Tuna Nicoise Tart with Phyllo and a Giveaway

tuna nicoise tart Here’s a twist on the traditional Nicoise salad, same ingredients used, but instead of a salad it’s put into a tart form that has a crispy phyllo dough crust. This is wonderful for a brunch or light dinner served with a green salad on the side.

The inspiration for this tart came after I received a beautiful Mediterranean basket filled with Genova tuna and lots of other goodies.  I’ve always been a big fan of Genova Tonno and have it stocked in my pantry on a regular basis, so I was excited for the offer ( and you will be too!)

The reason why I personally buy and use Genova tuna in my own kitchen is because it’s certified wild-caught yellowfin, and it’s poached in pure olive oil and has no preservatives or additives, it’s all good!

ingredients for tuna nicoise tartGenova Tonno The rich olive oil flavored tuna enhances this tart along with the other ingredients I used, tomatoes, green beans, olives, capers, peppers, hard-boiled eggs and roasted red potatoes.

tuna nicoise tart Layered phyllo dough is the base for all the ingredients which get baked into a creamy egg and mustard mixture, this is over the top good!

tuna nicoise tart Make this for your loved ones they’ll be glad you did!

tuna nicoise tart And for your added pleasure, swipe a little pesto on top for a nice finish!

Genova tuna And now for, THE GIVEAWAY!

One lucky reader will receive this beautiful Mediterranean Basket filled with Genova tuna, Pamela Clarks cookbook, Mediterranean Cooking, an olive wood serving board from Sur La Table, a bag of couscous, a nice bottle of wine, cheese, crackers and other Mediterranean pairings like tapenade and pesto.

This giveaway is open to continental US residents only. To enter, leave a comment telling me what your favorite Mediterranean food is. Please leave only one comment per person, no anonymous comments will be accepted as I will need an email address to contact the winner.

Comments will not be accepted after 11:59 p. m. central time Thursday February 12, 2015. Winner will be chosen randomly and announced on Friday February 13, 2015.

If you are reading this via Facebook or are a subscriber through RSS feed you must come and comment on my actual blog to enter the giveaway.

Good Luck Everyone!

Disclosure: I received the same Mediterranean Basket described above and was compensated for my time, all opinions are my very own.
Tuna Nicoise Tart with Phyllo and a Giveaway
  • I used a 7½ x 11½ inch tart pan with removable bottom, if you use a smaller one just adjust the ingredients.
  • 1 can of Genova brand tuna packed in olive oil
  • 3 hard-boiled eggs, sliced
  • yellow, orange and red bell pepper, ¼ each, sliced thin into strips
  • olives, pitted and sliced, kalamata or green, a good ½ cup
  • capers, 1 or 2 tablespoons sprinkled about
  • green beans, precooked, steamed, a good handful
  • cherry tomatoes, sliced ½ cup to ¾
  • tiny red potatoes, sliced the same size and roasted until slightly golden, 8 or 9 or enough to scatter about the tart pan.
  • 6 to 8 layers of phyllo dough, each layer sprayed or brushed with olive oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1 heaping tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Spray tart pan with olive oil, layer first sheet of phyllo, fitting it in around the tart pan. Spray or brush layer with olive oil, repeat until all 6 or 8 layers are used, if using a smaller tart pan adjust, keep in mind you want a nice crust that will hold all the ingredients.Place tart pan on top of a baking sheet for easy oven removal.
  2. Whisk eggs, cream and Dijon together then pour mixture into the tart pan.
  3. Arrange the ingredients on top of the creamy egg mixture, placing clumps of tuna all around. Arrange as you wish to fill in your pan, pressing down ingredients slightly to anchor into the mixture.
  4. Bake at 400 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes or until egg mixture has set and phyllo is a nice golden color.


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  1. Angie DeSimone says

    My favorite Mediterranean dish is grilled calamari salad with wonderful balsamic dressing. Awesome!

