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5 comfort food recipes to welcome in autumn

02/10/2018 02/10/2018
If you’re anything like us, then the first chill in the air leaves you yearning for log fires, woollen blankets and warm, comforting meals. There is simply nothing better in the autumn months than preparing delicious home cooked meals to share with family and friends.

If you’re anything like us, then the first chill in the air leaves you yearning for log fires, woollen blankets and warm, comforting meals. There is simply nothing better in the autumn months than preparing delicious home cooked meals to share with family and friends. From cold starters to hot main courses to mouth-watering deserts, there is no end to the variety of dishes you can create with a Zespri Green kiwifruit. But if you’re short of ideas this season, below you can find 4 of our favourite comfort food recipes…

 

 Did you know?
Vitamin C helps maintain our defences to keep flu and cold at bay and Zespri Green kiwifruit contains more vitamin C than an orange per 100 g

 

1. Squash and sweet potato soup with Zespri SunGold kiwifruit

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A heart-warming soup can be just as beneficial to our bodies as it is to our minds. Creamy and delicious, this nutritious vitamin C-packed recipe will take the chill out of the air and put a smile on your face!

 

2. Chickpea and millet bean burger with avocado and Zespri SunGold kiwifruit

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Biting into a freshly cooked burger is one of the most comforting memories of childhood. As adults, we can recreate this sensation in a healthy way, by adding a handful of ingredients such as chickpeas and avocado. In this recipe, meat is replaced with beans for a vegetarian option that is both sophisticated and tasty.

 

3. Crispy salmon with chicory and Zespri Green kiwifruit salad

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Autumn comfort food should be fresh and exciting. In this dish, Zespri Green kiwifruit combines beautifully with savoury flavours to create a meal that tastes delicious served hot or cold.

 

4. Banana bread with Zespri Green kiwifruit, lime, ginger and cinnamon

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If you have a sweet tooth, then you’ll want to satisfy it when the nights turn colder. But if you’re worried that comfort food can’t be nutritious, think again! By substituting Zespri Green kiwifruit for unhealthy alternatives, you are left with a dessert that is high in taste and not high in calories.

 

5. Chunky pepper and tomato soup with Zespri Green kiwifruit

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And finally for this week’s featured recipe! The great thing about soups is that they can be prepared in advance and kept in the fridge or freezer for when you need an instant boost of warmth. The smoky pepper and tomato flavours contrast perfectly with the tangy taste of kiwifruit – all the comfort you can fit in a bowl!



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