My favourite summer recipe… which isn’t a recipe at all really

It is always fun to hook up with Mama Kat! This week I’m sharing my favourite summer recipe with you. There is just one little snag: it is not really a recipe… workshop-button


I know this post is meant to be a recipe of a favourite summer dish. But I’m in a rebellious mood and don’t feel like cooking. Or baking for that matter.

So this post will be dedicated to my all-time favourite summer table filler.

The Nibble Party.

Some call it a Smorgasbord, others a Tapas party, Lavender and Lovage has an awesome post (and way prettier pictures) of something similar calling it Bruschetta Party.

Call it what you will. This is just a great way to put something spectacular on the table with little effort, little time and is also a good way to use up any leftovers in your fridge or pantry.

It is ideal for those summer evenings when you just want something other than the usual salad or barbecue, but are not in a cooking mood.

The proceedings are painfully simple:

Open fridge. See what is inside and which might qualify. Throw into bowls. Cut bread. Put on table with some quality olive oil, Balsamic vinegar, spices. Lay table. Sit down. Eat. Bonus points if you use up nearly ALL your leftovers.

Here you have a typical Nibble Party:

Nibble Party








It often includes olives (my household raves about olives, olives are our religion), Taramara, Feta cheese, chorizo and some pesto for dipping:

Nibbles upclose








For vegetables what is better than Roquette, tomatoes, cucumbers and some nice bell peppers :









For fun I might throw in a sardine or two:









Serve up with crispy baguette and your favourite drink!

9 thoughts on “My favourite summer recipe… which isn’t a recipe at all really

  1. We do this sort of thing often – with a less fancy name! 😀 It’s just “clean out the fridge and eat leftovers night” here. But sometimes, you know, that’s all you want or need. I think this is a great idea!

  2. We love to have a light summer supper of cheese, crackers and sausage too! Maybe we should throw more veggies and fruit in there…Thanks for posting! I found you from Mama Kat’s linkup!

  3. This is a brilliant way to “cook” because it’s easy and it appeals to kids who tend to pick at all the different things. I love it!

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