Food Monday ~ Ploughman’s lunch

A ‘Ploughman’s’ lunch was very popular when I was young free and single. I would meet up with a friend at a pub not far from the office for our weekly chat over a Ploughman’s washed down with a soda water & lime juice. Back in those days I would not drink alcohol until the day’s work was over.

I swapped the cheese and butter for the salad items that my friend did not like.

Ploughman’s lunch

lettuce leaves – washed
salad dressing
sharp cheddar cheese
Branston pickles
Wheaten or crusty bread & butter

Break lettuce into bite size pieces, tomato cut into wedges, sliced cucumber. Drizzle salad dressing on top.
Add wedge of cheese, Branston pickle and crusty bread.

I still like that type of lunch when I am here at home, but the contents vary with my mood and the contents of my fridge.

Some of the ingredients I add for variation:

honey roasted ham
sweet pepper rings
spring onions.
fresh uncooked peas
sliced apple, pear or orange segments
walnuts, pecans or pine nuts
sunflower, pumpkin & seseme seeds
crisps/potato chips


14 thoughts on “Food Monday ~ Ploughman’s lunch

  1. nick

    I’ve read many times that the term “Ploughman’s Lunch” was actually a clever marketing device, and that ploughmen never had anything to do with it. There was also a film called “Ploughman’s Lunch” in which a love triangle is discussed over a so-called ploughman’s lunch. Aren’t I a mine of information? 🙂

    1. Grannymar

      gigi, the nice thing is that you could make a Ploughman’s every day of the week and it would be different depending on what you add to the basic ingredients.

  2. wisewebwoman

    Oh we are so on food today, I just posted my famous Northern Italian pasta recipe on FB on request from some of my buddies!!!
    Love ploughman’s specials, the duck-fat fries particularly I had in Dub, can’t remember where…

    1. Grannymar

      I was missing most of yesterday – stuck in a sleeve – but very worthwhile and I should soon have something to show for my effort! Now to hunt down your recipe.


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