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Basking in Baking: 21 Mediterranean Inspirations

JULY 06, 2023
BAKING
MEDITERRANEAN
Basking in Baking: 21 Mediterranean Inspirations
Escape into the sun-drenched realm where the merging waves of the Mediterranean meet an age-old love affair with the oven. In this corner teeming with cultural richness, cuisine isn't just food – it's a dance of flavors, a symphony of the senses, a celebration of life itself. And right at its core shines an essence undeniably hypnotic, the secret behind many a heart won over - the humble act of baking. Unlike the frantic buzz of our daily grind, baking embraces patience, resilience, and the joyous anticipation of creation. It's where flour, water, and fire mold miraculously into breads that feed the soul, pastries that comfort, and pies that make a holiday table seem magical. In this collection, we've hand-picked twenty-one Mediterranean recipes that spotlight the very art of baking. Inspired by the sun-kissed coastlines of Greece to the aromatic streets of Morocco, these picks are a testament to the region's unrivaled culinary prowess. Each recipe is a love letter to Mediterranean culture, nourished by the region's prided, nutrient-rich ingredients and traditional baking techniques. The diversity in flavors will surprise you, and the shared love of baking will, hopefully, inspire you. Here's to revitalizing age-old traditions, journeying through remarkable culinary landscapes, and discovering that the deep blue Mediterranean holds more than just secrets of the sea - it cradles time-honored, tantalizing baking traditions that can bring joy and warmth to your home kitchen. Explore, innovate, and let your taste buds wander. Bon appétit.
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Mediterranean Chicken Skillet

Easy to make chicken breast with sun-dried tomatoes, capers, and artichoke hearts, nestled in a creamy lemony sauce.
96
27 min
TOTAL TIME
306
CALORIES
$1.30
PER SERVING
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Mediterranean Chicken Skillet
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Vegan Za'atar Tofu with Herb Yogurt Sauce

Baked Middle Eastern spiced tofu. Drizzled with a zesty, herb yogurt sauce. Served with flat bread.
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42,229
159
40 min
TOTAL TIME
217
CALORIES
$1.50
PER SERVING
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Vegan Za'atar Tofu with Herb Yogurt Sauce
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Marinated Chickpeas with Tomatoes and Cucumber

Flavorful Marinated Chickpeas transform a plain can of garbanzo beans into the most magical and delicious side dish! Vegan and Vegetarian versions available.
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22,325
64
40 min
TOTAL TIME
437
CALORIES
$1.16
PER SERVING
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Smoky Tomato and Halloumi Bake

This Smoky Tomato & Halloumi Bake is a deliciously wholesome dish with Spanish flavors. Try it and leave a review below. Don’t forget to tag #cookmerecipes in vegetarian cooking!
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1
40 min
TOTAL TIME
646
CALORIES
$3.59
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Olive Garden Chicken and Shrimp

Olive Garden Chicken and Shrimp Carbonara is a dinner everyone will love.
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2,989
231
35 min
TOTAL TIME
1015
CALORIES
$3.33
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Olive Garden Chicken and Shrimp
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Mediterranean Smothered Chicken

Mediterranean Smothered Chicken is decadent, yet easy dinner recipe. Liven up a package of boring chicken breasts tonight!
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2,977
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660
CALORIES
$2.45
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Mediterranean Smothered Chicken
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Baked salmon fillet with lemon, dill and roasted tomatoes

Baked salmon fillet with lemon and dill makes the most of simple ingredients in a really special and healthy meal. 
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243
30 min
TOTAL TIME
334
CALORIES
$4.25
PER SERVING
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Baked salmon fillet with lemon, dill and roasted tomatoes
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Mediterranean Turkey Stuffed Eggplant

This Mediterranean Turkey Stuffed Eggplant is a deliciously creamy dish packed with ground turkey, Greek spices, kalamata olives, feta cheese, tomatoes, and Hood Sour Cream. Grab a fork and dig in and don't forget to eat the "bowl"!
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665
30
1 hr 5 min
TOTAL TIME
418
CALORIES
$2.47
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Mediterranean Turkey Stuffed Eggplant
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Mediterranean Flatbread Pizza

