More and more people are incorporating vegetarian meals into their diets and some cuisines naturally lean in that direction, Mediterranean is one of them. I want to cook more vegetarian meals for the public but I know how some people feel about their meat, it can be the center of a dish and some people can feel lost without it. When I cook vegetarian I keep that in mind and try to find a focus for the meal, something more composed or hearty so you don’t feel like you’re eating just side dishes. That’s the key, have one item of the meal put together so it becomes the focus, I find that when you offer less options, simplify choices the meal ends up feeling balanced on your plate.
The main focus for my Mediterranean meal is a roasted vegetable pita; a warm pita spread with hummus, topped with an assortment of roasted vegetables tossed in a herbaceous dressing and finished with a sprinkle of feta. The great thing about this recipe is that it can come together fairly quickly, a little chopping, blending and roasting and you’re done. Feel free to use store bought hummus, but if you are looking for something with a little more pizazz try out my roasted hummus.