As the UK prepares to celebrate the coronation of its new King, it’s the perfect time to start planning some delicious seasonal recipes to enjoy over the bank holiday weekend. Whether you’re hosting a garden party, planning a picnic, or simply want to indulge in some tasty treats, we’ve got you covered with a range of recipes that are fit for a king!
Focusing on a subtle patriotic nod to the coronation, most of these recipes feature an element of red, white, or blue to truly get in the spirit of the celebrations. The Red, White and Blue Pops are a real crowd-pleaser for all ages – they’re delicious, easy to make, and the perfect ode to the long weekend.
- Grilled Corn Salad with Coriander Lime Vinaigrette
This colourful salad is the perfect addition to any summer meal. Grill fresh corn and mix with diced red onion, black beans, cherry tomatoes, and coriander. Top with a tangy coriander lime vinaigrette made in your Vitamix by blending together coriander, lime juice, honey, garlic, and olive oil.
- Warm Balsamic Potato Salad
This hearty salad is perfect for cooler summer evenings. Boil baby potatoes until tender and mix with diced red onion, chopped parsley, and a balsamic vinaigrette made in your Vitamix by blending together balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, garlic, and olive oil.
- Blackberry Panna Cotta
Indulge in this rich and creamy dessert made with fresh blackberries. Blend together blackberries, heavy cream, sugar, and gelatin in your Vitamix until smooth. Pour the mixture into ramekins and refrigerate until set. Serve with fresh blackberries and whipped cream.
- Red White and Blue Ice Pops
Cool down with these patriotic ice pops made with fresh fruit. Blend together strawberries, coconut water, and honey in your Vitamix and pour into the bottom of ice pop moulds. Freeze for an hour, then repeat with a layer of coconut milk blended with blueberries, and another layer of pureed banana. Freeze until solid and enjoy!
- Blackberry Iced Tea Bramble
Sip on this refreshing iced tea cocktail made with fresh blackberries. Blend together blackberries, sugar, and water in your Vitamix until smooth. Strain the mixture and mix it with freshly brewed black tea, lemon juice, and gin. Serve over ice and garnish with fresh blackberries and a sprig of mint.
We hope these Vitamix recipes help you celebrate the coronation of the new King in style. Whether you’re hosting a garden party or simply indulging in some tasty treats, these recipes are sure to impress your guests. Happy bank holiday weekend!