Freekeh Salad recipe from Rick Stein's brilliant cookbook From Venice to Istanbul. Perfect as an accompanying pilaf or summer side salad, this Middle-Eastern inspired treat is flavoured with pomegranate seeds, pistachios, mint and spring onion.
Halloumi with Chilli from Nigella Lawson's Nigella Bites cookbook. This delicious vegetarian recipe can be grilled on the barbecue or simply fried in a pan. This is the sort of food that you can sit on the table for people idly to eat as they stand around, drink in hand. It looks beautiful, too, which is always an aid to proceedings.