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Top 10 Best Mediterranean Diet Recipes

One of the best and healthiest way of eating is Mediterranean Diet, high in vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts, beans, cereals, grains, fish, and unsaturated fats such as olive oil. Eating the Mediterranean way is one that’s easy to stick to. You’ll also get the benefits of fresh foods, heart healthy fats and mood-boosting foods that are key factors of the diet.
A Mediterranean diet include healthy living habits of people mostly from France, Greece, Italy and Spain. The main concept of this diet includes comparable high consumption of olive oil, legumes, unrefined cereals, fruits, vegetables, moderate to high consumption of fish, moderate consumption of dairy products, moderate wine consumption, and low consumption of meat (non-fish) products.
If you’ve been looking for inspiration, you have to try our best Mediterranean diet recipes. You’re guaranteed to find a new favourite!
  1. Fattoush Salad:

    Fattoush Salad
    Image Courtesy: Good Chef Bad Chef

    Fattoush is lebanese bread salad largely consumed in middle east. Fattoush Salad is a colorful tossed salad with a lemony garlic dressing, and if you’ve never prepared an Arabic dish before, this is a delicious, healthy and easy way to start with.

  2. Lemon Shrimp Pasta:

    Lemon Shrimp Pasta
    Image Courtesy: Food Network

    Lemon Garlic Parmesan Shrimp Pasta is made in just one pot and ready in 20 minutes! This Fresh shrimp gets cooked in a buttery lemon garlic sauce and gets tossed in Parmesan cheese and pasta.

  3. Tabbouleh:

    tabbouleh salad
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    Tabouli salad (Tabbouleh) is a simple salad made with cracked wheat, finely chopped cucumber and tomatoes, lots of fresh parsley, fresh herbs, all tossed with lime juice and olive oil.

  4. Hummus:

    Hummus
    Image Courtesy: NYT Cooking

    A traditional Hummus is creamy, light and fluffy made from cooked, mashed chickpeas or other beans, blended with olive oil,  garlic and lemon juice. This recipe is best for making sandwiches, or for serving with breadsticks.

  5. Swordfish with Capers:

    Swordfish with capers
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    After the swordfish is cooked, wine is added to the hot pan to loosen the browned bits from the bottom of the pan. This procedure creates a highly flavored sauce that perfectly complements the fish.

  6. Lentil soup with Kale:

    Lentil soup with kale
    Image Courtesy: Food52

    A hearty, vegan lentil and kale soup packed with vegetables, protein and fiber. A delicious, filling, healthy soup with a little spicy heat. This soup will keep you full for hours while also nourishing your body like plants.

  7. Spanakorizo:

    Spanakorizo
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    One of our favourite vegetarian meal. Most often, it is made white – without the use of tomato paste added to the cooking liquid. Spanakorizo is a Greek vegetarian dish of spinach and rice.

  8. Eggplant frittata:

    Eggplant frittata
    Image Courtesy: Matters of the Belly

    This Italian Eggplant Fritatta is served with Black Diamond Italiano Shredded Cheese for brunch and guests won’t leave one bite untouched!

  9. Salmon with Saffron Sauce:

    Salmon with Saffron Sauce
    Image Courtesy: Flavours of India

    Herbed and Peppered Salmon with Saffron Sauce is a delicious Italian recipe served as a Starter. If preferred, the sauce and salmon can be cooked separately.

  10. Eggplant Warm Salad:

    Eggplant Warm Salad
    Image Courtesy: WYZA

    A simply roasted warm eggplant salad with spicy cheese, walnuts and balsamic vinaigrette. It’s a perfect side dish for any party and evening snacks.

You can make your diet more Mediterranean-style by:

  • Low intake of starchy foods, such as bread and pasta.
  • Eating plenty of fruit and vegetables.
  • Choosing products made from vegetable and plant oils, such as olive oil.
  • Low intake of meat and dairy related foods.
  • Moderate to high consumption of fish in your diet.