Food & Drink: Can it. Food from a tin.

We’re all too quick to rush to the shops but a reminder that canned foods are nutritious and healthy and, alongside fresh, frozen and chilled, can provide you with a balanced, healthy diet.

Canned fruit and vegetables can also provide you with your five a day.

Cans are great value, convenient and versatile to use straight off the shelf as an ingredient for a meal or a quick snack.

Here are a couple of menus perfect for the barbecue season.

Spicy Corn Salsa Serves 4-6


  • 1 yellow or orange pepper
  • 1 green chilli
  • 200g cherry tomatoes
  • ½ x 400g can green beans, drained
  • 1 x 200g can sweetcorn, drained
  • ½  tbsp olive oil
  • ½  lime, juice and zest
  • 1 small bunch coriander

Chop pepper, chilli, green beans and coriander into small pieces. Add olive oil and lime.


Potato Salad
New Potato Salad  Serves 4-6
  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp crème fraiche
  • 1 lemon, juice and zest
  • 1 x 550g can new potatoes, drained
  • 1 bunch spring onions
  • 1 x 300g can broad beans, drained
  • Small handful parsley
  • Small handful chives



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