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16 Easy Homemade Dishes To Make Using Leftovers

My love for cooking has always been very strong, however for many of us, we get complacent, order takeaways, eat out frequently and only seem to cook a rotation of around 5 different ‘signature’ meals. Since our favourite restaurants are shut, and nights out become a distant memory and a hope for the future, I’ve been spending some time creating some Homemade Quarantine Meals.

Deciding to create delicious restaurant-style dishes to keep my mind busy during this time, and to ensure that we’re now a zero-waste household, I’m been finding creative ways to use all of our food and create dishes that are easy to make, require basic ingredients and are restaurant standard, so that you too, can look forward to dinner each day.

All of the meals we cook in our house are made in under 30 minutes. That’s the rule if it takes longer than that we don’t have it. With the exception of Sunday Roasts and anything made in the slow cooker. So it doesn’t matter if you’re a novice or an expert, you don’t need to be in the kitchen hours.

Spinach & Cream Cheese Cannelloni 

With a bag of spinach on the turn, we created this rich twist on an Italian classic in the slow cooker for incredibly tasty and authentically flavoured results.

Spinach & Cream Cheese Slow Cooker Cannelloni

Twist on the traditional Spinach & Ricotta favourite, substituting the sweet cheese for cream cheese and cooking no fuss in the slow cooker

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Pasta, Slow Cooker
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 375 kcal

Ingredients

  • 6 tubes Cannelloni gage this depending on whatever size your tubes are
  • 2 tbsp Cream Cheese
  • 35 g Grated Cheese
  • 1 knob Butter
  • 500 g Passata
  • 300 g Spinach
  • 1 medium Onion
  • 3 cloves Garlic
  • 3 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 tsp Dried Basil
  • 2 tsp Dried Parsley
  • 1 tsp Red Wine Vinegar
  • Salt & Pepper to Taste

Instructions

  1. Add butter to a hot pan, melt and stir in 1tsp of garlic powder, sweat the spinach for 2-3 minutes.

  2. Transfer spinach to a blender, add onion, garlic and cream cheese and season. Blitz but keep relatively chunky. Set aside

  3. In a pan add the passata, red wine vinegar, basil, parsley (you can add 1 tsp oregano here too for added flavour) and remaining garlic powder. Place on medium heat and let simmer and thicken for 5 minutes.

  4. Spoon a layer of the sauce onto the bottom of the slow cooker, take your cannelloni tubes (you don’t cook them beforehand, they will cook perfectly in the slow cooker) and stuff them with the spinach mix. Lay them into the slow cooker.

  5. Spoon over the remaining sauce and top with grated cheese, place the lid on and on low heat for 2-3 hours. Your dish is ready to serve on its own or with garlic bread and a side salad. You can put slow cooker pot under the grill for a couple of minutes before serving to really crisp the cheese if you wish.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional Value | Slow Cooker Spinach and Cannelloni Pasta - Quarantine Left Over Recipes | Elle Blonde Luxury Lifestyle Destination Blog

Homemade Calzone Pizzas

This is a favourite weekend ‘takeaway’ treat. We buy frozen dough from The Northern Dough Co available from Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Ocado, Booths and Whole Food Market for ease. Take it out the morning of making your pizza to defrost. Of course, you can create any pizza you wish, but here is our take on a calzone.

Homemade Calzone Pizzas

Freshly made, full folded pizzas without the use of a pizza oven

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Pizza
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 364 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 ball Pizza Dough per person/pizza
  • 400 g Chopped Tomatoes
  • 40 g Grated Cheese (you can use mozzarella)
  • 8 slices Chorizo
  • 50 g Mushrooms (can substitute for other vegetables)
  • 1 medium Onion chopped
  • 1 tsp Butter
  • 1 tsp Dried Basil
  • 1 tsp Dried Parsley
  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Red Wine Vinegar
  • Oil Spray (something like Frylite)
  • Salt & Pepper

Instructions

  1. 1. Turn the oven on to around 250 degrees around 15 minutes before you begin prepping. Roll and stretch the dough into a circular shape roughly the size of a dinner plate, spray a tray with a couple of squirts of your oil spray.

