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Eggs Fra Diavolo

You've never had eggs in purgatory like this! Hardboiled eggs, fried in good extra virgin olive oil until crispy and golden brown, then finished in a spicy fra diavolo sauce! Perfect for brunch or dinner, just add a hunk of your favorite Italian crusty bread or pita. Think of this as eggs fra diavolo with…

Summer Berry Salad Recipe with Arugula and Burrata

This 5-minute triple berry salad recipe is the perfect summer salad with colorful fresh berries, peppery arugula, and creamy burrata cheese all tossed in a light, citrusy dressing with good extra virgin olive oil.  Fresh summer salad with all the berries!  The salad game can get a little blah sometimes. But it doesn't have to,…

Easy Watermelon Sangria Recipe

You'll be making this easy watermelon sangria all summer long! With fresh watermelon, lime juice, and orange liqueur, this sangria recipe is perfectly sweet and refreshing. Best part? You can serve it immediately, if you don’t have the time to chill it!  A summery sangria in 5 minutes! Traditional Spanish sangria is usually made by…

Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Thighs with Dill Yogurt Sauce

This grilled chicken recipe is one of the most popular here on the site, and for good reason! Juicy grilled chicken thighs, covered in a bold Mediterranean marinade and served with an herby Greek yogurt sauce that will have you coming back for more! Get my secrets for how to grill chicken thighs perfectly, plus…

Grilled Shrimp Recipe with Roasted Garlic Herb Sauce

This easy grilled shrimp recipe is a show-stopper, and it’s all thanks to my secret roasted garlic sauce with loads of Mediterranean flavors. Get my tips for how to grill shrimp so that it's juicy and perfectly tender + more sauce options to try next! Saucy shrimp on the grill! Where I come from, garlic…

Piyaz: Turkish White Bean Salad Recipe

This easy popular Turkish salad called piyaz, or more accurately fasulye piayzi, is made with simple ingredients including white beans, tomatoes, onions, parsley and garlic. A light vinaigrette with fresh lemon juice and a good dash of sumac brings this satisfying white bean salad together. Ready in 10 minutes or less.  Fasulye piyazi, aka bean…

Easy Grilled Pizza with Tomato and Mozzarella

Grilled pizza is easy to make at home using a high-heated grill and a little technique! You don’t need a special pizza oven or pizza stone for that perfect pizza crust. And you’ll love my fresh, flavor-packed topping of sweet tomatoes, creamy mozzarella, fresh basil, and robust olives. Grilled pizza for the win!  Grilled pizza…

Best Mediterranean Tuna Salad Recipe

10-minute Mediterranean tuna salad without mayo! With crunchy vegetables, fresh herbs, and a zesty Dijon dressing, this unique and healthy tuna salad recipe will be your new go-to!  Healthy tuna salad, the Mediterranean way Unlike classic tuna salad, this unique tuna salad recipe is completely mayo-free and it takes on bold Mediterranean flavors, thanks to…

10-Minute Creamy Pesto Ravioli Recipe

You’ll be making this creamy pesto ravioli recipe on repeat! With just 5 simple ingredients and 10 minutes, this ravioli recipe is a special dinner you can enjoy any night of the week! Ravioli!  Ravioli, plural for raviolo, are delicate pillow-shaped pasta made from flat egg noodle squares that are often stuffed with a delicious…

25+ Easy Zucchini Recipes to Try Today!

Wondering what to make with too much zucchini? This list of delicious zucchini recipes is all you need. Everything from easy sides like grilled zucchini spears to dinner casseroles and even zucchini chips! Zucchini!  A staple Mediterranean diet ingredient, zucchini boasts some great benefits. It is high in antioxidants, rich in nutrients and vitamins, and…

Easy Garlic Parmesan Baked Flounder

Here’s a restaurant-fancy meal you can make in about 20 minutes! One-pan baked flounder recipe with vegetables, flavored with a bold and lemony Mediterranean sauce and finished with grated Parmesan cheese!  Flounder  Flounder is a white saltwater fish  with a mild flavor and a delicate, flaky texture. It is a low-mercury flatfish that is easy to…

How to Cut a Watermelon Into Cubes and Slices

Learn how to cut a watermelon like a pro! This step-by-step tutorial walks you through the easiest and best ways to cut a watermelon, plus, I give you a few more handy tips for how to pick a good watermelon, one that is ripe and perfectly sweet!   Few fruits are as refreshing as a perfectly ripe,…