Mediterranean Flatbread is an easy vegetarian dinner or appetizer that's ready in less than 15 minutes! Top garlic naan or homemade flatbread with fresh pesto, creamy mozzarella, sun-dried tomatoes, olives, and herbs for a delicious combination!
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15 min
TOTAL TIME
440
CALORIES
$2.52
PER SERVING
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Mediterranean Flatbread Pizza
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Easy Mediterranean Lemon Chicken Recipe

This lemon chicken recipe is an easy weeknight dinner that will not disappoint. If you have the time, let the chicken marinate in the fridge for a few hours. But if not, letting it marinate at room temperature for just a few minutes will still impart flavor. See suggestions in notes for what to serv...
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363
22 min
TOTAL TIME
295
CALORIES
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Easy Mediterranean Lemon Chicken Recipe
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Beef Turkish Pide

My take on the famous, delicious and super fun to make, Turkish pide, with beef filling. Some also refer to it as pizza boat for the unique shape of it.
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45 min
TOTAL TIME
642
CALORIES
$1.70
PER SERVING
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Beef Turkish Pide
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Mediterranean Chicken and Roasted Pepper Hummus Flatbread

A delightful flatbread sandwich filled with succulent chicken, crunchy vegetables, and a mouthwatering roasted red pepper hummus spread. The Mediterranean flavors blend harmoniously in every bite, making it an ideal lunch or light dinner option.
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7 min
TOTAL TIME
326
CALORIES
$2.19
PER SERVING
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Mediterranean Chicken and Roasted Pepper Hummus Flatbread
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Red Snapper with Tomatoes, Olives and Onions

Get ready for a Mediterranean-style feast! This red snapper dish is cooked with the perfect combination of juicy tomatoes, briny olives, and sweet onions. It's the perfect way to get your taste buds tingling!
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588
CALORIES
$6.57
PER SERVING
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Red Snapper with Tomatoes, Olives and Onions
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Baked Chicken with Mediterranean Creamed Spinach, Bacon and Mushrooms

A simple, flavorful, and delectable baked chicken dish, layered with a Mediterranean twist of creamy spinach, crispy bacon, and caramelized mushrooms—all while being gluten-free and low carb.
1
1 hr
TOTAL TIME
576
CALORIES
$2.10
PER SERVING
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Baked Chicken with Mediterranean Creamed Spinach, Bacon and Mushrooms
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Mediterranean Baked Dijon Salmon Recipe

An easy salmon recipe with so much flavor, this dijon salmon recipe is a family favorite. This baked salmon is juicy, tender and very easy to make.
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1,312
13
25 min
TOTAL TIME
303
CALORIES
$3.29
PER SERVING
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Mediterranean Baked Dijon Salmon Recipe
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Mediterranean Pesto Chicken Delight

Savor the flavors of the Mediterranean with this mouthwatering grilled chicken dish, marinated to perfection and topped with melted mozzarella, flavorful pesto, and a refreshing tomato-basil mixture.
1
1 hr
TOTAL TIME
527
CALORIES
$2.44
PER SERVING
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Mediterranean Pesto Chicken Delight
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Mediterranean-Style Baked Chicken

Savor the flavors of the Mediterranean with this easy-to-make, baked chicken dish featuring Greek seasonings, kalamata olives, and cherry tomatoes. Topped with crumbled feta cheese and served on a bed of spinach, this dish is perfect for a healthy and satisfying meal.
3
50 min
TOTAL TIME
398
CALORIES
$2.29
PER SERVING
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Mediterranean-Style Baked Chicken
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Easy Baked Chicken Shawarma

The high oven temperature and frequent turning recreate the effects of the traditional rotisserie to great effect.
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3
1 hr 5 min
TOTAL TIME
437
CALORIES
$1.56
PER SERVING
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Easy Baked Chicken Shawarma
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Mediterranean Baked Chicken and Veggies

A simple and delicious Mediterranean Baked Chicken and Veggies sheet pan dinner, featuring juicy chicken thighs and a colorful array of vegetables with robust flavors.
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55 min
TOTAL TIME
382
CALORIES
$2.40
PER SERVING
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Mediterranean Baked Chicken and Veggies
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Mediterranean Lamb Bowls

These Mediterranean Lamb Bowls are an easy and healthy ground lamb recipe with exotic Mediterranean flavors to spice up dinner any night of the week!
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12,758
595
35 min
TOTAL TIME
969
CALORIES
$7.32
PER SERVING
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