Quick Easy Wimbledon Snack

Wimbledon is here again, and if you are not lucky enough to get down to SW19 to catch the tennis first hand, and indulge in some of the fine food-stuff available in the ground don’t fear, it is easy to make a lovely Wimbledon-esque snack to enjoy while watching the tennis on the television.

I prefer a nice sandwich, a light salad all washed down with a fine glass of Perry or if you are feeling like really getting into the Wimbledon spirit a lovely glass of Wimbledon-inspired Pimms Punch. Follow this all up with the traditional Wimbledon fare, a heaping bowl of strawberries and cream.

TUNA MELT

Cut and mix your ingredients, top with cheese and heat for 6-10 minutes

This is a fantastic Wimbledon snack, that is so fast to make you can easily throw a couple together before the covers come off after one of the many rain delays this year’s tournament is sure to endure.

  • Preparation time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking time:6-10 minutes

Ingredients

  • Tin of tuna
  • 1 or 2 small tomatoes, chopped
  • 15g parsley chopped
  • 25g jalapeno
  • 1 ciabatta loaf
  • 25g cheddar cheese
Delicious Tuna Melt!

Method

  1. Chop ingredients and mix well in a bowl
  2. Cut the ciabatta loaf in half and then slice.
  3. Place on a baking tray and bake in oven 5-6 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Rice Salad


This is a lovely light salad, that can be eaten cold or slightly warm, that just seems to go with the tuna melt perfectly.

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 5 minutes plus time to cook the rice

Ingredients

  • 4 oz rice
  • 1/2 red pepper
  • 3 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 2 inch piece of cucumber, finely chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, finely chopped
  • ½ red pepper, finely chopped
  • vinaigrette dressing (see recipe below)

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Method

Mix ingredients in a bowl

VINAIGRETTE DRESSING

This is a simple, classic dressing that can be used on so many different types of salad. It is also, as I have been told one of the essential recipes for any cook to have in their culinary arsenal.

  • Preparation time: up to 5 minutes
  • Cooking time: none

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp salt. (Sea-salt is the best for this)
  • ½-1 clove garlic (depending on taste)
  • 1 rounded teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp wine or balsamic vinegar
  • freshly milled black pepper
  • 6 tbsp olive oil (best quality you can afford)

Method

  1. Using a pestle and mortar crush all the flakes of salt to a powder, then add the garlic and pound that together with the salt. This should bring out the juices in the garlic and form a smooth paste.
  2. Add the mustard, vinegar and freshly milled pepper and mix until the salt dissolves.
  3. Add the olive oil and just before dressing the salad vigorously mix dressing to get it blended.
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