I tour the mediterranean countries every year in search of sun and delicious cuisine. Life seems to be much more relaxed than it is here, and the health benefits of their cuisine are evident.
Mediterranean dishes are not complicated to make; you just use a few ingredients with which you may not be familiar. Here are some of my favourite recipes for you to try. I hope you enjoy them/
For this recipe you will need:
4 Chopped tomatoes
45 ml of red wine vinegar
Put some olive oil in a pan and cook the aubergines in virgin olive oil for twenty minutes. When they are soft, take them out and cook the shallots. When they are ready, add the tomatoes, celery, and garlic. Cook until they are soft and the cooked aubergines. Simmer over low heat for another thirty minutes and serve. with bruschetta and the pine nuts.
It is a simple, yet mouthwatering dish that you can prepare in about 15 minutes. Here are the ingredients:
Put the potatoes on to boil.
Cook the onion in a tablespoon of olive oil for ten minutes until soft and then add the other ingredients. Simmer it for ten minutes until cooked.
Mix the sauce in with the drained potatoes and serve with basil. What could be easier than that? It is a fantastic way to introduce yourself to Mediterranean cooking.
These are a bit different to what you are used to. Gather the ingredients.
300g Self raising flour
6 Sundried tomatoes
80g Feta cheese
Pinch of salt
1 Tablespoon olive oil
250 ml milk
Mix the butter, salt, oil, and flour in a bowl until it forms crumbs. It is best to use your fingers, for that. Add the tomatoes and cheese, and pour in the milk. Mix it with a spatula now, and it will turn into a sticky dough; perfect for this application. Cut the dough to shape and cook on gas mark 7 (200c electric) for about twenty minutes.
I think you will agree that these are the tastiest scones you have ever eaten.
Here is a quick and easy dish. Cut the top off some peppers and scoop out the contents. First, boil some rice and add some chopped tomatoes to it. Mix in some pesto, olives and goats cheese. Stuff the peppers and roast for 190 minutes on gas mark 7 (200c electric) until cooked.
This dish must have surely been the Roman equivalent of fast food many generations ago. You cannot go wrong with the recipe. Add other ingredients as you see fit, to come up with your own ideas. The possibilities are endless with stuffed peppers.
I hope I have convinced you that healthy mediterranean recipes are worth a try. You will note that there is no lard or fat in any of the recipes. We replace it with olive oil that has been shown to be beneficial to your health. Give some of them a try, you will see that I am right.