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Nigella’s summer entertaining menu

by Lottie Huckle

published on 30 June 2016

With a focus on freshness and flavour, Simply Nigella is the perfect book to turn to for inspiration in the warmer months. From a sprightly, sweet and sour slaw, to a zingy tequila chicken, to a creamy matcha ice cream, this selection of elegantly effortless dishes are perfect for summertime entertaining.

From the book

Nigella Lawson

Starter

Sweet and Sour Slaw

Sweet and Sour Slaw

This eye-popping slaw makes for a great starter or side; loaded with crunchy red cabbage and red, yellow and orange peppers, it has a moreish texture and a vibrant flavour. Make this dish up to 2 hours in advance and enjoy playing host.

Main course

Tequila and Lime Chicken

Tequila and Lime Chicken

Just like Nigella’s sweet and sour slaw, this tequila and lime chicken can be prepared in advance and is a riot of colours and flavours. Serve up with guacamole, green salad and perhaps a sweet potato or two.

Dessert

No-churn Matcha Ice Cream

No-churn Matcha Ice Cream

Creamy, refreshing and oh-so simple, this matcha ice cream is a revelation. Nigella suggests serving it in scoops, just as is, or with her molten chocolate babycakes from How To Be A Domestic Goddess.

From the book

Nigella Lawson

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