Holidays & Events

It’s time to celebrate! Get inspired to go above-and-beyond with our special recipes for holidays and events that take you from appetizers to dessert.

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    Sheet-Pan Salmon with Simple Bread Salad

    The abundant fatty acids in salmon make it extremely healthful and ideal for baking. The vibrant salad, made on the same sheet pan, complements the rich fish perfectly. —Laura Wilhelm, West Hollywood, California

    Spicy Roasted Carrot Hummus

    1 review

    This is a wonderful appetizer for Easter, Mother’s Day or any spring gathering. The roasted carrots give this hummus such...


    Herbed Pumpkin Flatbread

    2 reviews

    These herby pumpkin flatbreads benefit from the wonderful flavor and texture of pumpkin. They are amazing served with soup, salad...


    Kabobless Chicken and Vegetables

    2 reviews

    As the primary caregiver for my grandma, I am trying to cook healthier for her. I am fascinated with Mediterranean...


    Zesty Mediterranean Potato Salad

    I love this Mediterranean potato salad recipe that incorporates vegetables I plant in my summer garden. The dressing is light...

    Mediterranean Kofta Meatballs

    2 reviews

    For a new take on meatballs, try this quick kofta recipe to make flavorful Mediterranean meatballs full of spices and...


    Hummus Pasta Salad

    This hummus pasta salad is a hearty side dish, but it could be a nice meatless main dish as well....

    Rose Water Rice Pudding

    Rose water rice pudding is a popular Middle Eastern treat. Pomegranate seeds and chopped pistachios add a simple yet elegant...


    Quinoa, Fresh Fig & Honey-Balsamic Parfaits

    This quinoa yogurt parfait is special to me because of its wholesome ingredients. Quinoa is gluten-free, which is good for...


    Cauliflower Tabbouleh

    This cauliflower tabbouleh recipe is super easy and fast to make. I love that I can offer it to my...


    Air-Fryer Honey Cinnamon Roll-ups

    This cinnamon treat reminds me of baklava; but with only a few easy ingredients, it's a fraction of the work....

    Spanish Marinated Mushrooms

    3 reviews

    I had some amazing marinated mushrooms in a little tapas bar in Seville when I was stationed in Spain with...


    Artichoke and Potato Frittata

    3 reviews

    This potato frittata is a delicious brunch dish, but it’s hearty enough for a weeknight dinner, too. If you like...


    Vegetable Couscous Salad

    1 review

    This salad is great as a side with any kind of grilled meat or fish. If you want to serve...


    Greek Asparagus Salad

    Asparagus is one of my favorite spring vegetables, but my family gets bored with it. So I developed a tasty...


    Smoked Salmon Pasta

    1 review

    This pasta originally came to be from the miscellaneous ingredients in my fridge, and depending on whom I'm cooking for,...

    Easy Portuguese-Style Bean Soup

    1 review

    One day I was looking at Portuguese recipes and decided to put together a bean soup that embraced the bright...


    Pressure-Cooker Shredded Chicken Gyros

    7 reviews

    Our family has no links of any kind to Greece, but we always have such a marvelous time at the...


    Pressure-Cooker Tomato-Poached Halibut

    1 review

    Simple halibut with a burst of lemon comes together easily. Serve it with bread or, even better, try it with...


    Pressure-Cooker Caponata

    1 review

    This Italian eggplant dip preps quickly and actually gets better as it stands. Serve it warm or at room temperature....


    Santorini Lamb Sliders

    1 review

    I love lamb burgers, so I created a crowd-friendly slider version. The tzatziki sauce is best made a day or...


    Greek Potato Casserole

    2 reviews

    The crunchy golden brown topping and tangy yogurt and feta make this recipe a winner. You can loosen the mixture...


    Easy Moroccan Chickpea Stew

    5 reviews

    When I'm invited to a potluck, I easily double or triple this healthy Moroccan chickpea stew to treat the crowd...


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    Mediterranean Hummus Nachos

    My husband once piled all the Middle Eastern dishes I'd made on top of pita chips. It was delicious and...


    Greek Olive Tapenade

    Welcome to an olive lover’s dream. Mix olives with freshly minced garlic, parsley and a few drizzles of olive oil...

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    Slow-Cooker Chickpea Tagine

    2 reviews

    While traveling through Morocco, my wife and I fell in love with the complex flavors of the many tagines we...


    Slow-Cooker Caponata

    2 reviews

    This Italian eggplant dip preps quickly and actually gets better as it stands. Serve it warm or at room temperature....


    California Burger Wraps

    5 reviews

    I love the way these fresh flavors blend. It's a snap to throw these wraps together for a quick, healthy...


    Marinated Almond-Stuffed Olives

    Marinated stuffed olives go over so well with company that I try to keep a batch of them in the...


    Spinach & Feta Saute

    3 reviews

    With just the right level of garlic and a pleasant mix of cheese and almonds, this quick side will brighten...


    Cod with Sweet Peppers

    2 reviews

    This quick and delicious recipe is a long-time family favorite. I like to use three or four different-colored peppers for...