    • My favorite is my three hour gravy — tomatoes, beef, sausage, garlic, oregano, lot of stirring to be sure it is perfect! I love it because if I am doing that much gravy, that means the family or wonderful friends are their to enjoy it with me. It is a slow cooked meal that is served with love.

  2. Anne Albertazzi says

    This looks positively awesome! My favorite Mediterranean ingredient is olive tapenade. Thanks so much!

  3. easy…capers!!!

  4. Stefania Ferrandino says

    Another wonderful recipe Marie! As wonderful as all my Italian dishes are that I mainly cook, I just cannot pass up a good Greek chicken souvlaki dish. It’s my favorite Mediterranean meal. Perfectly marinated lemon chicken in rosemary, sautéed onions and peppers, on a warm and toasty falafel or pita and I’m in heaven. What an amazing basket giveaway! Fingers crossed.

  5. what a great giveaway! right now i have to say my favorite is spanakopita!

  6. Darla Delfosse says

    This looks fabulous… My favorite go to appetizer: roasted red pepper dip with pitas!

  7. My favorite is Tabbouleh salad!

  8. Looks amazing! I can’t think of a Mediterranean food I DON’T like! But if I had to choose just one it would be olives and anything with olives in it!

  9. Lucy Paone zappala says

    My all time favorite is what I call Chicken Rustica. Skin on chicken pieces ,roasted with lemons halves and whole bulbs of garlic cut in half coated with evoo, with oregano, Rosemary, thyme, kosher salt and red onions. When it is done, crisp brown, I squeeze the juices of the lemon and the soft, fragrant garlic all over the chicken..just delicious!
    By the way, I was born in little Italy in the north end of Boston, and I am always promoting your recipes. One of my fav , pork chops marsala. ☺️ Usually Italians have their own arsenal of recipes and won’t deviate, but I really enjoy some of your unique recipes with a twist. Thanks for your inspiring posts. P.s. Don’t think my email is working ?, that’s ok just wanted to drop by anyway

    • Lucy Paone Zappala, I love, love, love Marcella Hazan’s famous melt in your mouth roast chicken with lemons. Are all the ingredients you listed placed inside the Chicken Rustica?

      • Lucy Paone zappala says

        Actually no. I should have mentioned I dry the chicken skin well then coat each piece with evoo, I usually rub the oregano and kosher salt on the chicken. And tie a bouquet garni of the thyme and rosemary sprigs and let it sit in the juices as it roasts. I cut the lemons in half put them in the roasting pan but for the garlic I cut the bulb in half horizontally ( leaving skins intact) then pour some evoo on the tops and wrap them in foil ( this insures that the garlic is moist and easy to squeeze) put them in the roasting pan. When done roasting, I remove them from the foil and squeeze over the chicken , then squeeze the juices from the lemon also.

  10. Olives! Olives! Olives!

  11. Brandi Young says

    I love all Mediterranean foods, but olives are my number one ingredient because they are so delightful and versatile.

  12. Anything with; Cous cous, olives, sun dried tomatoes and chicken 🙂

  13. Mary Ellen Nyberg says

    Osso bucco for me!

  14. Julie Walker says

    I can’t run my kitchen without olive tapenade and anchovies! Can’t wait to try this dish.

  15. I only buy TONNINO tuna, we love it!
    I will be making this for sure, it has my name all over it!
    (I need that cod recipe w/ the “shingled potatoes” for this weekend please!). xo

  16. PS where are the ANCHOVIES on the Nicoise Tart! haha! I know how much you love them! 🙂

  17. My favorite Mediterranean ingredient is Olives! My kids love all kinds, and in my house we eat them for dessert too! Thanks!

  18. When I eat at this little Mediterranean place by my house I have a mixed platter of rice, pastitisio, spanakopita, and dolmates. All my favorites!

  19. Olives..olives OLIVES!! 😀

  20. this looks so good…you have the best recipes!

  21. I love Mediterranean flavors and any thing with olives in it!!! What a wonderful giveaway!!!

  22. My favorite Mediterranean food is Greek Chicken, loaded with lemon, garlic and oregano – the more the better. Thanks for the chance to win! I’d give that basket a good home – promise!

