Mediterranean Recipes and Meal Ideas

Words: Katrina Rose Wind

We love the flavours of the Mediterranean, not to mention that their diet is well-celebrated for its many health benefits. The food and flavour combinations are a perfect balance of sweet, salty and savoury. The addition of olive oil, chickpeas, aubergines and other delicious ingredients really bring all these dishes to life.

Starters & Sides

KATAIFI-WRAPPED HALLOUMI

If you’ve never heard of Kataifi, you’ll be shocked at how deliciously crispy it is. Kataifi is a pastry used in Mediterranean cuisine, the thin threads are light and crispy. The perfect balance for grilled halloumi.

Recipe for Kataifi Halloumi

TABBOULEH SALAD

Tabbouleh is not like any other ordinary side salad, it’s filled with parsley, onion and all that delicious Mediterranean goodness.

Recipe for Tabbouleh Salad

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QUINOA SALAD WITH ROASTED CAULIFLOWER & CHICKPEAS

We love quinoa! This warm salad is topped with chickpeas that really adds an extra flavourful crunch! Let’s just say this spicy citrus dressing is a game-changer.

Recipe for Quinoa Salad

ROASTED BABY AUBERGINES WITH LENTILS, POMEGRANATE AND CHEVIN DRESSING

Aubergines are so wonderfully versatile, they are a perfect meat-free alternative because their texture when grilled becomes so soft that it almost melts in your mouth. Topped with delicious lentils, every bite will transport you to the Mediterranean.

Recipe for Roasted Aubergines

Mediterranean Dips & Tips

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BEETROOT TZATZIKI

A twist on the classic yoghurt tzatziki! The beetroot might be an unexpected twist but let us tell you it adds a yummy flavour and beautiful colour.

Recipe for Tzatziki

TARATOUR BI TAHINI

Tahini is popular all across the Mediterranean as well as the Middle East. The wonderful nutty flavour that tahini brings to dishes is unmatched, adding a great creamy texture and richness to any dish.

Recipe for Tahini

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Mediterranean

HEALTHY HOMEMADE HUMMUS

We’ve never met anyone who doesn’t love hummus! Now you can finally make your own, it’s not as hard as you think.

Recipe for Hummus

BABA GANOUSH WITH SESAME LAVASH

This delicious aubergine dip is a staple in the Mediterranean. Serve with unleavened crispbread for dipping. Top with pine nuts, pomegranate seeds, za’atar, olive oil or whatever you have on hand.

Recipe for Baba Ganoush

Aromatic Mains

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GREEK LAMB BURGER WITH GRILLED AUBERGINE, HUMMUS AND TZATZIKI

Upgrade your burger game with this Mediterranean inspired lamb burger! We really went all out with this one, hummus, tzatziki, grilled aubergine – all the basic Greek elements to a delicious meal.

Recipe for Lamb Burger

RICE SHAKSHUKA

Shakshuka is a staple in many homes across the Middle East and the Mediterranean and for good reason. It’s easy and incredibly delicious. We’ve added our own twist by adding rice, you can opt to leave the rice out to make it more authentic. Serve with warm bread for dipping.

Recipe for Shakshuka

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Mediterranean

‘GREEK STYLE’ ROAST LEG OF LAMB

“You don’t eat no meat? Oh, that’s okay. I make lamb.” If Aunt Voula can convince Ian to eat lamb, so can we. This roast dish sure is a fan favourite.

Recipe for Roast Leg of Lamb

LAMB MEATBALLS WITH MINT & CORIANDER YOGHURT, HUMMUS & TOASTED PITA

The Greeks sure do love their lamb! These Greek-inspired lamb meatballs are a perfect match for hummus & herby yoghurt.

Recipe for Lamb Meatballs

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Mediterranean

GRILLED LAMB FILLET WITH BABA GHANOUSH, CHICKPEAS AND POMEGRANATE

A mouth-watering Syrian-inspired dish. Sumac is made from the berries which are dried and coarsely ground.

Recipe for Grilled Lamb Fillet

‘CHICKEN’ STACK TOPPED WITH TZATZIKI & CHICKPEA SALAD

This vegan dish is not only a great healthy and light meal, but it’s also absolutely delicious.

Recipe for ‘Chicken’ Stack

Flavourful Mediterranean Desserts

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ROSEWATER & PISTACHIO TURKISH DELIGHT

Travel to Turkey instantly with these traditional treats. It’s light and sweet, filled with pistachios and lightly fragranced with rose water. A perfect tea time or coffee treat.

Recipe for Turkish Delight

PISTACHIO & ALMOND BAKLAVA WITH ELDERFLOWER SYRUP

Nothing screams the Mediterranean more than Baklava! Flakey phyllo, the perfect combination of nutty and sweet, these treats are rich and simply delicious!

Recipe for Baklava

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GREEK ALMOND SHORTBREAD BISCUITS

Even though these Greek biscuits are traditionally served on Christmas, it doesn’t mean you can’t make them all year round. We know we do!

Recipe for Greek Shortbread

PASTELI GREEK ENERGY BARS

These Mediterranean inspired energy bars! Not only flavoursome but will keep you energised all day long.

Recipe for Greek Energy Bars

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