Mediterranean Diet Recipes

Acquasale

A traditional dish from Southern Italy, the name literally means – water and salt. Recipes vary but it is typically made with stale bread and tomatoes.  This recipe comes from

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Traditional Portuguese Easter Cake

Recipe by: Leonilde Madeira Ingredients 1 kg type 65 flour, without raising agent500 g brown sugar 100 g softened margarine100 g lard 50 g fresh yeast1 tablespoon cinnamon1 tablespoon aniseed2 tablespoons honey1

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Sirnica

Recipe from the book Dalmatian cooking by Dika Marjanović Radica Ingredients 5 dkg yeast25 dkg sugar16 dkg butter (or pork fat)8 eggs¼ L milkzest of 1 orange and lemon3 drop

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Moroccan Bessara / Assida

The Chefchaounais prepare Bessara which is a delicious salted mash of dried beans, crushed and seasoned with olive oil and cumin, salt, onion and sometimes spiced with hot pepper.

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Ganotes (Pan Fruits)

Doughs fried in olive oil and then sweetened with honey or sugar, and in some cases filled with creams that have been part of our kitchens since the Middle Ages and come from Sephardic cuisine.

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Olla Podrida (Spanish Stew)

This stew maintains its old name “Olla podrida” (rotten pot) understood as a pot enriched with meats, legumes, mostly chickpeas, although in some cases beans are great protagonists and vegetables.

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Octopus Stew

A traditional and favorite recipe of Portugal, the Octopus Stew (Caldeirada de polvo) is a simple yet hearty dish, best served with slices of local, crusty bread.

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Chtapodi Koroneiko – Koroni Octopus

Greeks have been eating octopus for hundreds of years and over time have perfected the process. Using only the freshest octopus, thoroughly cleaned and tenderized, served with local flavorings makes it a quintessential dish of the area.

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Koupepia (Stuffed Vine Leaves) with Rose Petals

This traditional Cypriot and Greek dish is often served at celebrations, but is also a staple meal throughout the year. Frequently served in a mezze platter, it provides a flavorful and healthy option with mint, green onions and rose petals in the stuffing.  

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Artichokes with Flat Beans

Artichokes are high in fiber and loaded with vitamins and minerals. Paired with the protein-rich and heart-healthy flat bean this is a delicious and nutritious dish.  Ingredients 8 artichokes 3

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Lagane and Chickpeas

From The Wonders of Cilento.  Lagane and chickpeas is a typical dish of the Cilento region in which we find the coexistence of cereals and legumes in a dish. This

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Purple Cauliflower Salad

Adapted from Feasting at Home.  This healthy, seasonal salad is packed with quintessential Mediterranean ingredients and flavors and is as delicious as it is beautiful. While the purple cauliflower makes

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