11 Mediterranean Recipes For Healthier Living

Time and time again, medical professionals and dietitians have recommended the Mediterranean diet for overall health and longevity. It has been characterized as the gold standard of diets. Initially known as the ultimate heart-healthy diet, new research has shown that its benefits are much larger. This pattern of eating may protect from cancer, help you live longer, protect your brain and even improve mood. It is also sustainable, low on the food chain and affordable. 

Mediterranean recipes

Greek Power Chicken Bowls

Get the recipe via Creme De La Crumb

Healthy and hearty Greek Chicken Power Bowls are loaded with savory chicken, quinoa, roasted chickpeas, cucumber salad, tomatoes and creamy tzatziki dressing. 

 

Baked Cod with Lemon, Garlic and Herbs

Get the recipe via The Kitchn

Healthy fish like cod plays a big role in the Mediterranean diet. This recipe uses a classic Mediterranean approach, with lots of lemon and garlic leading the show and a whole slew of fresh herbs tying it all together. 

 

Mediterranean Eggs

Get the recipe via The Live-In Kitchen

These flavorful and versatile eggs are perfect for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

 

Mediterranean Vegetable Pie

Get the recipe via MindFood

Packed full of Mediterranean veggies, this pie is easy to make and tastes great. Serve with a simple garden salad for a fantastic evening meal.

 

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Slow-Cooked Salmon

Get the recipe via PureWow

With this delectable dish, you start with cold oil and a delicious blend of lemon zest, smoked paprika and fresh dill — and end with an incredibly tender fish that’s bursting with explosive flavor. 

 

Greek Fish Tacos

Get the recipe via Gimme Some Oven

Need a quick and easy dinner recipe? This meal puts a Mediterranean twist on the classic fish taco. 

 

Easy One Pan Mediterranean Cod with Fennel, Kale and Black Olives

Get the recipe via Abra’s Kitchen

Perfectly flaky cod nestled in a tomato fennel broth with briny olives, bright orange zest and floral oregano. It’s a traditional Mediterranean meal you’ll find yourself making over and over again.

 

Quinoa Stuffed Eggplant with Tahini Sauce

Get the recipe via Simply Quinoa

This veggie-packed dinner is great for weeknights because it takes only 30 minutes to make and is full of healthy ingredients.

 

Israeli Couscous Salad with Feta, Chickpeas and Herbs

Get the recipe via The Kitchn

Israeli couscous joins with chickpeas, cherry tomatoes, feta cheese and lots of fresh herbs to make a salad that can be eaten any time of day (and at any temperature). Serve it on its own for lunch, pile it on top of greens for dinner, or serve it next to chicken or fish as a delicious side. 

 

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One-Skillet Mediterranean Chicken with Tomatoes and Green Olives

Get the recipe via The Mediterranean Dish

This flavorful recipe comes together in just 15 minutes and with one dish, making it your new weeknight best friend. 

 

Sheet-Pan Mediterranean Shrimp

Marinated shrimp is cooked together with asparagus on a sheet pan before being topped with feta and olives for a quick and easy meal.

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