  23. My favorite – olives and anything derived from olives – oil, tapenade, food cooked with olive oil!

  24. Olive oil, use it all the time! Seriously it is hard to pick only one, but life would be very different without olive oil. thank you.

  25. I love a good greek chicken on the grill with roasted greek potatoes on the side. The more lemon, garlic and oregano the better!!!

  26. There are so many but the Genova tuna was what my mother bought. Mixed with finely chopped onion and a bit of oregano, it was our Italian tuna fish salad. Didn’t know there was any other kind til late teens. Still my prefrred way to eat tuna.

  27. My favorite Mediterranean food has got to be good, fresh-pressed olive oil that you get at the beginning of the
    olive oil season. The taste is to die – for-nothing comes close to it! you can put it on bread; just sip it;
    pour it over branzino. Just delicious!

  28. i just love your blog and recipes! I love all Mediterranean food! Olives, capers, roasted pepper tapenade,etc!

  29. Hard to narrow it down- but Greek Style Shrimp has to be one of my favorites- Shrimp, Feta cheese, Roma Tomatoes, and lots of Olive Oil and Garlic. And some delicious bread to sop it all up! Anything with feta is good in my book.

    Thanks for all the delicious recipes!

  30. olives!!

  31. My favorite Mediterranean dish is pasta del mare–I love how the seafood influences the tomato sauce and it reminds me of holiday dinners with family! 🙂

  32. This looks wonderful Marie. I would never have thought of making a tart with those ingredients, but YOU sure did! I too, like to use Tonnino tuna from Italy, but would be hard pressed to name just one dish that’s my favorite from the Mediterranean. But a seafood and pasta dish would be high up there.

  33. Lisa Frisicano says

    I’m a huge fan of Genova tuna, for those who haven’t tried it yet, Costco sells a package of 6 cans. Favorite Mediterranean ingredient… Olives, love them with salad, eggs, tuna, swordfish, chicken!

  34. Burrata!

  35. Lemon-Stuffed Grilled Branzino! Branzino 100 different ways, olives, phyllo dough and feta cheese!

  36. This tart looks amazing! I have just recently switched over to a Mediterranean diet to be healthier so winning this would be amazing! My favorite Mediterranean dish is seafood paella!

  37. Tuna Nicoise is one of my favorite seafood dishes (and probably the only one I do well). I make different variations of it depending on seasonal produce but I really like the idea of this tart and it is more versatile. Italian tuna is one of my favorites, a little hard to find in my area, but when I do find it, I stock up!

  38. Jodi Tonarelli says

    Great olives!!!

  39. Love your recipes and the great pictures! Spanakopita or any of its versions are my favorites.

  40. ️Janel Wunderlich says

    Cheese saginaki and baked feta, olives and tomatoes.

  41. For me, fresh tuna in olive oil does it every time! I can’t wait to try your tart. It looks divine!

  42. I love mediterranean food. Spanakopita is one of my favorites.

    • sue johnston says

      My favorite Mediterranean dish is moussaka. It is versatile and I have never met a man who didn’t like it!

  43. Andrea Colella says

    My all time favorite – just plain, simple olives. I remember my mom allowing us on the holidays to put them on the tips of our fingers (with washed hands of course) and pop them into our mouths. We would sneak them constantly and there were barely any left by the time the meal rolled around. Nice memories…………………………………….

  44. Made this today and love it! I will make it again for Ash Wednesday lunch – remember no meat!

  45. I love Nicoise Salad so I am sure this would be delicious. Genova is the brand I use. Same as my mom used! Perfect timing for a Lenten meal, yea still don’t eat meat on Fridays. I know, old school… Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  46. This is a really hard choice. I’m going with versatile cannellini beans, My father’s family came from a village (Ponticino) near Arezzo in Tuscany. Tuscans were known as “bean eaters”. I’m certainly helping to keep the tradition alive.

