Recipes

Za-atar Spice Blend Recipe

Za-atar Spice Blend Recipe

Za-atar spice blend is a blend of oregano, sumac, toasted sesame seeds, and salt and is one of my favorite spice blends. Print Za-atar Spice Blend A traditional Middle eastern spice blend. Course: Spices Cuisine: Middle Eastern Keyword: zaatar spice Author: Aliye Aydin Ingredients 1 […]

Watermelon Salad Recipe with Feta Cheese and Mint

Watermelon Salad Recipe with Feta Cheese and Mint

This watermelon salad recipe is the perfect dish: each bite of cold juicy watermelon paired with salty feta and cooling mint is all I need for dinner at the end of a sweltering summer day. How to Choose a Watermelon Watermelons come in many sizes, […]

One Skillet Ground Beef Recipe with Zucchini and Spices

One Skillet Ground Beef Recipe with Zucchini and Spices

A one skillet ground beef recipe checks all the boxes when I’m looking for a quick weeknight meal. Quick? Check. Delicious? Check. Good for leftovers? Check. This one skillet ground beef recipe with zucchini and spices will have everyone’s mouth watering even before the pan […]

Lemon Arugula Pasta Recipe

Lemon Arugula Pasta Recipe

This lemon arugula pasta recipe is the dish you want to make on a hot summer night when you can barely stand the idea of eating, much less spending hours over a hot stove. I like to make this in the morning before the heat […]

Santa Maria-Style Tomato and Peach Salsa Recipe

Santa Maria-Style Tomato and Peach Salsa Recipe

This Santa Maria-style tomato and peach salsa recipe is one of my favorite summer recipes. Fragrant, ripe tomatoes and peaches are combined with celery and peppers for a salsa classically served to accompany beef tri-tip. Peach Salsa While peaches may seem like a strange addition […]

Chickpea and Chorizo Tapas Recipe

Chickpea and Chorizo Tapas Recipe

This chickpea and chorizo tapas recipe combines flavorful Spanish chorizo with piquillo peppers and chickpeas for a succulent summertime dish that is the perfect answer for dinner on a sweltering evening. Summertime Meals Tapas, or small Spanish savory dishes, are perfect for when the warmth […]

Brown Rice Salad Recipe with Charred Scallion Vinaigrette

Brown Rice Salad Recipe with Charred Scallion Vinaigrette

This brown rice salad recipe with charred scallion vinaigrette is an easy-to-make main course salad. It holds up well, and can provide delicious lunches for the week when made in advance. The flavors of rice vinegar, sesame oil, honey, garlic, ginger, and of course, charred […]

Marinated Carrot Salad Recipe

Marinated Carrot Salad Recipe

This marinated carrot salad recipe takes shredded carrots and blends them with an array of spices to create a vibrant and refreshing side salad. Picking the Right Carrots Carrots purchased from the grocery store are often bitter, old, and bland. A telltale sign of an […]

Plum and Apricot Tart in an Almond Crust Recipe

Plum and Apricot Tart in an Almond Crust Recipe

This vegan dessert recipe is what you make when fresh summer fruit is at its peak. The crust on this Plum and Apricot Tart is crumbly and crunchy, almost like a crumble topping. And there is no need to roll any dough here, just process […]

Pan-Roasted Zucchini and Cherry Tomatoes Recipe

Pan-Roasted Zucchini and Cherry Tomatoes Recipe

This pan-roasted zucchini and cherry tomato recipe is a simple side dish of big hunks of zucchini browned to perfection, bursts of cherry tomato, whole garlic cloves made soft and buttery, and a sprinkling of ground coriander and coarse sea salt to finish it off. […]

Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe

Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe

Print Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette Prep Time 10 mins Soaking Time 1 hr Total Time 1 hr 10 mins   A delicious fresh way to use berries at the height of their season! Course: Dressing, Salads Cuisine: Mediterranean Servings: 16 Calories: 8 kcal Author: Aliye Aydin […]

Weeknight Roasted Chicken Recipe

Weeknight Roasted Chicken Recipe

This a weeknight roasted chicken recipe is quick cooking and full of flavor. Chicken thighs and baby potatoes are rubbed with a Mediterranean blend of spices and olive oil. The aroma leaves the house smelling incredible and your mouth watering. Mediterranean Meal Plans Receive this […]

Gluten Free Muffin Recipe | Lemon Blueberry Muffins with Cinnamon Crumble Topping

Gluten Free Muffin Recipe | Lemon Blueberry Muffins with Cinnamon Crumble Topping

This gluten free muffin recipe creates a moist blueberry muffin spiked with nutmeg and lemon zest, oozing with fresh blueberries, and finished off with a crunchy crumble topping. A Gluten Free Muffin Recipe I don’t do a lot of baking, but when I do I […]

Zucchini Hummus Recipe

Zucchini Hummus Recipe

This zucchini hummus recipe is a great alternative to a standard hummus that is made with chickpeas. Whether you are craving something different, avoiding beans, or have a bumper crop of zucchini needing to be used up, this delicious dip recipe combines olive oil, garlic, […]

Roasted Pistachio and Yellow Lentil Dip Recipe

Roasted Pistachio and Yellow Lentil Dip Recipe

You’ll want to bookmark this roasted pistachio and yellow lentil dip recipe for your next gathering. Cooked yellow lentils are combined with roasted pistachios, olive oil, garlic, and lemon juice for a tasty and unusual dip that is a total upgrade from your standard party […]

Easy Vegetarian Recipe | Cinnamon-Scented Lentil and Quinoa Patties

Easy Vegetarian Recipe | Cinnamon-Scented Lentil and Quinoa Patties

This easy vegetarian recipe combines cooked lentils and quinoa with cinnamon and cumin, which creates a perfectly delicious protein-rich topper for salads, or as a filling for sandwiches and pitas. Falafel-Like Patties When I have people over for dinner, I like making food that is […]

Easy Asparagus Recipe with Tomato-Olive Salsa

Easy Asparagus Recipe with Tomato-Olive Salsa

This easy asparagus recipe is so simple to make. Asparagus stalks are briefly steamed, then topped with a brightly flavored tomato and olive salsa, seasoned with za’atar spice blend, fresh garlic, and vinegar or fresh lemon juice. How to Choose Asparagus Asparagus is in season […]

Easy Lamb Recipe | Cinnamon-Scented Lamb Patties

Easy Lamb Recipe | Cinnamon-Scented Lamb Patties

This easy lamb recipe combines cinnamon and cumin with ground lamb for a super simple and super delicious dish that is perfect for any meal. Cinnamon: History and Flavor While cinnamon might seem like an unusual addition to meat, lamb in this case, it is […]