Bite-sized cherry tomatoes are filled with a mixture of goat cheese and freshly chopped basil. Really quick and easy - perfect for party nibbles or a summer barbecue.
A refreshing, light salad for any hot summer day! The kidney beans and tofu make it a great vegetarian main, as well. The basil may be substituted with fresh parsley or mint. Be sure to make this salad just before serving.
If you are using fresh pumpkin or squash in a recipe, don't throw away the seeds - roast them for a delicious and healthy snack.
These soft and fragrant green beans are a great side to any meal.
A dip low in fat and calories, but with loads of flavour. Let the dip chill so the consistency thickens and the beans have time to meld with the spices. If you can't find tinned black beans, use dried or a tin of refried beans instead.
A party dip full of flavour, with creamy avocado, ripe tomatoes, chilli, citrus and olives. Also serve with your favourite Mexican dish, such as tacos.
A Mediterranean dip of sweet grilled aubergine accented with onion, olive oil and dill. You can adjust the seasonings to your liking.
This simple and tasty savoury frappé is a cool and refreshing way to get your five a day. If desired, you can also serve this as a cold summer soup.
This is a healthy, colourful chopped summer salad, featuring the fresh flavours of avocado, tomato and green pepper. It's practically a salsa - make sure to use large, ripe avocados.
This basic recipe for houmous is quick and easy - you'll have no reason to buy it from the supermarket again!
This is a really basic way to roast peppers for use in any recipe. Choose any colour peppers you like, or use a variety of colours. It's even quicker if you use the grill. After they are roasted you can add olive oil and balsamic vinegar, or lightly sauté in olive oil and garlic to serve with feta cheese on crunchy toast.
This salad is easy, attractive and a wonderful combination of flavours. For best results, make a day ahead and let chill overnight.
This recipe is modified from food I ate whilst in Cameroon. This is traditionally served with a whole barbecued chicken, potatoes and plantains. You eat everything with your fingers - it tastes much better that way!
Lentils are blended until smooth with curry-scented spices like cumin, garlic and cayenne pepper. It's great served with naan or toasted pitta triangles.
A quick, simple recipe for a tasty guacamole with tomatoes. Serve with tortilla crisps for a festive party nibble.
The hazelnuts and lemon zest add a delightful touch to green beans.
A fantastic tasting salsa recipe given to me by a close friend. The flavour of grilled tomatoes and spices tastes great with tortilla crisps.
Homemade stewed tomatoes, straight from your garden.
This is my mum's recipe. The Brussels sprouts should be brown with a bit of black on the outside when done.
This is a rich garlicky spread, great with crudités, pitta, crackers, tortilla crisps or just spooned onto a salad! If you prefer to use dry haricot beans, soak them overnight, then simmer in a medium saucepan with enough water to cover for approximately 45 minutes, until soft.