Dinner Ideas from around the world

Global cuisine dinner ideas

delicious meal ideas from all around the globe, if you fancy a meal from a different culture or cuisine then take a look at our list and cook something tasty from the country of your choice 

European Dinner ideas

Asian Dinner Ideas

North American Dinner Ideas

African Dinner Ideas

Check out all our delicious meal recipes from around the world 

European dinner ideas

Delicious meal recipes from around Europe, Italian, British, Spanish, French and Greek dish ideal for the perfect dinner 

Italian Dinner Ideas – meal recipes

Our top Italian recipes with delicious risottos, pizzas, pastas, and pasta bakes packed full of traditional Italian ingredients

Asparagus, Pea, and Crispy Ham Risotto

A deliciously simple traditional asparagus and pea risotto flavoured with white wine and parmesan and topped with crispy oven baked Parma ham

Pasta with a Chilli Courgette Sauce and Spinach Balls

Penne pasta coated in a chilli and courgette pasta sauce, served with crispy spinach and parmesan balls flavoured with nutmeg and garlic.

Chestnut Mushroom Cannelloni with Cheese Sauce

Cannelloni stuffed with cream cheese, garlic, and mushrooms, baked in a cheese sauce with rosemary served with a green salad

Pecorino and Black Olive Pizza with Salad

A crispy thin crust pizza with a rich cherry tomato sauce, flavoured with oregano and chilli, topped with mozzarella, pecorino, and black olives serve with a green salad

Lentil Meatballs in a Tomato and Red Wine Sauce with Spaghetti

Lentil meatballs baked in a chianti and tomato sauce flavoured with chilli, olives and parmesan served on a bed of spaghetti

Spanish Dinner Ideas– meal recipes

Our top Spanish dishes, tasty meal ideas packed full of Spanish ingredients, stews, paella and Spanish tortillas

Chicken and Chorizo Paella

A traditional Spanish Paella with chorizo, chicken, and prawns, gently cooked with rice,  fennel, tomato and peppers. Garnished with olives and lemons slices

Chicken, Chorizo and Butter Bean Hotpot with Jacket Spuds

Chorizo, butter beans and chicken cooked in a smoked paprika and tomato sauce, serve with an oven baked jacket potato

Red Pepper and Spanish Manchego Cheese Tortilla

Slices of potato, onions and peppers lightly fried and encased in an omelette flavoured with Manchego cheese, garlic, paprika and parsley

Roasted Cod with Chorizo and Butter Bean Mash

Roast cod with a butter bean and chorizo mash flavoured with  white wine, garlic, and herbs and roasted tomatoes.

Spanish Cheese and Chorizo Bread Pudding

A savoury bread and butter pudding full of Spanish flavours, chorizo slices, grated Manchego cheese, roasted red peppers and smoky paprika.

British Dinner Ideas– meal recipes

Traditional British recipes with, pan fries, stews for winter and modern wrap recipes for the summer

Pork Chops in Cider Sauce with Potato Cakes

Cider is a traditional English drink and perfectly complements pork chops. The pork is lightly fried with onions until golden brown, then gently sauteed in the cider and then add the cream. The chops are served with rice, parsnip and potato cakes lightly flavoured with thyme and rosemary and a homemade beetroot chutney.

Lamb Ale Stew with Bubble and Squeak Cakes

Ale is a traditional British beer and perfect to make a delicious gravy for a stew. This Lamb stew is packed full of fresh veggies and is served with bubble and squeak patties.

Veggie Baked Courgette Fritter Wraps

Courgette slices coated in crispy breadcrumbs oven baked and encased in a tortilla wrap, with roast tomatoes, lettuce, and fresh avocado slices topped with a parmesan and garlic mayo

French Dinner Ideas– meal recipes

Authentic French recipes with Tartiflette from the Alps, Stews from the country, and modern tarts and pastas all using traditional ingredients from France

Chicken Tartiflette

Chunks of chicken, crispy bacon, and spinach, layered in between potatoes and cheese and coated in a cream sauce, baked in the oven till golden brown

Lamb Shanks Stew and Lentils

Slow cooked lamb shanks in a tomato, red wine, and olive gravy, served with bay, carrot and tomato flavoured lentils.

