Matcha powder is often used in desserts, but we’re giving this earthy flavour a fresh kick in our recipes. Kick off 2017 with a brilliant pop of green!

Cold Matcha Pasta

You’ll need:

Nissin Instant Pasta ($4.50, FairPrice)
olive oil
salt and pepper, to taste
canned tuna
1 tsp matcha powder  ($7.90, Meidi-Ya)

Follow the instructions for the instant pasta. Once done, drain and lightly toss in olive oil. Drain canned tuna and add mayonnaise, salt, pepper, matcha powder and mix well. Combine with the pasta and garnish with a light sprinkle of matcha
powder to your taste.

Tip: Serve chilled for a more refreshing taste.

Matcha Vinaigrette Fruit Salad

1 tsp matcha powder
seasonal mixed fruit
salt and sugar, to taste
1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
minced ginger

Combine rice wine vinegar, matcha powder and minced ginger, adding salt and sugar to balance the taste to your preference. Pour over mixed fruits and serve.

Tip: Works particularly well with berries and stone fruits.

Matcha Yoghurt Popsicles

You’ll need:

2 tsp matcha powder
plain yoghurt
popsicle mold

Combine the yoghurt and matcha powder in a bowl and add sugar to taste. Cut the marshmallows into bite-sized pieces and spoon the yoghurt mixture into the molds, alternating between marshmallow pieces and yoghurt to create a delightful marbled look. Freeze for 5 hours.

BiTES paid for our own groceries.