World Food Recipes

Are you looking for a delicious recipe for dinner for two, or some appetizers for a party at home with friends? Or would you like some quick pasta or crispy salad for lunch? Have a look at this collection of world food recipes that are easy to prepare, everyday. Browse the categories or the full list of recipes below.

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Appetizers

Italian green beans with garlic and onion

Italian green beans with garlic and onion

This Italian green beans recipe with garlic and onion is a simple but very flavourful side dish. It is very easy to combine with lots of other dishes and is great to serve as an appetizer. What are Italian green beans? Italian green beans are also generally known...

Grilled Spanish Padrón Peppers

Grilled Spanish Padrón Peppers

Padron peppers, or pimientos de Padrón generally have a mild and sweet taste, although some can have a nice spicy kick. Grilled with olive oil and sprinkled with flaky sea salt, these green delicacies are a classic Spanish tapas dish. What are Padrón peppers? These...

Spanish chorizo in red wine – Chorizo al vino tinto

Spanish chorizo in red wine – Chorizo al vino tinto

Chorizo in red wine sauce or 'chorizo al vino tinto' is a classic Spanish tapas dish. Full of flavour and very easy to make with just two ingredients, these chorizo tapas are the perfect appetizer to spice up any dinner party. One of the more popular things to do in...

Tuna stuffed mini peppers

Tuna stuffed mini peppers

Tuna stuffed mini peppers are healthy, colourful and full of sweet flavour. They are perfect to serve as finger food at dinner parties, as a lunch snack, or as a starter for a family meal. Stuffed peppers are so easy and simple to make. The typical stuffing for bell...

Easy Spanish gazpacho recipe

Easy Spanish gazpacho recipe

Fresh Spanish gazpacho is a chilled vegetable soup bursting with Mediterranean flavours and is perfect on a hot summers day as an appetizer or light meal. It is also very fast and easy to prepare. Ever since I lived in Spain, Spanish gazpacho has been my favourite...

Oven baked ground beef nachos with cheese

Oven baked ground beef nachos with cheese

These delicious cheese nachos with beef and various toppings will make any dinner party finger licking good. This under 30 minute meal is quick and easy to prepare. Oven baked cheese nachos with beef These ground beef nachos with cheese topping are great as an...

Light Meals

Little Gem lettuce with anchovy and bell pepper salsa

Little Gem lettuce with anchovy and bell pepper salsa

The crispy leaves of the Little Gem lettuce in combination with the salty anchovy and fresh bell pepper salsa makes this a vibrant and crunchy side salad. What is Little Gem lettuce? Little Gem lettuce are a smaller version of Romaine lettuce. They are not really...

Ham and asparagus quiche recipe

Ham and asparagus quiche recipe

This savoury ham and asparagus quiche is perfect as a light meal. The combination of the salty flavour of the cured ham, the earthiness of the asparagus and the taste of the cheese create a great balance in this quiche recipe. A quiche is a very versatile dish to make...

Easy Spanish gazpacho recipe

Easy Spanish gazpacho recipe

Fresh Spanish gazpacho is a chilled vegetable soup bursting with Mediterranean flavours and is perfect on a hot summers day as an appetizer or light meal. It is also very fast and easy to prepare. Ever since I lived in Spain, Spanish gazpacho has been my favourite...

Creamy smoked trout pasta with endives

Creamy smoked trout pasta with endives

This creamy smoked trout pasta recipe combines really well with Belgian endives. A light, healthy and fast to prepare weekday dish full of flavours.     When I start cooking, I often just look at what is available in my pantry and fridge and will experiment...

Fennel soup with zucchini and star anise

Fennel soup with zucchini and star anise

Fennel together with zucchini and star anise combines into a creamy and silky soup with a delicate anise-like aroma full with nutrients and fibres.     Fennel is a vegetable that is often used raw in salads, roasted, or grilled to eat as a side dish. It's...

Chicken pita pockets with olives

Chicken pita pockets with olives

Pita pockets filled with succulent chicken pieces, olives, pesto sauce and various crunchy toppings are a great quick and easy lunch or light meal option for every day.      What are pita pockets?   Pita is a small round bread with a pocket in the...

Main Dishes

Spanish chorizo and chickpea stew

Spanish chorizo and chickpea stew

This hearty Spanish chorizo and chickpea stew is packed with smoky Mediterranean flavours. This one-pot meal only takes 30 minutes to prepare, which makes this comfort food a perfect camping meal or an easy weeknight dinner. Chickpeas and chorizo are two ingredients...

