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
51
Perfectly crisp and seasoned potato wedges straight out of your air fryer. It doesn't get any easier than this!

Muhammara (Roasted Pepper & Walnut Spread)

Rating: 4.65 stars
14
This roasted red pepper and walnut spread is quite popular in the Middle East and you'll understand why when you make it and discover you can't stop eating it.

Grilled Octopus

Rating: 4.45 stars
4
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!

Greek Salad I

Rating: 4.5 stars
186
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.

Extra Easy Hummus

Rating: 4.32 stars
527
Tahini-free hummus that only takes minutes, and is a favorite with my kids.

Greek Tzatziki

Rating: 4.51 stars
210
This cool Greek dip only gets better with time. Serve with pita bread, in gyros, on lamb or with whatever you like!

Baked Falafel

Rating: 4.4 stars
164
An easy, yummy way to make falafel. Serve with pita bread and your favorite tzatziki.

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.

Mediterranean Chicken

Rating: 4.37 stars
402
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.

Mediterranean Orzo Salad

Rating: 4.9 stars
8
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.

Greek Lentil Soup (Fakes)

Rating: 4.57 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!
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Inspiration and Ideas


Grilled Lamb Loin Chops

Rating: 4.67 stars
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Don't let their small size fool you, these chops are packed with maximum flavor! Try and find loin chops that are at least 1-inch thick for best results. These are best served medium to medium-rare, but add a few extra minutes per side if you prefer them a little more done.