Five Dishes To Make This Summer

Now the warmer months have approached us, its rarely the case that we will be in the mood for a toad in the hole or a sausage casserole for lunch or dinner. We tend to lean towards refreshing dishes to keep us hydrated and ingredients that don’t bloat us out so that us ladies can still wear crop tops and dresses without a food baby on show. 

Cooking in Summer is all well and good when you’re serving up a generic salad or jacket potato on a daily basis, but these types of dishes can become very repetitive and boring for your family. If you lack inspiration for your meals this Summer, continue reading to find five dishes that’ll taste perfect in the sunshine.

To make any of these scrummy dishes below, you need all of the necessary cooking supplies! Are you looking for cooking equipment? Our Northwich based Bratts store has every pan, utensil and piece of crockery that you could need for your cooking sessions, so head down to the Cookshop section in our Northwich store today!

1) Beetroot & halloumi salad with pomegranate and dillBeetroot and Halloumi Salad

This take on the usual lettuce, cucumber and tomatoes will have your family requesting salad for dinner and lunch. This easy dish contains three of your 5-a-day, is only 371 calories and uses halloumi to add some protein and to ensure that the dish is filling. With pomegranate seeds, the combination of sweet and savoury is delightfully refreshing, and the dill and mint give it a mouth-watering aroma.

Feel free to be very creative with this meal; the BBC have used the usual salad ingredients, as well as beetroot and pumpkin seeds to keep your tastebuds guessing and wanting more. Ensure that you have a shallow frying pan so that you can cook the halloumi to perfection. Check out our Cole & Mason range in store for high quality pans. To finish off, toss-up all of your ingredients in a new salad bowl; ideal for dishing up at family gatherings. 

For the full recipe, head over to the BBC website.

2) The Best Ever Potato Salad

The Best Ever Potato Salad

Although this is a big claim to make; when a recipe has been passed down generations, you know it’s going to be delicious! Forget the usual potato, mayo and chives, this potato salad dish is just as easy to make but is ridiculously creamy, is packed full of juicy bacon pieces to give it texture and is finished off with a secret ingredient that’ll steer you away from any pre-made potato salad!

Potato salad is an excellent addition to any summer party or BBQ. It is light, quick and easy to make and a winner for all ages. Get yourself down to Bratts and grab yourself high-quality utensils and pans that make peeling potatoes a walk in the park and grilling your bacon way less messy!

Click here for the full recipe. 

3) PB&J Puffed Cereal Ice Cream Sandwiches

PBJ Puffed Ceral Ice Cream Sandwich

This recipe is for all of those people who have a sweet tooth but don’t have the time to be faffing around making a cheesecake! These peanut butter and jelly puffed cereal ice cream sandwiches are perfect if you have kids because you can turn this easy recipe into a fun little activity for you to do together. Not to mention, they are extremely tasty!

With only five ingredients, it is also an in-expensive dessert that everybody will enjoy. Who doesn’t love peanut butter and strawberry ice cream, right? In our Bratts store, we have good quality knife sets and wooden chopping boards that you know will last years. Head down to your local Bratts store to purchase yours, so you have the ideal combo for making this fun little recipe, too!

Find the recipe to make your ice-cream sandwiches here.

4) Greek-Style Chicken Kebabs

Chicken Kebabs

Chicken on a skewer is a fail-safe for all of you BBQ fans out there! However, if you do not own a BBQ, this recipe is very versatile in that you can also grill or bake the chicken, too. This is a Greek-inspired recipe which is a lot healthier than the kebab you get from the local takeaway. The only ingredients you’ll be needing for the chicken’s marinade is Greek style yoghurt (0% fat option for a healthy alternative), paprika, cumin, cinnamon, chilli flakes, garlic and lemon. 

Then you sir, have the tastiest chicken kebab that goes perfect with your salad or homemade chips! Find reusable skewers and utensils for your BBQ in your local Bratts store today. 

Find the Greek-style chicken kebab recipe here.

5) Tropical Granola Lollies

Tropical Granola Lollies

No matter what age you are, everybody loves an ice lolly in the summertime because they keep you cool, refreshed and hydrated. However, what we don’t realise is how many calories are in the generic Fab lolly, so today we’re bringing you a tasty and low-cal alternative that’ll be a massive hit for you and your kids!

All you will need is two large mangoes and two large ripe bananas: the perfect combination for that yummy tropical taste, coconut milk, granola and dark chocolate to satisfy that cocoa craving of yours. Don’t forget, here at Bratts, we have an excellent selection of chopping boards and knives that’ll make cutting fruit extra easy!

Click here for the granola lolly recipe and thank us later.

Are any of these scrumptious recipes standing out to you? We have given you a handful of dishes that’ll go down a treat for anyone. If you do end up making any of the five, make sure to tag us in your pictures on Instagram so we can drool over the tastiness too!

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