A simple dinner can mean different things to different folks, from a bowl of cereal to roasting a chicken. Yotam Ottolenghi sets up his recipes in our latest cookbook review to reflect all perspectives on a simple meal. We found all kinds of dinners to love, from a rice noodle salad with poppy seeds, to crowd pleasing oven fries, to pappardelle with rose harissa. Simple, like the title of the book, while offering fresh flavors for any night of the week.
Pappardelle with Rose Harissa, Black Olives, and Capers, Soba Noodles with Lime, Cardamom, and Avocado, Bulgur with Tomato, Eggplant, and Lemon Yogurt, Blueberry, Almond, and Lemon cake, Honey and Yogurt Set Cheesecake
“Harrisa is one of my favorite things. Discovering rose harissa made the cookbook worth it.”
Bulgur with Mushrooms and Feta, Baked Potatoes with Egg and Tonnato Sauce, Oven fries with Oregano and Feta, Sumac Roasted Strawberries with Yogurt Cream
“All the recipes were flavorful but watch the code at the top of each recipe. Some may not fit your definition of simple!”
Seeded Chicken Schnitzel, Chopped Salad with Tahini and Za’atar, Rice Noodle Salad with Cucumber and Poppy Seeds
“Look through your pantry and compare it to Ottolenghi’s list. Having a stocked pantry truly makes this so much easier.”
You can find Simple as a single cookbook, part of a set with Plenty More, or on Kindle. (Thanks for your support with our affiliate links!)