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Mediterranean Recipes That Make The Most Delicious Dinners

11/02/2011 11:28am ET | Updated July 28, 2015

The robust flavors of Mediterranean cooking are perfect for summer eating, and you don't have to fly across an ocean for a taste -- it's easy enough to recreate these flavors in your home kitchen. With the right recipes in hand, you can whip up a meal that'll take you to Italy, Greece, Turkey, or an exotic island in the Mediterranean.

We put together a handful of Mediterranean dishes, from classics to a few new takes. You can make wonderful grilled fish, steak, lamb, chicken and vegetables as well as put together an amazing antipasti platter or mezze tray to enjoy the flavors of this warm, sunny cuisine from the comfort of your home.

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Lentils Folded Into Yogurt, Spinach And Basil
Food52
2
Spanakopita
Alexandra's Kitchen
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3
Baba Ghanoush
Simply Recipes
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4
Mediterranean Baked Sweet Potatoes
Minimalist Baker
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5
Chicken Souvlaki And Rice Pilaf Plates With Marinated Veggies And Feta Tzatziki
Half Baked Harvset
6
Fattet Hummus (Savory Chickpea Bread Pudding)
James Ransom/Food52
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7
Mediterranean Tuna Salad With Tarragon Vinaigrette
The View From The Great Island
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8
Zucchini Ribbon Mediterranean Salad With Sun Dried Balsamic Vinaigrette
Boulder Locavore
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Mediterranean Potato Salad
Simply Recipes
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10
Mediterranean Vegetable Bowls
Food52
11
Baked Sole In Fresh Tomato Sauce
The View From The Great Island
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12
Eggplant Moussaka
Feasting at Home
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13
Greek Chicken Meatballs
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14
Sabih With Tahini Sauce And Mediterranean Chopped Salad
The View From The Great Island
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15
Mediterranean Chicken Salad
Simply Recipes
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Hummus Recipe