Turkish and Tunisian recipes fall under this general heading, both made with vegetables for a full hit of Eastern promise...
This is my adaptation of an Elizabeth David recipe. I never actually made it from her book, but one of my favourite restaurants, Chez Bruce, in Wandsworth, London, regularly serves it as a first course.
Courgettes, mint and feta are three ingredients that have a summery feel. Add potatoes to make little cakes and you have a treat for veggies and meat eaters alike - a great recipe for a summer buffet.
This recipe consistently appears in your top 10 favourites on the site - and no wonder! Summery vegetables in a light creamy cheese sauce and pasta are an irresistible combination, whether you're veggie or not!
Lovely lamb kebabs are reminiscent of the sort of food cooked all over the Mediterranean so if the sun's shining, dust off that barbecue and get cooking!
Tomatoes are an intrinsic part of Mediterranean eating and here they are reduced to an intensity that brings out their full sunshine flavour. If you can't find sea bream, this is just as good with sea bass or even cod.
Coriander, lime, chilli and garlic give this chutney zing and freshness. Serve it with curries or any Eastern dish such as grilled meats or fish.
Sea bass has a real feel of luxury about it and served with this gorgeous lentil salsa would make a great dish when entertaining... even non dieters will enjoy it!
Peaches and Amaretti have a great affinity, put to good use here in this gorgeous dessert recipe, adapted by Delia from one of her all-time favourite cookbooks.
Chicken pieces simmered with chickpeas, peppers and olives in a saffron-flavoured rice with coriander and lemons – hope you like it.
The sticky-sweet maple syrup marinade will guarantee that this quick and easy recipe is a huge hit with all the family!
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