Tag: mint

Warm-lentil-squash-salad-1
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Warm lentil and squash salad

This warm lentil and squash salad is tasty and low maintenance. It requires little attention while cooking and can be served anywhere on the temperature spectrum from chilled to piping hot depending on the promptness of the guests and how distracted I get chatting before I get around to feeding […]

Stuffed vine leaves
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Stuffed vine leaves

Stuffed vine leaves, known in Greece as dolmades, are the ultimate sharing food both in terms of the cooking and the eating. In my late teens I was lucky enough to chaperone a young deaf woman, Jenny, to visit her parents in a small village near Thessaloniki, northern Greece. The […]

Lemony courgette soup with mint pesto
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Lemony courgette soup with mint pesto

This lemony courgette soup packs a serious citrus punch combining with the mint pesto to create an aromatic and revitalising dish.  I should begin by confessing that by the time we had harvested the yellow courgettes for this soup they were rather overgrown and looked more like marrows.  As it turned […]

Beetroot, butterbean and mint dip
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Beetroot, butterbean and mint dip

I am a big fan of dips. More than a bit of distraction before the main event, these undervalued concoctions can be stars in their own right. A glossy baba ganoush, a refreshing tzatziki, an earthy houmous can all bring personality to an otherwise plain plate of grilled vegetables. In […]