingredients - Real Strawberry Milkshake Serves 1 person. Easiest to make with a min […]
Broad-Bean-Soup-Recipe Broad Bean Soup Recipe - Our broad bean soup recipe makes a delicious rich soup and is an ideal way to get reluctant children to eat them. Broad beans are full of protein, contain many important vitamins and nutrients, and have no saturated fat or cholesterol. Our broad bean soup recipe is a good way of using up late season, […]
Strawberry-Coulis-Recipe Strawberry Coulis Recipe - Our strawberry coulis recipe is very simple, requires only a few minutes to make, and creates a stunning mouth watering desert when presented over ice cream. Strawberry season is one of the highlights of the gardening year. Strawberries are packed full of goodness, high in vitamin C, and full of antioxidants. See our page on […]
Broad-Bean-Risotto-Recipe Broad Bean Risotto Recipe - Our broad bean risotto recipe makes a good everyday meal to feed the whole family. Being a risotto, the quantity of rice ensures that there will be enough food for everyone. Broad beans are a good source of protein, contain many important vitamins and nutrients, and have no saturated fat or cholesterol. See our guide […]
Fried-Artichoke-Recipe-1000px Fried Artichoke Recipe - Our fried artichoke recipe treats globe artichokes as a delicacy or appetiser. Rather than waiting for enough artichokes to ripen for a main meal, we pick our artichokes when they are at their best size for eating. Our fried artichoke recipe is an ideal way of sharing a small crop of artichokes amongst friends and […]
Broad-Bean-Couscous-Recipe Broad Bean Couscous Recipe - This broad bean couscous recipe is a good way of combining the strong, healthy taste of broad beans into a meal that the whole family can enjoy. See our guide on how to grow broad beans. Like many other vegetables, broad beans ripen at the same time leaving you with the challenge of finding a variety […]
Broad-Bean-Guacamole-Recipe Broad Bean Guacamole Recipe - Broad beans are high in protein and contain many nutritious vitamins and minerals. Our broad bean guacamole recipe is a good way of using up a bumper harvest of beans. See our guide on how to grow broad beans. The strong flavour of the guacamole helps mask the broad bean taste that some people dislike, […]
Asparagus-Leek-Soup-Recipe Asparagus And Leek Soup Recipe - Asparagus and leeks are both available in April and May when there is little else ready for eating. See our guide on how to grow leeks. Combined together they make a healthy, light, creamy tasting soup good for adults and children. Ingredients - Asparagus & Leak Soup Provides soup for four people. Serve with fresh bread. […]
Rhubarb-Crumble-Recipe Rhubarb Crumble Recipe - Growing rhubarb, and making rhubarb crumble, is easy to do and much appreciated by friends and family.You can find a guide on how to grow rhubarb on our website. Ingredients - Rhubarb Crumble Recipe Preparing The Rhubarb Crumble Top Serves 2-3 people. For a hungry family of four - double all the ingredients. Serve with custard or […]
Beetroot-Soup-Recipe Beetroot Soup Recipe - Beetroot is best known as an ingredient in salads, but it is much more than that. Beetroot soup is just one example of how a wonderfully sweet vegetable can be the star of a meal. How To Make Beetroot Soup Once all the preparation is complete, start by gently frying the onion in some olive […]
Allotment-Ratatouille-Recipe Allotment Ratatouille Recipe - Chard and courgettes are two of the most easy allotment vegetables to grow. Sometimes the challenge is how to use up a bumper harvest in a way the family will enjoy. This allotment ratatouille recipe is a twist on the traditional method, substituting colourful chard for aubergines, and makes a great meal that the whole […]
Chard-Soup-Recipe Chard Soup Recipe - Chard is a great autumn or early winter vegetable to grow. It can replace spinach in many recipes, and can be included in risottos, ratatouille, and lasagne. It also makes delicious soups, with a taste reminiscent of lentils. Click here to see our guide on how to grow chard. How To Make Chard Soup Once […]
Salmorejo-Recipe Salmorejo Recipe - Have tomatoes? Perhaps cucumber too? Salmorejo is a traditional Spanish recipe that is delicious, full of nutrients, and quick and easy to make. How To Make Salmorejo This is a one pot recipe. Simply dice everything up small and then blend everything together. The dish is traditionally made with old (hard / stale) bread, mainly because […]
How to make jam in a breadmaker How To Make Jam In A Breadmaker - Using a breadmaker to make jam is easier and quicker than other methods - see our step by step guide on How To Make Jam In A Breadmaker below. Alternatively, you may like to see our full guide on How To Make Jam (this includes the principles of jam making, jam making equipment, and a […]
Courgette-Recipes Courgette Recipes - If you have been fortunate enough to have nursed your young courgette seedlings through a chilly spring time, and a thirsty summer, you may now be enjoying a bumper harvest. A mature courgette plant, let alone two or three, can start to produce an overwhelming number of courgettes. What to do with a sudden glut […]
Tortilla De Patata Recipe Tortilla De Patata - What to do with potatoes in season? Tortilla de patata is one answer. Delicious, well suited to hot weather, and ideally accompanied by a refreshing salad - and rioja. How To Make Tortilla De Patata Step 1 - Preparing The Vegetables The first step of preparing the tortilla is to soften the potatoes, onion, and […]

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