What Kind Of Food Is Mediterranean food?

The ingredients and cooking styles of the Old World Mediterranean Basin, the lands of Africa, Europe and Asia, that existed long before any contact with the Americas, comprise Mediterranean food. This region, the countries surrounding the sea, has a tranquil climate with virtually two seasons; mild, rainy winters and hot, dry summers. The largest area where this type of subtropical weather is found is in the Mediterranean, but it also exists here in the United States, mostly in California. These unique, balmy conditions promote a growing abundance of nature utilized in Mediterranean cooking.

Mediterranean Food Ingredients

So, what is Mediterranean food? Mediterranean food is comprised of the area’s native products, particularly fish and plants. Mediterranean cuisine uses ingredients like:

  • whole wheat grains
  • fresh fruits
  • figs
  • olives
  • lemons and other citrus
  • summer vegetables like eggplant, tomatoes, beans, summer squash & zucchini.

​​​​​​​You’ll also find a variety of protein sources from chickpeas and lentils, to lamb, goat and fresh fish. Mediterranean cooking also uses a wide variety of herbs and spices like parsley, thyme, sage, marjoram, & oregano.



Check Out Pit Jungle's Delicious, Healthy Menu

The Mediterranean diet and style of cooking is one of the healthiest lifestyles on the planet. Pita Jungle follows along in true Mediterranean fashion, serving healthy Mediterranean fare, using tried and true culinary traditions that have stood the test of time.

Pita Jungle’s varied menu brings you traditional savory dishes such as Mediterranean Roasted Chicken Shawarma, Lentil Fatoosh, Wood-fired fresh fish, Falafel, Lamb gyros, wraps, salads & pita sandwiches, and thin-crusted Lavosh Pizzas. And all of it is healthy!

At Pita Jungle, we don’t rely on heavy fats and cream for flavor. Instead, we use delicious blends of herbs and spices to infuse our dishes with flavor that keeps you coming back for more.

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