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10 of the best recipes from Ottolenghi’s Test Kitchen cookbooks

by Lucy Hall

published on 7 August 2023

In Ottolenghi’s Test Kitchen, flavour knows no bounds and creativity really does reign supreme. It’s a hub of imagination where chefs and food experts work together to push the boundaries of flavour combinations and cooking techniques, all while staying true to Yotam Ottolenghi’s signature style, which focuses on bold flavours, fresh ingredients, and a celebration of vegetables. 

From the freshest salads to the best pasta recipes, these dishes from the Test Kitchen cookbooks are a gastronomic adventure that combines vibrant ingredients and innovative techniques, always with a dash of the unexpected. 

Ottolenghi Test Kitchen’s Double Lemon Chicken with Cheat’s Preserved Lemon

by The Ottolenghi Test Kitchen Team

An easy cheat’s preserved lemon adds sharpness to the sauce in this bold dish, featuring ultra-crispy panko-crusted chicken breasts.

From the book

Yotam Ottolenghi, Noor Murad, The Ottolenghi Test Kitchen Team

The Ottolenghi Test Kitchen’s Fennel and Courgette Salad with Preserved Lemon Dressing

by Yotam Ottolenghi, The Ottolenghi Test Kitchen Team, Noor Murad

The mixture of courgette and preserved lemon makes this the perfect summer salad. If you need to save time, you can make the dressing in advance and mix everything together just before serving.

The Ottolenghi Test Kitchen’s Shawarma Cauliflower with Green Tahini

by The Ottolenghi Test Kitchen Team, Yotam Ottolenghi, Noor Murad

A bold vegetarian alternative to the classic meat shawarma, you can add some oven fries to make this the ultimate shawarma vegan classic.

The Ottolenghi Test Kitchen’s Blackened Chicken with Caramel and Clementine Dressing

by The Ottolenghi Test Kitchen Team, Yotam Ottolenghi, Noor Murad

Finished with a sweet and spicy clementine sauce to contrast the charred crispy chicken, this dish is a showstopper at dinner parties.

The Ottolenghi Test Kitchen Sweet Spiced Mushroom and Rice Pilaf

by Yotam Ottolenghi, The Ottolenghi Test Kitchen Team, Noor Murad

The combination of warming spices and both fresh and dried mushrooms is where this dish gets its delicious flavour. Add beans or butternut squash to complete this meal.

The Ottolenghi Test Kitchen’s Parmigiana Pie with Tomato Sauce

by The Ottolenghi Test Kitchen Team, Yotam Ottolenghi, Noor Murad

Breaded aubergine is layered with a rich tomato sauce and cheese, and topped with crispy shredded kataifi pastry for added texture.

The Ottolenghi Test Kitchen Mediterranean-style Fried Rice with Anchovy Lemon Dressing

by Yotam Ottolenghi, The Ottolenghi Test Kitchen Team, Noor Murad

There’s a depth and smokiness to this vegan pasta, brought about by the charred aubergines and the nutty tahini.

The Ottolenghi Test Kitchen’s Confit Tandoori Chickpeas

by The Ottolenghi Test Kitchen Team, Yotam Ottolenghi, Noor Murad

This dish can be mixed together and thrown in the oven, leaving you to get on with whatever else you need to do. Serve this easy and warming meal with chilled yoghurt and rice for maximum deliciousness.

The Ottolenghi Test Kitchen’s Slow-cooked Lamb Shoulder with Fig and Pistachio Salsa

by The Ottolenghi Test Kitchen Team, Yotam Ottolenghi, Noor Murad

This slow-cooked lamb shoulder with a fresh fig pistachio salsa is an impressive centrepiece for any dinner party or upgraded Sunday roast.

Ottolenghi Test Kitchen’s Dreamy Pasta and Beans with Halloumi and Rocket Pesto

by The Ottolenghi Test Kitchen Team, Yotam Ottolenghi, Noor Murad

An easy weeknight dinner that comes together in under an hour. Replace the halloumi with other grated cheese if you like, such as pecorino or Parmesan, or leave it out completely and use veggie stock for a completely vegan meal.

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