  47. I love ALL Mediterranean cooking, but to narrow it down to one meal, I guess it would an outdoor summer grilled feast — this year I’d start off with your Nicoise tart for the antipasto, then grilled lamb chops, fresh veggies from the garden of eggplant, zucchini, sweet red peppers, green peppers, onions, garlic tossed in olive oil and grilled to al dente, add a salad of fresh tomatoes, home-grown basil and buffalo mozzarello, and finish off with grilled nectarines, peaches, and a scoop of gelato… and don’t forget the limoncelli! Of course, this is a long afternoon into evening dinner with good friends and happy laughs!!!

  48. Olives!

  49. Beautiful tart, Marie! Has to be sunny lemons… especially on a day like today:)

  50. Judy Mitchell says

    My favorite Mediterranean food is Shishkabab. Good marinated lamb and grilled, with a Fatosh salad., and a good pilaf. Yum!!! The best!! Love your blog and all your recipes. Thanks.

  51. I do love tapenade and pesto. Your nicoise tart looks delish.

  52. Couscous….and anything using shrimp and feta! Always a comforting dinner choice! Love your recipes Marie!

  53. I love Spanikopita and also baklava!! YUM!!

  54. Olives!!!!

  55. Hi Marie! What a great looking tart…..and such an interesting idea! Really hard to pick ONE favorite, but I definitely can’t live without some good Sicilian olive oil!! And I love it drizzled over some charred bread with fresh, homemade ricotta!! YUM!!

  56. I have used your recipes to make one of my favorites….fresh pasta. Went to Italy in 2013, and fell in love with the delicate fresh pasta sheets used in Lasagna Rosa. sigh. your blog posts take me back there!

  57. I love, love, love anything witl olives of any color! Since your tart has olives and another of my faves, hard boiled eggs, this could very well become my new favorite. Can’t wait to try it!

  58. That looks so delicious. My favorite is stuffed green pepper with spinach, parmesan, feta and mozerella with a tomato herb sauce and an eggplant steak. Yum!

  59. Michelle A. says

    spanikopita or real Italian pizza!

  60. I’m going to have to go with pesto. I think I can taste the Mediterranean sunshine in it!

  61. Looks delicious. I love green peppers stuffed with parmesan, mozerella, feta and spinach with a tomato herb sauce and an eggplant steak. Yum!

  62. My favorite Mediterranean food is simple: olives! I love olives and love to cook with them. We used to stick them on all ten fingers as kids and eat them and now I love including them in pastas and on pizzas and tarts. I also love tapanades. I’ve really started to get into them.

  63. Baklava

  64. My favorite Mediterranean food is sun dried tomatoes.. I love them in a salad, pasta or by themselves.

  65. Lamb chops and lentils! That’s a beautiful tart!

  66. Hi Marie – your recipes are great & this one is no exception! I make a pretty mean Tabouli or Tabbouleh, however one spells it! 🙂 There are lots of variations and besides eating it only as a salad, it’s really nice in a flour tortilla or a pita. The only fat in it is the olive oil, which is a good fat and with variations like tomatoes, cucumbers, etc, it makes a lovely lunch!

  67. Duane Middlebrook says

    I will make this the next time I have phillo. My favorite Mediterranean ingredient is capers.

  68. I love tabbouleh salad, falafel, and stuffed grape leaves (dolmades) and anything made with eggplant.

  69. I love eggplant. I really can’t pick between eggplant parm and mousaka so I alternate between the two dishes. However, I do a phyllo, tuna, and cheese dish that people seem to like a lot and I serve it often in Lent.

  70. My favorite Mediterranean food is is Pasta alla Puttanesca, which incorporates a bevy of Mediterranean ingredients. And it’s delicious with the addition of oil-packed, Italian tonno!

  71. I really like spanikopita!

  72. Pan roasted chicken w crisp skin + lots of lemon + lots of garlic + lots of olive oil + oil cured black olives.

    • Sharon Wilkins says

      My favorite is anything seafood,with good olive oil and a few great olives sprinkled around it-would love to live by the sea and get fresh seafood!

