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Mediterranean lentil salad

You’ll love this gorgeous Mediterranean lentil salad. It’s full of plant-based protein, herbs, tangy feta, and a lemon garlic dressing. It’s so delish and bursting with fresh and vibrant ingredients…
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Chickpea Tomato Soup

This simple chickpea tomato soup combines tender chickpeas and a flavorful, herby tomato broth. It’s nourishing, thick, and delicious. It’s a budget-friendly, protein-packed meal for the whole family. Chickpeas are…
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Pasta with Zucchini

This scrumptious pasta with zucchini is ready in 15 minutes and requires only 5 ingredients. It’s easy yet satisfying and super delicious. A simple recipe that turns plenty of zucchini…
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Hi, I'm Katia.

Welcome! I’m the Italian cook and pasta lover behind The Clever Meal.
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