What Exactly Is Mediterranean Food?

Mediterranean food is a fusion of taste and nutrition which makes Mediterranean food so popular throughout the world.

 
What exactly is Mediterranean food?

The deliciously diverse cuisines surrounding the Mediterranean Sea is what makes most of the Mediterranean food. To be more precise, this includes the staple dishes from popular European countries such as Greece, Italy and Spain; North African countries, such as Algeria, Libya, and Morocco; and Middle Eastern countries, such as Lebanon, Syria, and Turkey.

The region filled with plenty of all
The region filled with plenty of all

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Yes, the secret of Mediterranean food is not just their culinary skills, but the variety of ingredients and spices that bring out a unique flavor in all the cuisines. The three core elements of Mediterranean food are olive, wheat, and the grape.

So here’s a list of top five Mediterranean cuisines that you must try

Easy Seafood Paella

All the colors are dizzyingly delicious
All the colors are dizzyingly delicious

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You don’t need paella pan; a humble cast iron skillet will do for the paella recipe. Yes, making authentic paella might seem complex but it’s one dish you can really make your own. A smoky seafood paella dish not only looks but also tastes like a sun-soaked summer on the Mediterranean in Spain. Delicious!

Roasted Greek Potatoes

The secret is they are firm on the outside, tender on the inside
The secret is they are firm on the outside, tender on the inside

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It is a popular side dish that goes almost with any Mediterranean entree. The best roasted Greek potatoes are perfectly firm on the outside, tender on the inside. Besides, they are packed with flavor from lemon juice, Mediterranean spices, and Parmesan!

Israeli Couscous with Chopped Vegetables Chickpeas and Artichokes

The freshness of all things healthy and delicious
The freshness of all things healthy and delicious

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The Israeli Couscous with Chopped Vegetables, Chickpeas, and Artichokes is an excellent dish to bring on a picnic or outdoor family trips. It is often served as a salad or a side to grilled chicken or fish. It’s a serious a treat of all the freshness of chopped vegetables, chickpeas, fresh mozzarella and artichokes with a sprinkle of freshest herbs.

Baked Brie with Figs, Walnuts, and Pistachios

A scrumptious appetizer you can make in jiffy
A scrumptious appetizer you can make in jiffy

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It will become your all-time favorite appetizer which surprisingly takes just 15 minutes to make in the oven. The baked brie is covered with fig jam or honey and the top will the generous amount of dried fruits and nuts. Voila, you are done!

Mediterranean Grilled Chicken with Dill Greek Yogurt Sauce

Lip-smacking pleasure of best of Mediterranean ingredients
Lip-smacking pleasure of best of Mediterranean ingredients

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With Mediterranean grilled chicken your BBQ game just got a level up. It is easy to make with marinated Mediterranean spices, olive oil, lemon juice and onions which are then slowly grilled to tender perfection. Add the touch of Greek yogurt sauce and you’ll have lip-smacking delight.

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