Simple Three-Step Recipes for Mediterranean-Style Side Dishes

By.  Robert j. Maatthews

After steaming carrots with curry powder on them and then broiling them to finish, the flavor sets in and the carrots get a light, crispy edge.

Smashed Carrots

Samphire is crunchy seaweed that adds saltiness to food and can be eaten raw or cooked. In the U.S., it is called sea beans. 

Lemony Samphire

You can find it in gourmet or fish stores, or you can order it at melissas.com.

Use seed tomatoes of different colors, shapes, and sizes in this healthy salad recipe to make a beautiful take on the classic caprese.

Heirloom Tomatoes & Burrata

This summer salad is even better when you use creamy burrata instead of regular mozzarella. It's still very simple to make, though.

The sour and sweet taste of balsamic vinegar goes well with the soft cremini mushrooms, and the nutty Parmesan cheese adds a spicy note. 

Balsamic & Parmesan

Feel free to switch it up and try this simple method with other mushrooms as well, like oyster mushrooms or shiitakes. 

Because it has protein-rich white beans, this is like a tabbouleh salad that stays together longer. 

Kale & Cannellini Beans

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