This light and simple Marinated Tomato Salad with Feta is easy to make and perfect for a light lunch or as a side dish all Summer long!
I love easy and healthy spaghetti salad recipes that can be on your table in no time! There are lots of summer salad recipes but this one is my favorite.
An easy tasty summer salad inspired by the flavours of a bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich. Serve with crusty bread to make it a bit more substantial.
As you may know by now, I’m a veggie - but the rest of my family aren’t! Although they’re happy to eat tasty veggie meals a lot of the time, they sometimes ask for meat. So when they have a craving for meat-based products, I find chorizo an easy addition - it’s something I can have in the fridge and its flavour packs a punch. A little goes a long way, I find. These mozzarella and chorizo peppers are great quick and easy snacks to make with that bag of mozzarella cheese that you have in the fridge, and work well to ease those afternoon hunger pangs - what’s better for a meat eater than a mozzarella chorizo snack, after all? They’re pretty healthy too, so they’re a snack I’m happy to dole out to my daughters when they’re hungry after school. Because there’s the bell pepper and the tomato sauce it means they’re getting two portions of veg, and I often serve them up with an accompanying side salad for a light lunch or dinner, too - the pizza-like taste of the peppers means everyone’s happy to nibble up some accompanying greens without complaint! For a veggie version, I do mozzarella peppers for myself - still scrumptious. If you’re avoiding the chorizo, like me, or just fancy playing with the recipe, why not add a shake of paprika to the mozzarella for smokiness, or simply add a couple of basil leaves for that Mediterranean summertime taste?
This spicy tuna sandwich is the perfect meal for a busy week day. Serve with soup or tomato salad for a complete and delicious lunch!
How to make Chickpea and Cherry Tomato Salad at home. Enjoy a delicious Chickpea and Cherry Tomato Salad with family with our easy recipe. image credit
Flavor-packed Mediterranean ingredients like kalamata olives and feta cheese combined with arugula, chickpeas and quinoa all tossed in a homemade sun-dried tomato vinaigrette makes Mediterranean Arugula Quinoa Salad a delectable, healthy salad that's a perfect summertime meal or BBQ side dish.
Avocado is so versatile and always delicious in a cold salad. Black beans also fit perfectly in your meal during the summer months. Give it an extra touch by using fresh garden herbs.
This Tortellini and Tomato Salad is perfect for a light lunch. Easy and quick to make!
Green beans, always delicious in summer. These vegetables are rich in fiber and folic acid, B11. Important in the formation of red blood cells.
This wildly unique combination is such a great Summer dish. Serve it as a side or throw in some beans and tempeh to make a delicious lunch. Serve as soon as possible.
It’s time to make a super easy, super tasty cherry tomato salad with a warm garlic and shallot dressing. It's delicious. It’s all about tasting.
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…
Tahini coleslaw recipe aka tahini slaw recipe is a healthy, vegan and delicious slaw recipe which could be a perfect side for the spring and summer seasons. It’s creamy, crunchy, tangy and super easy to make. Tahini coleslaw is the amalgamation of shredded vegetables of your choice like red cabbage, carrots, onions etc. which get coated in creamy, flavoured tahini dressing. This quick salad recipe easy can be relished as a healthy side in lunch or dinner with some grilled meat, roasted potato or soup.
These spinach and feta galettes are a mouthwatering veggie breakfast, or lunch, to satisfy and satiate. They work year-round, too. In the summertime, send your kids off with a healthy last-minute breakfast to eat on the school bus, pack them up for a picnic in the park, or serve as part of a dinner al fresco. Stick them in your kids’ (or your own) packed lunch to break up the monotony of sandwiches and wraps. In the winter? For me, the winter is a time when I cannot handle a cold salad for lunch, but I don’t always fancy a soup, or a big meal. Ditto for breakfast - something slightly warmed through made from buttery pastry ticks all my boxes! These galettes are the perfect light lunch, served warm with a fresh green side salad and a few juicy cherry tomatoes. Who am I kidding, any savoury pastry tarts are a go-to for me through those chilly months! The cheesy, buttery savouriness of flaking pastry and salty cheese complements the iron green tang of the spinach perfectly. These pastry morsels feel indulgent and satisfying, but allow you to feel slightly healthy at the same time. Those two things together? That equates to my favourite type of meal!
We seem to live off salad in the summer – to me there is not much more delightful than an array of stunning salads to dive into on a warm sunny day. But if we have them too often it’s e…
I like to make a good old spinach pie, a Spanakopita, but this mixes up that old favourite into something new. The perfect picnic piece, this tart is savoury and moreish, lightening the flavour of cooked spinach with lemon and herbs, and setting it inside a buttery, flaky pastry case. Something like a British quiche, I love the combination of eggy, cheesey spinach-rich filling with the shortcrust pastry edge. I use aromatic dill and zesty lemon to bring a real feeling of summer sun to the recipe, and the addition of feta, ricotta and cream cheese, alongside pine nuts, just ensures a rich, nutty and satisfying mouthful. It’s perfect for lunch in the garden, with a simple side salad, and also works perfectly as a slightly special picnic or packed lunch.
Perfect for a picnic: jars of Quinoa & Veggie Salad, Muffuletta Sandwich , Tomato Pesto Hummus with pita chips, fresh fruit and Spice Is...
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.
This harissa carrot salad makes the perfect side dish this summer. It's great with barbecued food as well as with other salads or in sandwiches. It's healthy, hot and spicy as well as dairy free and vegan.