Superfast Mediterranean Recipes
From Morocco, to Italy, to Greece, to Turkey, to the Middle East, these recipes are tasty and none take more than 20 minutes to make. By: Text: Jason Horn and Cooking Light staff
A hallmark of Mediterranean dishes is that they derive deep flavor from simple ingredients prepared simply. This dish is a great example: You cook the shrimp in the water with the pasta, then add herby basil, briny capers, rich olive oil, and bright lemon juice, no further cooking required. Serve on a bed of spinach or alongside broccoli, asparagus, green beans, or any other green vegetable.
A unique blend of herbs and spices find their home in this one-dish-wonder. The broth—infused with saffron, thyme leaves, and orange rind—pairs magnificently with a white flakey fish of your choosing. We suggest sustainable options like wild-caught Pacific flounder or wild-caught Alaskan halibut.
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Tangy, yet cool Greek-style yogurt is the perfect counterpoint to spicy chicken tossed in a blend of Middle Eastern spices and sautéed to perfection. Your mouth will by watering from the moment smells begin wafting from your skillet.
The ever-expanding variety of quick grains on the market, like the farro used here, makes incorporating whole grains into daily meals easier. Feel free to substitute brown rice if you can't find farro.
We love the distinct savoriness ground lamb brings to these crunchy wraps, but you can go all ground sirloin for a verion that still delivers loads of flavor.
Try subbing in a different precooked whole grain, like farro or barley, for the rice to add a textural twist.