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Pasta with clams in red sauce

Add sun-dried tomatoes to your favorite pasta sauce for a special flavor boost. Sprinkle the finished dish with chopped fresh parsley or basil.

Muhammara

This tasty walnut-pomegranate caviar strikes the perfect balance of sweet, sour, salty, hot, and bitter flavors. Serve with crackers or toasted pita wedges, or as topping to wake up whole grains.

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Packed with flavor and whole grain nutrition.  The Lime-Cilantro Aioli is a great addition, but switch it up by topping it with a chipotle mayo or your favorite condiment.

Tabouleh

This popular Mediterranean grain salad goes with all manner of grilled foods. Add diced tomatoes, olives, and chickpeas if you wish.

Buttermilk Buckwheat Pancakes

At our house, weekends are just not complete without a stack of homemade pancakes.  Normally, I use whole white wheat flour, but this time I substituted half of the flour for buckwheat flour and fell in love!  It’s a perfect balance between delicate and hearty. 

Lemon Orzo Primavera dish

The lemon adds a brightness to the whole wheat orzo and vegetable combination in this simple dish.  Perfect as a side or a light lunch.

Black olive cake

Black olives aren’t just for savory dishes; they can also add richness to desserts as well. Surprise your guests with this fragrant and delicious spice cake, which is further enhanced with the nutty flavor of whole wheat flour....

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Tortillas are so versatile! Be sure to try both traditional corn tortillas and whole wheat tortillas, as well as any others that catch your fancy. Serve these as a starter by themselves, or with a side salad for a complete meal.

Crab Bruschetta Trident

Here’s a terrific party food, with a guarantee of no leftovers.

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This is a wonderful, clean-tasting salad with incredible dressing, adapted from a recipe in The Mediterranean Diet Cookbook by Nancy Harmon Jenkins. Be sure to use both the mint and the parsley!

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Feta cheese, oregano, zucchini, and kalamata olives are traditional Greek ingredients that work wonderfully in lasagna, and pair well with whole wheat or whole grain lasagna sheets. Leftovers freeze and reheat very well.

Good for your heart and brain, fish can be the star of any meal, from a simple lunch of tuna salad in a pita to a festive dinner of shrimp scampi. Many people even eat it for breakfast, as lox or kippers for example. In the Mediterranean region, it is a staple food and is eaten more often than...

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