Fennel, Onion, and Gruyere Tart

Puff pastry tart, topped with pesto, caramelised roasted fennel, fried red onions, thyme and gruyere cheese, served with a simple green salad coated in a mustard dressing

Pea, Mushrooms and Brie Pasta

Brie is an authentic French cheese that makes to perfect pasta sauce. Combine freshly cooked pasta with mushrooms and peas coat in a cream and brie sauce and sprinkled with parmesan, basil and black pepper, serve with garlic bread

Greek dinner ideas– meal recipes

Authentic Greek meal recipes, with a traditional moussaka, a modern salads with Greek ingredients  

Lamb Moussaka

Lamb sauce flavoured with mint and garlic, layered with crispy sliced aubergine and topped with potato slices and a creamy cheese sauce, baked in the oven till golden brown

Greek Herb and Lemon Chicken with Tzatziki and Salad

Succulent chicken breast stuffed with sun dried tomatoes, feta cheese, herbs,  and lemon served with a simple green salad and tzatziki dip

Greek Broad Bean and Pasta Salad with Rosemary Dressing

Broad bean, tomatoes, olives, and feta mixed with warm pasta and coated in a fresh rosemary & garlic dressing. Serve this Greek pasta with garlic bread

Greek Grilled Aubergine with Feta and Rice Salad

Grilled aubergines on a bed of watercress with a salad of rice, lemon, chilli, red peppers,  parsley and feta served with tzatziki

Asian Dinner Ideas

Chinese dinner ideas– meal recipes

Delicious Chinese meal recipes with meat and veggie stir frys, noodle recipes and Chinese style Salads

Vegetable and Cashew Nut Stir Fry

Cashew nuts stir fried with carrots cucumber, spring onions and red peppers, in a Chinese bean sauce, with noodles

Battered Chilli Mushrooms with noodles

Crispy battered chilli mushrooms, stir fried in a soy sauce, chilli, garlic, ginger & tomato sauce, served with lime, sesame, and chilli noodles

Chinese Pepper Chicken with Noodles

Strips of chicken breast flavoured with five spice and stir fried with vegetables and cashew nuts in a Chinese black pepper sauce

Char Siu Duck with Asian Coleslaw

Slow roasted Char sui duck legs, shredded and served on a bed of Asian coleslaw coated in a lime ginger and honey dressing 

Korean dinner ideas– meal recipes

Korean Sticky Chicken with Asian Rice Salad

Chicken thighs in an ginger, garlic, soy sauce and honey marinade oven roasted and served with a mixed vegetable brown rice salad with an orange and sesame dressing

Japanese Dinner ideas– meal recipes

Teriyaki Chicken and Spicy Rice

Chicken thighs marinated in garlic and ginger, slowly sauteed in teriyaki sauce till golden brown, served with ginger and chive rice

Edamame Vegetable Stir Fry with Ginger and Chive Rice

edamame beans stir fried with oriental vegetables and teriyaki sauce, served on a bed of spicy rice.

Indian dinner Ideas– meal recipes

Delicious selection of meat and vegetable curries from around India, with bhunas, traditional curries and stuffed Indian vegetables

Lamb and Potato Curry served with Brown Rice

Chunks of succulent lamb and potato cooked in a roasted tomatoes and chill sauce,  spiced with cardamom,  turmeric, cinnamon, and garam masala, serve with rice and raita

Beef Bhuna with Naan

Chunks of spicy beef and tomatoes in a rich bhuna curry sauce, with a warm naan bread and fresh homemade raita

Tomato and Aubergine Curry

Tomatoes and aubergines cooked in a spicy bhuna sauce served with a warm naan bread and a cucumber raita

Mushrooms Stuffed with Ricotta, Cashew nuts, and Peas

Mushrooms stuffed with a mixture of ricotta cheese, red onions, cashew nuts, and peas and baked in a Indian spiced  tomato sauce.

