15 Best New Mediterranean Diet Recipes of 2019
The healthy Mediterranean Diet was big again in 2019. Over the last few years, we've published many Mediterranean-inspired recipes that feature healthy whole foods, lean proteins, healthy fats, lots of fresh vegetables, and simple preparations. In 2019, these were the best new Mediterranean Diet recipes. Give them a try.
Chicago's Chicken Vesuvio
This one-pan dish starts on the stove and finishes in the oven. "It's made with browned chicken-on-the-bone pieces, baked with garlic, onion, and yukon gold potato wedges sopped in white wine," says Diana71. "Garnish with a lovely pan sauce and peas."
Mediterranean Chicken Medley with Eggplant and Feta
"Low-calorie, low-carb dinners can be absolutely delicious if done right," says Crafty Cooking by Anna. "This one is full of color, flavor, and texture. I make this one often and it is always a hit! Hope you will enjoy as well."
Healthier Mediterranean Tuna Salad
A light Mediterranean-inspired tuna salad with red onion, parsley, and a bright lemon dressing. "A very refreshing and light snack or meal," says Mareefer09. "This dish makes a great Mediterranean alternative to your typical tuna salad made with mayonnaise. Serve with whole grain crackers."
Sheet Pan Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables
"These roasted Mediterranean vegetables featuring cherry tomatoes, zucchini, bell peppers, onion, and garlic make a delicious sheet pan dinner with an easy cleanup," says BigDaddy.
Instant Pot® Italian Wedding Soup
"Meatballs, pasta, and cheese are a marriage made in heaven," says Bren. "There are many, many versions of this recipe, this is mine. I hope that you enjoy it!"
Sheet Pan Parmesan Chicken and Veggies
Here's an easy sheet pan dinner with herb-roasted vegetables. "Baked EXTRA CRISPY Parmesan chicken and veggies--dinner made on one pan and packed with flavor!" says chpmnk42.
Roasted Eggplant and Bell Pepper Salad
"This chilled roasted eggplant and bell pepper salad is a great side dish or an appetizer in the summer," says Crafty Cooking by Anna. "Perfect for parties; just add a bowl of tortilla chips next to it. You can also serve this hot with grilled chicken or fish. Either way, it's delicious!"
Fasolakia (Greek Green Beans)
"Fasolakia are Greek green beans stewed with olive oil and tomato, with a few pieces of potato added for good measure," says Diana Moutsopoulos. "This is a main dish in Greece, not a side dish, and a prime example of plant-based eating! Good crusty bread is essential for mopping up the sauce and I always need to have a healthy chunk of feta on the side. Serve fasolakia warm or at room temperature for best flavor."
Moroccan Chicken Thighs
Here's a quick and easy chicken thigh recipes with fragrant Moroccan spices like cinnamon, cumin, and paprika. "Serve with rice, garnished with lemon wedges," says Scott Heddle.
Slow Cooker Mediterranean Chicken and Vegetables
"This delicious slow cooker meal of chicken and vegetables pairs up nicely with couscous and pita bread," says DEBMCE4.
Mediterranean Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner
"Bold flavors and colors combine on one sheet pan for a simple yet impressive dinner," says Soup Loving Nicole. "Bonus is the minimal cleanup! If you are not a fan of olives, try substituting capers or chopped artichoke hearts."
Mediterranean-Inspired Chickpea Salad
A quick and easy Mediterranean-inspired salad, this zesty chickpea salad has briny olives, tangy feta, and marinated artichoke hearts.
Easy Shrimp Fra Diavolo
A spicy shrimp pasta dish with fresh tomatoes, white wine, and lemon juice for a burst of bright flavor. "Easy to make but will still impress your guests," says Brian Genest. "Serve over linguini, garnish with fresh parsley and Parmesan cheese."
Instant Pot(R) Spanish Chicken and Rice
"This delicious arroz-con-pollo-esque dish is so easy to make with the Instant Pot," says Diana71. "Colorful, appetizing, and nourishing, this meal comes together in a flash and is chock full of flavor! Squeeze lime or lemon wedges over if you like!"
Greek Omelet with Asparagus and Feta Cheese
"This omelet is filled with a mixture of cherry tomatoes, spinach, bell pepper, and asparagus," says Valerie Brunmeier. "Feta cheese gives it that distinctive Greek flavor that pairs perfectly with the veggies."