The creator of The Mediterranean Dish shares her essential ingredients to bring the flavors and staple dishes of this vast region to life at home.
Take a delicious spin through the Mediterranean with flavors as diverse as the region itself.
Uncover your grill, because this is a salad that's sure to become a staple throughout spring and summer.
This meal plan capitalizes on the sunny flavors of the Levant, brightening your table morning, noon and night.
Punch up the flavor by pairing beef or lamb with a medley of crunchy fresh greens and veggies.
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Tahini adds a creamy texture and delicious sesame flavor to this easy-to-whip-up, satisfying smoothie.
Delicate salmon is cooked with a spicy harissa sauce and accompanied by a flavorful and filling crunchy salad.
Mixed with plain yogurt, vegetables and the Middle Eastern spice mixture known as za’atar, roasted chickpeas add flavor-filled crunch to this unique savory breakfast.
Halloumi Is the Mediterranean Staple You Should Keep In Your Fridge. Here’s a Tasty Salad to Use It.
Seared-till-golden halloumi cheese is the star of this meatless salad with arugula, lentils, zucchini and a perfectly balanced Dijon vinaigrette.
This super clean dish is packed with protein from the herby chicken meatballs, while a colorful array of veggies lend a massive nutritional boost. We use just one pan and lots of EVOO to bring this pretty platter to life.
Simplify your morning with a balanced breakfast, thanks to this make-ahead breakfast wrap. We combine protein-rich eggs, nutritious veggies and sharp feta cheese for a perfect breakfast burrito on the go.
This oh-so-comforting artichoke chicken dinner is so quick and easy, you'll want to make it tonight.
We're skipping the deep fryer – but still bringing the flavor – with these oven-baked, sesame-crusted falafel served over salad with a zesty tahini dressing.
Hello, halloumi: This salty, creamy grilling cheese tastes great with just about anything but especially when nestled in a salad alongside sweet grilled peaches, plenty of greens and a fresh basil dressing.
This simple technique makes for a one-pan supper that’s weeknight-friendly and supremely delicious.
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The moist environment of the Instant Pot or slow cooker helps artichokes become extra tender. Here they are stuffed with Italian sausage, Parmesan cheese and herby bread crumbs and served with a tangy balsamic red pepper sauce. Serve as an appetizer or pair with a salad for a main.
Call us chickpea obsessed, but this salad features the beloved legume in two ways – oven-baked to a crisp and then smeared under the salad in hummus form.
Treat your family to the flavors of the tropics. The coconut-spiked caramel sauce becomes a sweet sauce over grilled plantains. Serve over vanilla ice cream for a delicious sundae any day of the week!
Deep-fried falafel can be a total calorie bomb. But this baked falafel still gets crispy with equally satisfying results. It's super easy, full of flavor and a really healthy, protein-filled vegan lunch!
Giving the romaine hearts a quick turn on the grill imparts a smoky taste to this Greek salad that's incredibly appealing. The combo of tender lamb and salad is definitely entertaining-ready.
Chewy farro provides toothsome texture to this meatless salad topped with feta, olives and roasted grapes.
The “meat” of this summery salad is the grilled halloumi, a salty Cypriot cheese most often made from sheep’s and goat’s milk. Because it’s semi-hard with a high melting point, it’s great for grilling. If you’d rather cook it indoors, use a well-seasoned cast iron pan to get the best sear.
Bagna cauda, or “hot bath” in Italian, is an olive oil and anchovy dip popular in northern Italy. We add white beans to the dip to boost protein and fiber. It's typically served with a rainbow of vegetables, so choose your favorites. You can also make your own whole-grain pita chips (see below) for dipping.
A key ingredient in many Middle Eastern salads, mint gives this recipe a wonderful freshness. Simply seasoned chicken bumps up the protein content, making this a filling main dish. Using leftover cooked rice speeds up dinner prep — just make extra the night before.
This dish tastes like it’s been simmering on your stove top for hours thanks to our easy technique of roasting the tomatoes, onions and garlic then blending them into the sauce. Many grocery stores sell pre-peeled and chopped butternut squash, which can be a real time-saver when you’re making this for a quick weeknight meal.
Make your microbiome happy first thing in the morning – these sandwiches are brimming with probiotics from kefir and prebiotics from yellow onion and chives. If making them in advance, keep the eggs, sauce and pita separate and assemble before eating.
Wakame seaweed’s emerald green color and tender texture make it an unexpectedly stellar stand-in for basil in this nutrient-dense twist on pesto pasta.
In this recipe, we use pomegranate juice, honey and lemon to make a molasses. To save time, you can use 1/3 cup prepared pomegranate molasses. Look for one without additives or preservatives.
A staple in Moroccan cuisine, preserved lemons are an easy way to add intense citrusy flavor to everything from tagines to pastas to hearty grain salads. If you find them salty, you can give them a rinse before chopping and adding to your recipes. Check the lemons every couple of days as they’re fermenting to ensure they’re submerged in the brine – this is key for softening the peel.
The fun part of pizza making is getting creative with toppings, using whatever we have in the house. We have been putting hummus on our pizza crust for quite some time. On top of the hummus, you can put any greens you have. Sometimes I use watercress or baby spinach for the kids because they are milder, though I love to use fresh spring baby arugula. The sautéed mushrooms add a great texture and pop of flavor.
Rainbow chard, sweet potatoes and dried unsweetened apricots, plums and figs fortify this comforting stew with a bevy of bone-strengthening vitamins and minerals.
A simple lemon and chile pepper marinade allows delicately flavored calamari, also known as squid, to truly shine. Paired with a protein-packed lentil salad, this makes for a hearty warm-weather meal.