They make simple, great tapas. Shishito peppers are similar to the Padron peppers used in Spain for a popular tapas. The peppers are mostly sweet, and blistering them brings out the best. Be warned — about one out of every ten is spicier than the rest. About as spicy as a mild jalapeno. There is no way to tell until you bite in to it!
mezze, tapas & antipasto
Please enjoy this selection of mezze, tapas & antipasto dishes. The heart of Mediterranean food is sharing, and these dishes are the heart of sharing.
The recipes come from my collection assembled over time. They come from traditional dishes learned from family or shared by friends. Still more come from my travels or are pulled from cherished cookbooks. I hope that you find something that inspires you.
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This is a delicious and easy way to use summer beets from the Farmer’s Market. It marries the sweet of the beets with the light sour of the pomegranate syrup and the citrus of the orange. Cool and refreshing and healthy to boot!
Bruschetta with Olives and Capers. A quick appetizer or light lunch to try. It comes together in about 10 minutes. You can scale the recipe easily for a larger group. Feel free to play with this recipe and change things out.
Romesco Sauce. One of the most delicious and versatile sauces you can use. Great on fish meat, and veggies Great as dip or spread too Save time without sacrificing flavor using this version
Not sure what to do with all those beet greens? Try making a pesto! It’s easy and delicious.
Summer in full swing here. Perfect time to enjoy a delicious watermelon salad – cool, refreshing, tasty and so easy to make! Enjoy your summer!
Tabbouleh is an easy, quick, healthy, fresh and delicious Mediterranean salad that works as a meal, a side or a starter. Perfect to adapt to your needs!
This Provencal classic relies on simple ingredients, easy preparation, and seasonal flavors. It can easily become a meal itself, or serve as a side or appetizer. Salad Nicoise (or Salade Niçoise more accurately) is adaptable to whatever you need it to be. But no matter how you choose to make it, you will see that it is a worthy addition to your culinary repertoire.