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Summer Food Hacks You Need To Try

Summer food should be quick and easy - and with these food hacks, it can be. Bring out the best of summer with Hellmann's Hacks.

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1. Want to really impress your guests? Serve up a popping candy and mango burger

Yes - it's a thing! The recipe is here.
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Yes - it's a thing! The recipe is here.

2. Save the ends of your spring onions and lettuce when making salad

If you put them in a saucer of water on a sunny window sill, they'll grow again. Giving you micro leaves for your garnishes.
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If you put them in a saucer of water on a sunny window sill, they'll grow again. Giving you micro leaves for your garnishes.

3. Barbecue your starter

Simply take the top off a box of camembert, poke rosemary sprigs and/or peeled cloves of garlic into the cheese. Drizzle with olive oil and place on the barbecue or in the oven until bubbling.
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Simply take the top off a box of camembert, poke rosemary sprigs and/or peeled cloves of garlic into the cheese. Drizzle with olive oil and place on the barbecue or in the oven until bubbling.

4. Or try some skewered peaches with prosciutto and basil

Just wrap the peach slices in the prosciutto and spear through, attaching a basil leaf at the end.
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Just wrap the peach slices in the prosciutto and spear through, attaching a basil leaf at the end.

5. For an extra meaty treat, bake a burger and some cheese in to a loaf

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It's a perfect to share burger that stays warm all the way to the picnic. Click here for the recipe.

6. For a light meal make courgette 'pasta'

Use a vegetable peeler to make courgette ribbons. Steam or microwave for one minute until soft then stir with pasta sauce or topping.
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Use a vegetable peeler to make courgette ribbons. Steam or microwave for one minute until soft then stir with pasta sauce or topping.

7. Upgrade your burger with this gherkin, dill and garlic mayo sauce

Or use it as a dip for your chips. Here's the full recipe.
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Or use it as a dip for your chips. Here's the full recipe.

8. For an ultra-pretty lemonade…

…freeze edible flowers in ice cube trays. Or for a citrus twist, freeze lemons and orange slices and use in the place of ice cubes.
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…freeze edible flowers in ice cube trays. Or for a citrus twist, freeze lemons and orange slices and use in the place of ice cubes.

9. Or make the world's easiest aioli

Just mix mayonnaise, parsley and some garlic paste.
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Just mix mayonnaise, parsley and some garlic paste.

10. Fast cheese and onion bread is far tastier than its garlic cousin

Mix mayonnaise with cheese and chopped up spring onions. Spread on slices of sourdough bread and grill until crispy. It's that easy!
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Mix mayonnaise with cheese and chopped up spring onions. Spread on slices of sourdough bread and grill until crispy. It's that easy!

11. Make this quick and easy bean salsa to eat with tortilla chips

Mix half a can of any of the following beans: kidney, black eye, lima, borlotti, navy, butter or cannellini beans with half a can of sweetcorn. Add some chopped red onions, chopped cherry tomatoes, fresh parsley, fresh coriander and fresh chilli (optional). Combine with mayonnaise, 2 tbsp. of lime juice and 1/2 tsp. cumin. Salt and pepper to taste.
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Mix half a can of any of the following beans: kidney, black eye, lima, borlotti, navy, butter or cannellini beans with half a can of sweetcorn. Add some chopped red onions, chopped cherry tomatoes, fresh parsley, fresh coriander and fresh chilli (optional). Combine with mayonnaise, 2 tbsp. of lime juice and 1/2 tsp. cumin. Salt and pepper to taste.

12. For a lighter alternative try cauliflower 'rice'

Grate or food-process one large cauliflower. Fry the resulting 'rice' particles in a little oil for five minutes until soft. Use in place of rice in salads or with curry.
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Grate or food-process one large cauliflower. Fry the resulting 'rice' particles in a little oil for five minutes until soft. Use in place of rice in salads or with curry.

13. Serve up ice cream bread for afters

Mix a pint of melted ice cream with 300g of self-raising flour. Scoop in to a greased loaf tin and cook at 350° for 25 minutes.
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Mix a pint of melted ice cream with 300g of self-raising flour. Scoop in to a greased loaf tin and cook at 350° for 25 minutes.

14. Or this extra moist chocolate mayonnaise cake

Add 200g of mayonnaise to a boxed chocolate cake mix (or use in place of eggs if you're making it from scratch). The end result is a lighter, moister chocolate cake that won't leave you in a carb-coma.
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Add 200g of mayonnaise to a boxed chocolate cake mix (or use in place of eggs if you're making it from scratch). The end result is a lighter, moister chocolate cake that won't leave you in a carb-coma.

15. Oven cooked hard boiled eggs

If you need to cook a lot of eggs for a picnic or an egg salad pop them in a muffin tin, one egg per muffin hole, and cook for 30 minutes at 160°C. Place in a bowl of ice water to cool, then peel.
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If you need to cook a lot of eggs for a picnic or an egg salad pop them in a muffin tin, one egg per muffin hole, and cook for 30 minutes at 160°C. Place in a bowl of ice water to cool, then peel.

16. You don't need fancy ingredients for this chickpea hummus

Blend one can of chickpeas with some garlic, paprika, olive oil and a spoon of peanut butter. Place in a bowl and drizzle olive oil on the top and sprinkle with paprika.
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Blend one can of chickpeas with some garlic, paprika, olive oil and a spoon of peanut butter. Place in a bowl and drizzle olive oil on the top and sprinkle with paprika.

17. Transport your chopped veg in a jar to keep it fresh and cool…

…Then mix into a salad or eat it on the go. Here's some salad recipe inspiration, if you need it.
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…Then mix into a salad or eat it on the go. Here's some salad recipe inspiration, if you need it.

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