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!

Slow Cooker Mediterranean Stew

Rating: 3.6 stars
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A nice hearty stew that is wicked easy.

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.

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 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!

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.

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.

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.

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!

Warm Caprese Zoodles

Rating: 4.5 stars
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Caprese salad meets sauteed zucchini noodles in this super easy dish filled with basil, tomatoes, and gooey cheese. Make sure all your ingredients are ready to go, because this will be ready fast. Take care not to overcook the zucchini noodles to prevent them from becoming mushy. Adjust the basil to your liking.

Sicilian Spaghetti

Rating: 4.21 stars
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If you love anchovies and pasta, this recipe is for you. It's quick, easy and very tasty. Serve with crusty Italian bread, if desired.
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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.

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!