Caribbean Food Week kicks off on the 20th August, and to celebrate we’ve rounded up our favourite Caribbean-inspired dishes. Quick, healthy and delicious, they’re guaranteed to get you in the carnival mood.

Caribbean Salmon Quinoa Bowls

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Nothing says Caribbean cooking quite like a hearty plate of jerk chicken, chilli-spiked mango salsa and rice and peas. But for a quick midweek dinner, these flavour-packed Salmon Quinoa Bowls are the perfect alternative. Featuring spice-rubbed salmon, fruity mango salsa, and black bean-studded quinoa, this healthy dish boasts all the delicious flavours of the Caribbean.

Get the recipe here.

Jamaican Veggie Curry and Coconut Chips

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Jerk spice doesn’t just taste delicious – the combination of chili and all-spice can speed up your metabolism too. The perfect excuse to whip up this super simple vegetable curry. Top with a handful of toasted coconut for the ultimate Caribbean-inspired midweek dinner.

Get the recipe at Mindful Chef

Baked Plantain

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Plantains are a favourite in Caribbean cooking, and for good reason. These flavour-packed fruits are tasty in both savoury and sweet dishes, and they’re rich in vitamins too. To preserve all their natural goodness, try baking plantains instead of frying them. Sweet, soft and utterly addictive, they’re delicious served alongside a Caribbean stew.

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Chargrilled Jerk Chicken

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You don’t need to spend hours in the kitchen to cook up your favourite jerk dishes. To prove it, we’ve created a recipe for a speedy jerk-spiced chicken. Serve alongside chilli tomato salsa and sweet corn buckwheat for an instant Caribbean feast.

Get the recipe from Mindful Chef

Caribbean Vegetable Curry

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Celebrate the flavours of the Caribbean with this boldly spiced vegan curry. Spiked with jerk’s distinctive seasoning, including hot peppers, sweet allspice berries and a hit of cayenne, this veggie curry is not for the faint-hearted.

Find the recipe here