Mediterranean Cuisine

Mediterranean cuisine combines food cultures from an array of countries located around the Mediterranean sea. These regions often share the use of the same products, herbs, spices and cooking methods. Traditional food recipes from Italy, Spain, Greece and Southern France that share common ingredients are listed in this section of general Mediterranean recipes and cuisines. More country specific recipes can be found in those country cuisine sections.

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Sautéed green beans and tomatoes

Sautéed green beans and tomatoes

This sautéed green beans and tomatoes recipe is a quick and easy side dish to prepare. Crisp, tender green beans are sautéed in olive oil and tossed with juicy cherry tomatoes, sweet onions and fresh thyme. Ready in only 20 minutes, this green beans side dish pairs...

Carrot and red lentil soup

Carrot and red lentil soup

This carrot and red lentil soup recipe is a heartwarming and healthy bowl of comfort food. It is an easy to prepare soup cooked with fragrant warm spices and tasty aromatics. This nutritious red lentil recipe is high in fibre, rich in vitamins, low in calories and...

Stuffed peppers with ground beef

Stuffed peppers with ground beef

This stuffed peppers with ground beef recipe is such an easy to prepare dish full of Mediterranean flavours. It is the perfect comfort food everyone will love. The sweet and colourful bell peppers are filled with savoury ground beef, onions, zucchini and mix of...

Grilled chicken wraps with mango and spicy mayo

Grilled chicken wraps with mango and spicy mayo

Mango chicken wraps are great for an easy lunch or as a quick dinner and will become your new family favourite. These wraps are loaded with grilled chicken strips, sweet mango, crunchy cucumbers and juicy tomatoes. Served with fresh cilantro and a dollop of homemade...

Grilled calamari with lemon and cilantro

Grilled calamari with lemon and cilantro

Grilled calamari with lemon and cilantro is one of those famously uncomplicated Mediterranean dishes. A simple and humble appetizer with pure flavours that just breathes vacation, beach and sunshine. This grilled calamari recipe is first marinated in Mediterranean...

Mashed sweet potatoes with feta cheese

Mashed sweet potatoes with feta cheese

Mashed sweet potatoes with feta cheese combines sweet and salty into a delightful and tasty side dish. It is a hearty and comforting meal which is very easy to make for a weeknight dinner, but is also elegant enough to serve as a festive side dish. Sweet potatoes are...

Grilled persimmon salad with feta cheese

Grilled persimmon salad with feta cheese

You'll just love this grilled persimmon salad recipe with tomatoes, mixed greens and feta cheese tossed in a rich and creamy tahini mustard dressing. It's a vibrant, healthy autumn or fall salad recipe which is perfect to use up all those deliciously sweet persimmons....

Grilled halloumi salad with sweet potato

Grilled halloumi salad with sweet potato

This Mediterranean halloumi salad recipe features pan-grilled halloumi cheese and roasted sweet potatoes tossed in a tangy tahini dressing. This vibrant gourmet salad is so easy to make for a healthy lunch or light dinner meal. Add your favourite salad toppings to...

Zucchini soup with arugula

Zucchini soup with arugula

This arugula zucchini soup is healthy, light and easy to make. Adding peppery arugula leaves gives this zucchini soup a delicious burst of flavour. Serve with some homemade croutons to make it a light and comforting meal. Zucchinis are low in calories, rich in various...

Shaved fennel salad with honey mustard dressing

Shaved fennel salad with honey mustard dressing

This shaved fennel salad, dressed with a sweet and zingy honey mustard vinaigrette is a delicious and refreshing summer dish. This crunchy side salad shines wonderfully alongside grilled chicken, pork, fish and seafood dishes. It is such a pleasure to cook with...

Fresh fig and feta salad with pomegranate

Fresh fig and feta salad with pomegranate

This fresh fig and feta salad combines salty and sweet flavours brilliantly into a delicious meal. The addition of a balsamic honey dressing and the slightly sour taste of pomegranate seeds gives this salad an even bigger bouquet of flavours. I always try to make a...

Italian green beans with garlic and onion

Italian green beans with garlic and onion

This Italian green beans recipe with garlic and onion is a simple but very flavourful side dish. It is very easy to combine with lots of other dishes and is great to serve as an appetizer. What are Italian green beans? Italian green beans are also generally known...

Grilled Lemon & Herb chicken skewers

Grilled Lemon & Herb chicken skewers

BBQ Lemon & Herb chicken skewers grilled to perfection are soft, juicy and packed with flavour. They are very easy to prepare (just marinade-and-cook) which makes for great camping food to cook on the grill or barbecue. Preparing chicken skewers, chicken kabobs or...

Dogfish stew with fennel, red pepper and tomatoes

Dogfish stew with fennel, red pepper and tomatoes

Dogfish with fennel, red bell peppers and tomatoes combined into a delicious stew. The addition of olives, oregano and basil will give it a definite Mediterranean twist. I love to experiment with new ingredients, so when I found fresh dogfish at my local fish monger I...

Mediterranean roasted vegetables in foil packets

Mediterranean roasted vegetables in foil packets

Mediterranean roasted vegetables in foil are an easy to prepare side dish for any camping meal or summer barbecue. The vegetables are roasted to perfection on the grill, packed with delicious Mediterranean flavours like garlic, rosemary, basil, oregano and a good...

Watermelon salad with feta, cucumber and basil

Watermelon salad with feta, cucumber and basil

This cucumber watermelon salad with feta is a refreshing summer salad, perfect to serve as a side dish. The juicy cucumber and watermelon cubes, sprinkled with salty feta and fresh basil leaves are finished off with a zingy and sweet honey-lime dressing. Using...

Homemade Tzatziki sauce recipe

Homemade Tzatziki sauce recipe

Tzatziki sauce is a creamy yoghurt and cucumber dip packed with flavour which lifts up any Mediterranean dish. It can be used as an appetizer dip, a spread, or as a condiment with grilled meat and veggies. And on top of all, it's very easy to make with just a few...

Chicken pita pockets with olives

Chicken pita pockets with olives

Pita pockets filled with succulent chicken pieces, olives, pesto sauce and various crunchy toppings are a great quick and easy lunch or light meal option for every day.  What are pita pockets? Pita is a small round bread with a pocket in the middle. When the pita...

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