Jamie Oliver 5 Med - garlic chicken on a floral plate

Looking for speedy midweek meals that are full of the good stuff, but don’t compromise on flavour? Look no further. Jamie’s new book 5 Ingredients Mediterranean is brimming with delicious healthy dinner ideas that you can have on the table in no time at all.

We’ve rounded up our favourite 5-ingredient recipes that are ready in under 30 minutes, so you can take the stress out of weeknight cooking. These recipes prove that eating nutritious meals doesn’t need to be a faff – dinner, done! 

We all love a good carbonara and this one doesn’t disappoint. It’s on the table in just 15 minutes, so it’s perfect when you’re short on time. Use this recipe as a principle – try swapping the asparagus for purple sprouting broccoli, if you like.

Golden chicken dusted with citrusy sumac and paired with nutritious creamy chickpeas – yes please! Feel free to swap in tinned chickpeas, but if you can get hold of beautifully plump, jarred ones, it’ll make all the difference here. 

Did someone say double carbs?! We’re celebrating store-cupboard and freezer staples here to create something utterly delicious, without breaking the bank. A proper family favourite that you’ll come back to again and again. 

Brighten up your weeknights with this sunshine-filled salad. We’re talking warm pitta, sticky peaches and golden, crispy halloumi – what’s not to love? It makes a lovely light dinner, or a great working-from-home lunch. 

Smoky blackened aubergine contrasted with salty feta and sizzling olives – this is something special. Making your own flatbreads is so satisfying, and easier than you might think. Go on, give it a go! 

Comfort food doesn’t have to be a labour of love or an occasional treat – this super-speedy recipe hits the spot every time! By elevating a humble jar of beans with Tunisian staple harissa, we’re creating big flavour, fast.

As 5-ingredient recipes go, this one knocks it out of the park. With perfectly cooked duck, charred broccoli, and pops of fresh orange, it’s super impressive-looking, but couldn’t be easier to throw together. Swap the cannellini beans for butter beans or chickpeas, if you’d prefer.

Using mushrooms in two clever ways adds an incredible depth of flavour here – you’d never guess that this delicious soup is ready in just 30 minutes. Rippled with soured cream and topped with crispy mushrooms, it’s a thing of beauty.

Can’t get enough? Keep coming back for more meals from 5 Ingredients Mediterranean.


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