One pot Spanish rice with chorizo and tomatoes

One pot Spanish rice with chorizo and tomatoes

This quick one-pot Spanish rice with chorizo and tomatoes is full of bold flavours. Perfect for an easy weekday dinner at home and even better as camping food. What is Spanish chorizo? Spanish chorizo is a sausage made from coarsely chopped pork meat and pork fat then...

Grilled Lemon & Herb chicken skewers

Grilled Lemon & Herb chicken skewers

BBQ Lemon & Herb chicken skewers grilled to perfection are soft, juicy and packed with flavour. They are very easy to prepare (just marinade-and-cook) which makes for great camping food to cook on the grill or barbecue. Preparing chicken skewers, chicken kabobs or...

Dogfish stew with fennel, red pepper and tomatoes

Dogfish stew with fennel, red pepper and tomatoes

Dogfish with fennel, red bell peppers and tomatoes combined into a delicious stew. The addition of olives, oregano and basil will give it a definite Mediterranean twist. I love to experiment with new ingredients, so when I found fresh dogfish at my local fish monger I...

Braised Belgian endives with bacon and creamy cheese sauce

Braised Belgian endives with bacon and creamy cheese sauce

The distinctive sweet and bitter flavour of the braised Belgian endives combined with the cheese and salty bacon makes this under 30 minutes recipe an amazing and easy everyday meal. What are Belgian endives? Belgian endives, also locally known as 'chicons' in French,...

Side Dishes

Little Gem lettuce with anchovy and bell pepper salsa

Little Gem lettuce with anchovy and bell pepper salsa

The crispy leaves of the Little Gem lettuce in combination with the salty anchovy and fresh bell pepper salsa makes this a vibrant and crunchy side salad. What is Little Gem lettuce? Little Gem lettuce are a smaller version of Romaine lettuce. They are not really...

Homemade mango salsa

Homemade mango salsa

Homemade mango salsa is so quick and easy to make with just a few healthy ingredients. It combines sweet, sour and spicy flavours into a delicious and colourful salsa full of freshness. It can be served as a dip, salad or side dish with various proteins. Mango is a...

Italian green beans with garlic and onion

Italian green beans with garlic and onion

This Italian green beans recipe with garlic and onion is a simple but very flavourful side dish. It is very easy to combine with lots of other dishes and is great to serve as an appetizer. What are Italian green beans? Italian green beans are also generally known...

Braaibroodjies – BBQ Grilled cheese sandwiches

Braaibroodjies – BBQ Grilled cheese sandwiches

Braaibroodjies are the South African version of grilled cheese sandwiches. These golden brown sandwiches with gooey melted cheese, sliced tomato and onions are a traditional side dish for any South African barbecue, or braai. Braaibroodjies are toasted sandwiches...

Mediterranean roasted vegetables in foil packets

Mediterranean roasted vegetables in foil packets

Roasted vegetables in foil are an easy to prepare side dish for any camping meal or summer barbecue. You can add Mediterranean flavours with a drizzle of olive oil, garlic, rosemary and dried Mediterranean herbs. Lots of people might wonder how to best roast...

BBQ Grilled potatoes in foil packets

BBQ Grilled potatoes in foil packets

Grilled potatoes in foil packets make a perfect BBQ side dish when cooking outdoors on the grill. These campfire potatoes with rosemary and garlic pair wonderfully with any type of grilled meat, fish or vegetables. When summer time is approaching, it's time to bring...

Sauces, Dips & Marinades

Homemade mango salsa

Homemade mango salsa

Homemade mango salsa is so quick and easy to make with just a few healthy ingredients. It combines sweet, sour and spicy flavours into a delicious and colourful salsa full of freshness. It can be served as a dip, salad or side dish with various proteins. Mango is a...

Easy Baba Ganoush recipe

Easy Baba Ganoush recipe

Baba Ganoush is a Middle Eastern eggplant dip mixed with olive oil, tahini, garlic and lemon juice. This delicious creamy dip with a delicate smoky flavour is incredibly easy to make. Many people might cringe when they hear that a dish is made with eggplant. I felt...

Homemade Tzatziki sauce recipe

Homemade Tzatziki sauce recipe

Tzatziki sauce is a creamy yoghurt and cucumber dip packed with flavour which lifts up any Mediterranean dish. It can be used as an appetizer dip, a spread, or as a condiment with grilled meat and veggies. And on top of all, it's very easy to make with just a few...

Roasted chestnut and rocket pesto sauce

Roasted chestnut and rocket pesto sauce

This roasted chestnut and rocket pesto provides an interesting pungent twist and is a cheaper alternative to the traditional pesto Genovese. Pesto is such a versatile sauce which can be used in so many recipes. Most people will know the traditional version, 'pesto...

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