If you haven’t had hummus, I encourage you to get past the weird name (it took me a while) and give it a try. The main ingredient is chickpeas, but they’re really there for substance more than flavor; it’s the seasonings that carry this dish. Hummus is a creamy, garlicky, cumin-blessed mess. This Lebanese dish is usually served as a dip, but can also be used as a sandwich or wrap spread, a topping for grilled chicken, or even salad dressing.
With more and more evidence pointing to the Mediterranean Diet as both good for you and easy to live with, I’ll be exploring more of these recipes. Here are a few I’ve got my sights on…
Chopped Greek Salad with Chicken, from Eating Well.
Grilled Rosemary Salmon, also from Eating Well
Insalata Caprese II, via AllRecipes
Greek Island Chicken Shish Kebabs, via AllRecipes
Spinach and Feta Pita Bake — sort of a 15-minute pizza; via AllRecipes (400+ reviews; 4.5 stars)
Mediterranean Chicken, made entirely stove-top; via AllRecipes
Fattoush Salad is ubiquitous in Wichita, and with good reason: Lebanese is our strongest ethnic influence here — plus, it’s delicious. Here’s Kalyn’s Fattoush recipe.
Greek Feta Yogurt Dip, from Jeanette’s Healthy Living
Chicken Breast with Prosciuto, from Tobias Cooks