Light Meals

A light meal is mostly a smaller size dish and is not considered the main meal of the day. It can consists out of a salad, an easy pasta, a soup with bread or some other meal that is quick and easy to prepare. Most of the times, a light meal is eaten during lunch time.

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Grilled persimmon salad with feta cheese

Grilled persimmon salad with feta cheese

You'll just love this grilled persimmon salad recipe with tomatoes, mixed greens and feta cheese tossed in a rich and creamy tahini mustard dressing. It's a vibrant, healthy autumn or fall salad recipe which is perfect to use up all those deliciously sweet persimmons....

Creamy yellow pepper soup

Creamy yellow pepper soup

This yellow pepper soup is bright, colourful, healthy, easy and comforting. What makes this soup so special is the addition of cream cheese which is what gives it a velvety smooth texture while keeping it light and full of flavour. It's perfect to serve for lunch or...

Salmorejo – Spanish cold tomato soup

Salmorejo – Spanish cold tomato soup

Salmorejo is a Spanish cold tomato soup with a smooth and creamy texture. It can either be eaten as a light meal, or served as a starter or appetizer. Salmorejo is a chilled and refreshing dish, it's perfect to serve on a hot summer day. Traditionally, salmorejo is...

Curried egg salad sandwich

Curried egg salad sandwich

Curried egg salad is an interesting twist to your classic egg salad recipe. The creamy mayonnaise dressing is spiced up with a dash of curry powder, tangy Dijon mustard and a hint of paprika powder. This salad comes together in no time and is a great way to use up any...

Grilled halloumi salad with sweet potato

Grilled halloumi salad with sweet potato

This Mediterranean halloumi salad recipe features pan-grilled halloumi cheese and roasted sweet potatoes tossed in a tangy tahini dressing. This vibrant gourmet salad is so easy to make for a healthy lunch or light dinner meal. Add your favourite salad toppings to...

Zucchini soup with arugula

Zucchini soup with arugula

This arugula zucchini soup is healthy, light and easy to make. Adding peppery arugula leaves gives this zucchini soup a delicious burst of flavour. Serve with some homemade croutons to make it a light and comforting meal. Zucchinis are low in calories, rich in various...

Asparagus omelet recipe

Asparagus omelet recipe

This asparagus omelet recipe is a healthy and tasty meal that comes together quickly with fluffy eggs wrapped around grilled asparagus and finished off with a pinch of flaky sea salt and fresh parsley. This asparagus and eggs recipe is perfect to serve as an indulgent...

Creamy tuna pasta with leek

Creamy tuna pasta with leek

This creamy tuna pasta recipe with leek is a healthy, easy and comforting pasta dish. The combination of savoury tuna, sweet leeks and a creamy zesty sauce topped with parmesan shavings makes this dish fresh, light and great for a light and quick lunch or an easy...

Caprese salad with burrata cheese

Caprese salad with burrata cheese

This Caprese salad with burrata and arugula puts Italy on a plate by combining delicious Italian ingredients. The ripe and juicy tomatoes give this dish its sweetness, the peppery arugula its tanginess, while the fresh basil leaves provide colour and aroma and the...

Gorgonzola and pear salad with pecans

Gorgonzola and pear salad with pecans

This gorgonzola and pear salad combines crispy Romaine lettuce with peppery arugula, creamy gorgonzola cheese, sweet pear and pecans. The flavours of this sweet and savoury salad are balanced with a honey mustard dressing. At first glance, it looks like this salad has...

Carrot ginger soup recipe

Carrot ginger soup recipe

Love a silky smooth soup filled with healthy vegetables and spices? Then this carrot ginger soup recipe is exactly what you are looking for. Combining the sweetness of the carrots with the deep warm and spicy aroma of fresh ginger will make this carrot soup recipe...

Fresh fig and feta salad with pomegranate

Fresh fig and feta salad with pomegranate

This fresh fig and feta salad combines salty and sweet flavours brilliantly into a delicious meal. The addition of a balsamic honey dressing and the slightly sour taste of pomegranate seeds gives this salad an even bigger bouquet of flavours. I always try to make a...

Warm blue cheese and fig bruschetta

Warm blue cheese and fig bruschetta

Creamy blue cheese combined with sweet fresh figs makes this bruschetta a scrumptious appetizer at a dinner party, a picnic, as part of a cheese board or even as a simple yet delicious light meal all on its own. Fresh figs have something unique. The cone shaped fruit...

Roasted chestnut and mushroom soup

Roasted chestnut and mushroom soup

Looking for a recipe for a comforting bowl of fall or winter soup? This hearty roasted chestnut and mushroom soup recipe is a real autumn and winter favourite. You know autumn has started when the leaves of the trees are slowly turning into the most beautiful hues of...

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...

Watermelon salad with feta, cucumber and basil

Watermelon salad with feta, cucumber and basil

This cucumber watermelon salad with feta is a refreshing summer salad, perfect to serve as a side dish. The juicy cucumber and watermelon cubes, sprinkled with salty feta and fresh basil leaves are finished off with a zingy and sweet honey-lime dressing. Using...

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. Serve this cold Spanish soup with some gazpacho toppings like finely...

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