These quick and easy dishes make a perfect starter, meal for two or a great healthy dinner for just you
Beth Marriott runs The Kiosk, and a pop-up restaurant in Nottingham. She cooks up fresh, healthy foods using her seasonal recipes. Here are her three very simple dishes that can be eaten hot or cold, on their own or as part of a mezze.
One can of butterbeans
2 garlic cloves (crushed)
1 bunch of dill
A handful of mint
2 teaspoons of dried mint
1 table spoon of dried dill
50g of feta
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
A glug of olive oil
1. Chop the dill and mint roughly.
2. Heat up the olive oil in a frying pan, add the can of beans, crushed garlic, dried herbs, salt and pepper and a table spoon of water.
3. Fry for 10 minutes until you get a golden coating.
4. Now add the feta, fresh dill and mint and heat until the herbs are wilted and the feta is slightly melted.
5. Serve on a big chunk of sough dough or as part of a mezze.
2 tablespoons of plain flour or gram flour
1 teaspoon onion seeds
1 teaspoon of turmeric
1 teaspoon of chilli flakes
Salt ½ teaspoon
½ teaspoon pepper
A glug of rapeseed oil
1. Pre-heat the oven at 200.
2. Cut the cauliflower into smallish florets and boil in salted water.
3. While the cauliflower cooks mix all the dry ingredients. In a baking tray glug the rape seed oil and put it in the oven.
4. When the cauliflower is al dente, drain and toss in the flour mix until the cauliflower is coated, pour into the hot oil in the baking tray and bake until golden.
5. This tastes great on its own with garlic yoghurt, or as part of the mezze.
1 large sweet potato
One teaspoon of cumin
One handful of chopped coriander
One garlic clove crushed
50g of gram flour
A handful of cooked chickpeas
One tablespoon of sesame seeds
One tablespoon of nigella seeds
Season to taste
Method: 1. Put the sweet potato whole in a baking tin in the oven at 200degC till soft in the middle (around 30 mins); leave the oven on.
2. Scoop out the soft flesh into a bowl and add the cumin, garlic, salt and pepper, coriander and cooked chickpeas and stir until evenly distributed.
3. Now add the gram flour until the mixture is a bit sticky, use a tablespoon to scoop the mix out, form into rough balls and place on a greased baking tray. Sprinkle with nigella and sesame seeds and bake in the oven for 15 mins. Arrange all 3 dishes on a plate with a wedge of bread and some garlic yoghurt. This should be enough for 4 people as a starter or a light lunch.
For more mezze ideas try these healthy dip recipes
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