Pile up the pickles and bring on the brie, because it’s time to get your graze on!
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Pile up the pickles and bring on the brie, because it’s time to get your graze on! g BX SHOP IN SEASON RECIPES Platter Up! Pile up the pickles and bring on the brie, because it’s time to get your graze on! Brimming with bite-sized bursts of flavour and endlessly customisable, sharing platters are perfect for entertaining and so easy to throw together. There’s nothing better than enjoying nibbles on the deck with friends and family, and Foodbox has all the essentials you need to create a cracking charcuterie. There are no rules when it comes to platters, but we love to combine great cheeses and cured meats with fresh fruit, vegetable crudites, and hummus. Add a variety of crackers and crostini, then fill in the gaps with nuts and a few squares of dark chocolate for good measure! For extra panache, add a quince paste or small pot of honey – let your imagination go wild. When it comes to choosing a cheese, our Waitaki Camembert from Whitestone Cheese Co. pairs perfectly with prosciutto, and delivers a full, rich flavour that captures the quality of Whitestone’s premium milk. A gold medal winner at the NZ Champions of Cheese Awards, it has a soft ready ripe texture that is divine slathered on a crusty baguette. Whitestone also offers a creamy Havarti that is a classic crowd-pleaser or try vintage Windsor Blue if you’re up for being controversial. With the arrival of warmer weather, it’s easier than ever to let fresh fruit and produce inspire your next platter, and Foodbox is full of options. Carrots and capsicum are obvious choices, but don’t look past cherry tomatoes, cucumber, or celery to add flavour, colour, and crunch to your board. Grapes, raspberries, and strawberries are a welcome sweet touch – even better if they’re chocolate-dipped. Whether you’re hosting or visiting, a platter is the perfect plate to prepare to bring together family, friends, and neighbours. Bon Apetit! Order your Foodbox today. Shop Now Guacamole Recipe Jazz up your platter with a bowl of our delicious guacamole. Easy to prepare and full of flavour, we guarantee it will be the first thing to disappear! Enjoy the recipe, amigos. Ingredients * 2 ripe avocados * 1-2 pinches of salt (to taste) * 1 Tbsp fresh lemon or lime juice * 1 garlic glove, crushed * 1 small red onion (½ large red onion), finely chopped * 1 minced jalapeño (red or green depending on your heat preference) * 2 Tbsp coriander, finely chopped (optional) * Ground black pepper (to taste) * ½ ripe tomato (about 6 cherry tomatoes), finely chopped (optional) * Serve with corn chips or tortilla chips Method 1. Cut the avocados in half and remove the pit, then remove all the avo goodness from the shell into a bowl with a spoon. 2. Mash the avocado, garlic and ½ of the lemon/lime juice with a fork - remember it's Guac, not mousse, so make sure it's still a wee bit chunky. 3. Add all remaining ingredients gradually to cater to your taste. You're aiming for a lovely balance of salt, acidity, richness, creaminess and heat. So just add half of each ingredient to start and build on from there. Taste, taste, taste! 4. Serve straight away to keep the tomato fresh and avoid the guacamole going brown from oxidising. Note: Leftover Guacamole lasts for up to three days in the refrigerator. Shop Now Bargain Alert Our 1kg Eclipse Edam Cheese is on sale this week. Edam has a delicate flavour and is lower in fat than standard Mild or Colby. Cut into cubes and add to your platter for pops of cheesy perfection! Order your Foodbox today. Shop Now Shop Now Facebook Linkedin Instagram Email Sent to: [email protected] Foodbox, 25 Hannigan Drive, St Johns, Auckland 1072, New ZealandShow all