A versatile fruity compote – equally delicious served warm or cold
This quick and tasty little compote is great for jazzing up yoghurts, adding to porridge or muesli, or simply on its own. It’s also makes a delicious fruity weaning puree if you give it a few pulses with the blender. Run out of chutney for the cheese board? It’s a complementary substitute for that too. I usually make extra and pop little tubs of it in the freezer. You gotta love such simple, versatile food!
I love this flavour combination, which I happened upon accidentally while creating Riata for my chickpea and sweet potato curry (click here in case you missed it!). I don’t know why I never thought of cucumber and pineapple before, but I’m sure glad I’ve found it now!!
Lentil loves smoothies and now regularly asks for them, so I’m constantly on the lookout for new concoctions and this one definitely seems to be a winner. Smoothies are also a great way to use up that leftover bit of cucumber in the fridge that would otherwise end up in the bin.
a think slice of pineapple, peeled and chopped
1/3 cucumber, peeled and sliced
handful fresh mint
4 tbsp natural yoghurt
1 tsp honey
Blend the pineapple, cucumber and mint in a food processor, then add the yoghurt and honey and blend until well combined. You can either serve as a textured smoothie, or pass through a sieve if you prefer a drinkable smoothie without any “bits”. Personally, I prefer the former, but some kids might be put off by the “bits”.
Have a smoooooothie day!