Mediterranean dishes

7 Mediterranean Dishes You Have To Try

Mediterranean dishes are famous for their light, flavourful ingredients that highlight the incredible produce of Italy, Greece, Spain, and beyond. Organic olive oils, fresh vegetables and fruits bursting from the sunshine and a rich heritage of cooking makes this cuisine one of the best in the world.

We’ve rounded up some of the best Mediterranean dishes to try from countries in the region. Drooling yet?

Best Mediterranean Dishes

1. Classic French Tomato Mustard Tart

This savoury Tomato Mustard Tart is a classic summer recipe that French home cooks love to make every year when tomatoes are in season. It features a buttery puff pastry, with in-season ripe tomatoes, a sprinkle of grated cheese and a heavy smear of Dijon Mustard at the bottom.

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2. Portuguese Fish Stew

This fish stew, known as caldeirada de peixe, can be found in restaurants and homes throughout Portugal. Many Portuguese restaurants outside of Portugal also offer this delicious traditional dish–which is a lucky thing for all those who long for that taste of back home goodness.

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3. Fideuá (Catalan Paella with Pasta)

This Fideuá recipe (also known as broken pasta paella) is a Spanish Catalan seafood specialty and is perfect for your next party! It’s even better than the classic style of paella you’ll find in Spain.

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4. Pasta al Pomodoro

Pasta al Pomodoro is a classic Italian pasta dish of pasta, often spaghetti, with a simple tomato sauce. It is ready in just over 30 minutes, making it a great option for a family friendly midweek meal.

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5. Acili Ezme – Spicy Turkish Salsa

Acili Ezme is the healthy, spicy sauce that’s been missing from your life. Filled with veggies this Turkish Salsa is the best dip or sauce, as well as a given on any meze platter.

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Turkish dishes

6. Chicken Provencal With Olives

If you can’t go to Provence, Provence can still come to you! With bold sun-kissed flavours, this classic Chicken Provençal is an uncomplicated recipe reminiscing of warm summers in the South of France.

See more dishes from Provence here.

Dishes From Provence

7. Moussaka

Though moussaka originated in Turkey, it spread to Greece in the Ottoman times. Over the centuries, Greeks have made moussaka a staple in their cuisine, which is why we think it’s worth it to take a few bites in Athens. Greek moussaka is a hearty casserole layered with eggplant, potatoes and spiced meat.

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Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder of Big 7 Travel, Sarah created the company through her passion for championing the world's best food and travel experiences. Before her career in digital media, where she previously held roles such as Editor of Food&Wine Ireland, Sarah worked in the hospitality industry in Dublin and New York.

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