This collection of Mediterranean salads and mezze recipes is filled with tasty dishes featuring delicious seasonal ingredients at their peak of flavor and nutrition.
Typical Mediterranean dishes feature seasonal ingredients, creating a colorful array of vegetables, grains, and proteins on your plate. As with all Mediterranean meals, menus change with the season in order to focus on seasonal ingredients that are ripe and full of fresh flavor. In winter, broccoli and cauliflower are common; in summer you’ll find lots and lots of tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, and colorful salad ingredients, fall menus take advantage of squash and cabbage; and in spring you’ll find carrots, asparagus, and fresh herbs – just to name a few!
Healthy fats are encouraged in the Mediterranean diet. Nutritionally speaking, that’s a good thing. When you’re consuming sweets or sugar carbs, having a healthy fat in the mix can help to keep blood sugar from spiking too rapidly.