Recipes by Di Swann
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.
Here’s an easy way to recreate the delicious taste of Middle Eastern shawarmas at home.
Burgers go gourmet! These tasty lamb burgers are seasoned with lemon, ginger and sesame, served on grilled bread and topped with grilled red peppers, salad and a sprinkling of sesame seeds.
There's no need to wait for the weekend − with summer's long evenings a picnic for dinner is a nice way to break the midweek routine.
Who can resist the appeal of homemade muffins? Repeat after us: give in to temptation, give in to temptation. We promise you won’t regret it.
We’ve got summer snacks wrapped. These tasty salmon and melon combos are ideal for lunch, or sliced into bite-sized bits for nibbles with drinks.
If there’s any dish better suited to the long hot days of summer than a fresh crunchy salad, we certainly haven’t found it. This variation on the iconic Caesar combines the zesty flavours of triple smoked ham and parmesan with a smooth, creamy dressing.
Some dishes are almost too easy! This one, using pasta shells and mixed bean salad, gets a medal for utter simplicity and another one for taste!
Little tarts or one big one – great for picnics, parties or shared meals.
Eggs, asparagus or green beans, tuna, mixed beans and French bread get together in this tasty summer walk-in salad.
A brilliant concoction that keeps in the fridge – perfect for barbecues.
This is an easy and delicious dip, and great for sharing.
This recipe makes you think of the country with the lovely flavours of real lemon.