Middle Eastern food is one of the healthiest on earth as it includes plenty of vegetables, herbs and pulses. Try Delia's colourful and flavourful recipes for a taste of the Levant...
This has decidedly Mexican overtones. It isn't too hot and spicy but the presence of the chilli does give it a nice kick, and the flavour and texture of chickpeas is perfect for soup.
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.
Delia discovered this wonderful, hearty spicy soup in a charity cookbook. As she says, it really hits the spot on a cold day...
Part of Delia's Middle Eastern buffet menu, these gorgeous koftas or meatballs serve 12 and have a great hit of chilli to spice them up!
You can now buy vine leaves in supermarkets, so this easy vegetarian recipe just got even easier! It will take you to the Greek islands in seconds, filled as it is with all those flavours of the eastern Mediterranean.
Based on the Mediterranean salad, fattoush, this may sound unusual but go on, give it a try! We are confident you'll fall for its gutsy, robust flavours and textures. Great with barbecue food, or summery chicken and meat.
Exotic, full of flavour and perfect for a winter's day, this Moroccan chicken casserole is certain to become a family favourite.
Sometimes the simplest recipes are the best and this is a good example: artichokes dipped into shallot vinaigrette for a real taste of early summer.
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.
Here is a Moroccan twist to Delia's Chicken Basque recipe
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