Quick, easy and healthy summer lunch Ideas

With some beautifully hot weather set to return next week the last thing you want is to be working hard in the kitchen slaving over a hot stove. So, we’ve gathered some low-cook, cool cookery ideas to help you out. Check them out here.

 

Couscous Salad
No need for hot ovens to create this delicious and filling Summer staple. Simply add dried couscous to a large bowl and cover with a generous amount of boiling water, stir and cover before leaving to stand for 5mins. Once cooked you can simply add any flavours and toppings of your choice, our favourites include

Olives with feta cheese, diced red onion, Italian herbs and a generous glug of olive oil.
Fresh pesto with added chunks of mozzarella cheese and ripped parma ham.
Diced fresh peppers, cherry tomatoes, finely diced cucumber and finely chopped anchovies.

 

Tapas
For a quick and simple super our ‘Tapas Gift Tray’ has everything you need! Simply sit back and relax with a glass of Chilean Merlot and enjoy a selection of Tapas treats:  Spanish classics including succulent Sliced Chorizo and the renowned delicacy that is Serrano Ham are the perfect companions to any tapas board. With some spicy Tomato Salsa and Taste Red Onion and Cheddar Biscuits this hamper is the ultimate celebration of Summer Spanish flavours https://www.spicersofhythe.co.uk/tapas-gift-tray/26848/

 

Chickpea Salad
This effortlessly and delicious salad is sure to become a summer favourite! It’s so easy and a perfect lunch if you’re away camping or just in a rush at home. Simply drain a tin of chickpeas and add to a serving bowl, stir in 4 table spoons of pesto, the juice and zest of a lemon, then add 100gm of your favourite olives and 250g of sliced fresh tomatoes and serve. Eat alone or add chunks of feta cheese or a thick slice of fresh quiche for something extra special.

We’d love to hear about your favourite Summer meals, tweet photographs @spicersofhythe - we’d love to see them!


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