  2. 2. To a pan add your chopped tomatoes, 1 tsp of garlic powder, the parsley, basil and red wine vinegar. Let simmer on a medium heat for 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently

  3. 3. In another pan add the butter, the remaining 1 tsp of garlic powder, the onion and mushrooms, stirring frequently until softened for around 3-4 minutes

  4. 4. Once your tomatoes have thickened and become a little more sauce-like spread evenly on only one half of your pizza base, leave around 1cm space from the edge. Turn your oven down to between 180-200 degrees

  5. 5. Add the cheese and your toppings and season (again only to the half of the pizza with sauce on). Then take the top half and fold over onto the base with the toppings. Roll the bottom edge over the top edge to seal. Spray top of your pizza with a couple of sprays of oil

  6. 6. Place calzone into the oven and let cook for 10-15 minutes until the dough is golden. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

16 Easy Homemade Dishes To Make Using Leftovers 4

Butter Masala Curry 

My signature dish and the first time I’ve actually shared the recipe that I’ve spent the last year or so really perfecting. This can be made mild or Madras hot depending on how spicy you like your food. No kidding, I once made this that hot that I drank a WHOLE bottle of wine while eating it!

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Butter Masala Chicken Curry

A fresh take on a traditional chicken curry, easy to make and with less calories than your local restaurant it is a great Saturday night family 'fakeaway'

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Chicken, Curry, Fakeaway
Prep Time 6 hours
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 402 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 Chicken Breasts diced
  • 200 ml Natural Greek Yoghurt
  • 400 g Chopped Tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp Tomato Puree
  • 1 Onion chopped
  • 3 cloves Garlic crushed
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 1 Red Chilli
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 tbsp Tandoori Masala Powder
  • 1 tbsp Cumin
  • 1 tbsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp Tumeric
  • 2 Cloves
  • 2 Cardamom pods
  • Fresh Coriander chopped
  • 2 tsp Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Splash of Water

Instructions

  1. 1. Marinade the chicken for at least 6 hours. Place 1tbsp of garlic powder, 1tbsp tandoori masala, ½ tbsp cumin, ½ tbsp garam masala and 1tsp Tumeric into an airtight box give the spices a quick mix and then add the chicken, place the lid firmly on the box and shake well, place in the fridge and go back every couple of hours and shake the box so that the chicken is fully coated

  2. 2. In a pan on medium to high heat, add the oil and let warm before adding the remainder of the spices along with the cloves and cardamom pods for 30 seconds before adding your diced onion and the chicken pieces that you’ve marinaded, let them cook for 2-3 minutes before adding a splash of water to help a paste form. Keep stirring.

  3. 3. Let the chicken brown a little more while you keep stirring the paste then add the crushed garlic and chopped chilli as well as the yoghurt. Ensure the paste is well mixed with the yoghurt and all of the chicken is coated, the yoghurt should turn a light red or orange colour.

  4. 4. After around 2-3 minutes add the tin of chopped tomatoes and the tomato puree and stir well. Reduce the heat to medium to low and stir in the butter until melted, season and let simmer for 15-20 minutes as the sauce thickens, stirring occasionally to stop any sticking to the pan.

  5. 5. Just before you take the pan off the heat to serve stir in the chopped coriander. Best served with rice and homemade flatbreads

Recipe Notes

Nutritional Facts Easy Butter Chicken Curry Fakeaway | | Quarantine Homemade Left Over Cupboard Store Item Recipes | Elle Blonde Luxury Lifestyle Destination Blog

Salmon & Prawn Luxury Fish Pie

If you’re going all out and looking for a totally luxury fish treat then this luxury fish pie is going to become a firm favourite of yours (like it is ours!). Simple to make and absolutely incredible, adding Saffron really is the secret ingredient to give it a real Saltwater Fish Company taste.

Salmon & Prawn Luxury Fish Pie

Give or take 1 or 2 ingredients this luxury fish pie is pretty much bog-standard store cupboard items that you can totally transform into a restaurant-worthy luxury hearty treat meal

Course Main Course
Cuisine British
Keyword Fish, Prawns, Salmon, Special Ocassion
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 870 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 fillets Salmon
  • 10 King Prawns deveined and chopped
  • 400-500 g Potatoes peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 pint Milk
  • 35 g Cheddar Cheese grated
  • 1 tbsp Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 tbsp Cream Cheese
  • 1 Onion (or 2 Shallots) finely diced
  • Pinch of Samphire
  • 1 tbsp Plain Flour
  • 2 cloves Garlic crushed
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp French Mustard (other mustards are fine)
  • 1 tsp Dried Parsley
  • 1 tsp Dried Chilli Flakes
  • 1 tsp Olive Oil
  • 3 strands Saffron

Instructions

  1. Place the peeled potatoes in a pan to boil 10-15 minutes before you start to make the sauce

  2. To make the parsley sauce, add the butter to a pan and melt, stir in the flour until a thick paste forms, slowly stir in the milk. Let thicken as you stir, add the mustard and dried parsley.

