Dear fellow food-lover,

Peak-season strawberries drizzled with balsamic vinegar. A slice of rustic, barely-sweetened chestnut cake made with extra-virgin olive oil. Mediterranean desserts need not be overly rich or complicated.
In fact, with abundant access to fruits, nuts, seeds, and whole grains, the people of the Mediterranean have developed a repertoire of satisfying plant-based desserts.

Enjoy these treats in moderation to strike a balance of "good taste" and "good for you"— it's what the Mediterranean Diet is all about!
Plant-Based Desserts
Life's celebrations call for a special treat. These plant-based desserts from the Mediterranean feature wholesome ingredients like fruit, nuts, whole grains, and healthy fats.
The combination of lemon and tahini is a match made in the Mediterranean. For a healthier twist on this popular treat, we use tofu to lend the creaminess.

An Oldways recipe, courtesy of Kelly Toups
Oldways enjoyed this recipe on one of our culinary trips to Spain. Our version included apricots, mango, peach, melon, and pomegranate seeds, but feel free to use any fruit that you wish! Dried fruit (like cranberries or apricots) also make a wonderful addition.

Recipe adapted from Mar Luchetti. Photo courtesy of Oldways .
Granita is a fun, refreshing treat for sunny Mediterranean days. Fruits like watermelon and lemon give this granita a natural and bright flavor. 

Recipe adapted from Alessandro Luchetti. An iStock photo.
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