Cookbook Review: Ottolenghi Simple
We were craving something light, fresh and different to make and ended up diving back into Ottolenghi Simple - It is all we have been cooking from for the past three weeks and is perfect for spring!
The flavors from Ottolenghi Simple are bright and the use of a few key ingredients and fresh herbs adds a complexity of flavor that has been fun to cook with. Below are a few of the pantry staples that we find ourselves reaching for on a daily basis.
The best part... we ate mostly vegetables and hardly any of it was lettuce. Ottolenghi uses fresh herbs, interesting spices, nuts and seeds, grains, and interesting vegetables.
There are 3 recipes we return to again and again.
Roasted Eggplant with Curried Yogurt
Couscous, Cherry Tomato, and Herb Salad with Ras el Hanout
Chopped Salad with Tahini and Za'atar
(page 36 of Ottolenghi Flavor)
Here are some of the pantry favorites we reached for on a daily basis while cooking from this book:
Dive in! We highly recommend this book if you're looking for truly simple but delicious dishes to cook from right now.