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Mediterranean Diet Recipes

Mediterranean Diet Recipes

Pasta with Skillet Salmon, Mushrooms and Parsley (Greek Island of Crete)

Pasta with Skillet Salmon, Mushrooms and Parsley (Greek Island of Crete)

0 of 5 15 Minutes

Salmon is a Skillet with Mushrooms and Parsley served on pasta in under 30 minutes!

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Roasted Pepper and Kalamata Olive Salad (Greek Island of Crete)

Roasted Pepper and Kalamata Olive Salad (Greek Island of Crete)

5 of 5 30 Minutes

This is one of my go to Mediterranean diet recipes pepper season arrives in Crete.  All the ingredients are fresh from the backyard including, of course the olives and olive...

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Red Pepper Hummus (Israel, Lebanon)

Red Pepper Hummus (Israel, Lebanon)

5 of 5 10 Minutes 3 cups

If you are looking for the perfect dip for your pita or cut vegetables, try this lively red pepper hummus. Sautéing the peppers is the key to this fabulous Mediterranean...

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Chicken and Chickpea Salad with Fresh Basil Dressing (Greek Island of Crete)

Chicken and Chickpea Salad with Fresh Basil Dressing (Greek Island of Crete)

5 of 5

This is one of my favorite summertime meals and yes, it is definitely a meal!  You can add soup or bread, but it’s not needed.  When I was a kid, my Dad...

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Orange Lemon Potatoes (Island of Crete)

Orange Lemon Potatoes (Island of Crete)

4.3 of 5 60 Minutes

Everyone in Crete has orange and lemon trees in their backyard, front yard and courtyard.  We  have fresh oranges for breakfast, between meals or as a dessert after dinner.  This...

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Asparagus and Green Peas Soup (Island of Crete)

Asparagus and Green Peas Soup (Island of Crete)

5 of 5

Add Asparagus and Green Peas Soup to your springtime Mediterranean Diet recipes! Asparagus grows wild in Crete.  Our whole family would spend hours picking them.  My Dad knew where to...

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Vegetable Phyllo Pie (Island of Crete)

Vegetable Phyllo Pie (Island of Crete)

5 of 5

Phyllo pies are one of the staples of the Mediterranean Diet.  On the island of Crete, we make many different types of phyllo delicacies from cheese pies to spinach pies...

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Olive Oil Cake with Lemon Zest (Greek island of Crete)

Olive Oil Cake with Lemon Zest (Greek island of Crete)

0 of 5 60 Minutes

When I was a child, baking a cake was a family affair.  Back then, there was no grocery store to buy flour, eggs or lemons.  Our land was our supermarket....

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Provolone and Tomato Sandwich Grilled in Olive Oil

Provolone and Tomato Sandwich Grilled in Olive Oil

5 of 5 10 Minutes 1 sandwich

Yesterday, most of the Northeast had a snow day.  My wife, Christine and I stayed inside all day, worked on some projects and did a lot of relaxing.  It reminded...

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Baked Cod with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Olives

Baked Cod with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Olives

5 of 5 20 Minutes

In a previous chapter of my life I was a fishmonger. For this recipe, I like to find a large fillet because it presents nicely when displayed in an...

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