Thursday 1 March 2012

Heinz Salad Cream with Onion & Chives cookery challenge 1 : Picnic Rolls

As I told you yesterday (here), the lovely people at Heinz sent us through a whole bunch of ingredients to try out some of their recipes using their brand new Salad Cream with Onion & Chives. Well, we tried out the first one today. Calling it a cookery challenge is a bit cheeky really as there is no cooking involved whatsoever - our first recipe was for Picnic Rolls.

Here's the recipe and their photo of what it should look like :

I love the idea of wrapping up sandwiches and tying them with string. It looks much more refined than my usual foil or clingfilm-wrapped offerings !

Picnic Rolls

Prep Time: 10 minutes


4 poppy seed rolls
1 large iceberg lettuce leaf, torn into 4
4 tbsp Heinz Salad Cream with Onion & Chives
40g reduced fat cheddar cheese, sliced
4 slices of wafer thin smoked ham
Small carrot, grated
1 tomato, sliced into 4
8 slices of cucumber

How to make

1. Cut the lids off the four rolls and scoop out the bread from the inside ensuring there is about 1cm left in the bottom.

2. Layer up the ingredients between the rolls starting from the bottom, lettuce, half of the Heinz Salad Cream with Onion & Chives, cheddar, ham, carrot, the remainder of the Heinz Salad Cream with Onion & Chive, followed by tomatoes and cucumber.

3. Place the lids back on the sandwiches, and wrap tightly in cling wrap, and place in the fridge until needed.

Tip: You can fill a ciabatta loaf in the same way to make a family sized roll, just weigh it down with some cans in the fridge for 2 hours before eating. 

Well, as we discovered when we tried out the latest Bakestone Baker's Dozen delivery (here), the kids weren't keen on poppy seeded buns so we made these using a crusty baguette instead.

Here's Pierre's baby-sized offering ...

Juliette's medium-sized version ...

and Sophie's "can I make one that looks like it came from Subway ?" one !

I had a taste of Sophie's (because - surprise surprise ! - she had too much !) and we all agreed that they were totally delicious. We already make ham, cheese and salad (lettuce, cucumber and tomato) sandwiches like this but the Salad Cream with Onion & Chives made it extra tasty. The grated carrot goes really well in sandwiches too, adding a lot of moisture so that you need a lot less sauce/salad cream/mayonnaise/butter/margarine type ingredients, so that's a great tip for cutting down on calories as well as sneaking in some vitamin-rich carrots.

Clean plates all round and the kids asked if we can have them again because they're yummy !

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1 comment:

  1. i like the sound of this, just hope the balance of onion and chives is right


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