  3. Whilst you’re making the sauce to another heated pan add oil and the salmon (skin side up) with the garlic powder, allow this to cook for 2-3 minutes before flipping over for another 2-3 minutes. Transfer to a plate and slice the skin off before returning back to pan and adding chopped prawns and onion. Break the salmon down from fillets into flakes into the pan and add the garlic, chilli flakes and saffron (you may need another little slurp of oil here). Keep stirring the pan so the fish doesn’t stick.

  4. Once cooked add the fish to the sauce and add the samphire. Stir in on a low heat for 1-2 minutes and then set aside

  5. Drain your potatoes but keep a tiny bit of the water (20ml max) in the pan and over low heat add cream cheese, a pinch of the grated cheddar a little bit of butter, a splash of milk and cracked black pepper. Mash it until it is completely smooth with no lumps and is creamy in consistency.

  6. In either a large dish or separate servings add the fish in the luxury sauce give it a twist of cracked black pepper on the top before you add the mashed potato. Use a fork to create small peaks before adding the mix of parmesan and grated cheese (mix this in a bowl before topping). Place in the oven (or under the grill) for 10-15 minutes to make sure that it’s heated thoroughly and the cheese forms a crusted top. Serve with a crusty bun and a glass of white wine and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

16 Easy Homemade Dishes To Make Using Leftovers 9

Herbed Chicken with Creamy Leeks and Crushed Potatoes

A more sophisticated beige plate, never-the-less still a beige plate but a really hearty and filling meal which is easy to make and it a take on the classic chicken in white wine sauce.

Herbed Chicken with Creamy Leeks and Crushed Potatoes

A low calorie and easy to make twist on the classic chicken in a white wine sauce for if you're looking for a tasty rich chicken dish with fewer calories

Course Main Course
Cuisine British
Keyword Chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 502 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 Chicken Breasts
  • 200 g New Potatoes
  • 1 Leek
  • 100 g Spinach
  • 1 tbsp Cream Cheese
  • 1 tsp Dried Coriander
  • 1 tsp Dried Basil
  • 1 tsp Dried Parsley
  • 1 tsp Chilli Flakes
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Butter

Instructions

  1. Place your chicken breasts on tin foil and season with coriander, basil, parsley, chilli flakes and salt and pepper, wrap and place in the over at 180-200 (Gas Mark 4 or 5) for 30 minutes

  2. At the same time put your potatoes, skin on, into a pan of boiling water and let boil for the same amount of time

  3. 20 minutes after putting both your chicken and potatoes on, add oil to a pan and add your chopped leeks and garlic powder, let soften for 3-5 minutes. Add your spinach and let sweat, once a little bit of the water from the spinach has evaporated stir in your cream cheese and let melt into the natural juices of the vegetables. Stir on a low heat

  4. Drain your potatoes but keeping around 20ml of the water, return them to the pan and over a low heat (with a splash of potato water) use a fork to gently crush your potatoes, stir in some butter and season

  5. Remove chicken from oven and serve on a bed of creamy leeks and spinach and then add the potatoes on the side

Stacked Turkey Mince Nachos

Turkey mince seems to be readily available both online and in-store whenever and I think it’s massively under-appreciated. It holds so much more flavour and contains significantly less fat and fewer calories while being slightly higher in protein than beef mince, we love to use this to top our nachos for a really stacked filling dinner. Scroll further down for the homemade Guacamole and Salsa recipes.

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Turkey BBQ Burgers

The sun is out and we’ve got half a packet of leftover Turkey mince out of the freezer (from the Nachos above we made) so there’s only one thing to do and that’s have a BBQ. Let’s make Turkey Burgers and get that grill on, being at home doesn’t have to be boring. You can use any other minced meat you like.

Homemade Turkey Burgers

Lower in fat and higher in protein than a beef burger and can be just as delicious on a BBQ espeically if you're counting calories.

