Mediterranean Diet Recipes

Learn how to incorporate more Mediterranean-diet-inspired meals into your routine with these healthy recipes from Food Network.

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Classic Greek Salad

Make this restaurant favorite at home with cucumbers, tomatoes, olives, feta and an easy homemade Greek dressing.

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Lemon Salmon with Lima Beans

Fish and heart-healthy beans are two important components of the Mediterranean diet. Enjoy both in this dish, topped with paprika-flavored Greek yogurt.

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Grilled Lamb Chops with Mint

Lamb is a staple of the Mediterranean Diet; it's a particular favorite in Greek cuisine. Here, lamb chops are rubbed with a mint-garlic mixture, then grilled to lock in moisture and flavor.

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Artichokes Provencal

Transform frozen artichoke hearts into a simple Mediterranean-inspired side with white wine, tomatoes, lemon zest and some salty olives.

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Salmon with Warm Tomato-Olive Salad

Brush salmon with an olive oil-honey-vinegar mixture and broil to create a crispy crust. Serve with two Mediterranean favorites — tomatoes and olives — on the side.

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Spicy Escarole with Garlic

Escarole is in the same family as endive, but it is less bitter and holds up well to cooking. Saute this Mediterranean favorite with garlic, olive oil and red pepper flakes.

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Mussels with Potatoes and Olives

Steam fresh mussels in a garlicky tomato broth, then serve with naturally buttery Yukon gold potatoes.

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Eggplant with Yogurt and Dill

For a super-easy side dish, roast eggplant, garlic, shallots and walnuts, then toss with yogurt and chopped fresh dill.

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Bass Agrodolce with Spaghetti Squash and Mushrooms

Agrodolce is a traditional Italian sweet and sour sauce; it's used here to add bold flavor to bass, a firm white fish, and vegetables.

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Broccoli Rabe with Cherry Peppers

Mellow out broccoli rabe's slightly bitter flavor by adding spicy cherry peppers, garlic and just a little rich Parmesan cheese.

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Bulgur Salad

Bulgur, a whole grain traditionally used to make tabbouleh salad, stars in a simple-yet-flavorful side dish seasoned with Mediterranean ingredients: cucumber, dill and olives.

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Broiled Salmon with Herb Mustard Glaze

Giada uses fresh herbs and mustard to make a flavorful-yet-light glaze for topping broiled salmon fillets.

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Cauliflower Couscous

Israeli couscous (bigger and more pasta-like than the traditional variety) is tossed with sauteed cauliflower and shallots. Cinnamon and dates add a touch of natural sweetness.

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Greek Salad

This easy take on the favorite salad offers lots of satisfying crunch and tang, thanks to watercress, scallions, tomatoes, capers and pickled peppers.

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Greek-Style Stuffed Peppers

A flavorful blend of spinach bulgur, and lean ground beef fills these red peppers, which are sprinkled with feta cheese and baked until tender.

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Turkey-Hummus Sliders

Served in pita pockets and flavored with hummus, these leaner turkey sliders offer a Mediterranean take on the mini-burger. For added crunch and flavor, each one is topped with a cucumber-feta salad.

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