- 13th Jun 2022
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Sweater weather is now officially over, and as we prepare to relax in the summer sun, brighter days blur into longer evenings and we bask in the warm summer breeze. It’s the perfect time to delight your tastebuds with your favourite summer dishes.
This summer, we've teamed up with recipe developer and specialist diet food blogger, Emma Hatcher from She Can’t Eat What?, to create a bank of alfresco inspired recipes that are guaranteed to please the entire family this summer.
A dash of oompf
Hosting a family get together in the sun? Serve these spiral sweet potatoes piled with juicy peaches, creamy, tangy burrata and crunchy pistachios. A fun way to serve sweet potatoes, the spiralised shape adds an appealing centrepiece to your table. These are also great served hot or cold; ideal for a BBQ side dish. Sweet potatoes are rich in vitamin A and C, potassium, iron, calcium, zinc and B vitamins, making this is super healthy snacking option to benefit eye health, immunity and organs like your heart and kidneys.
The perfect picnic
Fancy serving up a delicious summer picnic? The best way to kick start the summer season is to embrace seasonal flavours. This sweet potato hummus with chargrilled gluten-free flatbreads is a match made in heaven. It’s a great alternative to regular chickpea hummus with its silky-smooth texture and smoky taste using everyday kitchen cupboard spices – a perfect addition to any picnic basket.
This is true self care
Nothing beats a self-care day – we all know good food equals good mood. These crispy smashed new potatoes with whipped feta and roasted red and yellow peppers are the ideal light lunch to indulge in on your ‘you’ day. Treat yourself to extra-large portion – you won’t regret it! The colourful red and yellow peppers add a tantalising touch of sweetness to this mouth-watering dish.
Reset your day
As the summer months begin to draw in, the British love for fish returns. This refreshing hot smoked salmon salad, with lemon yogurt and quick pickle fennel is the perfect fresh fish dish to end your day. Lashings of lemon complement the lightness of the yogurt and salmon, with the pickled fennel and new potatoes pulling it altogether to create a healthy and filling summer supper to finish off your day.