As you expand or revise your morning menus, keep the Mediterranean in mind. Customers continue to have a hefty appetite for dishes with a wholesome Mediterranean bent. Here are a few tips on how to up your Mediterranean game:
Highlight whole grains.Make multi-grain toast the default for egg dishes.Replace flour tortillas with whole-grain corn tortillas for breakfast burritos and chilaquiles.Try polenta on the menu, with a “put an egg on it” option.Add steel-cut oats to the cereal selection. They’re a more nutritious choice than rolled oats.Showcase seasonal vegetables.Add a seasonally changing frittata. Incorporate asparagus or artichokes in spring; zucchini, cherry tomatoes or roasted peppers in summer; mushrooms in autumn; chard, mustard greens or leeks in winter.Offer a strata or savory bread pudding to showcase farmers’ market vegetables. Make it contemporary with abundant fresh herbs, trendy Mediterranean seasonings like Aleppo pepper and local cheeses.Stock your kitchen with the Mediterranean ingredients that make improvisation easy.
A few breakfast and brunch ideas that you can execute quickly with ingredients at hand:
Featured recipe: This Mediterranean Egg Strata with Swiss Chard can be a template for your own inspirations.