Lemon Roasted Feta with Tomatoes (2-4)

A colourful dish for summer which i like to make using cherry tomatoes from ” A Modern Way to Eat” by Anna Jones.You could also serve the roasted feta in a greek salad or crumbled over roasted squash. This will serve two as a main or four as part of a meal. Sometimes i serve this with some home made oven chips, or with warmed pittas or crusty bread to mop up the juice. You could also serve a green salad alongside.

Chickpea Salad (4)

A spicy fresh salad from ” Moro;the Cookbook” by Sam and Sam Clark. Serve as part of a mezze or with meat or fish. You can replace the dried chickpeas with two rinsed and drained 400g cans if wished.

Papaya Chaat (6)

I love to eat chaat as a starter , as part of an Indian meal or even as a salad on its own. This version is from Julie Sahni’s ” Indian Heritage Cookery”. You can replace the papaya with other fruit if wished.

Halloumi and Pomegranate Salad (2)

This is from the excellent ” Comfort and Spice” by Niamh Shields who was once named by The Times as one of the worlds top ten food bloggers. Check out her blog Eat Like a Girl if you want more of her recipes sooner rather than later, as i have not tried many yet…

Aloo Chaat Salad (4)

An easy recipe from Claire Thomson’s ” New Kitchen Basics” . You can use other vegetables or fruit in the mix depending on what you have- for example cucumber, mango or pomegranate. Chaat is an Indian Spice blend which can be purchased in some supermarkets as well as Indian stores.