Friday, 01 July 2016

Recipes: blanket banquet

Summer is the perfect season for picnics. Enjoy these recipes from Primula, perfect for a blanket banquet

Classy Salmon, Radish & Cheese Crackers (pictured above)

Ingredients (Serves 6)
• 2 sea salt flat breads
• 150g tube of Primula Cheese with Prawn
• 60g smoked salmon
• 1 radish, finely sliced
• Parsley, finely chopped
• Dill leaves
• Cracked black pepper
• Lemon zest

Method
Take the cracker, spread with Primula and place smoked salmon on top

Make it extra special by sprinkling with a little radish, lemon zest, parsley and dill

Finally, season with black pepper

Graze-on-the-go Peppers

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Ingredients (makes 25)
• 12 Mini Sweet Peppers
• 150g of Primula Cheese, any flavour
• Chives – left whole
• Pitted olives, sliced into rings
• Pickled gherkins, sliced

Method
Slice mini peppers in half vertically and remove the seeds

Squeeze Primula cheese into the hollow

Sprinkle with chives, olives or pickled gherkins

Homemade Salsa & Primula Pittas

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Ingredients (Serves 6)
• 4 pittas (wholemeal for added nutrition)
• 150g tube of Primula Cheese – any flavour
• 3 tomatoes, finely chopped
• 1 yellow pepper, sliced and deseeded
• 3 spring onions, finely chopped
• A large handful of fresh basil leaves picked and finely chopped (with a few leaves kept whole for garnish)
• 2 tbsp white wine vinegar

Method
Prepare pitta bread as per packet directions and cut each into three 'triangles'

Combine the tomatoes, peppers, spring onions, basil and vinegar in a bowl to make a salsa

Season to taste

Spread a generous squeeze of Primula Cheese onto each piece of pitta

Drain the salsa with a sieve and spoon on top

Garnish with the whole basil leaves

Tomato Pops

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Ingredients
• Cherry tomatoes
• Primula Light Cheese
• Chives - finely chopped
• Wooden Skewers (for decoration)

Method
With a sharp knife cut a lid off the base of the tomatoes

With a small sharp knife cut the core out of each tomato and scrape out the seeds.

Drain upside down on kitchen paper.

Fill the tomatoes with Primula Light Cheese straight from the tube.

Insert a wooden skewer into the stalk end of the tomato.

Sprinkle with chopped chives.

For more information on Primula please visit www.primula.co.uk


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