A quintessentially traditional English Ploughman’s recipe
The words English Ploughman’s lunch conjures up visions of relaxing, lazy lunches sat outside a traditional old English pub enjoying a beer or ale!
But do you know where the term originated from?
Throughout the centuries busy English ploughman would take their lunch out into the fields with them; consisting of bread, cheese, pickle and, of course, an ale or cider – it was the perfect combination for a hungry worker!
Now you can create your very own traditional English Ploughman’s with this super-fast recipe – a great choice for cooling down on a warm day or for a quick lunch on the go.
Tip tip! If you’re super-hungry and fancy adding something heavier to the light and tasty dish, why not cook some traditional chips and drizzle them with a touch of vinegar. Perfection!
Prep Time: 10 mins. Skill Level: Easy. Serves: 2
- 1 to 2oz of creamy butter
- 4 large classic pickled onions
- 1 red apple
- 2 large, fresh tomatoes
- 4 strong spring onions
- 4 thick slices or super-fresh white crusty bread
- 8oz of Westminster Vintage Cheddar Cheese
- 4 generous tablespoons of tongue tickling chutney, such as Branston Pickle
Let's get cooking:
- Arrange the slices of fresh crusty white bread on a large plate or platter and place the butter in a small round dish on the side of the plate.
- Cut 8oz of our very own authentic English Westminster Vintage Cheddar Cheese (our mouths are watering at the thought!) and arrange on the same platter/plate.
- Carefully arrange the large pickled onions and a generous amount of chutney on the side of the platter/plate, along with super-tasty tomatoes left whole, slices of crunchy red apple and strong spring onions.
- Sit down, relax and enjoy the traditional Ploughman’s with a good real ale or cider - just like English history intended.