The Mediterranean diet may seem intimidating at the beginning but these fun recipes will help ease you into it. A number of recipes included in this list are classic recipes that contain a slight twist to up the health benefits. We’re sure these recipes will quickly become family favorites!
The perfect pie to add to your pizza night! With this margherita pizza recipe, sprinkling the cheese on a crust will be the hardest part – so you’ll be all set for an easy week-night dinner.
Chocolate Chip Cookies with a twist
If you can whip up classic chocolate chip cookies, these will be a breeze. Just substitute olive oil in rather than butter and you get a delicious afternoon treat. Better yet – the dough can be frozen so you can pull it out later and bake a few to satisfy your sweet tooth. Check out the recipe here.
One Skillet Mediterranean Chicken
One skillet means less dishes which means more time with the family. This colorful dish includes ingredients like garlic, tomatoes, olives and chicken. You can then serve it over any starch you have in your kitchen like rice or potatoes.
Need a go-to snack that doesn’t take hours to prepare? Roasted chickpeas are your answer. You can even add your own seasoning to change it up; from hot cayenne to rosemary or thyme, these chickpeas are going to disappear as fast as you made them!
Strawberry and Banana Popsicles
A perfect treat to make and eat with your kids. This four-ingredient mediterranean diet recipe is refreshing and sweet and can be prepared in just a few minutes. The hardest part will be waiting for the popsicles to freeze before you can eat them!
A classic Greek salad that can be made for a weekday lunch or for a holiday get together. Feta is sprinkled on top of a vegetable salad that has a dressing of olive oil and red wine vinegar. Easy to whip up and contains great flavor.
Cod, Potatoes and Asparagus
A great fish-based dish where the sides are made alongside the fillets so you won’t have a multiple pots on the stove to watch. You can even substitute the cod with other fish you may have like perch or haddock. Check out the recipe here.
The best part of this recipe is, after soaking the chickpeas, you throw most of the ingredients in a food processor and then simply scoop the mixture into balls and fry them. These can be eaten plain or in a pita with cucumbers, hummus and seasonings.
Roasted Chicken and Vegetables
This is the perfect dinner to use up vegetables that have been sitting in your refrigerator for days or for a night where you need to throw something in the oven quickly to get dinner on the table. Simply chop up the vegetables, find some chicken breasts and put them all on a sheet pan and bake. Here’s a recipe you can follow.
Mediterranean diet recipes can be simple, delicious and perfect for the whole family. Starting off with these recipes will show you how easy it is to incorporate the Mediterranean diet into your family’s menu.