You can turn lockdown into liftoff by thinking Italian, and getting mouth-watering Polli vegetables, olives, preserves, pickles, peppers, pesto’s, sauces & conserves for a pantry full of picnic possibilities.

It is said that in the kitchen, the simple things are the most complicated to make: achieving a good condiment with few, bold-tasting ingredients is far from easy. Here are six typically Italian picnic ideas for your mouthwatering Polli picnic. Buon Appetito!

Polli Pasta Perfecto: Create your own perfecto Polli Pasta – try the light, delicate Polli Pesto, simply stirred into your favorite pasta for a delicious and quick meal.

 

Polli Artichoke Bruschetta: Bake a tasty Polli Artichoke bruschetta with scamorza cheese. Spread slices of farmhouse bread with the Polli bruschetta sauce and cover with the diced scamorza or mozzarella cheese, and finely chopped parsley. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and bake in the oven at 180°C for 15 minutes. Buon Appetito!

 

Polli Black Olive Baguette: The Polli Black Olive Spread is a versatile pantry staple. Try a Baguette or Ciabatta filled with delicious cold meats, or cheeses, fresh rocket and a thick layer of the Polli Black Olive Spread for the most delicious home sandwich.

 

Polli Aglio Garlic, oil and Chilli Pepper Pasta: Polli Aglio is a magnifico tasty and delicious recipe ready to dress your pasta dishes, fancy croutons and your excellent bruschettas. Our precious Italian Garlic, Oil and Chilli Pepper condiment will amaze you with its bold flavour. Gloriously versatile, Polli Aglio will enrich your spaghetti or pennette, and if you add tomato sauce, you’ll have the perfect base for an arrabbiata and for an impromptu pasta after an aperitif. It only takes 10 minutes before tucking in. Mix two tablespoons of condiment per portion, together with the pasta you have just drained, and wait for the aroma of chilli pepper and garlic to waft up from the plate. You can add a sprinkling of chopped parsley for added zest.

 

Polli Caesar Salad: Add the finest artichokes from the Mediterranean area in extra virgin olive oil, ready to be savoured in any season. Processed fresh, they retain the noble taste of the artichoke and are artfully seasoned, with spices and fresh herbs, providing the typical flavours of classic Italian recipes. Add to a bed of romaine lettuce and croutons, dress with lemon juice, garlic, Parmesan cheese and black pepper.

 

Polli Pizzaiola Mushroom Quiche: Boil 250 gr potatoes, peel them and mash them in a bowl. Add 250 gr smoked scamorza or mozzarella cheese, drained and chopped Polli Pizzaiola mushrooms,  one egg, and 200 ml béchamel. Combine all the ingredients well, and add salt and pepper to taste. Spread 1 roll round flaky pastry in a pan, pour the mixture on top and bake at 180°C for about 30 minutes.

Top off your perfect Polli picnic with San Pellegrino and Acqua Panna sparkling drinks and waters . Enjoy a healthy dose of Mediterranean sunshine. And should social distancing measures be here to stay for now, perhaps we can sing to each other as we picnic in Italian style. 

Buon Appetito!

Shop the Polli range online here: italiandelionline.co.za/polli/

 

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