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35 Recipes

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Marinated feta in thyme & chilli oil

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Pack salty Greek cheese into jars with olive oil, thyme, tomatoes, artichokes and olives - mop up the goodness with bread
10 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Roast chicken garden salad

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Maximise the flavour of a succulent whole chicken by cooking the croutons in the same tray and using the juices for a dressing
1 hour and 35 minutes
Easy

Rainbow tomato salad

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Use seasonal tomatoes in different colours, shapes and sizes and sprinkle basil to give this side salad a dazzling finish
10 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Pinwheel pizzas

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Use a packet bread mix to roll up individual pizza buns filled with tomato, basil, mozzarella and pepperoni
45 minutes
Easy

Cheese & chive spread

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Try this savoury mix on crackers, in sandwiches or spread on toast and grill
5 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Chocolate orange brownies

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(16 ratings)
You know these squidgy chocolate cake squares with orange zest are going to be good!
1 hour and 5 minutes
Moderately easy

Lemon sherbet ice

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Reach for a refreshing hit of nostalgia with this citrus ice - allow to slowly melt so it can be sucked up through a straw
10 minutes
Moderately easy

Niçoise stuffed baguette

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(5 ratings)
For the ultimate transportable sandwich, hollow out a French stick and fill with tuna, olives, anchovies and eggs
20 minutes
Easy

Cheat’s ginger beer

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Create a wonderfully refreshing alcohol-free summer spritz with only four ingredients - make as spicy as you like
10 minutes
Easy

Little strawberry cheesecakes

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(7 ratings)
Individual portions will save fights over the biggest slice of this creamy ricotta pud with fruity compote
1 hour and 15 minutes
Easy

Curried pasta salad

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Take the blueprint of Coronation chicken, omit the meat and add pasta and you have a fresh fusion side dish
22 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian
Healthy

Chilli ginger lamb chops

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Marinate your chops with ginger, lemon, chilli and cumin then chargrill until juicy in the middle
18 minutes
Easy
Healthy

Smoked salmon soufflé tart

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A sophisticated quiche, rippled with salmon slices, goat's cheese and dill
1 hour and 15 minutes
Moderately easy

New potato & green bean salad

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Try to use Jersey royals in this healthy take on a picnic classic then swap the mayo for honey mustard vinaigrette
18 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian
Healthy

Sundried tomato soda bread baps

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These craggy bread buns use bicarbonate of soda instead of yeast - serve with plenty of butter or top with soft cheese
40 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Potato & paprika tortilla

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This thick, traditional Spanish omelette is bulked out with new potatoes and flavoured with herbs
45 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian
Healthy

Fragrant Thai drumsticks

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Marinate chicken drummers in aromatic Thai red curry paste and sweet chilli for super tasty fingerfood
55 minutes
Easy

Rustic chicken & apricot pie

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Rustle up a homemade picnic pie for your al fresco feast, packed with bacon, pork sausages and dried fruit
2 hours and 30 minutes
Moderately easy

Melon spritzers

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Blend honeydew, Galia or cantaloupes into a cooling wine-based cocktail with apple juice and lime
20 minutes
Easy

Lime curd tarts with summer berries

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Treat your guests to a sophisticated tangy tart with crisp, patisserie pastry and a creamy filling
55 minutes
Moderately easy

Chicken with ham, spinach & pine nuts

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A restaurant-style Mediterranean dish of roast chicken breast with stuffing and crème fraîche finished with a white wine sauce
50 minutes
Moderately easy

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