Mediterranean Diet Recipes

What You'll Eat

While there isn’t “a” Mediterranean diet, most versions share common understandings. According to Oldways, the nonprofit food think tank in Boston that helped develop a Mediterranean food pyramid, you’ll load up on fruits, veggies, whole grains, nuts and legumes; eat plenty of fish and seafood; get a little poultry, eggs, cheese, and yogurt; and mostly pick at sweets and red meat. And don’t forget a drizzle of olive oil and (if you want) a couple glugs of wine.

You’ve got lots of wiggle room in food prep. One night might be Spanish paella. The next might be a Greek gyro or an Italian-inspired pasta dish. How much and when you eat is also up to you.

Recipe Resources

The cookbooks and sites below will give you a good start in adding basic Mediterranean recipes to your repertoire. If you find you tend to favor, for example, Spanish food, you can also search for country-specific resources.

Last updated by Kurtis Hiatt | December 12, 2013

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