With a culinary ethos built on fresh, natural ingredients, simply prepared, there’s a reason the Mediterranean diet has never gone out of fashion. Try these ideas from Catherine Quinn, inspired by the natural flavours of Sunbites
Eat a rainbow
Plentiful sunshine means Mediterranean chefs can choose from colourful fruit and veg all year round. Take inspiration and create a salad using SunBlush tomatoes, deep purple aubergines, borlotti beans and yellow courgette flowers for a light lunch bursting with colour.
Once forgotten cuts like brisket and shin may be on-trend in the UK, but they never left Mediterranean kitchens. Slow-cooking fibrous meat helps release rich flavours, resulting in sumptuous dishes that won’t break the bank.
The secret pickle
Fermented foods like sauerkraut are everywhere right now – and the Mediterranean has a fermented favourite of its own in brine-preserved olives. Treat yourself to a handful now and then to help keep your good bacteria topped up.
Snack on some sunshine
Looking to add a bit of Mediterranean-inspired crunch to your afternoon snacking? Pick up a packet of Sunbites new Sun Dried Tomato and Mozzarella flavour – the delicious snacks are packed full of multigrains and natural flavours, perfect for enjoying on a sunny afternoon.