Recipes by Di Swann
A sensational twist on everyone’s favourite potato salad.
Don’t wait for summer for salads – this warm pasta salad with corn, feta cheese and salami is a great winter one-dish meal or side dish.
Summer or winter, this salad makes a quick and delicious meal.
Grab the ingredients on the way home or use chicken left from another meal, and you have the making of a quick and easy dinner. With the weather warming up it's time for new salad ideas.
Bring a taste of Turkey to the table! In this dish, bacon is dressed with a spicy cucumber dressing and layered with tomatoes and rocket atop a chunky slice of toasted Turkish bread. It’s a tasty café-style treat that fills the gap any time of the day.
And you thought that hash browns couldn’t get any better! These two great toppings take them to a new level.
Don’t be deceived by its simplicity, this is one sophisticated salad!
According to the Italians, us Kiwis always pronounce bruschetta wrong − but don’t let that stop you from enjoying this delicious lunch or snack.
Forget sausages – this is summer barbecuing with attitude! Pork and plum kebabs are glazed with sweet Thai chilli sauce, lime and ginger, then served with a divinely different plum salsa. Our advice is to barbecue when the neighbours are out, unless you’re prepared for a crowd!
This recipe uses tender lemon tree leaves, fresh ginger, coriander, mint and Wattie’s Bit on the Side Sweet Chilli Sauce – proving that your tastebuds can visit Thailand even if you can’t.
Add a bit of variety to your barbecue this weekend. Introduce some new flavours with these two quick marinades.
Tired of munching your way through all that bun to get to your burger? Try this for a change – tasty burgers and a sweet chilli salsa all wrapped up in a thin tortilla.
This delicious smoked chicken salad is a true taste of summer. The lovely blend of fruit, chicken and honey mustard is perfect for a quick lunch, summer picnic or entertaining friends.
Lunch or dinner is only minutes away with this recipe. These burger patties take only 2 minutes in the microwave, then just pop them into a prepared pita. If you are a hummus fan and you haven’t had a hummus dressing before, give this one a go – delicious!
Couscous is a must-have in the pantry for people who are much too busy to cook – it virtually cooks itself. This tasty salad combines couscous, pears and tuna.
This butterflied turkey takes half the cooking time of a whole turkey, and the glaze combined with cooking on the barbecue results in a wonderful flavour. Try this great apricot stuffing, and if you can’t get fresh apricots use dried apricots or peaches.
A deceptively simple yet tasty dish that will have everyone who tries it shouting “Ole!”. Marinate, barbecue, add vegetables and you’re ready to go.
Take your taste buds south of the border with this Tex-Mex chicken.
Who would have thought to put soup in a muffin? Karen O’Connor from Wellington did, and this recipe was chosen as the winner of our National Soup Week Recipe Competition. These taste fantastic – give them a try!
This is easy gourmet cooking! Smoked chicken, mango and asparagus dressed with honey and mustard and flavoured with lemongrass, chilli and fresh herbs.