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Searching for Spice is a family friendly food blog focusing on easy healthy recipes often using spices. Lots of simple midweek recipe ideas.

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Air Fried Brussels Sprouts Salad

Air Fried Brussels Sprouts Salad

Have you tried air fried brussels sprouts yet? They are delicious as a simple side dish but also absolutely amazing in this air fryer brussel sprouts salad. It's a tasty combination along with brie, onions, almonds and a tongue-tingling hot sauce vinaigrette!

Air Fried Carrot Salad

Air Fried Carrot Salad

This simple air fried carrot salad topped with feta and a chilli oil and balsamic vinegar dressing is perfect as a side dish all year round. It's a tasty combination of sweet, sharp and salty flavours. If you don't have an air fryer the carrots can simply be roasted instead.

Jerk Chicken Salad

Jerk Chicken Salad

This fruity jerk chicken salad is a brilliant summer salad recipe, perfect for eating with friends and family. The spiciness of the marinated jerk chicken is balanced perfectly by the sweet homemade mango vinaigrette.

Ajvar - Roasted Red Pepper Dip

Ajvar - Roasted Red Pepper Dip

Ajvar is a tangy sweet and sour red pepper and aubergine dip from the Balkans. It's so versatile. Use it as a spread, a sauce or a salad dressing even. This version has just a touch of heat from the chilli pepper too!

Easy Homemade Soup Recipes

Easy Homemade Soup Recipes

Are you looking for easy homemade soup recipes from scratch? This is just the inspiration you need!

Main Course Salad Recipes

Main Course Salad Recipes

If you're looking for a salad to fill you up then you'll find it in this collection of main meal salad recipes!

Lime and Coriander Rice

Lime and Coriander Rice

This light and tasty citrus and coriander rice makes the perfect side dish for a rich stew.   You can also use it as a the base for a salad.

Pea Pakoras

Pea Pakoras

These spicy Indian pea pakoras are deliciously spiced and perfect as a starter, side dish or just a snack. Or why not put them in a wrap with salad, pickles and raita? They're easy to make too and might just get your kids to eat some peas!

Roasted Garlic Beetroot Soup

Roasted Garlic Beetroot Soup

A smooth roasted garlic and beetroot soup that's perfect as a light meal or starter.

Roasted Garlic Beetroot Soup

Roasted Garlic Beetroot Soup

A smooth roasted garlic and beetroot soup that's perfect as a light meal or starter.

Chipotle Lime Mayo

Chipotle Lime Mayo

Smoky, spicy and with a citrus tang, this chipotle lime mayo is so easy to make and really can liven up a simple salad or wrap. It's really versatile and is an easy way of adding a kick to your usual mayonnaise.

Simple Classic Guacamole

Simple Classic Guacamole

This easy classic guacamole is a really basic recipe but an absolute classic. There are no fancy extras just the minimum ingredients but it makes the best guacamole to go with fajitas, salads and tacos. Really quick and easy to make and so so much better than any bought guacamole.

Pico de Gallo

Pico de Gallo

Pico de gallo has to be the perfect recipe to go with fajitas, tacos, barbecued food and all kinds of summer salads. It's a great side dish: full of fresh vibrant flavours with a bit of chilli heat too!

Tinned Mackerel Potato Salad

Tinned Mackerel Potato Salad

This easy main meal salad made with tinned mackerel is a really easy meal to put together. All you need to do is boil the potatoes and mix the dressing and then you've got a tasty light dinner or lunch.

Spicy Gazpacho

Spicy Gazpacho

This spicy gazpacho is a delicious chilled Spanish soup that's perfect as a summer appetiser. It's got added jalapenos to give it a spicy kick.

Indian Kachumber Salad

Indian Kachumber Salad

This light Indian side dish is perfect with a hot creamy curry. The tomatoes, cucumber, onions and fresh herbs really cut through the richness.

Halloumi and Pomegranate Molasses Salad

Halloumi and Pomegranate Molasses Salad

This halloumi and pomegranate molasses salad is a perfectly balanced mixture of sweet, sour and slightly salty. It makes a delicious and healthy light meal and is a great way to get more of your 5 a day!

Pull Apart Pizza Bread Rolls

Pull Apart Pizza Bread Rolls

Could you resist one of these cheesy pull apart pizza bread rolls? Stuffed with chorizo and cheese, they are perfect served with soup but just as tasty as a meal in themselves!

Spiced Wild Rice and Pea Salad

Spiced Wild Rice and Pea Salad

This spiced wild rice and pea salad is a lovely salad to eat at any time of year and is a great vegan choice too.  Perfect as a main meal or a side dish.

Samphire Salad with Tomatoes and Balsamic Vinegar

Samphire Salad with Tomatoes and Balsamic Vinegar

If you haven't tried samphire in a salad then now is the time! You'll love it with tomatoes and balsamic vinegar.

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