Course Main Course
Cuisine British
Keyword BBQ, Fakeaway, Turkey
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 Servings
Calories 274 kcal

Ingredients

  • 250 g Turkey Mince
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Onion optional
  • 1 Water Cracker
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 1 tsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Dried Coriander
  • 1 tsp Dried Basil
  • 1 tsp Dried Parsley

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients into the blender and blend until the mixture is smooth

  2. Shape into 4 even-sized balls and then flatten into a burger shape, cook on the BBQ for 3/4 minutes each side

Recipe Notes

Homemade Turkey Burgers Recipe | Nutritional Information Facts | Quarantine Homemade Left Over Cupboard Store Item Recipes | Elle Blonde Luxury Lifestyle Destination Blog

Chicken & Chorizo Paella

If your holiday to Spain has been cancelled (like two of mine) then this 20-minute meal will have you ready for a Fiesta. The best part of it, you don’t even need Paella rice, because right now, it’s whatever you can get on your delivery order right?

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Chicken & Chorizo Paella

A classic Spanish favourite, this chicken and chorizo dish doesn't reply on hours of cooking or even Paella rice

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword Chicken, Paella, Rice
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 520 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 breasts Chicken diced
  • 6 slices Chorizo chopped
  • ½ Green Pepper
  • 6 Plum Tomatoes
  • 4 Mushrooms sliced
  • 1 packet Microwave Brown Rice
  • 2 tsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Chilli Flakes
  • 1 tbsp Tomato Puree
  • 1 tbsp Tomato Ketchup
  • 1 tbsp Cream Cheese
  • Fresh Coriander
  • 30 ml Water
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Olives and Lemon Wedge to garnish

Instructions

  1. 1. Heat a pan on medium heat then add the oil, add in chicken breasts, chorizo, chilli flakes and garlic powder. Allow chicken to brown for around 5-8 minutes, stirring frequently so it doesn’t stick

  2. 2. Add the peppers and stir in the ketchup and a splash of water 

  3. 3. Heat your rice in the microwave for 1 minute and then transfer it into the pan, add another splash of water and the tomato puree and stir (continue stirring for another 2-4 minutes)

  4. 4. Then the coriander and plum tomatoes and stir until tomatoes slightly soften

  5. 5. Finally, stir in the cream cheese until melted and season (1-2 minutes) then serve with olives and lemon to garnish. ¡Provecho!

Recipe Notes

16 Easy Homemade Dishes To Make Using Leftovers 15

Truffle & Garlic Mushroom Pesto with Tagliatelli

Okay, so chances are you probably aren’t going to have Truffle Pesto lying about but add this Truffle and Artichoke Pesto into your basket the next time you do an online shop to use as the base of the dish (you’re only going to use a little bit so will get 2 or 3 dinners from this one jar.

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Spaghetti Bolognese

A classic favourite dish, but unless you’re making it properly (and not out of a jar) then you may as well not bother! My boyfriend tells me I make the best Spag Bol (and curry, and poached eggs, and chicken kievs…and can we see a pattern here) but why not try my delicious recipe and then tell me for yourself.

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Vegetarian Spaghetti Bolognese

A simple, yet delicious vegetarian bolognese for a hearty Italian favourite

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Pasta
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 469 kcal

Ingredients

  • 200 g Spaghetti
  • 150 g Quorn Mince (you can use beef/turkey/other meat)
  • 400 g Chopped Tomatoes
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 medium Carrot diced
  • 1 stalk Celery chopped
  • 1 medium Onion chopped
  • 1 tbsp Tomato Puree
  • 1 tsp Dried Parsley
  • 1 tsp Dried Basil
  • 1 tsp Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper

Instructions

  1. 1. Add the oil, celery and carrot into a pan and sweat on a medium heat for 5-7 minutes. Making sure the vegetables don't stick or brown. When the celery and carrot begin to soften add the chopped tomatoes (and a splash of water around 10ml)

  2. 2. On a low-medium heat stir the vegetables and chopped tomatoes and add the basil, garlic powder, parsley, red wine vinegar and season. Place a lid on your pan and let simmer gently for around 15-20 minutes, checking on the sauce frequently

  3. 3. Boil water and add to a pan with your spaghetti around 10 minutes into your sauce simmering. In a separate pan add oil and your onion and mince (if you're using beef mince add a tsp of soy sauce to help brown), cook until onion softens and meat is cooked through

