Primula Summer side dish recipes

Regular followers of my blog may remember that I have blogged Easter and Christmas Primula recipes previously. Well I’ve received another free batch of Primula, with the aim of coming up with a selection of Summer side dish recipes.

The flavours of Primula I received were as follows
Primula Original Cheese
Primula Light Cheese
Primula Cheese with Ham
Primula Cheese with Chives
Primula Cheese with Prawns

Primula cheese

The sun is shining, so today’s the day for eating outside. And I’ve come up with a tasty selection of summer side dishes. Firstly a couple of salads are essential. I’ve chosen to make one with roasted vegetables and one with prawns.

Courgette and Pepper Noodle Salad

Courgette and Pepper Noodle Salad

Ingredients (serves 4)

250g fresh noodles
1 large courgette
1 red pepper
1 yellow pepper
50g Primula Light
150g natural yoghurt
15g coconut oil


Preheat fan oven to 180 deg C.
Chop courgette lengthways into large flat strips.
Cut peppers in half and remove seeds, then cut into strips.
Melt coconut oil on a baking tray in oven.
Add courgette and peppers, basting well with the oil.
Roast in middle of oven for 10 – 15 minutes until softened.
Allow to cool.
Add yogurt and Primula Light to a small basin and mix together.
Tip noodles into serving dish.
Add roast vegetables and mix through.
Season with salt and pepper.
Stir through the yoghurt and Primula dressing.
Serve and enjoy.

Courgette and Pepper Noodle Salad

Prawn Salad

Prawn Salad

Ingredients (serves 4)

1 large leaf of iceberg lettuce
50g of Primula with Prawns
50ml crème fraiche
150g fresh cooked prawns


Wash lettuce and arrange in bottom of serving dish.
Mix together Primula and yoghurt in a basin.
Stir in the prawns.
Spoon into the middle of the lettuce.
Serve and enjoy.

prawn salad

Next a pâté, delicious served with either crusty fresh wholemeal bread or thinly sliced toast or crackers.

Mushroom pate

Mushroom Pâté

Ingredients (serves 4)

250g mushrooms
10g coconut oil
1 medium onion
50g Primula Cheese with Chive
100ml crème fraiche


Peel and chop the onion.
Chop the mushrooms.
Melt the coconut oil in a saucepan.
Add the onion and mushrooms and gently cook for about 5 minutes until softened.
Allow to cool.
Tip into blender and blend.
Tip into a basin.
Season with salt and pepper
Add crème fraiche and Primula.
Mix thoroughly.
Spoon into four ramekin dishes.
Chill for at least an hour in the fridge.
Serve with either crusty wholemeal bread or toast or crackers and enjoy.

Mushroom Pate

Some finger food is a must. Savoury pastries always go down well and can be served either hot or cold.

Ham and Cheese Fingers

Ham and Cheese Fingers

Ingredients (makes 14)

1 320g sheet of pre-rolled puff pastry
Approx 1/2 tube of Primula with Ham
7 slices of ham


Preheat fan oven to 200deg C.
Remove pastry from fridge 10 minutes before use.
Unroll pastry onto a chopping board.
Cover with slices of ham.
Squeeze 7 lengths of Primula with Ham at intervals on top.
Roll up until first length of Primula is encased.
Cut strip off and then cut strip into two.
Repeat last two steps until you have 14 fingers.
Place fingers onto a greased baking sheet.
Bake in oven for about 10 minutes until Primula is melted and pastry is golden and puffed up.
Serve hot or cold and enjoy.

Ham and Cheese Fingers

And finally some mini cheeseburgers, so long as you’re not planning on doing burgers on the barbecue for main.

Mini Cheeseburgers

Mini Cheeseburgers (makes about 12-14)


500g beef mince
Approx 50g of Primula Original
12 bridge rolls


Form the mince into about 12 small patties, about 1cm thick.
If time permits, chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
Heat a wok or large frying pan.
Cook the patties, about 6 at a time, for approx 5 minutes.
Turn and cook the other side, for approx 5 minutes, ensuring the burgers are cooked through.
Meanwhile slice the rolls in half.
Spread the Primula Original on the top halves.
Put the burgers on the bottom halves and replace the tops.
Serve and enjoy.

Mini cheeseburgers

A 150g tube of Primula cheese currently retails at £1.45 at Tesco for all flavours which I believe is a fairly consistent price with other cheese spreads. It contains no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.

Primula Summer side dishes

I hope you like my Summer sides recipes. And I’d love to hear your ideas for a recipe using Primula.

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Disclosure.  This post is a review of products I was sent for free.  All opinions are my own.

17 thoughts on “Primula Summer side dish recipes

  1. bevsta111

    Mmmm you cant beat a prawn salad but I would never have though about using primula with prawns! Ill have to try that as I love Primula!


      1. Margaret Gallagher

        Seem to be spending too much time in A/ E /hospital again – the staff are brilliant – they look after dad so well and even feed me too- must say home cooking is soooo much better but i really appreciate their kindness
        Onwards and upwards😁


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