When it comes to meal times I am always on the look out for not only new ideas and inspiration but ways to makes things easier too and as a family who love to eat snack plates and a variety of foods in one sitting, finding a cracker that I can make a meal of (in a good way) and pile up all of those foods on top of is awesome! And when they taste as good as the new Caramelised Onion or Sesame, Cumin & Coriander Huntley & Palmers Baked Flatbreads – even better!
I find it a delicious challenge coming up with meals that are both simple to prepare and involve as little cooking as possible especially when it comes to Sunday afternoons, and it is a bit of a tradition at home to have shared snack plate dinners at home on a Sunday (I am not a fan of cooking roasts, I just like to eat them!)
Using the new Caramelised Onion and Sesame, Cumin & Coriander Huntley & Palmers Baked Flatbreads I have come up with an easy-to-prepare snack plate dinner that involves lots of fresh vegetables and only a very little bit of cooking.
Psssssst, when you have finished reading make sure to get yourself in the draw for the perfect summer entertaining GIVEAWAY!
To match with the Caramelised Onion Baked Flatbreads I put together a simple selection of prosciutto, blue cheese, rocket and some lightly sautéed (this is the only cooking needed) asparagus in lemon juice, garlic and pepper and for those who don’t like asparagus some sliced green apple. The taste of caramelised onion really shines through in these crackers and they are just as delicious on their own.
To match with the Sesame, Cumin & Coriander Baked Flatbreads I whipped up a quick guacamole – with just the juice of one large lime and some salt & pepper and then a mexican corn & bean salsa, then had some chopped fresh chillies & coriander on the side to add. Spread the guacamole on the flatbread, then add some salsa and top with chillies and coriander if you like it a little hot.
For the mexican salsa:
– 1 can of sweet corn kernels drained and rinsed
– 1 can of kidney beans drained and rinsed (any beans or legumes can be used here)
– 1 TBSP of olive oil
– the juice of 1 large lime
– finely sliced red onion as much or little as you like
– 2 medium tomatoes diced
– 1 small red pepper diced
– salt & pepper to season
This salsa tastes best if let to sit for an hour or 2 but can be eaten straight away also. And if you have any leftover it’s great the next day for lunch, YUM!
I have a few essential dinner snack plate ingredients that are always on the shopping list, these are:
- a selection of good cheeses think brie, aged cheddar and harvati
- fresh vegetables carrots, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, celery, snow peas or radishes
- fresh fruit: sliced apples, strawberries, grapes, pears think of flavours that match the cheese you choose
- a good cracker, Huntley & Palmers Baked Flatbreads are perfect
- pickled onions, olives, sundried tomatoes, gherkins and artichoke hearts
- salami, ham, prosciutto, cold roast chicken or marinated mussels
- a selection of dips & condiments either home-made, store bought or a mixture of both
Put all or some of the above ingredients onto a platter or large serving board depending on how many people you are serving making sure to put things like the olives or gherkins into little bowls to keep them from making too much mess, include a few good cheese knives and you have the perfect easy going dinner and there is no cooking involved! WINNING!!!
The Huntley & Palmers Baked Flatbreads are so yummy both with lots of toppings, a simple dip or even just on their own. They are definitely on the shopping list from now on and will be coming camping these summer holidays for sure!
Thanks to Huntley & Palmers I have the perfect summer entertaining GIVEAWAY up for grabs, which includes my essential dinner snack plate goodies – a wooden serving board, 2 lovely cheese knives, a few little serving bowls and of course a couple of packets of the new Caramelised Onion and Sesame, Cumin & Coriander Flatbread by Huntley & Palmers.
Comment below and tell me the toppings you would most like to eat on a Huntley & Palmers Flatbread. Get in quick! The Winner will be announced here on the blog on Thursday December 10th!
Thanks to Huntley & Palmers for making this post possible.