  4. 4. Take your sauce off the heat and using your hand blender, blend the sauce until all veg has been blended. Then transfer the onion and mince and stir into the sauce. Keep on a very low heat

  5. 5. When pasta is cooked, drain and then serve with sauce. Enjoy

Melt in the Middle Salmon Fish Cakes 

Got potatoes that need to be used? Or really want to switch your fish dishes up? These luxury melt-in-the-middle fish cakes are one of my favourite comfort food dishes. You can also freeze these fishcakes so batch make them (this recipe makes 8 generous ones or 16 smaller fish cakes) and you have instant good food, just pop in the oven and watch them brown. I prefer creating 8 generous fishcakes and having one as my main meal.

You can also check out our Tuna & Cod Homemade Fish Cakes Recipe here

Breakfast, Snacks and Sides

Easy Omelette

If you’re looking to keep your calorie intake down during this time where you’re not able to go out out, then this easy omelette is perfect for you as it only uses 1 egg and 1 white. Lowering calories and fat. You can add any topping you like, but here’s a variation of two different delicious omelettes.  

Easy Egg White Omelette

Create a lower fat easy to make omelette with no fuss in minutes

Course Breakfast
Cuisine British
Keyword Egg
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 80 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Egg White
  • Your choice of topping

Instructions

  1. 1. Crack 1 egg and add it to a pot with an airtight lid, split an egg white from its yolk. Discard yolk and add egg white to the pot. Season and place lid on firmly

  2. 2. Shake pot vigorously for 30 seconds whilst heating a pan with a little oil in

  3. 3. Pour egg mixture into the pan, from as close to the pan as possible (this is the secret to a great omelete)

  4. 4. Add your toppings and allow to cook for approximately 2 minutes, use a spatula (silicone if possible) and turn the omelette over to cook for a further 2 minutes. If it won't turn completely or you're using cheese or cream cheese fold in half, let cook for 2 minutes on one side and then flip for another 2 minutes on the other

Recipe Notes

Nutritional Facts Easy Protein Omelette | | Quarantine Homemade Left Over Cupboard Store Item Recipes | Elle Blonde Luxury Lifestyle Destination Blog

The Perfect Poached Eggs

Don’t you hate when the yolk isn’t runny? You don’t need fancy gadgets that make your eggs look weird. I’m going to show you my foolproof way to create the perfect poached eggs every, single, time.

Perfect Poached Eggs

A one I ALWAYS get asked, how to always get the perfect poached egg with nothing but an egg and a pan. The trick is in the water and I'm going to show you how.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine British
Keyword Egg
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 3 minutes
Servings 1 Serving
Calories 63 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 Egg

Instructions

  1. Use a deep pan and make sure that your boiling water fills around 7/8th of the pan. Turn the heat to medium and wait until the bubbles are looking like champagne bubbles (this is the most important part) – they need to be tiny and fast flowing

  2. Crack your egg into a ramekin and then pour it in as close to the surface of the water as possible in an even movement. Don't put more than 3 eggs in at a time

  3. Now leave it, don’t touch it or swirl it. Let it do its own thing for about 2/3 minutes (3/4 minutes if you don't like a runny yolk) and then scoop out with a slotted spoon

Recipe Notes

Perfect Poached Eggs Recipe | Nutritional Information Facts | Quarantine Homemade Left Over Cupboard Store Item Recipes | Elle Blonde Luxury Lifestyle Destination Blog

Homemade Hummus 

A pantry cupboard should always be well-stocked with random items like chickpeas, I always have a couple of tins of chickpeas in my pantry because homemade hummus is far tastier than shop-bought. Here’s my 2-minute simple hummus recipe to enjoy with chips and dips.

Homemade Hummus

If you're looking for something for a healthy snack, then team this homemade hummus with crudités or toasted pitta bread. Alternatively, serve with tortilla chips for that delicious treat

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword Chickpeas, Hummus, Side Dish
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 237 kcal

Ingredients

  • 400 g Chickpeas tinned and drained
  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 3 tbsp Tahini
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 Lemon Freshly Juiced
  • Pinch of Salt

Instructions

  1. Add everything into a blender, blend until consistency of your choice (I prefer chunkier hummus), give it a quick stir then refrigerate until cold

Fresh Guacamole

If you’re after fresh guacamole for chips and dips or to accompany your Stacked Turkey Nachos then this recipe is really simple and super fresh tasting. The secret to the best guacamole (even if you want to use somebody else’s recipe and not this one that’s here right now in front of you) use super ripened avocados. The softer the better do not use under-ripe hard avocados. I cannot stress that enough. 

