Hello Dear Reader,
You wrote to me and asked for advice. You told me you are holding a buffet for twenty relatives and you would usually spend £70 on bought in food and wanted some advice for doing this without breaking the bank. The great thing about a buffet is that you can be generous and people will feel they've had a good nosh and you've been really hospitable. I've put together a whole host of relatively cheap ideas.
- 2 tins of tuna chunks
- 2 tins of potatoes - you can just use the value brand, they're fine
- 1 punnet of cherry toms - cut in half
- 115g/4oz extra fine French beans, topped, cooked and drained - I just use frozen or tinned
- 4 little gem lettuce hearts, quartered lengthways
- 1 red onion, finely sliced
- 4 eggs, cooked for 6 minutes in boiling water from room temperature, halved
- 6 anchovy fillets cut lengthways into thin strips - Optional!!!!!!
- 16 pitted black olives in brine - Optional!!!!
- Dressing - 3-2-1 Ratio6 tablespoons of oil - olive or rapeseed.2 tablespoons of any vinegar1 heaped teaspoons of Dijon mustardPut in jam jar, put on lid and shake - Pour over salad.Adapted from BBC food.Greek Salad.