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Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Quinoa Salad with Cucumber and Olives

5 of 5 15 Minutes

This delicious Quinoa Salad with Cucumbers and Olives is a high protein, anti-inflammatory, gluten-free salad that is perfect on its own or accompanied with beans, chicken or fish. And,...

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Warm Red Bliss Potato Salad with Artichokes, Capers and Lemony Dill Vinaigrette

Warm Red Bliss Potato Salad with Artichokes, Capers and Lemony Dill Vinaigrette

4.8 of 5 40 Minutes

Are you tired of the typical potato salads loaded with mayo that are fattening and non-nutritious? This version is flavor packed with capers, onions, lemon, and dill. Why use mayo,...

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Instant Pot Recipe Horta and Potatoes mediterranean diet recipes

Horta (Greens) and Potatoes in the Instant Pot

5 of 5 15 Minutes

All year long there are a wide variety of edible greens available at the farmer’s markets. Potatoes are a staple in the Cretan diet. The flavor of both Horta and...

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zucchini fries: mediterranean diet

Zucchini Fries with Tzatziki

5 of 5 30 Minutes

I love zucchini fries because they're crispy on the outside, and soft on the inside. I dip these in refreshing tzatziki sauce for some coolness that compliments the fried flavor perfectly....

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avocado toast

Our Favorite Avocado Toast Recipes

We’ve been testing avocado toast recipes lately and trying to create healthy Mediterranean versions. These are three of our favorite recipes we came up with. Two of these recipes are savory and one is sweet. They are all simple to make, but are also filling and nutritional Mediterranean breakfast recipes.

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mediterranean salad dressing

7 Mediterranean Salad Dressings

Here are seven Mediterranean style salad dressings that are simple to make, and much healthier than most of store-bought dressings. These dressings can also be used as marinades for meat and fish.

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Ladera Recipes: Mediterranean Diet Meal Plan

7 Ladera (In Olive Oil) Dishes – Mediterranean Diet Meal Plan Series

“Ladera (lathera) is a Greek word meaning “in oil”. These are the kinds of foods that define the real Mediterranean diet. They are mainly vegetarian foods cooked in copious amounts of extra virgin olive oil. Since meat was eaten scarcely in the traditional Mediterranean diet, people relied on these foods to fill them up and give them enough protein. These are mainly vegetable and bean dishes, but the surprising thing is that they’re eaten as the main dish, not a side dish.

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Rhodes The Greek Island of Sun

Rhodes, The Greek Island of Sun

Rhodes is the island of the sun, having over 300 days of sun annually.  The Mediterranean diet is in full force here, with the olive tree being cultivated since ancient times. There are citrus trees and vineyards, beautiful wildflowers everywhere, and an array of wild herbs and greens growing out of the fertile Rhodian soil. […]

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