Get a taste of how olives, nuts, and more Mediterranean flavors can be a smart part of your menus.
There’s so much that makes Mediterranean cooking sing. Of course, there are the fabulous ingredients like olives, olive oil, whole grains, fresh fruit and vegetables, seafood, and nuts. But part of the joy is having plenty of time to enjoy them—it’s not uncommon for people to linger for hours over traditional Mediterranean meals.
But even if you can’t find that kind of time to savor, it isn’t hard to include Mediterranean ingredients in your menus. (For instance, cook with olive oil, toss black olives onto your salad, and sprinkle nuts on your cereal.) Plus, many experts think this is a smart style of eating, because most of the fat in these foods comes from monounsaturated fats.
So take a few moments to check out all of the delicious and easy Mediterranean-inspired recipes My Food and Family has to offer. Here are three to get you started: