Summer holidays are a great chance to get cooking with your little ones. These delicious recipes are perfect for getting little hands into the kitchen and helping out.
This is a classic Italian salad or side dish. It’s super easy and tastes amazing.
- 8 ripe plum tomatoes
- 2 balls of mozzarella
- Basil leaves
- 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
- Slice the tomatoes into even slices.
- Slice the mozzarella into slices roughly the same size as the tomatoes.
- Arrange the slices on a platter, alternating the tomato and mozzarella.
- Sprinkle with basil leaves.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Drizzle with olive oil and vinegar.
This DIY pesto pasta is so easily customisable to your own taste. It’s also a delicious meal option during the warmer months. This recipe serves 6.
- 400 grams of pasta
- Three tablespoons of olive oil
- 50 grams of pine nuts
- Five tablespoons of pesto
- Ten large basil leaves
- Half a lemon, juiced and zested
- 50 grams of parmesan
- Halved cherry tomatoes
- Cook the pasta, drain and toss in one tablespoon of olive oil. Set aside to cool, but make sure to toss every so often.
- Toast the pine nuts in a dry frying pan on a low heat. Move them constantly. Toast for four or five minutes until browned.
- When the pasta has cooled, stir in the pesto, toasted pine nuts, oil, basil, lemon juice and zest.
- Serve the pasta in a large bowl, with all other veg in serving bowls.
- Build your own pasta by choosing which veg you want in your dish. Scatter with parmesan.
These sticky pork lettuce tacos are a great dinner idea, and so easy to make that even little children can find a job to do.
- Two tablespoons of soy sauce
- Two tablespoons of honey
- Two tablespoons of brown sugar
- A pinch of cinnamon
- A pinch of five spice
- Four thinly cut pork loins
- One carrot, sliced into matchsticks
- One lime, juiced
- A pinch of golden caster sugar
- One tablespoon of rapeseed oil
- Half a cucumber, sliced into matchsticks
- 16 soft lettuce leaves
- Sweet chilli sauce to serve
- Make the marinade by mixing the soy sauce, honey, brown sugar, spices, and a tablespoon of water.
- Put the pork in a bowl and pour the marinade over.
- Make sure the pork is well coated and leave to marinate for at least half an hour.
- Mix the carrot with the caster sugar and lime juice.
- Grill the pork for four minutes on each side. Once it is cooked, cut into strips.
- Put the lettuce leaves on a serving board and divide the pork between them.
- Add some carrot and cucumber into each lettuce leaf.
- Roll the lettuce to make a taco or a wrap.
- Serve with sweet chilli sauce on the side.