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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Briam (Greek Baked Zucchini and Potatoes)

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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.

Lemony Mediterranean Chicken

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This is one of my most favorite family recipes. I can remember my mom would always make this when people would come over.

Baked Falafel

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An easy, yummy way to make falafel. Serve with pita bread and your favorite tzatziki.

Mediterranean Zucchini and Chickpea Salad

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Chopped zucchini, chickpeas, tomatoes, and fresh basil in a light balsamic dressing. Or you can use red wine vinegar! Makes a great side dish or light lunch. Not necessary, but best if chilled at least a couple hours to let flavors blend.

Grilled Mediterranean Salmon in Foil

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These salmon foil parcels are quick and easy to make on the grill, perfect for a nice summer evening meal.

Chia Greek Yogurt Pudding

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A nutritional powerhouse. If the pudding is deemed to be too thick, you may add additional milk to the mixture until desired consistency is achieved. Enjoy with the fruit of your choice. You can substitute maple syrup for the honey, if desired.

Air Fryer Potato Wedges

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

Greek Lentil Soup (Fakes)

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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!

Slow Cooker Mediterranean Stew

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A nice hearty stew that is wicked easy.

Creamy Italian White Bean Soup

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Hearty and healthy soup that is a favorite with friends and family. Sounds more difficult than it is. Try it! We're positive you'll be pleased. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese.

Real Hummus

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

Espinacas con Garbanzos (Spinach with Garbanzo Beans)

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This recipe can be eaten as a side dish or as a light meal. It's great with a grilled pork chop and some crusty bread. Its origins date back to North African cultures and is one of the very popular choices of tapas in Seville's bars.

Inspiration and Ideas

26 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.

9 Mediterranean Diet Slow Cooker Recipes

Slow, flavor-building preparations like these make it easy to eat well.

Good for You Greek Salad

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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.