  73. Love Mediterranean food. We love olives, all kinds of olives. I also love Souvlaki with a Greek salad.

  74. My favorite Mediterranean food is artichokes…!

  75. Olives . . . definitely olives!

  76. I love your recipes. You have such a wide variety of tasty dishes. My favorite is Mediterranean Shrimp with Pasta – with tomatoes, olives, feta ….delicious.

  77. My husband and I love the Mediterranean salad made with tuna, capers, red onion, grape tomatoes, lemon juice, olive oil and fresh dill. We serve it over greens with some yummy crusted bread to soak up the dressing. Can’t wait t try this tart though:-)

  78. This recipe sounds delicious! My favorite recipes are anything with olives and sun dried tomatoes! Thank you for the giveaway! 🙂

  79. Wow, Marie, this Tuna Nicoise Tart with Phyllo looks absolutely fabulous and I imagine it tastes the same. This would really make a nice brunch entree–I will have to do this at Easter!

    Wonderful give away! I love all Mediterranean foods but I think my favorite would be fresh Buffalo Mozzarella and dry Calabrese sausage.

  80. pasta… any kind

  81. I love all sorts of Mediterranean food. Currently I am using a lot of olives and capers in different recipes as well as lots of veggies. This tart sounds relish and I will be trying it soon.

  82. I love lasagna with bolognese sauce.

  83. Phyllo has to be my favorite Mediterranean ingredient. It’s so versital. You can use it with appitizers, breakfast, lunch, dinner and desserts. Veggies, cheese, meats, nuts, they are all better with phyllo.

  84. OMGosh that is beautiful and a brilliant idea which I have never seen.

    I like a lot of Mediterranean foods, I adore baklava.

  85. My favorite Mediterranean food is one someone from Lebanon made me. It was shredded roast beef with okra and rice. I don’t know how to make it. It was so very good. I just keep eating it and asking for a little more. Someone whose mother is from the Middle East was going to set met up with his mother to make it, but she is now in Europe. So, I am still looking to make it someday. I don’t know what it is called, but it was delicious!

  86. Carrie Hubble says

    Penne Puttanesca. Since I had to pick one. But that’s veeerrryyy hard to do!!

  87. I LOVE Mediterranean food – or I guess I love foods that are commonly used in Mediterranean cooking: olives, lemons, olive oil, lamb, capers!!, fresh from the ocean seafood.

  88. Anna Engdahl says

    I can’t think of a favorite, I love it all. I love Genova Tonno and buy it when I can.

  89. My favorite is Shrimp Saganaki. Thank you for the chance!

  90. It’s so hard to choose! But ever since I made your roasted butternut squash with blue cheese, roasted red grapes have become my number 1. Grapes came from the Mediterranean, right?

  91. Hi Marie! I think my favorite Mediterranean food is Farro. Its so quick and versatile. By changing up the ingredients and dressing you can have a different flavor profile each time. This tart looks delicious, can’t wait to make it!

  92. Cindy Carlson says

    Hi Marie,love your site, and would LOVE to win ANYTHING with a Chicago address!! Had to move to our house down here in SWFL,due to Dominicks closing(we both worked there).Anyway, there is NO COMPARASON to Chicago food shopping! I did bring some Genoa Tonna with me,& thank God too!!

  93. Moussaka!!

  94. There is no comparison to regular tuna! We love it and would not purchase anything else. I’m not familiar with that cookbook — but I love cookbooks and I read them and drool with what I want to make. Your recipe looks like a wonderful variation. Thank you for the opportunity to win the lovely basket.
    Grazie e buona giornata!

  95. Spanakopita, Chicken, Salads with Feta and the cucumber dip. A nice giveaway.

  96. As usual..I’m drooling at 6:30 am…that is one fine looking tart..and one certainly to be made by me…your photography is just awesome….Beautiful !

  97. Awesome! Could be tonight’s dinner! Another wonderful recipe to add to my list of favorites from you. Can’t wait to try this one.

