Mary Burns’s Butterific Irish Scones

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Mango, Cucumber and Kidney Bean Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 mango, peeled, diced
  • ½ cucumber, cut in half lengthways, seeds removed and thinly sliced
  • 400g tin of kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • Small handful of coriander leaves
  • Juice and zest of ½ lime
  • 1 tablesp. olive oil

To Cook

Place all the ingredients in a serving bowl, stir to combine, taste and season.

Serving Suggestions

This salad tastes great with our Spicy Chicken Kebabs or try with some Grilled Lamb Steaks.

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Rachel Allen’s strawberry muesli

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This recipe comes from the original Swiss Bircher muesli, where porridge oats are soaked in a little water, then sweetened with delicious seasonal or dried fruit, and sometimes nuts and seeds too. Strawberries and raspberries work particularly well in this muesli recipe, as does grated apple, to which you could also add a smidgen of ground cinnamon.

The recipe was created in the early 1900s by the Swiss physician Dr Maximillian Bircher-Benner, who knew that a diet rich in nutrients was essential for the recuperation of the patients in his hospital.

Place the porridge oats in a bowl with the water. Allow the oats to sit for 10 minutes, then add in the strawberries. Mash with a fork before adding enough light agave syrup or honey, whichever you’re using, to sweeten the mixture.

Serve the muesli on its own, or with cream and brown sugar; or topped with natural yoghurt and toasted, chopped hazelnuts or almonds.