Olympics party food
Planning on being glued to the TV for the Olympics this summer? You'll need something to sustain you through your marathon viewing.
Whether you're looking for something to snack on while watching the synchronised swimming or something to serve up for friends when the event is over, you won't be stuck for ideas.
From easy home-made dips to sofa-friendly snacks and meals, we've got it covered.
Make-ahead food, perfect for eating off your lap - ideal if you can't bear to drag your eyes away from the screen for a nanosecond!
- Trashy weekend chilli
- Pitta pizzas
- Cheesy stuffed potato skins
- Wrappy uppy dinner
- Veg toastie
- Tuna pasties
- Zucchini slice
Home-made dips and dippers
Cool, refreshing, and easy to make in advance, these dips are great on their own or as part of a larger spread.
- Tzatziki (yoghurt, cucumber and mint dip)
- Spinach and garlic dip
- Coleslaw with honey and maple syrup
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And, if you're feeling extra-motivated, why not rustle up these dippers to serve alongside your dips?
If the state of the British weather hasn't put you off planning a BBQ for the Olympics, try these tasty spins on traditional recipes.
- Cod's BBQ chicken
- Greek-style vegetarian kebabs
- Mango and avocado salad
- Barbequed butternut squash
- Chicken and chorizo skewers
- Lamb koftas
- Raspberry chicken drumsticks
Last updated: almost 2 years ago