  98. My all time favorite Italian dish would be sauteed olives. Just love them and love your blog!

  99. Dorean Corson says

    I adore olives, and I have got make this!! it looks fantastic.

  100. Favorite is Feta cheese, on/in everything!

  101. Joan Dall'Acqua says

    This is gorgeous and would be great for brunch. Do you think it would work with a puff-pastry crust?

  102. All of the above………how can one choose??? 😉 Okay….shrimp, garlic, lemon, tomatoes, kalamata olives, and at the lastmoment, feta, fresh basil and oregano…………all sizzling together!!!!!


  104. What a beautiful dish! There is no comparison Genova Tonno the king of tuna’s. My favorite Mediterranean dish which is where my momma’s from Brescia, Italy and have fond memories of is Rabbit sauteed in butter with her special herbs. She would roast potatoes in the same butter with fresh sage and rosemary being as patient as possible to make every piece perfectly crisp. To go with the rabbit and potatoes momma would make the most tasty, loving delicious dish of polenta. She would stir till just perfect. It would be soft and would put pieces of sausage in it and then she would brown butter in a pan and would pour over the polenta. Finally she finish it off with parmigiano reggiano cheese. The perfect combinations of my favorite meal with a glass of vino. Buon appetito!

  105. Looks like a pizza, could be done as focaccia, but is perfect as a tart! I would still serve with salad.

  106. My favorite easy olives olives olives and a piece of breaD.

  107. Fresh Buffalo mozzarella with tomatoes, balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Had my first taste of fresh caught Tuna fish last summer in Italy. I never knew tuna tasted so good!

  108. My favorite is quinoa salad with feta, sundried tomatoes, basil, cucumber and zucchini with lemon and lime juice.

  109. Well, I’m a sucker for hummus but love spanakopita as well!

  110. Linda Annoni says

    Majadra is our favorite Mediterranean dish.

  111. Kathryn Larson says

    I love your recipes…they’ve all been winners! I have been cooking a Mediterranean type of diet for 30 plus years, since my first trip to Greece. Last year I was fortunate to do my dream trip to Italy. What an amazing country! Love that they cherish their food, and it’s sources. It’s hard to name a favorite, but I’m a real sucker for anything with truffles.

  112. Genova tuna salad with roasted red peppers

  113. No doubt about it: olive oil!

  114. So hard to choose my favorite Mediterranean ingredient. But I’d have to go with olive oil. Not sure I could survive without it!

  115. Definately olives, especially in a Greek salad MMMM

  116. Baklava is my favorite. Thanks for the giveaway.

  117. Only one??????? Olives today. Tomorrow…..

  118. My favorite is a good, earthy olive oil!

  119. Hello Marie! LOVE your dishes! They are ALL so inspiring! I don’t know the name of the dish but it is chicken, lemon, olive oil, garlic, oregano and thyme, … baked – sooooo yummy! If I chose one INGREDIENT it would have to be lemons – they add so much flavor – like garlic! But then again … I can’t get into the kitchen without using olive oil (a good quality one) in almost every single dish! But now, anything with tomatoes or a tomato sauce is my go to fav … too many to cull down to just one!!! Now lets talk desserts …. Baklava! No tiramisu! Oh wait … both! (Maybe I love food too much!)

  120. Surprisingly, my favorite has nothing to do with meat or even veggies. I LOVE Grilled Garlic-And-Herb Flatbreads

  121. Beautiful! And my favorite – olive oil – pure and simple. Un abbracacio forte!

  122. I absolutely love your blog. I read it every week and have tried many recipes. They have all turned out fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing your skill and amazing creativity with me. You are making me a better cook. My favorite food is Greek shrimp.

  123. Anything with olives – and I adore feta as well. Your photography is amazing, as are your recipes!

  124. Eileen Derdoski says

    I love olives and feta cheese! But then, I just love to eat!

  125. Hmmm, I couldn’t decide between olive oil and basil, so let’s just call it fresh pesto! Mmmm! 😉

  126. I adore olives and also capers in most everything a salad would require I also enjoy cheeses from Italy and some lovely fresh bread from Italy bakes in a pizza oven, a smidge of good olive oil, some slices olives, capers and some fresh mozzarella and I am in heaven…ciao!

