Mediterranean

Two bowls of eggplant soup with lamb, garnished with slivered almonds.

Eggplant Soup with Lamb

Warming spices in this eggplant, lamb, and tomato soup add layers of flavor and complexity that make it taste like it takes all day—it doesn’t.

A bowl of chilled cucumber soup with a spoon resting inside.

Chilled Cucumber Soup

This cool yogurt-based soup is ideal on those sweltering days when you don’t feel like heating up the kitchen.

A white bowl filled with Mediterranean pasta - whole grain noodles, peas, tomatoes, olives, and feta cheese.

Mediterranean Pasta

Yearning for something that tastes like spring? Give into this Mediterranean-inspired pasta. Proof that healthy doesn’t have to be boring.

A white bowl filled with lamb kofte and parsley and tomato salad.

Lamb Kofte

Authentic lamb meatballs like you’d get in a Middle Eastern restaurant that are easy to make at home yet really quite hard to resist.

Three plates topped with spicy lamb meatballs, chickpeas, and arugula with three forks and two knives on the side.

Spicy Lamb Meatballs

Gorgeously spiced and juicy lamb meatballs are easier to prepare than you’d think. And when served with a creamy harissa yogurt sauce, they’re even easier to eat.

Sheet pan beef skewers piled on a foil-lined baking sheet with a dish of white sauce and lemon wedges.

Sheet Pan Beef Skewers

We like this recipe because it’s both kid-friendly and kid-chef-friendly. But it doesn’t taste like it, we promise…even the adults will clamor for more. Did we mention barely any cleanup?

Three bowls of minestrone soup and a small bowl of pesto.

Minestrone Soup

An updated Italian classic made with all the usual suspects along with an unexpected drizzle of pesto that turns a frugal veggie-bin catch-all into something truly astounding.