Turkish and Tunisian recipes fall under this general heading, both made with vegetables for a full hit of Eastern promise...
Make the peppers ahead for an easy dish when entertaining. Stuffing vegetables with a mixture of rice, nuts and dried fruit adds plenty of flavour and a very Mediterranean element.
If you want to make the proper authentic version of this you'll need to hunt out some tahini paste, which is available at supermarkets and health-food shops.
As Delia says, bread dipped into fruity olive oil and tomato juices is food of the gods. But roast the tomatoes first and it’s even better! This easy salad is the perfect thing for a hot summer’s day.
This is a truly beautiful soup for serving ice-cold during the summer and it's particularly refreshing if we're lucky enough to have hot weather.
If you're cooking for vegetarians, these wonderful kebabs will go down a storm. The halloumi cheese is firm enough to withstand grilling, and combines beautifully with the other flavours in this recipe.
These are delicious little minced sausages threaded on to skewers.
We have a tradition with some close friends that involves always having Easter Sunday lunch at Yetman's restaurant, in Holt in Norfolk, where Alison and Peter Yetman cook and serve my absolute favourite kind of food.
One of the best things about summer has to be barbecuing - and sardines lend themselves to this method of cooking. Finish them off with a luscious herby sauce for a true taste of the Mediterranean.
Home-made pitta bread is a million times better than the often doughy tasteless versions on offer in shops, and they're not at all difficult to make.
This recipe requires 5-6 minutes kneading and only one rise, so it is relatively quick.
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