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Five Mediterranean dishes to add to your Christmas menu

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Nothing beats Christmas lunch at home with your nearest and dearest, and we start craving that turkey leg and roast potatoes as soon as supermarkets start advertising their Christmas stock and restaurants launch their Christmas menus.

If you’re looking for an extra twist at your table this Christmas, these five easy dishes straight from the shores of the Mediterranean will leave your guests wanting more.

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Cheese board

 

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Nothing says Mediterranean like a selection of cheeses and cold cuts. Chop in some blue cheese and brie and Grana Padano cheese and some grilled Italian sausages and Spanish hams and your Christmas nibbles are good to go!

Mediterranean egg casserole

 

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This is healthier option of colourful vegetables and Mediterranean flavors. You can make it your own by adding your own choice of fresh vegetables or cheeses to the mix, however it is recommended you choose colourful vegetables like sweet peppers or shredded carrots for this particular dish.

Layered hummus dip

 

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This perfect summer sunset snack deserves space at your table this Christmas! It certainly takes this healthy spread to a whole new level thanks to the layers of meat, nuts and vegetables.

Baked meatballs

 

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Straight from the Aegean, these Greek-style meatballs are baked with a rich tomato sauce. This can easily be a cheeky new addition to your traditional main dish if you’re looking for a little more zest in your plate.

Honey orange cake

 

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Just another deliciously moist honey cake topped with pistachios! Greeks tend to prepare this cake a day before Christmas as they believe it tastes even better after 24 hours.