Grilled Eggplant Pita combine fresh summer vegetables gilled to perfection on a lightly charred pita to create an easy Mediterranean inspired meal
Please enjoy this selection of summer dishes. 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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Mediterranean Inspired Tuna Pasta Salad: A Quick and Delicious Meal
Inspired by the flavors of the Mediterranean, this quick, healthy, easy, fresh and delicious Tuna Pasta Salad is perfect for a hot summer day
Homemade Lemonade: A drink 3,000 Years In The Making
Is there anything more “summer” than a glass of homemade lemonade? No and a refreshing glass of lemonade is about as Mediterranean as you can get.
Peach Rosé Sangria – a Refreshing Summer Libation
Peach Rosé Sangria – A refreshing summer libation. A wonderful blend of wine, fruit and aromatics with a lot of opportunity for variations
Greek Peasant Salad – Horiatiki
Greek Peasant Salad really stands the test of time. Great by itself, also delicious in a wrap or pita. Great as a lunch, dinner or side.
Ricotta Tomato Tart: Stars Seasonal Heirloom Tomatoes
The Ricotta Tomato Tart is delicious with seasonal heirloom tomatoes plus some store bought “shortcuts”. Really rather easy to put together and looks stunning. More importantly, it tastes delicious. And if you are up for a bit of a ‘project’, try making your own ricotta and puff pastry
Blistered Shishito Peppers
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!
Beet Salad with Pomegranate and Orange
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!