I had a minty lemonade when I was travelling in the Middle East. I wanted to try and imitate it. It cools you down on a hot summer day! Adjust the amount of mint to taste.
This is a heavenly roasted aubergine dip which originates from Lebanon. Delicious served with pitta, vegetables and houmous as part of a meze platter, or - of course - on it's own!
Asian ingredients give these barbecued chops loads of flavour. They can also be put in the oven and grilled.
This is a cold noodle dish - great for summer evenings, and can be made ahead.
This is a spicy Thai-inspired salad. Double or triple the recipe to use for a buffet or summer barbecue.
This version of the delicious, creamy Middle Eastern dip uses yoghurt and is delightful with raw vegetables or toasted pitta triangles. It is much lower in fat than classic houmous.
A Japanese recipe for cucumbers marinated in vinegar, sugar, salt and ginger. So simple but so delicious!
This is a simple Asian-inspired cucumber salad with ginger and lime. Great for summer.
If you prefer or can't find an unripe papaya, cucumber can be used instead. The ingredients in this Thai-style salad are mashed together into a chunky, pulpy mixture and topped with peanuts.
This cool, refreshing blend of natural yoghurt, chopped cucumber, dill and garlic is a perfect accompaniment to lamb or rice, or both! Mint may be used in place of the dill.