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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Creamy Italian White Bean Soup

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.

Briam (Greek Baked Zucchini and Potatoes)

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.

Pasta Fagioli

Rating: 4.54 stars 519
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.

Greek Salad I

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

Grilled Octopus

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!

Real Hummus

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

Greek Lentil Soup (Fakes)

Rating: 4.58 stars 611
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!

Sugo di Pomodoro (Authentic Italian Tomato Sauce)

Rating: 4.86 stars 18
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.

Cavatelli and Broccoli

Rating: 4.36 stars 187
This is quick meal to make. Serve with garlic bread.

Baked Falafel

Rating: 4.41 stars 242
An easy, yummy way to make falafel. Serve with pita bread and your favorite tzatziki.

Flounder Mediterranean

Flounder baked with fresh tomatoes, kalamata olives, capers, onion, and white wine. Serve with white rice and a green vegetable.
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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.
Air Fryer Potato Wedges
Rating: 4.82 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!