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Mediterranean Diet Recipes

Mediterranean Diet Recipes

Savory Skillet Cornbread (Mexico)

Savory Skillet Cornbread (Mexico)

4.8 of 5 40 Minutes

Cornbread can be part of the Mediterranean Diet, but this recipe is more of a traditional Mexican or Southwestern U.S. recipe.  I love how easy it is to make especially if...

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Greek Onion and Potato Fritters

Greek Onion and Potato Fritters

5 of 5 20 Minutes 20

One of our favorite appetizers to share at any time is onion and potato fritters from our book Foods of Crete.

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Stuffed Peppers with Ground Beef and Mushrooms

Stuffed Peppers with Ground Beef and Mushrooms

5 of 5 90 Minutes

There is a common misperception that the Mediterranean Diet doesn’t have any meat, especially red meat.  Beef is eaten in many countries around the Mediterranean, but there are two big differences...

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Traditional "Greek Restaurant" Salad Dressing

Traditional “Greek Restaurant” Salad Dressing

5 of 5

A Greek salad in an American Greek restaurant is quite different than a Greek salad eaten in Greece.  Here, in America, a Greek salad is made up mostly of iceberg...

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Chicken Tagine with Prunes and Cheap Wine

Chicken Tagine with Prunes and Cheap Wine

4.3 of 5 100 Minutes

There are a few places you can get the wine for this recipe:  1)  search your liquor cabinet for a couple of bottles of half drunk red wine, 2) peruse the...

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Greek Lamb, Tomato, and Onion Skewers (Island of Crete)

Greek Lamb, Tomato, and Onion Skewers (Island of Crete)

5 of 5 10 Minutes

One of life’s great pleasures is eating a piece of lamb that has been cooking rotisserie style over a fire for hours.  The tender, flavorful, slow roasted  meat fills your...

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Spaghetti with Greek Olives (Island of Crete)

Spaghetti with Greek Olives (Island of Crete)

4.3 of 5 20 Minutes

To me, almost all recipes from the Mediterranean Diet are comfort foods, but this dish is one of my “go-to meals” for when I want comfort in a hurry.  Even...

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Shakshuka (Stewed Eggs and Tomatoes - Morocco)

Shakshuka (Stewed Eggs and Tomatoes – Morocco)

5 of 5 20 Minutes

People are always asking me what is eaten for breakfast as part of the Mediterranean Diet.  Of any meal, breakfast is the most variable from country to country.  In Italy...

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Tortilla Española (Potato Omelet - Spain)

Tortilla Española (Potato Omelet – Spain)

4.8 of 5 40 Minutes

Fear and Loathing and my first Tortilla Española in Spain: When I was 18, I spent a night passed out under a tractor trailer in Vitoria, Spain, the Basque capital....

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Chicken Leek Soup with White Wine (Island of Crete-Greece)

Chicken Leek Soup with White Wine (Island of Crete-Greece)

4.2 of 5 50 Minutes

We had this soup again last night and my wife asked me “why is this soup so good?”.  It’s a question worth exploring because it is the favorite soup in...

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