Chicken bhuna with rice

Chicken thighs cooked to perfection with a delicious medley of bhuna spices in a rich tomato sauce. This curry is slow cooked till the sauce covers and clings to the chicken. This spicy dish is served with nutty brown rice and a fresh cucumber raita, Perfect for a curry night

Middle eastern dinner ideas– meal recipes

Meal recipes from around the middle east with vegetarian and chicken dishes including shawarmas harissa dishes fritters and more

Cauliflower Shawarma in Pita Bread

Florets of cauliflower coated in shawarma spices with cauliflower and baked in the oven packed in a pita bread crisp salad and a yogurt sauce

Chicken Shawarma and Salad in a Pita Bread

Chicken thighs roasted in shawarma spices, shredded and served in toasted pitta with olives and a lemon creme fraiche sauce

Courgette and Fritters and Rice Salad

Grated courgette and crumbly feta combined into light fritters served with a mint and balsamic vinaigrette, and served with a pistachio, aubergine, and rice salad.

Harissa Chicken with Olive and Pistachio Rice

Roasted hot pepper and lemon chicken thighs served with a pistachio, olive and cherry tomato rice serve with creamy yoghurt.

Thai dinner Ideas– meal recipes

Delicious traditional and modern recipes from Thailand curries, salads and more

Thai Veggie Curry with Rice

Cauliflower, roast sweet potatoes, and mushrooms coated in a Thai green coconut curry sauce served with a soy and ginger rice

Thai Chicken Goujon Salad

Slices of chicken breast marinated in fresh Thai green sauce, coated in coconut and panko breadcrumbs, served with a Thai salad and a creamy green Thai dressing

Thai Steak Salad with Peanuts & Chilli Dressing

Griddled steak sliced and served with a fresh herb salad and a Thai chilli dressing. The dish is finished with a sprinkle of chopped nuts

North American Dinner Ideas

Tasty recipes from around the American continent, with chillis, pan fries, southern fried dishes and Mexican street food and recipes

American dinner ideas

Pork with Maple and Apples

Maple syrup is a traditional ingredient from Canada, Slices of pork fillet are cooked in mustard, garlic, and maple syrup with sliced apples, serve it with fried onions and white rice.

American Southern Fried Chicken and Coleslaw

Southern fried chicken goujons oven baked and served with a chipotle dip and a red cabbage and fruit coleslaw

Veggie Chilli with Red Lentils

Chilli is a traditional American dish this recipe is a vegetarian alternative, made with  red lentil, tomatoes, red peppers, and kidney beans, flavoured with coriander, chilli, garlic, cinnamon and cumin, served on a bed of rice

Southern Spiced Cauliflower with a Fruity Coleslaw

Southern spiced cauliflower florets oven baked, served a pear and apple coleslaw and a chipotle mayo dip

Mexican Dinner ideas– meal recipes

Spicy dishes from across Mexico  including Enchiladas, burritos, Fajitas and quesadillas  

Black Bean Enchiladas with Courgettes & Corn

Tortilla wrap stuffed with black beans, courgette, and corn topped with a spicy enchilada sauce, and a layer of melted cheddar cheese.

Cheese and Bean Kidney Burritos

A tortilla wrap packed with crushed red kidney beans in a spicy tomato and cumin sauce, lime flavoured avocado, coriander, sour cream, and grated cheese

Mushroom, Pepper, and courgette Fajitas with a Green Avocado Salad

Mushrooms, courgettes, red onions, and bell peppers cooked in Fajita spices and served with warm tortilla wraps, Mexican spicy salsa and a chipotle dip

Garlic Steak Fajitas with Green Avocado Salad

Char grilled steak marinated in fajita spices, combined with red peppers and onions and served with warm tortilla wraps, a spicy tomato salsa and a hot pepper mayo.

Black Bean and Vegetable Quesadilla with Mexican Salad

Delicious vegetarian quesadilla packed with peppers, beans, red onions, and mozzarella encased in a tortilla wrap and toasted till golden brown, served with a Mexican salad

Jamaican Dinner Ideas– meal recipes

Delicious stews from Jamaica with traditional side dishes of rice and peas and butternut stews

Jerk Butternut, sweet potato and Black Bean Stew with Rice and Peas

A bean, butternut, sweet potato, and pepper stew spiced with allspice, chilli, cinnamon and nutmeg served with a spicy coconut and aduki bean rice

Jerk Chicken with Bean and Sweet Potato Stew

Chicken thighs marinated in a Jamaican jerk sauce and roasted in the oven and served with a spicy bean, sweet potato, and butternut stew

African Dinner Ideas

Moroccan Chicken Tagine with Couscous

Chicken thighs slow cooked in a spicy Moroccan tomato sauce, serve with a coriander and lemon couscous.

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