Hello, 2022! Please be kind to us all!
Hope you guys have a wonderful New Year’s Day!
If you’re looking to start 2022 on a healthy high note… you’re going to love this post. Because you’ll find Mediterranean seasonal recipes to carry you through the first month of this year.
Seasonal eating is a basic element of the Mediterranean diet and every month celebrates a wide variety of vegetables and fruits. So, I’ve been thinking … How about inspiring you with seasonal recipes that honor the best of produce? All Mediterranean – Greek mostly but not exclusively -, healthy, delicious, tested recipes!!! So, let’s eat Mediterranean and find out the recipes for January.
Cheers to a healthy and happy 2022. Thank you so much for being here.
Do you know that, apart from beetroots, stems and leaves are all edible? They should not be wilted or have yellow spots. You may boil or steam them and add extra virgin olive oil lemon juice (as much as you like) or vinegar.
The beetroots should be heavy for their size beetroots, with no mushy areas.
Red or green cabbage? Both, of course! Purchase one that has a firm, tight head and feels heavy for its size. No soft or black spots. This salad is a must-try.
Love to purchase cauliflower. I look for the most white, even colored, and tightly packed head. I also like the different colors: green, orange, purple. And this recipe.
It won’t be easy to find another spinach recipe tastier than the Greek spinach pie (spanakopita). Look for perky, evenly colored leaves with no mushy spots. Keep the larger leaves for your pie and the most tender for a salad.
This pie is easier than the previous one because no phyllo dough of any kind is needed. Another way to enjoy winter squash, the Mediterranean way.
For this month, I suggest you make this lentil recipe. It is the most common way to cook lentils in Greek homes and even picky eaters love them! Lentils don’t require soaking and can be cooked in less than an hour.
Hope you find these recipes useful and I would be grateful for your feedback. Leave your comment here or on Facebook, Instagram and don’t forget to tag me if you cook my food. It is so exciting to see your creations!