Homemade Döner Kebab Recipe (with Chicken)

Yes, you can make delicious döner kebab at home! My easy recipe is a take on the popular Turkish kebab I had in Istanbul a few years ago. It’s made with juicy chicken thighs tossed in a bold yogurt marinade with lemon juice and loads of warm Middle Eastern flavors. You’ll love this chicken döner…

Easy Antipasto Skewers

Bold, briny, and beautiful, these antipasto skewers are a crowd-pleasing appetizer that are so easy to make! All you need are some vegetables, cured meat, fresh herbs, and cheese! If you’re a fan of food on a stick, like chicken kabobs, vegetable kabobs, or shish kebabs, you need to try these antipasti skewers. With fresh…

Sheet Pan Phyllo Pizza (Crispy Pizza Dough)

This recipe will have you ditching classic pizza for a crispier homemade pizza made with phyllo dough! Layers of flaky phyllo topped with loads of bright vegetables, fresh herbs, and a little chicken make this easy phyllo dough pizza in minutes! Serve it for a light dinner or as a flatbread appetizer.  The last time…

Easy Grilled Zucchini Recipe (10 Minutes!)

10 minutes is all you need for perfectly charred, tender but never soggy grilled zucchini spears with loads of flavor from dried oregano, sumac, and lemon juice. Here is how to grill zucchini like a pro! Simple grilled zucchini There really is no shortage of delicious ways to use some summer zucchini – it is…

One-Pan Baked Halibut Recipe with Vegetables

Tender halibut and bright vegetables tossed in a bold Mediterranean sauce with lots of citrus, olive oil, fresh garlic, and spices. An easy one-pan baked halibut recipe that’s ready in 20 minutes or less!  In this one-pan baked halibut recipe, a flavor-packed, decidedly Mediterranean sauce does the work of adding great flavor and also keeping…

Mediterranean Orzo Salad Recipe

Easy Mediterranean orzo salad recipe with feta, loads of crunchy vegetables, fresh herbs, and a tangy Greek dressing. Make this healthy pasta salad for your next picnic or prepare it ahead for dinner! It’s even better the next day. Orzo: So many ways to use this tiny pasta!  Orzo is a tiny pasta that looks…

BEST Air Fryer Falafel Recipe

Yes, you can make falafel in the air fryer! Follow my easy tips for perfectly crisp air fryer falafel with the same bold, authentic flavors!  Falafel is a staple food throughout the Middle East and in Egypt where I grew up. Traditional falafel is made of a mixture of chickpeas, fresh herbs, and warm spices,…

Easy Cilantro Lime Chicken Recipe

Juiciest baked cilantro lime chicken recipe with bold Mediterranean seasoning and  the BEST garlicky lime sauce! Make it in the oven or Crockpot. Serve baked cilantro lime chicken over rice or your favorite grain to make use of the delicious sauce! Baked cilantro lime chicken Of the many chicken recipes I've shared with you here,…

Fresh Grilled Corn Salad Recipe

Fresh charred corn kernels, crisp cucumbers, sweet carrots, shallots, and fresh herbs come together to make this delicious grilled corn salad recipe! You’ll love the bright and simple corn salad dressing and big Mediterranean flavors (you can add feta too)!  Summer corn salad Grilling an ear of corn over the direct heat of a gas…

Tomato Appetizer with Feta

This simple tomato appetizer with crumbled feta and extra virgin olive oil is the easiest and most delicious fresh tomato recipe you'll try! It takes only 4 ingredients and comes together in less than 5 minutes, and you can also serve it as a no-cook side next to your favorite meats or fish (a few…

Easy Aperol Spritz Recipe

It takes just 4 ingredients and mere seconds to make this aperol spritz, which is bubbly, zesty, and refreshing in the best way! My take on this delicious Italian cocktail recipe requires no special skills or tools; we make it all summer long! To me, nothing beats dining alfresco on a hot summer afternoon, especially…

What Is Sumac? Uses and Recipes

Tangy, smoky, earthy, and slightly sour, sumac is an essential spice in Middle Eastern cooking. With its deep red hue and fruity, citrusy flavor, sumac spice is the perfect way to add acidity and color to your meals!  In this post, we’ll learn all about an essential ingredient in the Middle Eastern pantry: sumac. No,…