  127. I’m in UK and I know I can’t enter. But had to say my fave Mediterranean food, is YOURS. I so love your recipes, wonderful to look at and just as good to eat.

  128. Chick peas. Love them.

  129. I would have to say olives and anchovies would have to be my 2 favorite Mediterranean foods. And I like almost anything Mediterranean.

  130. laura in san diego says

    Only one is so difficult! Moussaka wins, though:)

  131. Christine Marino says

    I love it all, but if I had to choose just one dish, it would have to be any seafood pasta Fra Diavolo; shrimp, lobster, calamari.

  132. I pretty much love everything Mediterranean! But I cannot live without good olives, capers, and artichoke hearts in my pantry! Love all your recipes–every one I’ve tried has been a keeper.

  133. grilled lamb chops!

  134. Karen O'Brien says

    Any kind of seafood dish! Shrimp scampi is comfort food for me!

  135. Maria Di novella says

    i’m enjoying your recipes, my favorite Mediterranean dish is pasta Fagioli.
    Thank you even though I’m from montreal I still wanted to post something

  136. Without a doubt, my favorite Mediterranean food is freekah. It is a wondwerful “canvas” for all kinds of salads. Your Nicoise tart looks divine.

  137. Mary Brayton says

    My favorite Mediterranean food is the Greek Gyro.

  138. Stuffed grape leaves are my favorite.

  139. Mediterranean, would have to be good olives, good cheese, good bread
    , and good friends

  140. We love capers!

  141. I haven’t had much Mediterranean food, but anything with olives sounds great.

  142. Carol Wickwire says

    Gosh… only one? Caprese Salad!

  143. So many that I would love to metion: Med. Pasta Salad

  144. Lebanese food is my favorite, whether it is stuffed kousa, (squash, ) kibba , (finely minced and seasoned lamb, (baked or raw) flat Lebanese bread, and the delicious cucumber sauce that goes with it all. Mint makes it all wonderful – – addicting, even! Just talking about it makes my mouth water! Plenty of oil and olives finish it delightfully. My happiest travel day is one in which I find a good Lebanese restaurant!

  145. Gyros are my all-time favorite!

  146. I love fish and cheese!

  147. I can’t wait to try this recipe 🙂 my husband won’t eat tuna but I think smoked salmon would make a nice subsitute!

  148. Suzette Sandford says

    My favorite is chicken vesuvio.

  149. I love Gyros and hummus!

  150. Hummus for sure as many different ones I can make – with homemade crackers

  151. Thanks for all of your wonderful recipes, this one is a must try for sure! As for Mediterranean food, lately I’ve been using Chickpea’s in several forms; whole in salads and panini’s and ground in hummus and spreads. Yum!

  152. I love chicken putanesca. Can’t live without capers!

  153. Greek salad hands down….YUM!

  154. Marsha Calhoun says

    Well, pesto, of course. Pesto, pesto, pesto – a gift from the gods. And I discovered it all by myself, after reading a cookbook by a particularly lyrical Italian author – I ran out and found some sweet basil plants (hard to do in 1970), and made me a batch that I put on little egg noodles. I’ve never looked back – from then on, pesto is required. That is all.

  155. Valerie Tassa says

    Marinated Anchovies!

  156. Kathy Trotta says

    I thoroughly enjoy a nice olive tapenade with feta, and kalamata olive bruschetta and a hit of ouzo!!!!!

  157. Charbroiled Pork or Chicken souvlaki with fresh tomatoes, olives and feta. All time fave!

  158. Hard choice, but must say spanakopita or hummas or caprese etc…LOVE your blog!!

  159. Looks wonderful!! Both the tart and the basket!

  160. Pesto with tomatoes and pasta. 🙂

  161. Joanne Heminway says

    My favorite is anything with olives!!

  162. Barb Casey says

    Made this for brunch this morning. Outstanding!