Having a few girls around for a light lunch needn’t be a hassle with a menu that is easy and quick to prepare, leaving you with more time catching up with your friends and spending less time in the kitchen. No slaving over a hot stove with this light and refreshing menu.
Over time and with the addition of more recipes I hope to create different menus with recipes from Food and Tools. This hopefully will make it a little easier when choosing a menu for entertaining. We all (including me) have mulled over endless recipes and thought, “what shall I make” or found it difficult to choose, so having a few menu ideas at hand is a good place to start.
The suggested menu below and do ahead tips will leave you with plenty of time to catch up… and we girls do love to chat!
Light Lunch with the Girls
Edamame Beans with Vanilla Salt
Lemon Posset with Fresh Thyme
Starter: Only needs a couple of minutes in a steamer before serving.
Main Course: Chicken can be poached the day before and refrigerated. Vegetables can be prepared a few hours before serving and kept in a salad/vegetable keeper or ziplock bags in the fridge. The cooked chicken can be shredded in advance. The herbs are best chopped before serving. Assembling the salad and mixing with lime juice is best done before serving.
Dessert: Best made the day before as it needs about 4 hours to chill and set.
BON APPÉTIT 🙂
8 thoughts on “Light Lunch Menu”
Love your site and all your tips and ideas, will give this light lunch a go. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you Caroline and I do hope you try these recipes… at least you won’t be slaving over a hot stove with this menu, enjoy! 🙂
So beautiful, so light, fresh and healthy. Love it!
Thank you Lizzy and glad to know that you are much better now. Yes, I like to think this is a healthy menu also and serving the dessert in individual glasses makes it easier not to over indulge! 🙂
This menu looks delicious and I love the idea – look forward see more menu suggestions!
Thanks Amy, it’s always handy to have a few menu suggestions at hand, makes deciding
a little quicker! 🙂
What a gorgeous lunch menu! I love the idea of edamame and vanilla salt. One I’m yet to try.
Thanks Jennifer, hope you give the edamame and vanilla salt a try, the taste is very subtle! 🙂