Mediterranean Diet Recipes

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

Staff Picks

Greek Chicken Pasta

Rating: 4.5 stars 1575
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.
By Althea

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!
By Meesh

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!

Pasta Fagioli

Rating: 4.5 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.
By Star Pooley

Real Hummus

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

Greek Lentil Soup (Fakes)

Rating: 4.5 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: 5 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.
By SilviaG

Cavatelli and Broccoli

Rating: 4.5 stars 187
This is quick meal to make. Serve with garlic bread.
By linda m

Baked Falafel

Rating: 4.5 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.
By Martin Kaplan

Inspiration and Ideas

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Greek Style Potatoes
Rating: 4.5 stars 637

Greek Style Potatoes is a simple recipe, and the closest I can get to the real thing. The best is that it can be adjusted to your taste as you bake it. I sometimes add a little more lemon. The potatoes are moist, and great with green beans and baked chicken with a little salsa and feta on top.