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...
If you're watching the pennies, shoulder of lamb is much more inexpensive than a leg joint or other cuts. Turn it into something really special with this flavoursome stuffing of rice, olives, onions and herbs.
Eat these hot or cold: with plenty of Mediterranean flavours - cinnamon, pine nuts, thyme - these wonderful summery stuffed tomatoes are a good way of using up a glut from the garden and will please vegetarians no end.
On their own, lentils can be a bit bland, but with this spiced lentil cakes Delia has added plenty of flavour with tomato, herbs and spices. A brilliant vegetarian recipe that's cheap and easy to make, but also extremely nutritious and filling.
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.
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!
Delia discovered this wonderful, hearty spicy soup in a charity cookbook. As she says, it really hits the spot on a cold day...
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