Grain-based salads are filling and nutritious, and work really well with fresh fruit, which adds colour, texture and taste.
Bubble and squeak
Bubble and squeak
Serve with a poached, fried or scrambled egg and crispy bacon or with poached smoked haddock fillets or grilled trout. Pop them in the freezer at the end of step 4 for a delicious snack on another day.
Heat the oil in a frying pan and cook the finely chopped onion until soft.
Remove the pan from the heat and transfer the onions into a large bowl.
Add the mashed potato, cooked vegetables and cheese to the bowl and season well. Mix well and divide the mixture into six portions.
Using your hands, shape each portion into a round cake. Put a little flour on a plate and coat each cake in flour on both sides.
Put onto a greased baking tray and brush with a little melted butter. Bake in a preheated oven (200°C/400°F/ mark 6) for 25 minutes or alternatively fry on both sides until golden brown.
Remember to freeze any portions you don’t eat this time to save them from going in the bin. A great time saver for a simple meal another day when you may be busy.
Defrost your frozen portions in the fridge and use within 24 hours, or in a microwave on 'defrost' directly before use.
Make the most of your leftovers
If you loved this recipe, why not try
Sascha at Hugh Grierson Organic, a family-run farm in Perthshire, shows us how to spice up those mince and tatties this Halloween.
If you have leftover cooked potatoes to use, from the fridge or freezer, why not try this delicious, simple recipe from Blas y Tir.
Perfect as a light starter before a rich Christmas dinner, smoked salmon is readily available in small packets meaning you can ensure you don’t buy more than you need.
This is a great alternative to a classic roast dinner, and so easy: all you really need to do is chop some veg!
If you’ve never tried this brunch favourite as a savoury dish, you’re missing out. It’s also a great way of using up stale bread – perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner!
A simple way to create a tasty dish from your leftover potatoes and bacon. Le Creuset recommend you enjoy with steamed broccoli or a fresh green salad spritzed with lemon.
The fastest, easiest stir-fry! Just brown your mince, stir-fry those veggies and this dish will be ready in under 30 minutes.
Chilling in the fridge rather than baking in the oven is the key to this simple yet spectacular fruity, nutty deliciousness which pleases nearly everyone and is great for entertaining.
Keep your fridge at 5°C or below
Did you know that adjusting the temperature of your fridge could help to preserve your food for three days longer than usual? A big win to help keep your food fresher for longer. Our fridge temperature tool can help you learn how to change the temperature on your specific fridge brand.