These are the Mediterranean recipes from the blog you loved the most and searched for the most for the year 2020
Are you curious which are the most popular recipes from the past year? As you probably already know, the Mediterranean cuisine is one of the most healthy cuisines. If you want to learn more, you can read my post about the Mediterranean Diet.
You can also see the most popular recipes for 2019, though some of them have remained the same. So, without further ado, these are the top 10 Mediterranean recipes from the blog counting backwards, from number 10 to number 1.
#10: Pistachio cake with rosewater buttercream
Bake this fluffy pistachio cake from scratch and frost it with a romantic rose water frosting for a unique pistachio and rose dessert, also known as Persian love cake.
#9: Greek beef stew with orzo pasta (Youvetsi)
This hearty and flavorful Greek beef stew with orzo pasta, a.k.a. Youvetsi, is an iconic, traditional dish usually made for Sunday dinner.
#8: Spanakopita (savory Greek spinach pie)
This recipe for spanakopita (Greek spinach pie) is a lot easier than you think (just watch the video) and it’s made with 7 ingredients only! Plus, it can be made vegan.
#7: Aperol Spritz recipe
The refreshing taste of Aperol spritz makes it a popular summer cocktail. Learn how to make it in 3 different ways and the secret for extra flavor.
#6: Balsamic glazed roasted vegetables
Easy recipe for roasted vegetables which get coated with a delicious, sticky, sweet and savory balsamic glaze. Subtitute maple syrup for the honey to make it vegan.
#5: Pastitsio (greek pasta bake)
The Pastitsio (or Pastichio) is a famous Greek pasta bake with a spiced meat sauce and a silky béchamel. It’s ideal as a delicious Sunday dinner and it also freezes very well.
#4: Spanish white bean stew with chorizo
This Spanish white bean stew is a great way to eat your beans! The chorizo makes it extra warm and cozy, perfect for a weeknight dinner.
#3: Italian almond cookies (soft amaretti)
This Italian recipe for almond cookies a.k.a. soft amaretti, requires three basic ingredients (almond flour, sugar and egg whites) and is made in 3 different ways.
#2: How to make a Greek meze platter
Learn how to make a Greek meze platter and spend a Mediterranean night with your friends eating, drinking, laughing, and having fun! Serve with wine, ouzo, or tsipouro.
#1: Greek slow roasted leg of goat (or lamb)
One pan recipe for slow roasted goat leg glazed with pomegranate syrup and served with baked potatoes. Tender and succulent meat that will impress your guests!
Just one more thing! The one recipe I really hope will be on the next top 10 is this classic creme brulee (in just 5 steps) because it has become my favorite dessert! I wish everyone has a wonderful 2021!
Hello Makos. I just want to say a warm thank you for your wonderful and regular posts which are so welcomed by myself and the family. I have been an advocate of the Mediterranean diet for many years, having spent my working life in mainly Italian, Greek and French restaurants and bistros. Although brought up on mainly British-based foods (living in the South Pacific) my late mother was a talented and adventurous cook with many, many friends from cultures vastly different from our own.[ I actually mastered the art of using chopsticks long before I learnt what a knife and fork could do!]. North African friends taught my own children the delights of Morocco and both Lebanese and Indian friends taught us all how the simple flatbread can be the most delicious food on the planet! Hope you and your family have had a wonderful Christmas and New Year. Sincere regards, Caz
First of all thank you very much for your kind words!
From what I understand food has always been a big part of your life and everything you say sounds so interesting!
Wish you a wonderful 2021:)