Raw courgette hummus and radish flowers

SERVES: 6  TIME: 30 mins

Flowers have long been a symbol of love, admiration and generosity which dates back to the prehistoric times where flowers and plants would be given for medicinal purposes.

Giving flowers was a charitable thing to do, something that persists to this day. In the Middle Ages they became directly used to send messages to loved ones based on the arrangement and particular type of flower, even picked up by the military as a means of communication.

We wanted to give our guests a token of our appreciation and a direct correlation to the beautiful plant based abundance we have around us. Our appetiser for our As Nature Intended supper club was a raw courgette hummus, encased in little gem with radish and sugar snap pea flowers. I know, we’re pretty loveable.

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  1. Whizz all the hummus ingredients up in a processor (minus water) and check the consistency whilst adding a little of the water at a time.
  2. Prep your radishes – with a sharp small knife cut little incisions around the middle in a line so it looks like little spikes. Once these pull apart they look like little flowers (we think so anyway…)P1000971P1000973
  3. Slide your radish flowers and two sugar snap peas onto a skewer and repeat for the whole group. We gave our guests three per starter.
  4. Get six ramekins, line with washes little gem leaves and put a few big dollops of hummus in the middle.
  5. Stick your radish tulips into the hummus and present to the cheering crowds!

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