Recipes this week are thanks to our listeners who wanted a few ideas for cooking the Mediterranean diet. As per usual, we were inspired and delighted by what we found. You don’t have to be adhering to this way of eating to love a fresh quinoa and chickpea salad or an easy, lemony chicken recipe. Like labneh, it’s just plain delicious.
Quinoa Tabbouleh with Chickpeas, Easy Greek Chicken and Potatoes, and Labneh
Over here at the Dinner Sisters we are huge fans of a crunchy salad that holds up in the fridge. Foodie Crush’s Quinoa Tabbouleh does the trick with plenty of cucumbers, pepper, tomatoes, and chickpeas. Perfect for the Mediterranean diet and even better for a quick lunch.
- Eat this as a light dinner or add some grilled fish as a side.
- We found this was very vegetable heavy, which was delicious. Double the quinoa for more of a grain salad.
Inspired by a favorite dish at a Greek festival, we found this recipe was almost as good as being there. Lemony, bright, and a one dish meal. Use this Mediterranean chicken to get yourself unstuck from a chicken for dinner rut.
- We both found this needed extra cooking time. Start with an hour then check the potatoes every ten minutes or so.
- Slice the potato wedges thinly to ensure efficient cook time.
- We both used the broiler at the end and would recommend it.
Labneh: Bon Appetit
Way back in episode 88 we reviewed Zaitoun, a cookbook full of Palestinian dishes. That’s where we fell in love with labneh. As we return to Mediterranean cooking this week, we’re going back to that love with a whole list of dishes from Bon Appetit. Choose one (or two) and make it your own!
- We made recipes from Bon Appetit’s 13 Delicious Ways to Eat Labneh
- Kate made Roasted Red Pepper Labneh.
- Betsy made Spiced Labneh
From the Smorgasbord:
April’s new cook-along is Love and Olive Oil. Come on over to the Dinner Sisters Facebook Group and cook with us. All you need to do is make a recipe from the blog, take a picture (if you like), and chat about it. We love seeing what you all make.