Summer snack recipes for kids

Keep kids hydrated and happy with these easy summer snacks

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Keep the kids hydrated and happy with these easy and fun summer snacks created by Chef Manickum at Tribes Restaurant.

Hurricane cooler

Ingredients:
• Strawberry juice - 60 ml
• Mango juice - 60 ml
• Green Apple juice - 60 ml
• Vanilla ice cream - 2 scoops
• Strawberry fresh - 10 grams

Method:
• Put all the juices in a blender, add vanilla ice cream and blend
• Then in a cup put 30 ml of strawberry juice.
• Add the mixture to the strawberry juice slowly to form layers
• Garnish with a strawberry slice.

Watermelon Salad

(4 portions)
Ingredients:
• Watermelon –1kg (cut into triangles)
• Balsamic glaze - 40ml
• Rocket leaves - 120g
• Balsamic dressing - 80ml
• Parmesan cheese – cut into 15 x 15 chips 60g (times four)
• Bread crumbs - 40g
• Egg – 1 each
• Milk - 10ml
• Flour - 10g
• Basil pesto - 80g
• Bread – cut into 15 x 15 chips 35g (times four)

Method:
• Crumb the parmesan cheese (flour, egg/milk, breadcrumbs) then deep-fry
• Brush the pesto on the bread & bake in the oven
• Cut the watermelon into triangles, arrange on the plate
• Drizzle the balsamic glaze on the watermelon
• Toss the rocket leaves with balsamic dressing, arrange in the centre of the water melon
• Garnish with parmesan chip & basil croutons

The grape on the tree

Ingredients:
• Cranberry juice- 60ml
• Raspberry sorbet – 3 scoops
• Grapetizer -60ml
• Crushed ice

Preparation:
• Put the cranberry juice and raspberry sorbet in a blender
• Add some ice cubes, then blend and smooth
• Pour the grapetizer in cup, and then pour in the mixture little by little
• Garnish with a mint leaf or a fresh grape.


Tri- Colour Capsicum Salad

Ingredients:
• Red, green and orange capsicum – 1 of each, 60g
• Mixed salad leaves - 75g
• Tomato slices - 105g
• Halloumi cheese - 100g
• Balsamic vinegar - 25ml
• Orange dressing - 25ml
• Spanish onion – sliced 10g
• Salt & pepper
• Chilli/sugar – half a gram

Method:
• Grill the capsicum & the cheese on a flat top grill – separately
• When the capsicum is grilled, sprinkle balsamic vinegar & remove from the grill
• Toss the salad mix & the Spanish onion, salt & pepper with the orange dressing
• Arrange the sliced tomato in a circle on the plate & sprinkle the chilli/sugar
• Place the salad mix in the centre
• Add the grilled capsicum & top with the grilled Halloumi cheese.

Chilli & Sugar Mixture Recipe

Yield 150g
Ingredients:
• Chilli – dried flakes 100g
• White sugar 50g

Method:
• Blend chilli flakes
• Mix in the sugar
• Store in a sealed labelled container (away from moisture)

Orange Dressing Recipe

Yield 500ml
Ingredients
• Orange reduction
• Orange juice 1 litre
• Caster sugar 200g

Method:
• Bring both to the boil & reduce to 500ml
• Add this to the Basic Vinaigrette recipe
Tribes, Mall of the emirates. www.facebook.com/TribesME (04 395 0660)

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