One of our favourite ways to include #halfyourplate with fruits and veggies is to sneak it into your sauces! Not only will this add colour and nutrition, but it can pep up a plain sauce from simple to flavour-bursting. Here are some of our favourite tips for making a veggie-filled sauce:
- Add onions, mushrooms and zucchini to your spaghetti sauce
- You can blend steamed cauliflower with your cheese sauce
- Try adding kale or spinach to your pesto
- Roasted peppers blend nicely into a sauce with some cream or Greek yogurt
Here are some delicious recipes to get you started!
Roasted Tomato Sauce: This classic sauce from #halfyourplate Ambassador Chef Michael Smith is simple and goes over any of your favourite pastas.
Pasta with lots of Green Veggies and Boursin Sauce: Sometimes veggies don’t even need to be hidden. With this easy dish, delicious green vegetables are in plain sight.
Baby Arugula Pistachio Pesto Sauce from Sugar Love Spices: Using arugula will heighten this dish with spicy and fresh taste and green vibrant colour.
7-veg tomato sauce from Jamie Oliver: This sauce is jam-packed with veggies and brilliant micronutrients!
Hidden Veggie Tomato Sauce from My Fussy Eater: It’s perfect for picky eaters and works for anything from pastas to pizzas.
Let us know what your favourite veggie-packed sauces are!