Blue and white bowl filled with Muhammara, or red pepper walnut spread with a spoon in it

Muhammara ~ Red Pepper-Walnut Spread

Though not as well known stateside as hummus or baba ghanoush, this Mediterranean classic is equally enticing. Let us introduce you to its subtly smoky and sweetly tangy awesomeness.

A cast-iron skillet filled with eggplant shakshuka made with poached eggs in a tomato and eggplant sauce, with feta scattered over the top.

Eggplant Shakshuka

The sultry, smoky flavor of ras el hanout permeates this simple supper of eggs in tomato sauce, which takes on more sustenance than usual thanks to late-summer eggplant.

A tied whole roasted leg of lamb with a crispy garlic crust on a metal baking sheet.

Red Wine Garlic Roasted Leg of Lamb

Perfection. That’s the type of response we’re having to this crazy tender, exceptionally tasty roast leg of lamb marinated in true Mediterranean fashion.

A decorative bowl with braised chicken with saffron, cinnamon, lavender, and almonds over rice

Braised Chicken with Cinnamon

Dating back to an Andalusian cookbook from the 13th century, this recipe makes us suspect folks dined vastly better in the Middle Ages than we’d ever imagined.

A plate of spaghetti with olives, broccoli, and feta with two serving spoons nestled in the pasta.

Spaghetti with Olives, Broccoli, and Feta

Eating healthy never tasted so satisfying as this jumble of salty, savory, and spicy that’s done in just 30 minutes. Rumor has it cold leftovers are just as magnificent as dinner the night before.

Gray speckled bowl of beet salad with feta and pumpkin seeds, along with spinach and sliced red onions

Beet Salad with Feta and Pumpkin Seeds

A stunning jumble of ingredients you’ll forget are healthy the moment you take a bite. Sweet roasted beets. Peppery watercress. Tangy feta. And a perfectly balanced vinaigrette.

A pan lined with parchment paper containing sliced roasted beets, chunks of feta cheese, a dressing, and a spoon

Roasted Beets with Feta

Earthy beets. Salty cheese. There’s something stunning about the contrast between the two. Tasting is believing.

The makings of a Mediterranean tuna melt -- a slice of whole grain bread topped with gruyere cheese, a bowl with tuna salad, and a butter lettuce leaf topped with tuna salad, avocado, and pepper

Mediterranean Tuna Melt

It may not be the classic tuna melt yet it’s about to upend everything you thought you knew about yourself and your tuna melt preferences.

White ramekin with a baked almond custard in a pastry shell, sliced almonds on top

Baked Almond Custard with Cinnamon

Hailing from Egypt, this cinnamon-tinged custard is speckled with almonds and pistachios and sits on a raft of puff pastry. Elegant and surprisingly easy.