Souvlaki Recipe By:Abby Benner “Souvlaki is a Greek specialty made with tender cuts of meat. In this pork kebab recipe, the meat is marinated in a lemony olive oil mixture. Serve with rice pilaf and a Greek salad.” Ingredients 1 lemon, juiced 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup soy sauce 1 teaspoon dried oregano 3 cloves garlic, crushed 4 pounds pork tenderloin, cut into 1 inch cubes 2 medium yellow onions, cut into 1 inch pieces 2 green bell peppers, cut into 1 inch pieces skewers Directions In a large glass bowl, mix together lemon juice, olive oil, soy sauce, … Continue reading Souvlaki

Greek Baklava

Greek Baklava Recipe By:NEONWILLIE “A Greek favorite that makes everyone think you are a master chef and is sooo easy to make!! I taught a Greek friend how to make apple pie and she taught me this fabulous recipe. The phyllo dough for this recipe is found in the freezer section of most grocery stores. Add a little lemon zest to the sugar sauce, if desired.” Ingredients 1 (16 ounce) package phyllo dough 1 pound chopped nuts 1 cup butter 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 cup water 1 cup white sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup honey Directions Preheat … Continue reading Greek Baklava

5-Minute Olive Hummus

5-Minute Olive Hummus Ingredients 1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained 1/3 cup pimento-stuffed Manzanilla olives 1/4 cup lemon juice 2 cloves garlic, minced 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 teaspoons chopped fresh basil 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste Directions Blend garbanzo beans, olives, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, basil, parsley, salt, and black pepper in a food processor or blender until smooth. Continue reading 5-Minute Olive Hummus


Tahini Recipe By:Karra Showen “I have always loved making hummus for my family (which usually includes tahini). When I discovered my son was allergic to soy (which is in most all store-bought tahini), I decided to make my own and it turned out even better than any other store-bought brand! Made as described this recipe is Paleo-diet friendly, soy free, dairy free, gluten free, and grain free. Enjoy!” Ingredients 1 cup sesame seeds 1/4 cup olive oil, or as needed Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spread sesame seeds onto a baking sheet. Bake in the … Continue reading Tahini

Mediterranean Fish Soup

Mediterranean Fish Soup “This is a very hearty soup from the Mediterranean. If you prefer a heartier soup, add more fish.” Ingredients 1 onion, chopped 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained 2 (14 ounce) cans chicken broth 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce 2 1/2 ounces canned mushrooms 1/4 cup sliced black olives 1/2 cup orange juice 1/2 cup dry white wine 2 bay leaves 1 teaspoon dried basil 1/4 teaspoon fennel seed, crushed 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 pound medium shrimp – peeled and deveined 1 pound cod … Continue reading Mediterranean Fish Soup

Mediterranean Chicken Marinade

Mediterranean Chicken Marinade Recipe By:Ginger Paro “This is a yummy, flavorful marinade that livens up bland chicken dinners. However, this could also be used on pork chops, fish and turkey! I made this with brown rice and used some of the unused marinade as a sauce to pour over the rice. DELICIOUS!!!” Ingredients 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon prepared yellow mustard (such as French’s(R)) 2 teaspoons ground dried oregano Directions Whisk lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, mustard, and oregano in a bowl. Continue reading Mediterranean Chicken Marinade

Mediterranean Grilled Eggplant Spread

Mediterranean Grilled Eggplant Spread Recipe By:Anne “Grilled fresh veggies and herbs come together for a light spread that doubles as an add-in for grilled fish and chicken dishes. Try adding to pasta with fresh tomatoes and feta! Great served with a sauvignon blanc for warm summer nights.” Ingredients 1/2 red bell pepper 1 large eggplant, peeled and sliced 2 thick slices red onion 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, or more to taste 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil, or to taste 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano, or to taste 1/4 lemon, juiced sea salt and ground black pepper to taste … Continue reading Mediterranean Grilled Eggplant Spread

Mediterranean Red Snapper

Mediterranean Red Snapper Recipe By:Kim’s Cooking Now! “A simple mixture of parsley, oregano, garlic, and lemon zest brings the flavors of the Mediterranean to fresh whole red snapper. Easy enough for a weeknight meal, yet elegant enough for company! This recipe was made in a Panasonic CIO.” Ingredients 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano 1 lemon, zested and sliced 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 (1 pound) whole red snappers, cleaned and scaled salt and ground black pepper to taste Directions Mix parsley, olive oil, oregano, lemon zest, and garlic together in … Continue reading Mediterranean Red Snapper

Mediterranean Orzo Spinach Salad

Mediterranean Orzo Spinach Salad Recipe By:JULIEP “A bright, flavorful array of Mediterranean ingredients!” Ingredients 1 cup uncooked orzo pasta 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided 1 pound ground lamb 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 tablespoon ground coriander salt and pepper to taste 4 cups fresh spinach leaves, chopped 3 tomatoes, seeded and chopped 1 lemon, zested and juiced 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint leaves 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley 5 green onions, chopped 1 cup crumbled feta cheese Directions Bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add orzo pasta, cook for 5 minutes, or until al … Continue reading Mediterranean Orzo Spinach Salad

Easy Mediterranean Fish

Easy Mediterranean Fish Recipe By:mleiland “This fish is so easy and really flavorful. If you like spicy, try sprinkling a little bit of cayenne pepper as well as the seasoning on the fish before pour the mixture over it. One of the household favorites!” Ingredients 4 (6 ounce) fillets halibut 1 tablespoon Greek seasoning (such as Cavender’s(R)) 1 large tomato, chopped 1 onion, chopped 1 (5 ounce) jar pitted kalamata olives 1/4 cup capers 1/4 cup olive oil 1 tablespoon lemon juice salt and pepper to taste Directions Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place halibut … Continue reading Easy Mediterranean Fish