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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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...

Chicken with flat beans and bell pepper

Chicken with flat beans and bell pepper

This chicken recipe with flat beans and bell pepper features seared chicken and sautéed vegetables with garlic and ginger. This colorful dish is a delicious everyday meal and is ready in only 30 minutes. A great and healthy dinner option made with fresh and easy to...

Crispy oven roasted chickpeas

Crispy oven roasted chickpeas

Crispy oven roasted chickpeas are healthy, savory, easy to make, flavorful, vegan and delicious. These crunchy chickpeas can be served as an appetizer with your favorite seasoning, eaten as a crunchy snack, used as a salad topping or added to a soup. Crispy roasted...

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 flavorful 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 under...

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

This dogfish recipe with fennel, red bell peppers and tomatoes is 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...

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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