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.
Coriander-Spiced Chicken or Lamb Kebabs
Serve these superbly seasoned kebabs with Simple Lemon Yogurt Sauce.
Braised Basque Chicken
This typical chicken dish keeps Basque traditions alive with its simple, succulent flavor.
Baked Falafel Lettuce Wraps
While the chickpeas offer a lot of great protein and fiber, the deep-frying of the traditional falafel ball cancels out the health benefits. Clean up your falafel by baking it.
Legume and Whole Grain Soup
This dish offers a tasty harmony of grains (mostly those that are considered inferior – barley, farro, millet), which have always been the basis of daily nourishment for the masses.
Parmesan has been declared a healthy, safe, easily digested and nutritionally balanced product.
Roasted Turkey Breast with Hazelnuts
Dried fruit is a great source of lipids and proteins and provides highly beneficial polyunsaturated fatty acids.
Easy Pesto Chicken Panini
With leftover rotisserie chicken or grilled boneless chicken breasts on hand, these delightful sandwiches come together prestissimo!
Moroccan Meatball Tagine on Couscous
A heady combination of vegetables, spices, and ground lamb meatballs.
Greek Meatballs with Tzatziki
The cool yogurt-and-cucumber sauce is a great counterpoint to these beef and lamb meatballs.
Pomegranate Roasted Leg of Lamb
Pomegranate, balsamic vinegar and rosemary — Mediterranean flavors for roast lamb.
Hummus Soup with Kalamata Olives and Mint
Like baba ghanoush, some variation on hummus is found in most Mediterranean and Middle Eastern countries. Why not turn the same humble ingredients into a soup?
This all-purpose dish, with its bright, bold flavors, is great as an appetizer or as a relish for grilled chicken. Or try it on Sicilian Tilapia.
Palikaria Mixed Bean Salad
A simple Mediterranean and mayo-free twist on the traditional bean salad straight from The Chestnut Street Inn in Sheffield, Ill.