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20 Delicious Mediterranean Recipes

Delicious Mediterranean recipes, in particular, Lebanese recipes, are full of flavor and texture. These Mediterranean recipes are easy to make, healthy, and absolutely delicious!

I am recovering after a wonderful birthday filled with lots of love, baby kisses, fun gifts (some stuff for the kitchen & our trip to Europe next year!) and a double rainbow (my lucky day, right?).

One gift I got that was really fun was from my Aunt and Uncle. They got me a bag full of different things you would use in Lebanese cooking: Tahini, Bulgur, Kishk among other things. It’s on! Now I have no excuse…it was one of the reasons I started this blog in the first place- to learn all of those family recipes my Mom and Grandma have been cooking for years.

Speaking of this blog-one thing I struggled with was coming up with a name.  After a long time contemplating it I came up with  A Cedar Spoon (after the beautiful Cedars of Lebanon  that I hope to one day visit). OH WAIT!! Here is my chance… an all expenses paid 8 night holiday to take a food trek through LebanonOH MY GOSH I would die for the chance (and yes, of course I entered!  A girl can dream, right!?)

Ok, back to reality.  I can dream of visiting Lebanon, but my sister was lucky enough to actually go! She made a trip to see the cedars of Lebanon when she studied abroad in Egypt and said they were just beautiful.  I would have to agree by the looks of the pictures that I have seen..

She said the food in Lebanon was beyond amazing and just plain delicious! I can only imagine.

In the spirit of Lebanese cooking, here is a round-up of 20 delicious Mediterranean recipes that I hope to try or have tried. I hope you will try them, too!

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Roasted Chickpeas: Taste for Adventure

Eggplant Dip {Baba Ghanoush}: A Cedar Spoon

Eggplant Dip - Baba Ghanoush

Fattoush Salad: Greedy Gourmet

Tabbouleh with Quinoa: Tastespotting

Kibbeh  {Lamb and Bulgur Wheat Croquettes}: Savour

Warm Lentil Salad w/ Halloumi Cheese, Oven Roasted Tomatoes & a Za’atar Vinaigrette: Dirty Kitchen Secrets

Green Beans in Olive Oil: Dirty Kitchen Secrets

Ultimate Lebanese Burger: Taste of Beirut

Sweet and Sour Eggplant, Tomatoes and Chickpeas: NY Times

Tabouleh: A Cedar Spoon


Hummus: A Cedar Spoon 

Homemade hummus

Lebanese Spinach Pies/ fatayar: Rose Water & Orange Blossoms

DIY Pita Bread:Tide and Thyme

Lebanese Potato Salad: Rose Water & Orange Blossoms

Lebanese Tomato Salad: Rose Water & Orange Blossoms

Yogurt Cucumber Salad with Mint: Rose Water & Orange Blossoms

Curried Lentil Soup: Oh She Glows

Vegetarian Stuffed Grape Leaves: The Shiksa

Baklava: lol foodie (this is on my list to learn at Christmas- can’t wait!!)

Falafel: Beard and Bonnet


Which one of these delicious  Mediterranean recipes do you think you’ll make first?

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Maureen Abood

Monday 8th of October 2012

I am north of Traverse City by about 90 miles, in Harbor Springs. Love Traverse! Maybe we can meet when you are up north next summer!!


A Cedar Spoon

Monday 8th of October 2012

That would be fun! We visited Harbor Springs this summer when we were in Traverse. What a beautiful place to live! You are one lucky girl!

Maureen Abood

Sunday 7th of October 2012

Love your post, Julia! Thanks for the links to my are cooking up a storm and it's great to see. I'll look forward to reading more about what you're up to!! Best wishes,


A Cedar Spoon

Monday 8th of October 2012

Hi Maureen, Thanks! I can't wait to try some of your recipes. They are on my list. Where in Michigan are you? We vacation in Traverse City area every summer and just love it! Julia