30 Mediterranean Diet Recipes You'll Actually Crave

Long known to be delicious and heart-healthy, a Mediterranean diet emphasizes plant-based foods, healthy fats, herbs and spices, and eating red meat less often. Give it a taste with one of our flavorful recipes.

Mediterranean Chicken Breasts With Avocado Tapenade

"My husband and I made this for dinner last night and our only complaint was that we ate too much because it was so good!"


Mediterranean Balsamic Mushrooms

"I'm starting to cook more with balsamic vinegar and this one hit the spot. I used white button, less oil and no salt. Delicious!"


Shakshuka Burrito with Pepper Salsa & Tzatziki

This shakshuka breakfast burrito is topped with roasted red pepper salsa and an easy-to-make yogurt sauce. Plus, it's Mediterranean diet.

Mediterranean Lasagna

This lasagna is packed with veggies between each noodle layer.

Mediterranean Chicken With Tomatoes, Kalamata and Mushrooms

"Delicious recipe. Wive loves olives and chicken thighs, so this recipe hit the spot. Will make again for sure."


Mediterranean Chopped Salad

Let this salad shine on its own, or pair it with your favorite pasta for an extra-hearty meal.

Olive Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies

This Mediterranean-style recipe uses olive oil to bake a tender, moist cookie.

Strawberry Trifle

This Mediterranean-style trifle is made with olive oil chocolate chip cookies, fresh fruit, honey and a dusting of flaky sea salt.

Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables

"Big hit with everyone. Roasted it a little longer at 350 half way through to cook the potatoes. It also cooked the pork. Added zucchini. Cooked mushrooms and kale on the side. Fabulous meal!"

-Rosemary E.

mediterranean couscous salad

"This was great! I omitted the feta cheese, and used walnuts instead of pine nuts. It all came together in the end, with the crunch of the walnuts complimenting the kidney beans, tomatoes, and cousous to perfection!"


Mediterranean Kalamata Hummus

" Oh my word, thank you for this absolutely fabulous recipe! I thought it was the best hummus I have ever had the pleasure to have tasted. And I made it!"


Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

"I was actually surprised at how much my husband ate of this. He's not big on vinegar. I did think it was lacking flavor so I added sugar, salt, and garlic powder."


Mediterranean Hummus Appetizer

"I really enjoyed this with chips. It's the first time my DS has tried hummuus and he couldn't get enough and has asked me to make more."


Mediterranean Lentil Soup with Spinach

"This was delicious! My fiance (the vegetarian) and I (the carnivore) loved it -it was earthy, substantial and flavourful!"


Mediterranean Shrimp With Garlic Chips

"Mmm! I used 4 cloves of garlic to 3/4 lb shrimp (it's the Italian in me), cut back on the red pepper and served it over ramen noodles for a quick, pressed-for-time dinner. A delicious and fast feast!"

-Sandi From CA

Cod With Mediterranean Salsa

"What a delicious recipe! I love the flavors - they do overpower the flavor of the fish a bit, but it doesn't matter because they are so GOOD!!! This is definitely a keeper."

-Paris D

Mediterranean Chicken Salad

"We liked this chicken salad. DH actually liked it better the next day when he took it for lunch after the flavors had awhile to meld more. This was very easy to prepare as well."

-Dr. Jenny

Mediterranean Tuna Stuffed Tomato

"Yum! This was great. I've never had a tuna salad before that didn't have mayo so this was a refreshing contrast."


Mediterranean Corn Salad

"This corn salad was heavenly! The only thing I added was pitted kalamata olives. I also decided to throw in the feta just before serving rather than letting it marinate with everything overnight. Such a great side dish (but I can easily see myself eating a whole bowl of this as a meal, lol)!"


Mediterranean Salad

"Fantastic salad. The chickpeas make it filling enough to be a complete meal. I made this according to the recipe and included the optional capers and added some sliced onion. Simple but great!"


Mediterranean Spinach

"This was pretty good. I prefer sauteing the spinach in oil and not water. Good with goat cheese instead of feta."


Mediterranean Dip Duo

"I thought the salsa was totally awesome!! Loved all the flavors and the feta added just the right kick to make it a little different from other salsas. Lovely!!"


Mediterranean Edamame Salad

"We loved it! The salad had the crunch from the beans, sweetness from the tomatoes and salt from the cheese and olives!!"

-Abby Girl

Mediterranean White Bean Soup

"I found this recipe to be very good, but only gave it four stars as it called for (in my opinion) way too much celery and onions. I cut the onions back to 1/2 cup and the celery to 1 cup. I also added 1/3 cup grated carrots. My husband loved it!"

-N Joyner

Mediterranean Salad With Lemon Caper Vinaigrette

"Oh my Lord !!! This was such a yummy salad and a such a fantastic dressing to go with it. We found it had a lovely blend of the lemon and vinegar. It was actually a very quick salad to put together. I can see just eating a whole plate of just the salad and forget anything else."


Mediterranean Salad

"This is really, really good stuff. I mean really good!"


Mediterranean Salmon

"Loved it! Quick and easier version of the copycat Buca Di Beppo Salmon Siracusa I often make! Delish"


Mediterranean Frittata

"What a delightful meal! Absolutely loved all that fresh basil with all those veggies and the feta. Easy to make and full of flavor!"


Mediterranean Mahi Mahi With Olive and Shallot Tapenade

"This was a great dinner. It was a little labor intensive, but well worth the end result and all the wonderful flavors. I used fresh herbs from my garden and kalamata olives. A lovely meal and one that we will be making again."

-Dr. Jenny

Mediterranean Feta Dip

"This is delicious! I think that I will throw the kalamata olives in with the rest of it next time, rather than using them for garnish."

-Paris D