Recipes by Di Swann
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.
This must be the easiest glaze we've done, but it's also easily one of the most delicious. Glaze the ham ahead of time to serve cold with the fabulous flavours of the glaze, or bake it a bit longer to serve it hot and decorate with herbs and flax for that Kiwi touch.
A tasty way to enjoy salmon with the traditional flavours of lemon and dill. Just like a restaurant meal at home for a fraction of the price.
Marinating strips of lamb overnight in satay sauce, garlic, brown sugar and soy sauce infuses it with sweet and spicy flavour. Great as a meal or a party nibble.
Italian flavour makes these classic lamb kebabs an offer you simply can’t refuse. And why would you when they take New Zealand’s favourite meat to such heights?
This orange and mustard dressing is used here both as a marinade and a salad dressing that’s handy and tasty too! Save this recipe now as this is going to be a hot favourite for summer entertaining. In fact, print two copies ... this is one worth sharing.
This recipe is real Kiwiana. Burgers, beetroot and coleslaw. If you weren’t around in the 60s you won’t remember how surprisingly good this beetroot jelly tastes. Dare you to try it!
It’s colourful – and delicious! A wonderful beetroot, broad bean, walnut and orzo salad.
Why did the chicken cross the road? To pair up with honey, mustard and rockmelon in a scrumptious salad you’ll just love.