This crustless zucchini pie is the perfect lunch for a sunny day in the garden. The recipe originally comes from a friend in Crete. It’s both easy, and a great way to use up the glut of courgettes we seem to enjoy every July and August! Accompanied by a side salad (and maybe a chilled glass of white wine!), this courgette tart is so savoury and satisfying. The feta, parmesan and eggs give it that cheesey, almost quiche-like consistency, whilst the grated courgette/zucchini and the fresh herbs give it a real green vibrancy and fresh taste. Since it’s without a crust, it’s a really healthy, light option too. I’ve even been known to wrap the whole thing in tin foil and take it to the park for a picnic - and you can be sure that none ever comes back!
Salmon and dill cream polar bread. It takes literally 5 minutes to make and it's such a good starter or light lunch if you serve it with a big salad.
This tasty Vietnamese rice and chicken salad is full of punchy flavours. It makes a tasty light meal and is perfect to pack in a lunchbox too!
This no mayo potato salad with egg and anchovies is delicious as a light lunch or dinner. It's like a salad Nicoise without tuna and just as delicious as well as being a healthy balanced choice.
Grilled cheese ready in about 15 minutes, no oven needed, pretty good if you ask me! I put chicken, pesto, tomatoes and mozzarella inside. It's refreshing yet cheesy, a delight. You can serve that with a salad for a light lunch or dinner.
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.
This tasty tuna cannellini bean salad is a quick easy and filling meal. It's great for lunches and light dinners as well as packed lunches and picnics.
Eggs are pretty synonymous with breakfast at our house. Boiled, poached, fried, scrambled - we love them all. But even more so, I love to serve up the Greek breakfast recipes I miss from home, and Strapatsada (or Kagianas) is certainly one of these. I remember this made with tomatoes picked fresh from a sunny garden, for a light and flavoursome summer breakfast served up under the hot Greek sun. In the UK we enjoy it all year round, but it really puts a smile on my face when skies are blue and the sun is out. Basically a Greek version of scrambled egg, with tomato, feta and oregano, this Strapatsada recipe could also work with a salad as a light lunch or dinner.
Flavored breads are absolutely perfect for a light dinner served with a salad or for a quick lunch on the go! It can be eaten warm or chilled. I made this one with jalapeños, cheddar and bacon. I really liked this flavor combo!
This is a light custard like cheesecake that is perfect served with a small salad for lunch or as an appetizer.
Fresh, zesty and low on carbs, this tasty halloumi salad makes a brilliant light vegetarian meal. It's quick to prepare too so perfect for busy lunches or a light dinner.
This Mediterranean-style Shakshuka was actually thought out by my husband! He is not often found cooking, but he hit on a real win with this simple Shakshuka recipe when I was too tired and busy to cook one day, back in Rhodes. We call it Greek Shakshuka; I don’t think that’s a real thing, but he took the shakshuka ingredients and added Greek staples so that’s what it became! What is Shakshuka? Shakshuka is a popular dish originating from North Africa, which has been popular with the Israeli community and Jewish diaspora, bringing it to brunch menus across the globe over the past decade or so. Broadly, Shakshuka consists of eggs poached in a tomato sauce, with vegetables, herbs and spices. We love our roster of Mediterranean egg recipes, so we had to somehow work this popular North African dish into the Mediterranean canon! To do this we keep it simple - tomatoes, feta and egg are the primary tastes here. This is perfect for a light lunch or supper with a side salad, this is, however, a go-to brunch dish, served with a side of toast. It’s a flexible recipe, too, so if you want to add a few herbs and spices, and even extra veg, be my guest. This is our recipe - feel free to tweak it until you have your own! We have this at least once a month for a comforting, sustaining and satisfying brunch.
Clam Fritters are great as an appetizer, light lunch or serve with a side salad and french fries for dinner.
Tarts or quiches are such a useful summer dish – perfect for a light lunch, a centre piece to be served with an array of salads or on a picnic. Most recipes, however, use eggs and/or cream an…
This roast chickpea salad is a deliciously spiced vegan recipe that's full of warming North African flavours. Delicious as a light lunch, packed meal or as part of a buffet spread.
I use brown and white fresh crab meat. It is ideal as a light lunch or dinner with a salad and always win compliments.
A perfect elegant yet simple dinner starter or light summer lunch. Serve with a crusty baguette to mop up the most silky creamy parmesan sauce. The sauce quantity is good for individual portions but if making this as one big family size, I'd double the sauce quantity.
This delightful Turkey Chef Salad is a post-holiday take on the classic Chef Salad! Layers of leftover turkey, bacon, cheddar and monterey jack cheeses, hard boiled eggs, cherry tomatoes, and croutons are set on a generous bed of fresh lettuce! It's the perfect light lunch or dinner meal after all of the rich foods from the holidays!