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Mediterranean Diet Recipes

Mediterranean Diet Recipes

Fried Onion Salad with Black Olives (Greek Island of Skyros)

Fried Onion Salad with Black Olives (Greek Island of Skyros)

5 of 5 25 Minutes

Many of us who live on the Mediterranean islands love to island hop when we go on vacation.  One of my favorite things to do as I travel is to...

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Olive Tapenade and White Bean Salad - Italy

Olive Tapenade and White Bean Salad – Italy

5 of 5

The combination of olive tapenade with a white bean salad not only makes for a complete, hearty nutritious meal, but also fills bellies without a lot of calories.  Tapenade is...

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Savory Breakfast Polenta with Eggs, Sautéed Onions, and Spinach

Savory Breakfast Polenta with Eggs, Sautéed Onions, and Spinach

4.8 of 5 15 Minutes

I get tired of the same old breakfasts all the time so I love to invent new ones!  With this recipe, we get it all: a gluten free, vegetarian, veggie...

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Moroccan Chicken Tagine with Sweet Potatoes and Raisins (slow cooker)

Moroccan Chicken Tagine with Sweet Potatoes and Raisins (slow cooker)

5 of 5 4 Minutes

Here’s how to make flavorful Moroccan chicken tagine in less time than it would take to order it in a restaurant.  Spend 15 minutes in the morning preparing all the ingredients,...

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Baked Eggplant and Tomatoes Topped with Garlic Yogurt Sauce

Baked Eggplant and Tomatoes Topped with Garlic Yogurt Sauce

4.8 of 5 40 Minutes

This recipe fits in very nicely with me being a lazy cook.  Instead of frying the eggplants in olive oil, a task that can be tedious, I just throw them...

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Italian Farmhouse Chunky Tomato Sauce

Italian Farmhouse Chunky Tomato Sauce

3.8 of 5 1 Minutes

This easy sauce is so full of flavor it almost doesn’t need pasta!  And because I use a lot of sauce and a small amount of pasta when I eat...

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Savory Skillet Cornbread (Mexico)

Savory Skillet Cornbread (Mexico)

4.8 of 5 40 Minutes

Cornbread can be part of the Mediterranean Diet, but this recipe is more of a traditional Mexican or Southwestern U.S. recipe.  I love how easy it is to make especially if...

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Greek Onion and Potato Fritters

Greek Onion and Potato Fritters

5 of 5 20 Minutes 20

One of our favorite appetizers to share at any time is onion and potato fritters from our book Foods of Crete.

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Stuffed Peppers with Ground Beef and Mushrooms

Stuffed Peppers with Ground Beef and Mushrooms

5 of 5 90 Minutes

There is a common misperception that the Mediterranean Diet doesn’t have any meat, especially red meat.  Beef is eaten in many countries around the Mediterranean, but there are two big differences...

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Traditional "Greek Restaurant" Salad Dressing

Traditional “Greek Restaurant” Salad Dressing

5 of 5

A Greek salad in an American Greek restaurant is quite different than a Greek salad eaten in Greece.  Here, in America, a Greek salad is made up mostly of iceberg...

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