1: Indulge in the savory flavors of Mediterranean cuisine with these 12 must-try dishes.

2: 1. Hummus: A creamy blend of chickpeas, tahini, and olive oil.

3: 2. Falafel: Crispy chickpea fritters with herbs and spices.

4: 3. Moussaka: Layered eggplant, meat, and béchamel sauce.

5: 4. Tzatziki: Yogurt and cucumber dip with garlic and dill.

6: 5. Baklava: Layers of phyllo dough, nuts, and honey.

7: 6. Spanakopita: Spinach and feta cheese wrapped in flaky pastry.

8: 7. Paella: Saffron-infused rice with seafood and chorizo.

9: 8. Tabouleh: Fresh parsley, bulgur, tomatoes, and lemon.