Mediterranean Diet Recipes

Find recipes that fit the Mediterranean diet, using lots of olive oil, fresh fruit and veggies, beans, and fish.

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Air Fryer Potato Wedges

Rating: 4.84 stars
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Perfectly crisp and seasoned potato wedges straight out of your air fryer. It doesn't get any easier than this!

Mediterranean Chicken

Rating: 4.37 stars
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Sauteed chicken simmered in a sauce of tomatoes, olives, white wine, garlic, and herbs. This recipe is from The WEBB Cooks, articles and recipes by Robyn Webb, courtesy of the American Diabetes Association. Preparation time: 20 minutes.

Greek Lentil Soup (Fakes)

Rating: 4.58 stars
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Fakes (pronounced 'Fah-kehs') is a staple in the Greek kitchen, and an especially filling meal. It is traditionally served with a drizzle of olive oil and lots of vinegar. Though the vinegar is of course optional, try it. It lifts the lentils and adds another dimension of flavor!

Real Hummus

Rating: 4.55 stars
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This hummus is a family recipe passed down from many generations. Eat with warm pita bread.

Greek Salad I

Rating: 4.5 stars
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This is an incredibly good Greek salad recipe, nice and tangy and even better in the summer when you use fresh vegetables!

Sugo di Pomodoro (Authentic Italian Tomato Sauce)

Rating: 4.86 stars
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This is a basic recipe for authentic Italian tomato sauce flavored with extra-virgin olive oil, garlic and basil. Toss with your favorite pasta or use for pizza, gnocchi and more.

Pasta Fagioli

Rating: 4.54 stars
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A traditional Italian soup. Serve with a crisp salad and a hot loaf of garlic bread and you have a meal! Serve with grated Parmesan cheese on top.

Grilled Octopus

Rating: 4.45 stars
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Tenderized octopus, char-grilled and drizzled with extra virgin olive oil, a squeeze of fresh lemon, and a sprinkling of fresh parsley. Simple, yet deliciously satisfying!

Baked Spaghetti Squash

Rating: 5 stars
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Spaghetti squash is easily prepared in the oven--just cut it in half and bake it until the skin is easily pierced with a fork. You can then use it as a low-carb pasta substitute or turn it into salads. I often just eat it simply with some Parmesan cheese and olive oil. If you want you can season it before you bake it, but I usually spice it up later.

Briam (Greek Baked Zucchini and Potatoes)

Rating: 4.59 stars
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Briam is a traditional Greek roasted vegetable dish with potatoes, zucchini, tomatoes, and red onions with lots of olive oil. It is a typical example of Greek cuisine where a few simple ingredients are turned into an utterly delicious dish with little effort. It can be served as a main course. With olive oil as the only source of fat it is a quintessential example of the Mediterranean diet, and it is vegan to boot. If preferred, serve with a hearty chunk of feta on the side.

Greek Style Potatoes

Rating: 4.47 stars
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Greek Style Potatoes is a simple recipe, and the closest I can get to the real thing. The best is that it can be adjusted to your taste as you bake it. I sometimes add a little more lemon. The potatoes are moist, and great with green beans and baked chicken with a little salsa and feta on top.

Good for You Greek Salad

Rating: 4.65 stars
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A yummy and low-fat Greek salad recipe. You can use two green onions instead of the small red onion, if you wish.
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Inspiration and Ideas

30 Top-Rated Mediterranean Diet Recipes
Essentially, the Mediterranean diet is about eating whole foods, including lots of fruits and veggies, and limiting heavily processed foods and saturated fats.

Black Bean Hummus

Rating: 4.67 stars
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This is the absolute best hummus I have ever had. It goes great with some toasted pita bread. Add more lemon juice if this hummus tastes like it needs a little extra kick.