Eating healthy is sometimes easier said than done, but once you get the hang of the Mediterranean Diet you’ll be sure to succeed.
We’re here to help with our collection of 15 beginners’ recipes to start you on the right track! Simple, quick, and tasty, why not give these a try?
1) Mediterranean Spinach Feta Grilled Cheese
This recipe for Mediterranean Spinach Feta Grilled Cheese originates from Budget Bytes. These delights use only 6 ingredients! Olive oil, spinach, ciabatta rolls, mozzarella cheese, feta cheese, and garlic combine to create an easy-to-make meal.
2) Mediterranean Tomato & Grilled Eggplant Stacked Sandwich
A Couple Cooks came up with a great recipe for Mediterranean Tomato & Grilled Eggplant Stacked Sandwich. This sandwich calls for tomatoes, eggplants, mozzarella cheese, and basil pesto. Within a few minutes, you could be diving into this delectable delight!
3) Mediterranean Panini
If a typical sandwich is not your thing, switch it up with a panini! Try this Mediterranean Panini from Yellow Bliss Road. You’ll need some French bread, chicken breast, spinach, and artichoke to make this fabulous and flavorful dish!
4) Mediterranean Beef Shawarma Wrap
Feel Good Foodie brings you a wonderful wrap recipe to satisfy your shawarma cravings. These wraps have sirloin strips, olive oil, Tahini paste, and pita bread. Rich and savory, this Mediterranean Beef Shawarma Wrap will not disappoint!
5) Mediterranean Pinwheels
Mediterranean Pinwheels comes to us from Contentedness Cooking. Tahini paste, cherry tomatoes, artichokes, tortillas, and lettuce come together to create this chewy goodness. Don’t miss out on this amazing recipe!
6) Mediterranean Scrambled Eggs with Spinach, Tomato, and Feta
Scrambled eggs are a great, go-to food choice. Jazz up this option with these Mediterranean Scrambled Eggs with Spinach, Tomato, and Feta. Ahead of Thyme uses canola oil, tomato, spinach, eggs, and feta cheese. Make sure to use canola, as other vegetable oils are not allowed on this diet!
7) Mediterranean Grilled Vegetable Hummus Bowls
Making Thyme for Health has prepared a great recipe for Mediterranean Grilled Vegetable Hummus Bowls. This easy dish uses zucchini, brown rice, hummus, and whole wheat pita bread. Get your hummus fix with this beautiful bowl!
8) Mediterranean Lunch Bowl
Here is an exquisite recipe from The Skinny Fork to add to your repertoire! This Mediterranean Lunch Bowl is made from baby spinach, sweet potato, hummus, and ricotta cheese. It’s elegant in taste and easy to make!
9) One-Pot Mediterranean Quinoa
Simply Quinoa uses plenty of ingredients including quinoa, tomatoes, spinach, and chickpeas to create a masterpiece. Savory and succulent, this One-Pot Mediterranean Quinoa recipe is a party for your palate!
10) Mediterranean Eggplant Pasta with Red Pepper and Tomato
This recipe for Mediterranean Eggplant Pasta with Red Pepper and Tomato is absolutely divine! Just combine whole wheat pasta, eggplant, Parmesan cheese and tomato pasta sauce for a totally tantalizing taste!
11) Mediterranean Pasta Salad
Sweet and savory flavors blend beautifully in this Gimme Some Oven pasta dish. Just 5 ingredients needed: farfalle, cucumber, olives, feta cheese, and honey. So vibrant and refreshing, this Mediterranean Pasta Salad is as easy to make as it is lovely!
12) Mediterranean Fish En Papillote
Here’s another easy recipe you can try for lunch or dinner! Healthy Aperture transforms a few ingredients like cod, tomatoes, capers, and olives. The end result is this tasty Mediterranean Fish En Papillote!
13) Mediterranean Roasted Mackerel
Roasting mackerel is one of the best ways to enjoy this mouthwatering Mediterranean fish. Make Mediterranean Roasted Mackerel with olive oil, tomatoes, capers, and mackerel. This recipe from Root and Revel is sure to impress!
14) Mediterranean Grilled Greek Chicken Kebabs
Mel’s Kitchen Cafe creates this festive recipe for Mediterranean Grilled Greek Chicken Kebabs. You’ll need Greek yogurt, English cucumber, zucchini, and chicken breasts. Succulent and juicy, these heavenly kebabs are simple to make!
15) Mediterranean Almond Strawberry Overnight Oats
Another quick and easy recipe for the win! Celebrating Sweets uses oats, unsweetened vanilla almond milk, honey, and chia seeds for this delightful dessert! Whip up these Mediterranean Almond Strawberry Overnight Oats for a tasty treat!
That’s it for our list of Mediterranean Diet recipes for beginners. Which one did you try first? Did we miss any of your favorites? Share your top dishes in the comments below!
If you’re looking for more information on how to eat healthy Mediterranean-style, check out our full Mediterranean diet food list!
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