Ottolenghi SIMPLE was written for time-crunched cooks who have yearned for a more practical version of Yotam Ottolenghi's popular recipes. You’ll find 130 recipes for every meal of the day, all bursting with unforgettable flavor. Unlike Plenty and Plenty More, Ottolenghi SIMPLE is not exclusively vegetarian, although most recipes are vegetable-forward, and vegetarians will find no shortage of satisfying recipes.
It’s been long-lamented that Ottolenghi's previous cookbooks featured excessively long ingredient lists and time-consuming preparations. In SIMPLE he's developed a formula for practical cooking: Short on time, ten or fewer Ingredients, Make-ahead, Pantry-led, Lazy-day dishes, Easier than you think. Every recipe promises to deliver in one or more areas, finally making Ottolenghi recipes a weeknight reality.
To make the most of this cookbook, make sure your pantry is stocked with "Ottolenghi" ingredients, such as sumac, za’atar, tahini, and rosey harissa, to name a few. The provenance of the ingredients don't lie with Ottolenghi, but he can certainly be credited with making many of these once seemingly exotic ingredients from the Middle East household staples for so many of us today.