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Mediterranean Entrees

What's for dinner? Solve the dilemma with one of these flavor-filled main meal dishes.
Stuffed Grape Leaves Casserole

Stuffed Grape Leaves Casserole

If you like stuffed grape leaves, you’ll love this casserole, which has all the flavors of the bite-size appetizers without all the rolling. 

Warm Lentil Salad with Grapes, Feta, and Mint

Warm Lentil Salad with Grapes, Feta, and Mint

Red grapes are the surprise element in this cold-weather version of a classic Mediterranean salad. They create little bursts of sweetness in each bite. Serve over a bed of baby spinach, if desired.

Pesto-Potato Frittata

Pesto-Potato Frittata

Small wonder frittatas and similar egg dishes are popular in Mediterranean countries. They taste even better the second day, served at room temperature (or a little warmer). For picnic fare, serve this frittata in wedges, like a quiche, or in thin slices on French bread, as a sandwich filling. Halved cherry tomatoes make a colorful, refreshing garnish.

Homemade Falafel

Homemade Falafel

If you like the deep-fried chickpea patties in Mediterranean restaurants, you’ll love this lighter version. Pair them with a crisp, slightly fruity rosé or white wine to complement the dried spices in the mix. Serve with chopped lettuce, tomatoes, and warmed pita rounds.

Mediterranean Pressed Picnic Sandwich

Mediterranean Pressed Picnic Sandwich

This sandwich turns take-along food flaws—travel time, cramped packing quarters, moist ingredients—into assets. Pressing the sandwich lets the crusty bread soak up roasted vegetable juices, and travel time gives flavors a chance to meld.

Paprika Cauliflower Pita Pockets

Paprika Cauliflower Pita Pockets

Cauliflower, like paprika, is frequently undervalued in home kitchens. What better way to highlight them both than with this simple dish. Try topping with fresh tomatoes, chopped black olives, and some low-fat Parmesan cheese.

Red Pepper Pizza

Red Pepper Pizza

Red peppers puréed with garlic and onion make a light, tangy alternative to the typical tomato pizza sauce. The cornmeal crust goes wonderfully with the pepper sauce and will keep up to 48 hours in the refrigerator.

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Za’atar-Lavash Pizzas

Baking za’atar onto flat bread is common in the Middle East. We took the idea and turned it into a goat cheese–tomato pizza.

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