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Brunch Box — The Skinny Fork by Gordon Ramsay

Like I said, I’ve been asked for more lunch/meal prep box ideas so I’ve been hard at work churning a few of them out. This Brunch Box is generally my go-to meal prep box. Let’s face it, for a lot of us out there, we’re far too busy in the morning to actually sit down and eat breakfast. For me, my ‘breakfast’ time generally rolls in more so somewhere around 10 in the morning. Which, is really more of brunch time than breakfast or lunch. That’s one of the reasons this is dubbed, the Brunch Box.

Another reason is that theres a mix of sweet and savory things in here that you might more traditionally find at brunch. Especially the egg and the fruit.

Peruvian Potato & Chicken Salad (Causa Rellena) – Behold the “Giver of Life” by Gordon Ramsay

There’s nothing very unusual, or interesting about serving a
chicken or potato salad at a cookout, which is why this truly unique, Peruvian potato and chicken
salad will cause such a stir. Or should I say, “causa” a stir, since in Peru that’s
what this gorgeous dish is called. I’m told the name comes from the Inca word for
“giver of life,” which is exactly what this will do to your summer picnic

and beyond the bold, vibrant flavors, this is unlike any other potato-based
salad, in that we’re using mashed potatoes instead of cubes, or chunks, but it
really does work beautifully, and the smooth, silky texture makes this even
more refreshing to eat. Keep all that in mind the next time a heat wave rolls
through your area.

went very minimal with the cherry tomato garnish, but my Peruvian friends are
letting me know that olives are a very traditional garnish, as are hardboiled
eggs. If you do an image search, you’ll see all kinds of elaborate
presentations, and that’s half the fun of making something like this, so go
nuts. Regardless of how you dress yours up, or what ends up in your salad, I
really do hope you give this a try soon. Enjoy!

Ingredients for 4 Appetizer-Sized Portions (in 6-oz

For the potato mixture:

1 1/4 pound Yukon Gold potatoes, or russet

2 tablespoons Aji Amarillo chili paste, or to taste (see
note below)

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 or 2 limes, juiced, or to taste

salt and cayenne to taste

For the chicken salad:

1 large cooked chicken breast, diced or shredded

1/4 cup green peas

1/4 cup cooked diced carrots

2 tablespoons finely diced roasted red pepper

1 teaspoon minced shallot, or red onion

2 tablespoons freshly chopped cilantro

1 teaspoon lime juice

1/4 to 1/3 cup mayo, or as needed

salt and cayenne to taste

For the sauce:

1/3 cup mayo

1 tablespoon sour cream, optional
1 small crushed garlic clove
2 teaspoons Aji Amarillo chili paste, or to taste
a splash of water to adjust the thickness

Please Note: If you can’t find Aji Amarillo, you can make a paste from some fire-roasted and peeled orange or red bell peppers, and red Fresno chilies for some heat. While this does get you close, you should definitely try to find a jar of the real stuff, since it does have such a unique flavor.


LEMON LUSH DESSERT RECIPE – Butter with a Side of Bread by Gordon Ramsay

Lemon Lush is an easy no bake lemon dessert that comes together fast and serves a crowd. Throw this lemon lush dessert together quickly for a potluck or bbq… all of your guests will love it!

lemon lush dessert

What is Lemon Lush Dessert?

Lush Desserts happen to be my favorite dessert in the summertime. Classically, a lush dessert has a crust, sweet and tangy cream cheese layer, pudding layer and then a frozen whipped topping layer. This can be made with any flavor of pudding you’d like. Today, we made it with LEMON!

Who doesn’t like Lemon in the spring and summer time? This is perfect for the summer because there is no oven time and it is a cold dessert. So refreshing, even more so with the lemon pudding!

lemon lush dessertIngredients for Lemon Lush

This is what you will need to make Lemon Lush:

  • 1 package golden Oreos
  • melted butter
  • cream cheese, room temperature
  • milk
  • 2 small packages of lemon pudding (NOT cook and serve)
  • frozen whipped topping (that is two 8 oz tubs!), divided

how to make lemon lush recipe

How to make Lemon Lush

To make Lemon Lush Dessert Recipe, you start with the crust.

To make the crus, start by crushing your Oreos and mixing them in the melted butter. I really like to use my blender or food processor to crush the Oreos. This way the Oreos are turned into more of a powder and the crust sets up really nice. You can go ahead and just leave the cream filling inside of the Oreos.

Press the crust into the bottom of a 9×13 pan and toss in the freezer. Cream together the cream cheese, 1 tub of the whipped topping and 1/4 cup of milk. Spread onto the bottom of the crust.

cream cheese layer being added onto the crust

Whisk together the remaining cold milk (3 cups) with the packages of pudding. Whisk for 2-3 minutes or until the pudding thickens. Pour over the cream cheese layer and then refrigerate for about one hour before adding on the final layer of whipped topping.

whipped topping being added to the lush cake

Chill in the fridge until ready to serve. Serve cold and keep refrigerated!

Can I make my Lush Dessert ahead of time?

Yes, this is one of the things I love most about this dessert (besides how delicious it is!). This dessert can be made and kept in the fridge up to 48 hours in advance.

lemon lush dessert

Lemon Lush Dessert

Lemon Lush is an easy no bake lemon dessert that comes together fast and serves a crowd. Throw this lemon lush dessert together quickly for a potluck or bbq… all of your guests will love it!

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Course: Dessert

Cuisine: American

Keyword: lemon lush

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Chill Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Servings: 24 servings

Calories: 87kcal


  • 1 pkg golden oreos (36 cookies)
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 8 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • 3 1/4 cups cold milk divided
  • 2 8 oz tubs frozen whipped topping divided
  • 2 3.4 oz pkg lemon instant pudding


  • Use a blender or food processor to crush the oreos.

  • Stir in the melted butter until completley combined. Press into the bottom of a 9×13 pan. Place in frezer for 10 minutes.

  • Cream together the cream cheese and one tub of frozen whipped topping. Once completley combined, slowly add in 1/4 cup milk. Mix until smooth.

  • Spread the cream cheese mixture onto the crust and refrigerate.

  • Whisk together the instant pudding and the remaining 3 cups of milk for 2-3 minutes or until it thickens.

  • Spread on top of the cream cheese layer. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

  • Spread the remaining tub of cool whip on top of the lemon pudding layer. Refrigerate until ready to serve!


Calories: 87kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 79mg | Potassium: 57mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 6% | Calcium: 4.8% | Iron: 0.3%

Can you replace the Cool Whip in lemon lush?

If you can’t find Cool Whip where you live or you prefer not to use it in recipes, you can use stabilized whipped cream instead. If you just use regular whipped cream, the consistency will be too light and the cream will not hold up very well when mixed into the jello salad. It’s very simple to make your own stabilized whipped cream and it just takes a few minutes!

lemon lush dessertHow do you make stabilized whipped cream?

To make stabilized whipped cream, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 4 ounces of cream cheese (softened to room temperature)
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream.
  1. Beat the cream cheese with the powdered sugar and vanilla until soft and smooth.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat the whipping cream just until soft peaks form.
  3. Add the cream cheese mixture to the whipped cream and beat until stiff peaks are formed. Store in the refrigerator until ready to use.

A little tip for making whipped cream faster. Use a metal bowl for whipping the cream and place the bowl in the freezer for about 30 minutes before you make the whipped cream. This will significantly decrease the amount of time that you will need to beat the whipped cream – the process will go much faster!

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Enjoy lemon desserts? So do we! Here are more you can try:

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This lemon dessert recipe is a wonderful treat. Lemon Lush sounds fancy but is so easy to make, and it’s easy!