Christmas is the time for friends and family to get together and as the ‘hostess with the mostess’, I love nothing more than having everyone round my maison to celebrate the festive season.

However, feeding the masses aka My Big Fat Greek Family is not always easy. As much as I love cooking, I want to make sure I’m spending time and entertaining our guests and not slaving away in the kitchen.

Unfortunately, I can’t afford my own personal chef like the A-listers (one day though hey?!) so this year I’m turning to Primula and their ‘Santa’s Snack Hacks’ to create quick, easy and ‘posh’ snacks for my guests.

I was asked by Primula to create my very own fuss-free snack for the party season, so I developed these super tasty ‘oatcake tasties’ that are perfect for both kids and adults, too!

  • Primula cheese with chives Scottish smoked salmon, capers and fresh chives on gluten free oatcake.
  • Primula original cheese with sun-blushed tomatoes, spring onion and chopped chives

primula santa hacks

Made with real cheese, Primula comes in several tasty flavours, from scrumptious prawn to my personal favourite with chives!

Primula cheese range

Available in these squeezy tubes, Primula is both mess-free and fuss-free and I love the fact that it’s gluten free too!

I always make sure to cater for both veggie and non-veggie guests.

For the salmon topped oat cake, start off by squeezing a generous helping of the cheese and chives Primula spread onto your gluten free oatcake (we like Nairn’s).

Then top with fresh Scottish smoked salmon, zesty capers and fresh chives to garnish.


smoked salmon

…and of course a good squeeze of lemon juice.

santa party hack

For my veggie snack, start off with a good squeeze of Primula original cheese and top with spring onion, sun blushed tomatoes and chives.

I love the zestiness of the spring onion against the sweetness of the tomatoes and the creamy cheese. It’s the most wonderful flavour combination.

primula original cheese spread

primula cheese with spring onion, sun blushed tomatoes and chives

chopped chives

Guest satisfaction, guaranteed!

You can discover more of Primula’s perfect party recipes here and I’d love to hear any of your own Christmas snack hacks in the comments too.

Have a tasty and fun Christmas folks!


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8 Responses

  1. Ebabee

    I remember as a kid we ate primula cheese – brings back old memories. Haven’t had it for ages but your pic’s are making me wanting xx
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  2. Babes about Town

    Yummmmy! I love a bit of cheese and crackers and you’ve made this look dead posh lady. Such a simple but swanky party snack and Primula cheese looks like it goes with almost anything! So when’s the party? 😉
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  3. Mirka Moore @Fitness4Mamas @Kahanka

    I loved your previous Primula post, and also love this one, Not a huge fan of smoked salmon but would love the Primula original cheese with sun-blushed tomatoes, spring onion and chopped chives! Sounds yummy!
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  4. Mama and More aka Zaz

    I always love your photographs Vicki, especially the foodie ones! This looks like a perfect way to quickly prep yummy eats for lots of guests, so many things you could do! Enjoy the season hon xx
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