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Sensational Summer Salads

One of the joys of Summer is the pure joy of fresh, deliciously colourful salads. Fruits, leaves, grilled chicken, prawns, tinned tuna, dressings, zest, crumbled cheese – great taste combinations for a beautiful plate of food. Even a simple Caprese: tomato, Mozzarella & basil, is a flavoursome sight to behold.


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Chilli Prawns & Watermelon

 

Coat a dozen juicy prawns with our sweet and zesty Chilli Jam then grill them under a high heat for just 2 minutes each side and set them aside on a sheet of kitchen paper.

Assemble a salad of mixed leaves, cool cubed watermelon and crunchy blueberries. Add the chilli prawns and crumble salty feta cheese over the top before dressing with our fruity Mango & Orange Dressing.

You could use our Caesar Dressing instead, for a flavour filled take on a Caesar Salad.

Chicken & Avocado Salad

 

If you have leftover chicken from a Sunday Roast, this makes a tasty Monday evening supper or lockdown lunch.

If you don’t have leftovers, brush a couple of chicken breasts with our Chipotle Ketchup, then grill or roast them. Let them cool, then tear the meat into tender strips.

Make a salad of mixed leaves, chopped fresh parsley and coriander, sliced cherry tomatoes, slices of red onion and beautifully ripe avocado.

For the dressing: match the smoky chipotle heat you coated the chicken with by whisking together a splash of balsamic vinegar, 1 tbsp of Chipotle Ketchup, 4 of 5 tbsp of olive oil and a little orange juice.

You could give it a Creole twist by using our NEW Bourbon & Cajun BBQ Sauce and a squeeze of lime instead of the ketchup.

Simple Egg & Tuna Salad

 

Boiled and cooled potatoes tossed in our Creamed Horseradish Sauce, combined with chopped tomatoes, green & red pepper, shallot and a few twists of black pepper. Tinned Tuna (in spring water, drained) with Stokes’ velvety Real Mayonnaise spooned through it.

Finished with quartered hard boiled eggs on top – now that’s a simple lunch, particularly with a topping of our aioli-styled Garlic Mayonnaise on top.

You can upgrade this to a classic salad niçoise by adding cooked, cooled French beans, anchovy fillets, capers and olives.

Great Tips for Great Dips & Mayo Twists

 

All good dips and saucy twists start with a reliable base – and there’s nothing more reliable than Stokes Real Mayonnaise. Made with eggs from British free range hens, fine rapeseed oil and additional extra virgin olive oil from the Koroneiki olive groves of Crete giving it its exceptional velvety depth.

Put a few spoonfuls of our mayonnaise in a bowl and, now – just add:

Add Stokes Dijon Mustard to make simple cocktail sausages sing.

Add Bloody Mary Ketchup to dress prawns in Bloody Mary Rose Sauce.

Add Creamed Horseradish for velvety warmth in your Mayonnaise.

Add Sweet Chilli Sauce to serve with meatballs and falafels.

Add Mustard & Dill Sauce for fab Cod goujons.

Add crème fraîche, Coronation Sauce and chopped tarragon for pure wow.

Add Chipotle Ketchup to our Garlic Mayonnaise for a Chipotle Aioli sauce.

Add our NEW Bourbon & Cajun BBQ Sauce for an amazing Cajun twist.

Add thin slices of crisp streaky bacon and chopped spring onions for ‘baconaise’.

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2. Keep your distance;

3. WASH YOUR HANDS.

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