Pinch of Nom’s July Recipe Round-up
When the sun’s shining, no one wants to be cooped up in the kitchen missing out on all the fun. That’s why you won’t find a single overcomplicated dish in our rundown of July recipes! With simple yet flavourful salads, easy-prep traybakes and fruity low-fuss sweet treats, there’s something for every time of day in our list – no matter how little time you’ve got on your hands. Sit back, relax and get ready to feel inspired for your next garden feast!
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Greek Pasta Salad
Our Greek Pasta Salad has everything you could ever want from a summertime lunch, and more. With a Greek-inspired mix of cucumber, red onion, cherry tomatoes and black olives, coated in an irresistibly lemony Feta dressing, it’s impossible to say no!
Our zingy homemade dressing is so delicious, just a small drizzle is enough to make lunchtime more exciting. We’ve stirred in pasta shells as they’re perfect for soaking up all the creamy, summery flavours, and filling enough to fuel you for the day ahead.
Parmesan Pork Skewers
Who doesn’t love an easy, cheesy recipe? Oven-cooked, barbecued or air-fried, these Parmesan Pork Skewers turn out delicious every time. We’ve coated them in a low-calorie, flavourful garlic and and herb marinade, so every succulent bite is a winner – rain or shine! At only 287 calories per skewer, they’re light enough to enjoy as a midweek meal, or tasty enough to impress the whole family over a sunny BBQ weekend. Bring on the Parmesan!
Cheesy Avocado Salsa Wedges
New family Fakeaway alert! If Mexican-inspired flavours go down a treat in your household, you need to give our Cheesy Avocado Salsa Wedges a whirl. We’ve cooked our wedges to be fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside, before topping them with a luscious avocado salsa, melty cheese and sour cream. Don’t worry if you’re not a huge lover of fiery spice – our toppings mellow out the whole dish beautifully, so all you’ve got to think about is what’s on the side. How does a juicy Mexican Pork Fillet sound?
Salad Grain Bowl
When the sun’s shining, rainbow-coloured foods look especially appetising on any garden party spread. Our Salad Grain Bowl won’t just draw everyone around the table’s eye, it will have them coming back for seconds. With leafy, crunchy veggies and crispy beans drizzled with a sweet chilli and lime dressing, this fun, vibrant dish tastes every bit as good as it looks. We’ve used pre-cooked Quinoa and Puy lentils, so it’s not just quick and convenient to make (you can prepare it in under 15 minutes!), it’s also satisfyingly filling.
Roasted Vegetable and Pesto Tart
Light enough for lunch and filling enough for dinner, our Roasted Vegetable and Pesto Tart is the perfect summery treat. We’ve prepared our own homemade pesto with fragrant basil, Parmesan, pine nuts, garlic and a dash of lemon juice, so you can enjoy all the flavours you’d expect from a shop-bought jar for far fewer calories. Ideal if you’re trying to eat less meat, we’ve oven-baked cherry tomatoes, courgette and red onion, so there’s an irresistible hint of sweetness in every bite too. It’s so yummy!
Lemon Lava Cakes
These Lemon Lava Cakes are the perfect summer evening pud. Gooey on the inside with a tangy lemon curd centre, we can’t get enough of that first oozy spoonful. We’ve made sure our sponge is light with just the right amount of zest, so they’ll curb your sweet cravings for only 157 calories per cake! Cooking up something special should be as fuss-free as possible, and you can have these ready in just a few simple steps. Baked in the oven, or microwaved, we promise they’re easy peasy lemon squeezy!
Chicken and Vegetable Traybake
Winner winner, just look at all the colours on this Chicken and Vegetable Traybake dinner! What’s not to love about juicy chicken, lots of vegetables, olives and Feta cheese? Inspired by some of our favourite Greek-inspired ingredients, we’re obsessed with how easy it is to bake this midweek dinner (and there’s hardly any washing up after!). The moresh saltiness from the olives complements the chicken so well, all that’s left to do is add a fresh side salad or a scoop of rice. It’s all the flavours of a Mediterranean holiday on your plate at home!
Peach and Blueberry Tart
Ready in under 30 minutes for just 198 calories, this Peach and Blueberry Tart is a tantalising summer dessert option. With fresh peaches and juicy blueberries, it’s a fruity way to finish the day. Every delightful, light bite tastes like peaches and cream, and it’s just as good whether you serve it hot or cold! Serve it with Custard, ice cream or drizzled with honey – whichever you’d prefer. Forget about biscuits, this tart is our new favourite treat with a cuppa…
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