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!

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.

Avocado and Tuna Tapas

Rating: 4.66 stars
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Living in Spain I have come across a literal plethora of tapas. This is a light, healthy tapa that goes best with crisp white wines and crunchy bread. This recipe is great for experimenting with a variety of different vegetables, spices, and vinegars.
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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!

Good for You Greek Salad

Rating: 4.64 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.

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!

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.

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.

Greek Tzatziki

Rating: 4.52 stars
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This cool Greek dip only gets better with time. Serve with pita bread, in gyros, on lamb or with whatever you like!

Mediterranean Orzo Salad

Rating: 4.92 stars
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This light and refreshing cold pasta salad is loaded with the flavors of the Mediterranean, and pairs well with grilled proteins, such as fish, pork, chicken or steak. If you make this in advance, reserve a bit of the dressing to add right before serving, as the pasta has a tendency to soak up the dressing as it sits over time.

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.

Heirloom Tomato Salad with Rosemary

Rating: 4.73 stars
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During the summertime, farmers markets have a great selection of heirloom tomatoes for a reasonable price. This is great as a cold salad, or for a different twist, grill straight on the BBQ for a warm but fresh side dish.
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Inspiration and Ideas


Insalata Caprese II

Rating: 4.77 stars
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Because this salad is so simple, fresh, top-quality tomatoes and mozzarella are important.