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5 Easy Mediterranean Recipes for a Tasty Weeknight Meal

5 Easy Mediterranean Recipes for a Tasty Weeknight Meal

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Being a Middle Eastern restaurant with a high footfall, we understand the value of a satisfying dinner on a weekday. Spending hours in the kitchen is the last thing anyone wants to do after a long day of work or taking care of the kids.  

For this reason, we have included five simple Mediterranean recipes in this article that may be used to whip up a healthy and satisfying dinner on a weeknight. We are confident that this write-up will be informative enough for you. So, the dishes are as follows- 

Grilled Chicken Kabobs  

Chicken kabobs on the grill are a common part of the Mediterranean diet, making for a convenient weekday dinner. Chicken breasts can be prepared in a matter of minutes by marinating them in olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and seasonings of your choice (we love using a combination of paprika, cumin, and coriander).  

For the taste of authentic Mediterranean cuisine in Los Angeles, grill the chicken, peppers, and onions until the chicken is cooked through on skewers. Complete the dish by adding rice or a Greek salad.  

Shakshuka  

You can eat shakshuka for any meal of the day; it’s a versatile Middle Eastern staple. To prepare this recipe: 

  • Soften onions and bell peppers in a sauté pan. 
  • Simmer the mixture for a few minutes after adding canned tomatoes and spices (we recommend cumin, paprika, and chili powder). 
  • Make little cups of tomato sauce and drop in the eggs. 
  • Cook the eggs with the lid on until the whites are firm but the yolks are still runny about 5 minutes. 
  • Use pita or crusty bread as dipping vessels.  

Falafel Salad  

Vegan and vegetarian falafel are Middle Eastern delicacies that go great in a salad or on their own. Chickpeas, garlic, onion, parsley, and spices are processed into a paste in a food processor and used to make falafel.  

Make little patties or balls from the ingredients and cook them until they’re crispy. Layering the falafel, cucumber, tomato, and feta cheese on top of a bed of greens creates a falafel salad. Serve with a light vinaigrette dressing for a state-of-the-art Middle Eastern food.  

Beef Kofta  

Beef kofta is a classic Middle Eastern meal that is easy to prepare and delicious. For its preparation, mix ground beef, onion, parsley, and spices (cumin, coriander, and paprika are our favorites) in a bowl until well blended.  

Shape the mixture into mini sausages and grill them until done. Dip in tzatziki or hummus, which you may get on the side.  

Stuffed Grape Leaves  

Dolmades, or stuffed grape leaves, are a popular Middle Eastern appetizer that can also serve as a meal. Cooked rice, ground beef or lamb, onions, and spices (cinnamon, allspice, and mint are our favorites) are rolled up in grape leaves to form this dish. Cover the grape leaves with water and the lemon juice in a saucepan. Bring to a boil for 30–40 minutes, then reduce heat and simmer. Add a dollop of yoghurt or tzatziki sauce before serving.  

Conclusion 

Finally, these five simple Mediterranean recipes are ideal for a satisfying dinner on a weeknight. There’s a wide variety of dishes, from filled grape leaves to grilled chicken kabobs. We are proud of the high-quality Mediterranean dishes we provide at our eatery, which has been voted the best barbecue restaurant by our regular customers. There must be some reason(s) for which our guests continue to visit us. We have everything you need, from a quick bite after work to a relaxing evening meal with loved ones. So, if you want a taste of the Mediterranean, come see us! 

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