Roasted Mediterranean Olives

My Roasted Mediterranean Olives are an easily prepared, tasty appetiser which is an ideal accompaniment to a glass of wine. It’s as simple as combining a few varieties of olives, adding a few colourful, flavoursome aromatics and roasting for about 20 minutes. The olives become more tender and the flavours intensify. Roasting the olives brings them to life, their flavour … Read More

Chargrilled Asparagus with Feta and Mint

Chargrilled Asparagus with Feta and Mint. A recipe by It's Not Complicated Recipes.

In Australia, spring is almost here and I am happily anticipating being able to once again enjoy my Chargrilled Asparagus with Feta and Mint. When asparagus is plentiful and inexpensive I like to use it in as many ways as possible. Just a few of the ways I enjoy it are with pasta, in risotto, as a soup or simply … Read More

Radish, Feta and Cucumber Salad

Radish, Feta and Cucumber Salad. A recipe by It's Not Complicated Recipes.

This Radish, Feta and Cucumber Salad came about following a visit to the Adelaide Central Market. I was going to make a salad using red radishes – but then I came across some gorgeous watermelon radishes and I knew that I would love to include them. The watermelon radish is an heirloom variety of the Chinese daikon radish. From the … Read More

Salt and Pepper Roasted Walnuts

Salt and Pepper Roasted Walnuts. A recipe by It's Not Complicated Recipes.

Although this recipe contains just a handful of basic ingredients, there is one, very clever, little cooking tip which will enhance the dishes in which you use these nuts. The clue is in the title; you roast the nuts! This easy recipe for Salt and Pepper Roasted Walnuts is deceptively simple. It is, however, very versatile. These roasted nuts are … Read More

Crispy Baked Parmesan Tomatoes

Crispy Baked Parmesan Tomatoes. A recipe by It's Not Complicated Recipes.

These Crispy Baked Parmesan Tomatoes are one of my favourite side dishes. They are easy to make with ingredients you may have to hand. I fill ripe, flavoursome tomatoes with a mixture of panko breadcrumbs combined with dried oregano, parmesan cheese, parsley and garlic. Then I bake the tomatoes until they are soft and the breadcrumb topping is golden and … Read More

Orange, Spinach and Pomegranate Salad

Orange, Spinach and Pomegranate Salad. A recipe by It's Not Complicated Recipes.

This Orange, Spinach and Pomegranate Salad is vibrantly-coloured and flavour-filled. It not only looks beautiful it tastes fantastic. It has the bright tang of citrus, the fresh flavour of mint, the savoury contrast of red onion and the textural contrast of pomegranate seeds (arils). These beautiful ingredients sit on a bed of bright green, nutritious baby spinach. The salad is … Read More

Marinated Tomato Salad

Marinated Tomato Salad. A recipe by It's Not Complicated Recipes.

Recently, whilst on holiday, I enjoyed a Marinated Tomato Salad for the first time. The Italian café in the hotel in which I was staying served a version of this lovely salad and I have been enjoying it ever since. Whilst I use tomatoes in a myriad of ways, I frequently serve fresh tomatoes in a very simple manner. A … Read More

Easy Pea and Mint Dip

This Easy Pea and Mint Dip not only tastes great, but it also looks fantastic. For entertaining or casual snacks at home, dips are always popular. This one has a light, fresh flavour and is quickly and easily made. I make this dip in minutes using frozen peas. Most of us have a packet of peas in our freezer. The … Read More

Quinoa, Mandarin and Spinach Salad

Quinoa, Mandarin and Spinach Salad. A recipe by It's Not Complicated Recipes.

This very easy Quinoa, Mandarin and Spinach Salad will brighten even the dullest day. I developed this recipe after being captivated by a stand of gorgeous, orange mandarins at Adelaide Central Market. Whilst I immediately enjoyed them in their fresh, natural state I felt that there must be a way to use them in a side dish and so this … Read More

Pumpkin, Ricotta and Sage Pasta Shells

My Roasted Pumpkin, Ricotta and Sage Pasta Shells are a delicious make-ahead meal! When entertaining, it is important to be as organised as possible. This makes your role as a host much more relaxed. As such, meal preparation really is key. Dishes prepared in advance mean you won’t be spending half the time in the kitchen, missing out on having … Read More