Mediterranean Diet Recipes

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

Community Picks

Greek Chicken Pasta

Rating: 4.5 stars 1586
This pasta dish incorporates some of the flavors of Greece. It makes a wonderfully complete and satisfying meal. For extra flavor, toss in a few kalamata olives. Use whatever pasta you have or prefer.

Greek Salad I

Rating: 4.5 stars 269
This is an incredibly good Greek salad recipe, nice and tangy and even better in the summer when you use fresh vegetables!

Grilled Octopus

Rating: 4.5 stars 11
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!

30 Top-Rated Mediterranean Diet Recipes

The Mediterranean diet is about eating whole foods, including lots of fruits and veggies, and limiting heavily processed foods and saturated fats. As far as health benefits, the Mediterranean diet has been shown to lower the risk of chronic diseases and increase life expectancy. And, with its emphasis on vegetables and whole foods, it may help you lose weight and then maintain the weight you want. These top-rated recipes showcase the best of Mediterranean cooking -- healthy whole foods, simple preparations, and wonderfully fresh flavors. 
By Carl Hanson

Pasta Fagioli

Rating: 4.5 stars 523
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.

Real Hummus

Rating: 4.5 stars 1203
This hummus is a family recipe passed down from many generations. Eat with warm pita bread.

Greek Lentil Soup (Fakes)

Rating: 4.5 stars 652
A nutritious soup with brown lentils and vegetables seasoned with herbs.

Sugo di Pomodoro (Authentic Italian Tomato Sauce)

Rating: 5 stars 21
Simple Italian tomato sauce with extra-virgin olive oil, garlic, and basil.
By SilviaG

Cavatelli and Broccoli

Rating: 4.5 stars 193
This is quick meal to make. Serve with garlic bread.
By linda m

Baked Falafel

Rating: 4.5 stars 246
An easy, yummy way to make falafel. Serve with pita bread and your favorite tzatziki.

Flounder Mediterranean

Rating: 4.5 stars 292
Flounder baked with fresh tomatoes, kalamata olives, capers, onion, and white wine. Serve with white rice and a green vegetable.
By Martin Kaplan

Inspiration and Ideas

15 Simple One-Skillet Recipes for the Mediterranean Diet
Your healthy Mediterranean Diet-friendly dinners are ready in no time — and clean up's a snap.