Fresh Guacamole

An easy (and super tasty) fresh avocado guacamole to accompany Mexican dishes, to add to toast and poached eggs for a tasty brunch or to serve with chips and dips

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Avocado, Guacamole, Side Dish
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Servings 5 Servings
Calories 191 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 Avocados over ripe
  • 1 Onion
  • 1/2 Tomato
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 1 Fresh Chilli
  • 1/2 Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 bunch Coriander stalks removed

Instructions

  1. Add everything into a blender, blend until smooth, give it a quick stir then refrigerate until cold

Recipe Notes

2 Minute Easy Guacamole Recipe | Nutritional Information Facts | Quarantine Homemade Left Over Cupboard Store Item Recipes | Elle Blonde Luxury Lifestyle Destination Blog

Party-Time Salsa

Add salsa to any party, whether that be with your nachos, on the side of a Mexican breakfast dish or just with dips in the garden before you fire up the BBQ. This 2-minute salsa is a twist on a traditional tomato sauce-based side and has a serious kick (and is super fresh) 

Party-Time Salsa

Quick 2 minute fresh salsa that you can make for the top of nachos or with chips and dips for BBQs and even Mexican nights

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Mexican, Salsa, Side Dish
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 40 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 Onion
  • 2 Plum Tomatoes
  • 1 Fresh Red Chilli add 2 if you like spice
  • 1 tsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 bunch Fresh Coriander
  • 1/2 Lime Juice freshly squeezed

Instructions

  1. Peel onion and garlic.

  2. Add everything into a blender, blend until chunky, give it a quick stir then refrigerate until cold

Recipe Notes

2 Minute Easy Salsa Recipe | Nutritional Information Facts | Quarantine Homemade Left Over Cupboard Store Item Recipes | Elle Blonde Luxury Lifestyle Destination Blog

Garlic & Coriander Flatbreads

If you’re looking for a 3 ingredient flatbread to accompany your homemade curry then this is it, plain flour, water and a splash of oil will create an undeniably delicious flatbread that is simple and easy to make.

Garlic and Coriander Flatbreads |  | Quarantine Homemade Left Over Cupboard Store Item Recipes | Elle Blonde Luxury Lifestyle Destination Blog

Garlic & Coriander Flatbreads

Quick and tasty flatbreads for either creating a wrap with, or as an accompaniment with your curry

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Fakeaway, Flat Bread
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 203 kcal

Ingredients

Flat Bread

  • 100 g Full Fat Natural or Greek Yoghurt
  • 50 g Plain Flour
  • 3/4 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala

Finishing Touches

  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Dried Coriander

Instructions

  1. Add the flour, baking powder, cumin and garam masala to a bowl and mix, then add the yoghurt bit by bit and mix with a spoon or spatula until a dough starts to form

  2. Once formed use your hands to really bring the dough together. One the dough is formed into a smooth ball, place it on a floured surface and split the dough in half

  3. Next roll out the dough as thin as possible to ensure that it cooks evenly on both sides

  4. Heat your pan up for 2-3 minutes and place your bread in the dry pan cooking for about 2-3 minutes on each side

  5. In the meantime add garlic powder, coriander and butter into a ramekin and place in the microwave for 15-25 seconds. Brush this over your flatbread just before serving

Recipe Notes

Garlic & Coriander Flatbread | Nutritional Information Facts | Quarantine Homemade Left Over Cupboard Store Item Recipes | Elle Blonde Luxury Lifestyle Destination Blog

Have you got any other meal ideas for lockdown? Or any time. We’d love to know them in the comments section below. And as always, if there’s a recipe you like the look of or have tried, we’d love you to share this article with your friends and family across social media.

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Laura is an award-winning entrepreneur with a passion for all things luxury. With a penchant for travel, her favourite destinations are Vegas and Ibiza. Catch her at the latest bar opening with a cocktail in hand followed by mornings in the gym. She dotes on her little Jack Russell, Ziggy and has an unhealthy Instagram obsession. Home interiors continue to grow as a passion and she absolutely loves shopping for all things fashion and beauty too.