5 Quick and Easy Summer Recipes to Enjoy at Your Holiday Lodge

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If you are thinking about buying a holiday lodge this summer, you’re probably starting to think about what to make when you’re there. Whether you’re planning to eat three meals a day in your lodge, or you’re only going to be cooking once or twice, it’s helpful to have a handful of quick and easy recipes on hand.

Our Favourite Summer Holiday Lodge Recipes

  • Grilled Vegetable Skewers – Grilled vegetable skewers are a simple option for cooking in a holiday lodge. They’re perfect for eating outdoors. All you need to do is cut a variety of vegetables – such as peppers, courgette, cherry tomatoes, red onion and mushrooms – into bite- sized pieces. Thread these onto skewers, drizzle with olive oil and season with salt, pepper, and fresh herbs. Grill the skewers for around 10 minutes. Turn them occasionally until the vegetables are tender and slightly charred. 
  • Lemon Herb Chicken Salad – Sometimes, there’s nothing better than a refreshing lemony, herby chicken salad. Combine two cups of shredded and cooked chicken breast. Then combine it with one cup of halved cherry tomatoes, a diced cucumber, finely sliced red onion, crumbled feta and chopped fresh parsley in a large bowl. Whisk together the juice of one lemon, olive oil, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Next, pour the dressing over the salad. Toss everything together to coat it evenly. This salad can be served chilled or at room temperature, making it perfect for a warm summer day at your holiday lodge.
  • Prawn and Mango Tacos – Prawn and mango tacos have a tropical vibe. It’s a dish that’s quick to prepare anywhere, especially in a holiday lodge. All you need to do is heat olive oil in a pan over medium to high heat, and cook peeled prawns for about three to four minutes per side. Meanwhile, prepare a mango salsa by combining diced mango, finely chopped red onion, chopped coriander and lime juice in a bowl. Warm small tortillas in a dry pan or in the microwave. Then fill each with prawns and top with the mango salsa. These tacos combine sweet and savoury flavours, making them perfect for a light summer meal.
  • Berry Yogurt Parfait – For a refreshing and healthy dessert or breakfast, berry yoghurt parfaits are an excellent choice. In a glass or bowl, layer Greek yoghurt with mixed berries – such as strawberries, blueberries and raspberries – along with your choice of granola. Drizzle each layer with honey for added sweetness. Continue layering until all ingredients are used, finishing with a layer of berries and a final drizzle of honey. These parfaits are quick and easy to make. They’re a delicious way to start the day.
  • Caprese Stuffed Avocados – Caprese stuffed avocados are a delicious starter or a light meal. They combine the creamy texture of avocado with the classic flavours of a Caprese salad. Halve ripe avocados, scooping out a small amount of the flesh to create larger cavities. In a bowl, mix quartered cherry tomatoes, halved fresh mozzarella balls, chopped basil, salt and pepper. Fill the avocado halves with this mixture and drizzle with balsamic glaze. It’s a refreshing dish that requires no cooking and minimal preparation, making it perfect for a casual evening at your holiday lodge.

As you can see, there’s a huge variety of dishes that can be made in a holiday lodge, many of which are ideal for days filled with sunshine, warmth and blue skies. You won’t be short of things to make if you’re buying a holiday lodge.

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