Appetizers

Preserved Lemons

How to Make Preserved Lemons

With powerful flavor that goes from salty to citrusy to piney to almost tingly, preserved lemons are an incredible (and under-used) accent to any savory dish.

Bastilla

Veal Bastilla: Meat Pie with Moroccan Spices

The name of this dish comes from the Spanish (Morocco’s northern neighbor) word for pie: pastilla, and it’s similar to our more familiar version, mincemeat pie.

Harira Soup

Harira: Lentil Soup from Morocco

With warming spices and filling lentils, this soup is comforting and satisfying. Be sure not to skimp on the olive oil and yogurt sauce—it tempers the subtle heat of the soup.

Bruschetta al Pomodoro

Bruschetta al Pomodoro

Is there anything more Italian than tomatoes with basil? The very smell of this simple dish conjures thoughts of the sunny Tuscan countryside. Plus, the recipe is easy to double (or triple) for larger crowds, and sure to please everyone at the table.

Salumi Salad

Italian Salumi Salad with Arugula

Fresh ingredients are key to living what Italians call la vita dolce (the good life), and this dish encompasses it perfectly: made with just cured meats, fresh arugula, olive oil, and the incredible balsamic vinegar from the Italy Box, this salumi salad is as good as it gets.

Sweet Mustard and Greens Grilled Cheese

Sweet Mustard and Greens Grilled Cheese

An indulgent combination of sweet mustard, garlic, broccoli rabe, and provolone, this grilled cheese might just become your new favorite. Be sure you don’t skimp on the balsamic at the end—it adds wonderful flavor to this fantastic sandwich!