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Looking for Mediterranean recipes to create a summery feast at home? Try our Mediterranean recipes, from Italian pastas to Greek salads and Spanish rice dishes…
This summery Italian one-pot is easy to make and freezes brilliantly, plus, it’s low cal and gluten free. The recipe is easily halved if you only want to serve 3-4 people.
Pissaladière is a dish which originated from Nice in Southern France. The dough is usually a bread dough thicker than that of the classic Italian pizza. This is a great version using leeks, green olives and sultanas.
Spicy, smoky lamb merguez gives this sauce a rich, deep flavour and combines really well with the cod. You could also use cooking chorizo for a similar result. Try more of our ideas with olives here…
Check out this traditional Greek spanakopita pie recipe. This easy spinach filo pastry pie is super crispy and packed with creamy feta. Plenty more Greek recipes to try here…
This recipe for Moroccan veg and chickpea tagine is vegan, low-fat and really easy to make. This makes enough for four, but the leftovers freeze well.
Check out this super simple orzo salad recipe with crunchy red onion and sweet SunBlush tomatoes. This vegan salad recipe is easy to make and low in calories.
Check out this vibrant gazpacho recipe with punchy jalapeños, crispy prosciutto and creamy burrata. Chilling this gazpacho will allow its flavours to develop fully. You could use red tomatoes, but you won’t get as vivid a colour.
Freekeh is a roasted green wheat grain that has three times the fibre of brown rice and scores low on the GI scale. Here it is added to a healthy vegetarian salad with artichokes and homemade labneh. Make more of our vegetarian salad recipes here…
Healthy food doesn’t have to be boring. This spicy prawn linguine has a spicy chilli kick to keep it interesting. It’s so delicious you’ll forget that you’re being virtuous. Make more of our linguine recipes here…
Check out this super simple monkfish recipe for two. Ready in 40 minutes, this easy fish dish is wholesome midweek meal to enjoy all year through.
Meatballs baked in rich tomato sauce with a melting mozzarella topping – this recipe is all about comfort food. It’s also perfect for freezing, making it a great option for when you don’t want to cook mid-week. Looking for meatballs ideas? Click here to try.
Spicy lamb tagine is a real crowd pleaser. It serves six so is great for feeding the family or a group of friends, or you can freeze it in smaller batches so that it’ll do several nights. Olives add a richness to this traditional Moroccan recipe.
Our take on a classic comfort food dish, this recipe for chicken parmesan is easy and ready in just 30 minutes.
This recipe for cod, cherry tomato and green olive tray roast is so quick and easy to prepare but looks impressive when you pull it out of the oven. Serve with a big bowl of buttered orzo.
This spinach and ricotta vegetarian pie made with filo pastry is very light at under 200 calories per slice. Ready in under an hour you can make it ahead and cook it when you need it. If you’re a fan of pie and vegetarian, try our ideas here.
A spicy Spanish one pot. Made with chicken and chorizo and plenty of hot smoked paprika, this is a gutsy rice dish that is sure to impress friends and family. Plenty more Spanish recipes to try here…
This broccoli and roasted red pepper frittata makes for a quick, healthy and delicious midweek meal. It’s on the table in just 20 minutes, plus it’s low-cal and 5:2 diet-friendly.
Italian cusine never goes out of fashion. This recipe for Tuscan slow-cooked shin of beef with chianti is a brilliant example of how to do things simply but perfectly. This is a great one to make when you need to feed a crowd
This recipe for marinated tomato and feta salad makes a quick and easy vegetarian meal for two midweek. It also makes a tasty lunch to take to work.
Dressed in a light and creamy carbonara sauce, this quick-to-make pasta with courgette is perfect on a warm summer evening. It quickly dispenses with any garden gluts too
The best Spanish meatballs recipe: These albondigas are made with beef and pork mince and served in a quick, rich tomato sauce. Make for easy tapas, or part of a dinner-party menu.
This easy meatball and mozzarella pan bake is a one-pot that will please everyone. You can’t plate this up politely, so just put it in the middle of the table.
This chicken tray bake with lemon, olives and orzo is a great midweek meal for all the family. It’s super simple, and low in calories.
This recipe for antipasti rigatoni is a great Italian-inspired recipe for a speedy, healthy supper. Using the best Italian antipasti ingredients and combining it with pasta is ideal for a mid-week meal.
Make classic Portuguese custard tarts Pastéis de Nata with step-by-step help from the olive test kitchen. Dusting the pastry with icing sugar gives the tarts a golden, caramelised crust when cooked.
One of the pleasures of a Greek holiday comes in those moments after dark (and after dinner) when everyone moves to the tables in a local square to drink coffee and eat plates of tiny cinnamon-scented doughnuts. Whether your preference is for the sugar-dusted variety or those soaked in honey, try making them at home for a crowd-pleasing dessert with a difference.
This tiramisu recipe combines creamy baileys with soft sponge fingers, strong coffee and sweet almond liqueur to make a boozy and indulgent wintertime dessert