Give your diet a Mediterranean twist with our collection of 16 healthy and flavorful recipes that might be flying under your radar. The Mediterranean diet is renowned for its health benefits and delicious flavors, and these recipes offer a unique take on this culinary tradition. From inventive salads and wholesome grains to seafood dishes and creative plant-based meals, these recipes infuse the Mediterranean essence into your diet while keeping it interesting and nutritious. So, explore this twist on Mediterranean cuisine and discover new and enticing ways to maintain a healthy diet that delights your taste buds.
Roasted Eggplant Red Pepper Dip
This roasted eggplant and red pepper dip is a smoky, rich, flavorful dip. It is the combination of two popular Middle Eastern classics baba ganoush and muhammara. Serve it with vegetables or with sliced pita bread, but it is especially delicious added to a grilled cheese sandwich.
Recipe: veggie dip
Shawarma Buddha Bowl
The Shawarma Buddha Bowl with cauliflower offers a delicious and healthy twist on the traditional Middle Eastern dish. The roasted cauliflower adds a flavorful and satisfying element to the bowl, complementing the vibrant assortment of vegetables and grains.
Recipe: shawarma buddha bowl
Spanish Patatas a lo Pobre
Spanish Patatas a lo Pobre is a classic dish that showcases the simplicity and richness of Spanish cuisine. The combination of thinly sliced potatoes, onions, peppers, and garlic cooked in olive oil creates a flavorful and comforting dish that is perfect as a side or even as a main course.
Recipe: Spanish patatas a lo pobre
Roasted cauliflower gets a makeover with this delicious recipe. The mild spiciness of the roasted florets is perfectly complemented by a creamy lemon herb tahini sauce, making it a perfect side dish for any meal.
Recipe: roasted cauliflower
Green Goddess Potato Pizza
Experience a burst of freshness and flavor with our Green Goddess Potato Pizza. The combination of crispy potato slices, vibrant green herbs, and a creamy sauce creates a mouthwatering vegetarian pizza that is both visually appealing and incredibly delicious, making it a standout dish for any pizza lover.
Recipe: potato pizza
Hummus pasta salad from our cookbook is a quick and flavorful pasta dish that can be prepared in just 15 minutes. The combination of creamy hummus with tangy sun-dried tomatoes and olives creates a unique taste. Different flavored hummus, such as roasted red pepper or spinach, allow for endless variations.
Recipe: hummus pasta
Minestrone Blanco is a traditional Italian soup characterized by its creamy white base, loaded with a variety of vegetables, beans, and sometimes pasta, resulting in a hearty and comforting dish. It is a flavorful and versatile option that can be customized with different ingredients according to personal preferences.
Recipe: minestrone blanco
Greek Spanakorizo Stuffed in Butternut Squash
This stuffed butternut squash recipe takes inspiration from the Greek Spanakorizo, with a delicious Mediterranean filling of spinach, black olives, chickpeas, and feta cheese. The sweet and tender roasted butternut squash pairs perfectly with the flavorful and hearty stuffing, making for a satisfying and wholesome meal.
Recipe: stuffed butternut squash
Roasted Beet Hummus
Have you ever tried pink hummus? This roasted beet hummus recipe will give you the fluffiest and creamiest texture you could imagine. It is also quick to make since you need only 15 minutes to roast the beets, then 5 minutes to blend them together with the chickpeas.
Recipe: roasted beet hummus
Caramelized Carrot Pasta Sauce
This unique carrot pasta sauce is made by caramelizing root vegetables and combining them with tangy mustard, lemon juice, and creamy sour cream, resulting in a sweet and savory dish that is both filling and flavorful, and is sure to be a standout addition to any dinner table.
Recipe: carrot pasta sauce
Savory French Toast with Bruschetta
Our idea of a perfect breakfast is this savory, 3-ingredient, eggless french toast with bruschetta made from fresh, ripe tomatoes, basil and garlic. Yum! If you are looking for a quick and savory breakfast idea, search no further.
Recipe: french toast
Tuscan Red Wine Pasta
Tuscan Red Wine Pasta is a hearty and flavorful dish that brings together the robust flavors of red wine, tender pasta, and roasted cauliflower. The cauliflower adds a delightful texture and a subtle earthy taste, while the red wine sauce infuses the dish with depth and richness, resulting in a satisfying Italian-inspired meal.
Recipe: tuscan red wine pasta
Falafel Gyros with Tzatziki
Make a delicious Greek-style falafel gyro with crispy homemade falafel balls, paired with chilled, tangy tzatziki salad, as well as some sweet tomatoes and piquant purple onion. Served it with pita bread for a perfect and easy lunch or dinner.
Recipe: falafel gyros
This watermelon soup is a cold, refreshing, and sweet-savory summer soup that is prepared in gazpacho style. It means blended raw without straining and serve chilled. This soup will surely cool you down on a hot summer day.
Recipe: watermelon gazpacho
Sweet Potato Gnocchi
Making gnocchi is super easy especially if you make them with sweet potatoes. No special ingredients are needed, only pantry staples.
Recipe: sweet potato gnocchi
This shakshuka is a flavorful and hearty stew that combines Middle Eastern spices with tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, and chickpeas. Ready in under 30 minutes, this dish is perfect for a quick and satisfying weeknight dinner.