Simple Mexican inspired veggie pate with a little kick. I sometimes like to add a little more garlic and chilli.
This is an out of the ordinary side dish that always impresses guests. It's a delicious and refreshing accompaniment to barbecued meat. You can also thread pieces of the marinated pineapple on skewers with chicken or pork for kebabs. The marinade can be made into a spicy sauce by bringing to the boil in a saucepan and cooking until it is thick and syrupy.
The sweetness of barbecued vegetables is balanced by a balsamic tomato sauce, which mixes perfectly with simple couscous. A lovely light summer meal that is sure to get you to your five a day.
This is an easy to make barbecue sauce using common ingredients - perfect for an impromptu barbecue!
This salad is healthy, fresh and colourful, and includes a very tasty lime dressing. You can use almost any kind of tinned beans.
This is absolutely the best hummous I have ever had. It is great with toasted pitta bread. Add more lemon juice if the houmous tastes like it needs a lift.
This is a wonderfully crunchy and refreshing salad. For more authentic flavour, buy imported instant noodles at your local Asian supermarket.
You can prepare this flavourful broad bean salad in minutes - tomatoes, onion and cucumber tossed with fresh parsley, lemon juice and olive oil. Makes a great, simple, side dish for traditional Middle Eastern meals.
A healthy, bright salad. Use light mayonnaise to save on fat and calories. This is a perfect salad for a summer picnic.
This tastes great spread on fresh crusty bread or in a sandwich. Experiment with different ingredients depending on your taste. I have made this vegan as well by substituting the mayonnaise with soy mayonnaise.
Make this chilled summer soup using the freshest veggies! The chickpeas make it more filling than a classic gazpacho. It is not a blender version of gazpacho.
This version of hummus uses yoghurt to give an extra creamy texture. As well as all the usual hummus ingredients and is great with raw vegetables or Turkish bread.
This is a delicious vegetable salad with eggplants and zucchini that's colourful as well as flavourful.
This is a great recipe from Germany. The dressing is vinegar based and doesn't use oil (or mayonnaise), so it is low in calories, but high in flavour!
This is a delicious recipe for a focaccia sandwich with roasted eggplant, red capsicum and portobello mushrooms. You can substitute your favourite vegetables and use any Italian flat bread you choose. It is great to take along on a picnic!
This spread is so simple if you're desperate for what to serve at an impromptu party. Serve with crackers, chips or crusty bread. Leftovers are great on a sandwich.
Great for a Christmas party. Garnish this colourful cheese spread with toasted pine nuts and fresh basil and serve with crackers.
This is a rich and nutritious dip, great with Turkish or Lebanese bread, crackers, tortilla chips or just spooned onto a salad! If you prefer to use dried beans, soak them overnight, then simmer in enough water to cover for approximately 45 minutes, until soft.
This colourful summer salad is delicious and good for you, too. You can either make your own roasted capsicums or used bottled ones.
Chickpeas and garden peas are coated with a spicy dressing and served chilled. Adjust garlic and cayenne to taste.