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Layered Hummus Dip Recipe

Quick and easy layered hummus dip with perfectly seasoned ground beef, veggies, and fresh herbs. Serve it as an appetizer with pita or as a simple dinner.

Za'atar Bread Rolls

You’ve never had bread rolls like this! Za’atar bread rolls baked in a cast iron skillet are fluffy, airy, and addictively soft on the inside with just a bit of a crusty edge. Enjoy them as a savory breakfast roll, in the evening with soup or as an afternoon snack! This recipe is from my…

Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs Recipe

Juicy, tender stuffed meatballs baked in rich red sauce! These chicken meatballs are all the comfort, and you can prepare them ahead.

Easy Basil Vinaigrette Recipe

This easy basil vinaigrette recipe is from my new cookbook, The Mediterranean Dish: 120 Bold and Healthy Recipes You'll Make on Repeat. It works as a salad dressing or as a sauce, which means you can put it on almost anything. Basically, its everything you love about pesto in a vinaigrette! Drizzle it over chicken…

Plum Cake Recipe with Pistachios

Say goodbye to summer in the best way with this easy plum cake recipe from my friend Andy Baraghani’s new cookbook, The Cook You Want to Be. You’ll love how light, tender, and moist it is! Perfect for brunch with a little ice cream or even a dollop of labneh.  To me, plum cake is…

Smashed Chickpea Toast

This easy smashed chickpea toast recipe turns a humble can of chickpeas into a satisfying vegetarian dinner or a high protein breakfast in 10 minutes!

Mediterranean-Style Cold Noodle Salad with Tahini Dressing

Cold noodle salad with a Mediterranean twist! Chewy rice noodles and crunchy colorful vegetables are tossed in a creamy, nutty tahini dressing with plenty of warm spices to make a quick and easy dinner salad. Plus, learn how to make rice noodles perfectly, so they aren’t clumpy or gummy!

Easy Mediterranean Grilled Vegetables

All the tips and tricks you need for how to grill vegetables like a pro! These tender, perfectly charred grilled vegetables finished with a zippy Mediterranean dressing will have you coming back for more.  Easy grilled vegetables, Mediterranean-style! Whenever my husband fires up the grill for chicken kabobs, lamb, or salmon, I survey my fridge drawers…

Ouzo Drink with Lemon and Mint

Mix a little ouzo, the Greek anise-flavored liqueur, with some lemon juice, ice, honey, and fresh mint, and you have a refreshing ouzo drink to enjoy with your favorite mezze. You’ll love this simple Greek-style cocktail! 

What Is Aleppo Pepper and How to Use It

Everything you need to know about Aleppo pepper, the versatile mild chile flakes with a complex flavor-fruity, tangy, and a tiny bit spicy. You can use Aleppo-style pepper to season chicken, fish, eggs, dips, grilled vegetables and more!

Green Goddess Chicken Thighs (2 Ways)

5-Minute green goddess sauce makes a tenderizing, herby, flavor-packed marinade that takes your average chicken dinner to the next level! Cook green goddess chicken in a skillet or on the grill – either way, it cooks in about 8 to 10 minutes or so. One of the easiest, tastiest chicken recipes you'll try! Chicken thighs…

No-Cook Tomato Sauce (Sugo di Pomodoro Crudo)

Fresh ripe tomatoes, herbs, garlic, and extra virgin olive oil come together to create a bright and flavorful no-cook tomato sauce with little effort. Serve this 5-ingredient fresh tomato sauce (or sugo di pomodoro crudo) with pasta, or use it as a fresh pizza sauce or as a simple topping for bread!   Sugo di…

How to Make the Best Cucumber Sandwiches

No more boring or soggy cucumber sandwiches! This recipe and tips will walk you through how to make cucumber sandwiches perfectly. With a creamy, extra herby Mediterranean spread (without cream cheese or mayo), you'll be serving these on repeat--for parties, picnics, or even a light lunch. Crisp slices of cucumber, a creamy herbed labneh spread,…

Grilled Garlic-Parmesan Shrimp (10-Mins)

Grilled shrimp with lemon and parmesan cheese ready in 10 minutes or less! Easy garlic parmesan shrimp is a great sharing appetizer or light dinner tossed with your favorite pasta or vegetables. Cook it on a grill or indoor griddle! Perfect grilled shrimp that is juicy and just enough charred is an impressive dish to…

Easy Blanched Asparagus Recipe

Blanch asparagus in boiling water for 3 to 4 minutes, then quickly transfer it to an ice bath. This is how to blanch asparagus properly so that it is crisp-tender and perfectly green. And for a fun and beautiful way to serve it, top your blanched asparagus with a simple Mediterranean-style salsa for an elevated…

Easy Lemon Chicken Piccata Recipe

Better than you'll find at your favorite Italian-American restaurant, this homemade lemon chicken piccata recipe ready in under 20 minutes! The secret is in the lemon-wine piccata sauce with capers.  Who doesn't love a quick skillet chicken dinner, especially a saucy one with loads of flavor like this homemade chicken piccata. Get a few thin…

Easy Greek Salad Skewers

These easy Greek salad skewers turn a traditional recipe into a colorful party appetizer. Think of it as Greek salad on a stick, drizzled with a zesty vinaigrette!  Greek salad on a stick! I love food on a stick. From vegetables to chicken, kofta , and much more. I’ll use any excuse to thread food…

Grilled Chicken Legs with Garlic-Harissa Marinade

Grilled chicken legs with the best garlicky harissa marinade! Warm spices and plenty of citrus give these grilled chicken drumsticks a decidedly Mediterranean twist. So easy and delicious.  Next-level grilled chicken drumsticks! Few foods are as well-loved as chicken cooked over an open flame. But today's grilled chicken drumsticks recipe is next-level delicious, thanks to…

How to Grill Watermelon (Easy Grilled Watermelon)

Learn how to grill watermelon and turn it into a special summer appetizer everyone will love! This juicy grilled watermelon recipe is next level delicious thanks to a dash of Aleppo chili pepper flakes and a drizzle of honey-lime sauce. A must-try! I love fresh, sweet watermelon – especially in this Mediterranean watermelon salad with a…

Easy Lemon Pasta Recipe (15mins!)

Flavorful, tangy, and light, this simple lemon pasta without cream is the perfect meal in 15 minutes or less! With good extra virgin olive oil, fresh garlic and a good sprinkle of Parmesan cheese, this is the best lemon spaghetti you’ll try!  You won’t ever hear me say no to a traditional Italian pasta al…

Quick Berry Compote Recipe (5 Ingredients. 2 Ways.)

Simple mixed berry compote with three types of fresh berries, lime juice, and some raw cane sugar. You can make this sweet-tart fruit compote in just a few minutes on the stovetop or in the oven!  It will keep in the fridge for a good 10 days, and you’ll be using it in many ways…

How to Cook Freekeh

Here is everything you need to know about freekeh, a Mediterranean super grain with a delicious nutty, slightly smoky flavor. Plus, how to cook freekeh perfectly every time.   Freekeh may sound new to you, but like barley and farro, this nutritious wholegrain has been part of the Mediterranean diet for centuries! And if you’re looking…

Easy Pan-Seared Sea Bass Recipe (15 minutes)

This easy Mediterranean sea bass recipe comes together in just 15 minutes! A few simple steps give you the flakiest, most tender fish recipe. But the bold seasoning and colorful bell peppers take this simple pan-seared sea bass to the next level! Easy sea bass recipe This easy pan-seared sea bass recipe is a little…