Mediterranean Date Night: Crafting the Perfect Dinner Menu

red wine pouring into a wine glass at a nice dinner setting

So, you’ve got that special evening coming up, and you’re craving a romantic Mediterranean getaway without leaving your dining room. Look no further! 

We’ve got your ticket to a dreamy Mediterranean-inspired date night, complete with mouthwatering Greek dishes that’ll make your heart flutter. See below our easy dinner ideas for two.

Set the Mood with a Greek Appetizer

To ease into the night we recommend beginning with a simple Greek appetizer to get the conversation going. 

Try starting with a classic Mediterranean snack like Greek Fava (Yellow Split Pea Dip).

This creamy spread made from golden yellow split peas, drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and a touch of lemon is a perfect light appetizer to snack on while you’re putting the finishing touches on your main course. 

Serve it with pita, crackers, or even crisp carrot sticks for a delightful beginning to your Mediterranean date night.

Main Course: Mediterranean Herb-Crusted Salmon

salmon filet on a plate with grains and sauce

For the main course, we’ve got a showstopper that’ll make your date night unforgettable. Show off your chef skills by preparing a Mediterranean Herb-Crusted Salmon.

Picture this: succulent salmon fillets coated in a medley of Mediterranean spices like oregano, thyme, and rosemary. It’s a burst of traditional flavor and flair that’ll have you and your partner saying, “Bellissimo!”

Not feeling fish? Try other popular Greek food recipes like Gigantes Plaki, Moussaka, or Imam Bayildi instead!

Side Dish: Greek Chickpea Salad

No main course is complete without a side dish – try something easy like a Greek Chickpea Salad. 

This salad is a breeze to put together and simply delicious! The lemony dressing drizzled over the salad adds a zesty kick that pairs well with most Greek dishes. You can also opt to use Greek Originals chickpeas with cumin & lemon dressing to make prep even easier. 

Whether served alongside a hearty dish or as a standalone appetizer, this Mediterranean salad captures the essence of Greek culinary simplicity and flavor, making it a delightful addition to any meal.

Sweet Endings: Greek Desserts

piece of chocolate cake being sliced with a fork

No romantic dinner is complete without a sweet ending. 

If you’re trying to pull out all the stops to impress your date go for a Greek Style Chocolate Cake (Sokolatopits) for the perfect end to your night. The best part? It’s surprisingly easy to make! 

You don’t need to be a pastry chef to create this Greek treat. With a straightforward recipe and common kitchen ingredients, Sokolatopita is seriously delicious and definitely a dessert made to impress.

Wine Pairings: Cheers to Love and Good Company

two glasses of white wine

Sometimes, a romantic dinner for two calls for the perfect wine pairing. 

If you love wine, start your evening with a crisp Sauvignon Blanc to complement the appetizers. 

As you move on to the main course, switch to a medium-bodied red wine like a Chianti. Its fruity flavors and soft tannins will pair perfectly with the herb-crusted salmon.

For dessert, it’s time for a glass of Moscato d’Asti to finish the night on a sweet note.

Cherishing the Moments Together

In the end, it’s not always just about the meal – it’s about connecting.

Now, go light those candles, set the table, and get ready for a memorable evening that’s all yours to savor!