The upcoming Summer holidays, for most people, includes an abundance of family gatherings, festive cheer, casual drop-ins and quite a bit of catering.
Nothing embodies the melting pot of cultures in South Africa quite like food. It’s how we welcome guests, show our love for our family and friends and generally how we socialise.
It may feel daunting trying to plan and prepare a meal for a large family gathering. However, it really doesn’t have to be. Preparing a delicious feast doesn’t need to involve hours in the kitchen and missing out on all the fun.
The creamy, balanced versatility of NOLA means it can be added to almost any dish without overpowering the existing ingredients – ideally complimenting Ndash’s creative cooking philosophy.
If you’re tired of sticking to the same old same old menu and don’t feel that confident to try out some of your own twists on your guests, then let Ndash and NOLA inspire you with some quick and easy Summer Holiday Food hacks.
A quick snack?
When you need a quick snack platter – try out a selection of easy-to-prepare dips, which can be pared with fresh veggies, potato wedges or chicken dippers. Find all the recipes here.
For a tasty twist on traditional pap try fried pap balls with a NOLA filling. These are a great addition to a meal or make a delicious snack, especially when you add a spicy dipping sauce. Full recipe can be found here.
Something on the side?
Dress up your standard coleslaw salad with finely sliced red onion, NOLA Original mayonnaise, chutney, diced apple and, if you are feeling adventurous, a handful of raisins and / or almonds. Full recipe here.
Potato salad has a special place on any braai menu. Twist up your potato salad by including roasted potatoes cut into cubes. Recipe here.
Try skin-on boiled baby potatoes halved. Layer them on a platter with avocado, bacon bits, sliced green pepper, grated cheese. Then seasoned with chopped parsley or chives. (A Ndash signature dish!)
When it’s shisnyama time: try a twist on traditional chicken wings. Marinade them in a spicy curried mayo marinade with NOLA Original Mayonnaise, Worcester sauce, olive oil, plain yoghurt, mild masala curry powder, Portuguese chicken spice, turmeric, crushed chili, garlic and two teaspoons of honey… heaven. Full recipe here.
Or whip up an easy steak marinade by combining one cup NOLA Original Mayonnaise, with two cloves of crushed garlic, two tablespoons of fresh thyme or rosemary and a quarter cup BBQ Spice. Full recipe here.
Need to whip up some sweet stuff? Guests coming around for tea and you don’t have any eggs or oil in the pantry. You can easily substitute with NOLA Mayonnaise. We absolutely love this decadent chocolate cake. Full recipe here.
As versatile and tasty as Mayonnaise is, did you know it’s also rich in vitamin K, vitamin E, choline and minerals such as potassium, selenium and sodium.
How will you #CreateAStir in the kitchen this summer?
For more recipes head to our recipe section.