Easy Side Dishes for a Mediterranean Diet in Just Three Steps

By.  Robert j. Maatthews

A plate of Simple Cabbage Salad on a pink stone surface with tools for serving.

Simple Cabbage Salad

Greg Dupree is a photographer, Ruth Blackburn is a food stylist, and Julia Bayless is a prop stylist.

The feta and lemon in this cucumber and chickpea salad make it tangy and cool. 

Cucumber Chickpea Salad 

A fresh plant like oregano, parsley, or chives will work well in its place. We love the grassy taste of dill.

This cucumber-yogurt salad is great with a main dish of meat or fish, and it's also great as a filling for pita bread.

Cucumber-Yogurt Salad

You can serve this as a dip if you grate the cucumbers instead of cutting them up.

Koginut squash is a one-of-a-kind cross between kabocha and butternut squash. 

Roasted Koginut Squash

It is smooth and soft like kabocha squash but tastes rich and sweet like a butternut.

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