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Easy Mediterranean Dishes You Need to Try

Easy Mediterranean Dishes You Need to Try

The Mediterranean diet has been researched worldwide and is considered to be the an ideal nutritional plan. There is a long history of eating this way across the Med. Mediterranean Dishes ranging from high to low in fat, including fish, fruits and vegetables, cereal, nuts, beans, and olive oil. Full of rich foods rich in healthy fats such as olive oil, avocado, almonds, olives, mushrooms, and soybean oil. It also contains low calories using foods such as vegetables, fruits, whole grains, herbs, spices, and various nuts and seeds.

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Instant Pot Asparagus

Asparagus is a quintessential Mediterranean food, yet many people are unsure of exactly how to cook it properly. Luckily, if you own an Instant Pot (a pressure cooker style device), you can cook the perfect asparagus every time with minimal effort. These Mediterranean Dishes comes courtesy of Corrie cooks and are as simple as they are delicious.

Using an Instant Pot, you can very quickly cook your asparagus the way it is meant to be (soft and almost creamy). You can pair this vegetable with hummus or simply eat it on its own as a healthy snack.


  • 1 bunch of Fresh Asparagus.
  • 1/2 cup water.
  • 1 x Clove of fresh garlic (crushed).
  • Salt to taste.
  • 1 x knob of butter (optional but so good).


  1. Wash the asparagus well, dirt may stick to the stalks. Then snap away the lower portion which is woody and tough.
  2. Add all ingredients except the butter to the Instant Pot. Cook at high pressure for 1 minute.
  3. Release the pressure and plate up. Add butter on top if desired (you should).

Mediterranean Dishes

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Hummus is a gift from the heavens. One of life’s little pleasures that makes life that bit more fun. It is a staple of Mediterranean diets primarily found in the southern and eastern regions. Essentially it is a chickpea dip that’s made its way to kitchens in other parts of the world and is great for vegetarians.

Made by blending roasted chickpeas with other ingredients and almost always contains olive oil, tahini, lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic, and sometimes salt.

Pair this with some good pita bread, and you serve it to friends and family (just don’t expect it to last!).

Rest Arrayanes Granada


  • 1 x clove of Garlic.
  • 15 oz chickpeas 425grs
  • 2 tbsp Lemon juice + zest.
  • 1/4 Cup tahini. 30grs
  • Olive oil
  • Pinch of salt to taste.


  1. Prepare the chickpeas by soaking them in water. Allow at least 2 hours to soak sufficiently.
  2. Drain chickpeas after soaking. Then place them in a pan of cold water and bring to a boil. 
  3. Reduce to simmer and leave for at least 1-2 hours.
  4. Once thoroughly cooked, cool slightly and rub them together under running water to remove the skins.
  5. Blitz them in a blender until smooth and silky.
  6. Add in the rest of the ingredients and blend.
  7. You can pour in some olive oil at this point.
  8. Take out into a large serving pot and drizzle over some additional oil.

Easy Mediterranean Dishes to Try

The Mediterranean diet is both healthy and delicious. Don’t worry too much about fats because it primarily uses healthy fats beneficial for your health. The beauty of this cooking style is that you can add in extra things and substitute for others. Cooking is about having fun and sharing with friends and family.