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Made in the Instant Pot, succulent meals such as Chicken Tagine, Lamb Meatballs with Couscous, Pickled Onions, and Tahini, Shrimp and Asparagus Risotto, and Gigante Bean Soup with Celery and Olives become hands-off affairs for the busy cook. The Instant Pot also takes the waiting game out of cooking dried beans and sturdy grains so it’s easy to enjoy them more often. And vegetables get star billing, both as main dishes (Braised Whole Cauliflower with North African Spices), and sides (Marinated Artichokes and Baba Ghanoush). Recipes embrace the tenets of the Mediterranean Diet Pyramid, translating its less-meat-and-more-vegetables approach into vibrant, healthy one-dish meals that take the guesswork out of balancing portions and multiple dishes. Most recipes are ready in under an hour. And full nutritional information is provided.
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Mediterranean-Inspired Meals in an Instant
It’s Easy to Eat Well When Great Tasting Recipes are this Simple.
Mussels with Fennel and Leeks
What Does It Mean to Follow a Mediterranean Diet?
Following a Mediterranean diet has been proven to be one of the healthiest ways to eat. The Mediterranean Sea is surrounded by an extraordinarily diverse group of countries, which means that there isn’t a single ‘diet.’ Rather, the Mediterranean diet is about what these cuisines have in common: a daily emphasis on fresh vegetables and fruits, beans and lentils, whole grains, seafood more than meat and poultry, and olive oil.
Across the Mediterranean in an Instant
Here’s to an easier, quicker way to eat well
In Mediterranean Instant Pot, we abide by the central tenants of the Mediterranean diet and showcase the lighter, more vibrant side of Mediterranean cuisine. Inspired by the cuisines of Spain, Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Morocco, and more, this cookbook’s 95 foolproof recipes not only take you from cutting board to plate in under an hour, but also prove eating better doesn’t have to mean spending more time in the kitchen.
Translate multi-course meals to one-pot successes
Make ultra-flavorful food from good-for-you ingredients
Save you valuable time and effort
North African Cuisine
Chicken with Lentils and Butternut Squash
Rich, tender chicken with stewed lentils and butternut squash is classic North African fare. The brightness from the leafy green herbs and the subtle sharpness from the shallot tied the whole dish together and provided a nice contrast to the braised earthiness of the lentils.
Sicilian Fish Stew
Many Sicilian dishes exhibit the strong influence of Arabic cooking through the use of dried fruits and nuts, including tomato-based fish stew, which, with its balance of sweet, sour, and salty notes, is common in the region.
Couscous with Chicken, Fennel, and Peppers
In this Israeli-inspired dish, we seasoned some ground chicken with slightly sweet fenugreek and floral cardamom and sautéed it in the Instant Pot, creating a fond in which we cooked fennel and toasted pear, or Israeli, couscous.
Spiced Winter Squash with Halloumi and Shaved Brussels Sprouts
Golden-crusted salty halloumi and velvety, sweet squash are a marriage of opposing textures and flavors. Halloumi is a brined cheese originally from Cyprus, with a semifirm, springy texture, and its high melting point allows it to retain its shape when cooked.
Your Do-It-Yourself Mediterranean Pantry
Meze spreads are perfect for entertaining and offer a great assortment of small plates and dips!
Marinated Cauliflower and Chickpeas with Lemon and Smoked Paprika
Sauces are endlessly customizable and help to brighten up completed dishes!
Finishing elements can give any dish the extra oomph it needs!
Quick Pickled Onions
Quick Preserved Lemon