Wow your guests or hosts this summer with these yummy summer recipes.
Delicious and feel-good meals are at the heart of summer family and friend gatherings. It is no wonder that banquets and feasts have brought people together since the dawn of time.
There is simply nothing better than enjoying the fiery hues of the summer sunset while indulging in a tasty meal with your favourite people. If you are feeling decision-making blues, we have put together a list of summer dinner ideas to help you create the most incredible meals – perfect for whether you are hosting or have been asked to bring a plate.
Elevate your cheese platter with this bowl of paradise. Grab a small baking dish, or a ramekin, which can be found for less than $5 at the Warehouse or Mitre 10. Carve hexagon cuts into the top of the round of cheese and place it in the dish. Drizzle with honey. Cover and bake for 10 minutes at 180 degrees in the oven. Next, sprinkle on sliced garlic and rosemary or spoon pistachio and cranberries mixed with more honey. Bake for another 5-10 minutes. Enjoy!
Haloumi Pasta Salad
This vegetarian delight is teeming with salty halloumi, rich pesto, fresh tomatoes, tangy olives and more. A tasty side dish for entertaining, or for bringing a plate.
Classic Potato Salad
Who doesn’t like potato salad? This creamy and hearty dish, flecked with the tang of chopped gherkins, is a Kiwi favourite. It is easy and customisable to suit your palette! You could also swap out some of the potato for kumara to add some colour and a fibre-rich twist.
Baked Chicken Wings with Peach BBQ Sauce
You can’t go wrong with chicken wings! This savoury and sweet sauce is moreish and easy to whip up with ingredients you likely already have in the pantry and fridge!
Retro Mushroom Swiss Cheese Burger
For those who love burgers, try this unique and flavourful twist on your comfort food. With fried onions and mushrooms, and the bold aromas of a slice of Swiss cheese, this will warm you from the inside out!
BBQ Sausage Buns with Balsamic Onions and Rocket
This is a great recipe for parties! Guests can easily grab and go, and indulge in every flavourful bite! These are tasty, filling and easy to assemble.
Prawn Summer Rolls
Fresh, fragrant and healthy, these rolls will satisfy the whole family and they make for great school and work lunches. Simply add all the ingredients into rice paper sheets and roll!
Smashed Potatoes with Parmesan and Rosemary
Herby and cheesy, what more could you ask for? You could even add garlic for an extra flavour punch. These potatoes are golden and crunchy on the outside, but soft and fluffy on the inside. Simply decadent!
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