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.
Beef and Vegetable Pita Pockets
Perfect for lunch, these healthy pita sandwiches pack in a lot of vegetables.
Marinated Herbed Tomato Salad
The sweetness of tomatoes and Vidalia onions with salty olives and an herby vinaigrette.
Filled with creamy custard, this dense cake might remind you more of a very thick and decadent tart, with buttery crunchiness around the edges.
Mediterranean Herb Baked Chicken
This dish is very easy to make and serves up an exotic aroma from the selection of spices used. The chicken can be marinated for up to 8 hours before baking. Steamed couscous is the ideal pairing for this weeknight entree.
Caprese in a Bowl
Four main ingredients—including juicy, ripe tomatoes—star in this refreshing summer soup.
Tabbouleh with Green Beans and Feta
Perfect as a vegetarian main course, this green bean salad also fills the bill as a great potluck dish.
North African Braised Chicken
Warm spices like cardamon, curry powder and ginger season this hearty chicken meal.
Greek Orzo Salad with Lamb Sausage
Juicy hot sausage slices, spinach leaves, orzo pasta and sweet chewy California raisins make an extraordinary one-plate meal.
This mildly spicy condiment is the perfect complement to Indian and Middle Eastern grilled lamb or couscous.
Golden Raisin and Lentil Salad
Here’s a hearty and tasty salad. Whip it up in a hurry. Eat at leisure.