Thursday, 1 March 2012

Heinz Salad Cream with Onion & Chives

Heinz is delighted to announce a new tasty twist on an iconic British favourite - Heinz Salad Cream with Onion and Chives.

I was asked to be one of the first taste testers of the latest offering from Heinz and with fond memories of a now much loved Lemon and Black Pepper I happily agreed to try it.

Not this time on a plain ham sandwich but in a range of exciting recipes and other ingredients Heinz sent me to try.

Eager to try it I started with the Picnic Loaf, this has to be the ultimate sarnie! 

Picnic Loaf

Serves 4

Prep Time: 10 minutes

1 ciabatta loaf
1 large iceberg lettuce leaf, torn into 4
4 tbsp Heinz salad cream with onion and chives
40g reduced fat Cheddar cheese, sliced
4 slices of wafer thin smoked ham
Small carrot, grated
1 tomato, sliced into 4
8 slices of cucumber

  1. Cut the top third off the ciabatta to create a lid and base and scoop out the bread from the inside ensuring there is about 1cm left in the bottom.
  2. Layer up the ingredients in the base of the loaf starting with lettuce, half of the Heinz salad cream with onion and chives, cheese, ham, carrot, the remainder of the Heinz salad cream with onion and chives, followed by tomatoes and cucumber.
  3. Place the lid back on the ciabatta and wrap tightly in cling wrap and transfer to a baking tray and place another tray on top. Weigh down with a few full jars or cans and place in the fridge for 2 hours to compress slightly.
  4. Unwrap the loaf and cut into thick slices to serve.Tip: Make up individual rolls in the same way for packed lunches.

I detoured slightly from the recipe as my ciabatta was a bit on the skinny side and so I could not slice off the top, however by the time I had finished layering the filling, it was a monster!

The onion and chives salad cream really lifted the whole sandwich, the taste is great and light and really complemented the filling.

This was so filling, we all struggled to finish ours!

Stay tuned for more recipes with Heinz, I am making a lovely pasta dish and some tasty sounding Mediterranean Filo Tarts.
Don't miss out on creating your own Ultimate sandwich and winning a bottle yourself!
For the launch of this appetizing new addition to the Heinz family, fans are able to create their very own “Ultimate Sandwich” using Heinz Salad Cream with Onion and Chives via an app on the official facebook page which will go live on the 23rd February. By entering the “Ultimate Sandwich” competition fans will have an exclusive opportunity to go in the draw to win a bottle of the new variety before it is available in the shops. Heinz will then take six of the top creations on the road to popular Heinz Salad Cream fan locations around Britain and give the public a chance to buy an ultimate Heinz Salad Cream sandwich.

To get a free Heinz Salad Cream with Onion and Chives sandwich, fans simply download a coupon from Facebook and take it along to the nearest Heinz Salad Cream with Onion and Chives sandwich van, this March*.

First introduced way back in 1914, Heinz Salad Cream was the first Heinz product to be developed specifically to cater for British tastes.
Now, brand new flavour innovation Heinz Salad Cream with Onion and Chives has been created to go especially well with cheese or chicken sandwiches and is the perfect accompaniment to a crisp spring salad. 
For more inspiration visit from March onwards to discover a wealth of delicious recipe ideas to try which are perfect for spring, including chicken and cheese ciabattas, pasta salads and Mediterranean tarts (- all featuring the distinctive flavour of Heinz Salad Cream with Onion and Chives.
Heinz Salad Cream with Onion and Chives will be available in all major supermarkets for a limited time only this spring**- don’t miss out!
For more details of the ultimate sandwich challenge for the launch of Heinz Salad Cream with Onion and Chives visit!/HeinzSaladCream


  1. Not a great fan of salad cream but will give this a try!

  2. I am going to try this. Thanks for the review.

  3. Looks tasty - especially on a summer salad.

  4. your sandwich looks great!

  5. I usually use salad cream for salad, I've never tried on a sandwich...

  6. I do use salad cream in sandwiches and if I see this one will give it a try!