Annette’s tomatoes and peaches with honey vinegar and burrata curds
There’s tomato salad, and then there’s tomato salad to the power of ten. Analiese Gregory’s version is exponentially more tomato-tasting than any you’ve grown up with. Bonus: ripe peaches and creamy curds!
A simple pickle elevates whatever you serve it with, whether that’s a whole barbecued duck or a platter of cured meats. This honeydew version, though, is so gorgeous that it just might steal the whole show.
Dal is synonymous with India, but its appeal is universal. If you’re looking for a comforting dish to nourish your body, ease your mind and soothe your soul, look no further than this perfectly seasoned version.
Watermelon and apple cucumber salad with Thai basil
Beat the heat with salad this summer. Watermelon and cucumber – crisp, thirst-quenching and refreshing – are natural allies in the fight to stay cool, and a Vietnamese-style dressing rounds out the collaboration.
Heirloom tomato salad with sumac-spiced pickled shallots
Tomatoes are available all year round, but only summer tomatoes are truly worthy of the name – fragrant, juicy, popping with acidity and sweetness. This salad, accented with quick pickled shallots, highlights their seasonal perfection.
Strawberry and fennel seed trifle with almond-vanilla sponge
If your Christmas crew demands trifle because ‘it’s tradition’, wow them with this strawberries-and-cream version, which elevates sponge, berries and cream to a whole new level. Fresh, juicy, boozy fun – it’s a party in your mouth!
Buttermilk panna cotta with mangoes and caramelised white chocolate crumble
The do-ahead features of this panna cotta with our favourite tropical fruit are one of its biggest selling points, but do you know what seals the deal? Caramelised white chocolate shortbread crumble. Enough said!
The vibrant colour and prep-ahead features of home-cured ocean trout make for easy festive entertaining. Garnish it with something bright and beautiful to set the scene for Christmas lunch – redcurrants perhaps, or a jumble of edible flowers. This recipe is from Eatable's food and drinks director, Lisa Featherby.
Cannellini beans, mint, feta and blistered tomatoes
Sure, legume-based salads are a thing of virtue, packed with protein. But that’s not why we love them. Think of the cannellini beans in this recipe as a creamy blank canvas for daubs of big, big flavour.
Baba ghanoush with roasted spring onions, beetroot and green olive
Take your next barbecue to the next level with this easy platter. Danielle Alvarez’s colourful jumble of vegetables, flatbreads, and eggplant dip “kissed by smoke” makes a relaxed starter for vegans and meat-eaters alike.
Sago pudding based on coconut cream makes an easy midweek dessert with a tropical twist. In her book To Asia, With Love, Hetty McKinnon describes the accompanying passionfruit caramel as “dazzling” and “a revelation”. Encore!
Almost too pretty to eat, this little arrangement of vibrant beetroot, delicate fennel and fresh fior di latte makes a perfect starter. Adding some thick spears of white asparagus would not be gilding the lily.
Crisp, salty and nutty-tasting, Emma McCaskill’s homemade papadums are a sure-fire hit. Add peas and fried curry leaves for a thoroughly original snack or starter. Got gluten-free guests? This ticks all the boxes.
A European classic, this rum savarin combines booze-soaked yeast cake, vanilla whipped cream and juicy blackberries. Keep things simple with a plain ring tin, or bake it in your fanciest Bundt pan for a showstopping finale.