With couscous and hummus from North Africa, phyllo from Greece, pasta from Italy, wines and sausages from Southern France, tapas from Spain, Mediterranean cooking was fusion before fusion was cool.
Toss this bright, fresh tomato mixture with pasta or serve as a bruschetta topping.
Watermelon and Grilled Cheese Salad
Juicy watermelon and salty cheese make a great (and stunning) combination.
Mediterranean Edamame Salad
A simple vinaigrette dressing a lovely combination of edamame, tomato, olives and feta.
Middle Eastern Bean Salad
This Middle Eastern bean salad (Balela) is best served at room temperature but keeps well in the refrigerator for easy snacking.
Pomegranate, Thyme and Goat-Cheese Pizza
This pizza is as lushly exotic looking as it is unexpectedly delicious.
Penne with Sugar Snap Peas and Ricotta
Sugar snaps, mint, and parsley make this pasta taste like a mouthful of spring.
Marinated Goat Cheese with Fried Garlic and Sage
A delicious appetizer straight from the Mediterranean.
Curried Fruit Couscous
The virtually no-cook salad is a great way to introduce the kids to dried fruits.
Date Walnut Squares
The spiced whipped cream is optional, but adds a peppery element of surprise to this dessert.
Coriander-Spiced Chicken or Lamb Kebabs
Serve these superbly seasoned kebabs with Simple Lemon Yogurt Sauce.