Mediterranean Diet Recipes

Mediterranean Diet Recipes

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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Chicken Tagine with Prunes and Cheap Wine

Chicken Tagine with Prunes and Cheap Wine

4.3 of 5 100 Minutes

There are a few places you can get the wine for this recipe:  1)  search your liquor cabinet for a couple of bottles of half drunk red wine, 2) peruse the...

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Greek Lamb, Tomato, and Onion Skewers (Island of Crete)

Greek Lamb, Tomato, and Onion Skewers (Island of Crete)

5 of 5 10 Minutes

One of life’s great pleasures is eating a piece of lamb that has been cooking rotisserie style over a fire for hours.  The tender, flavorful, slow roasted  meat fills your...

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Spaghetti with Greek Olives (Island of Crete)

Spaghetti with Greek Olives (Island of Crete)

4.3 of 5 20 Minutes

To me, almost all recipes from the Mediterranean Diet are comfort foods, but this dish is one of my “go-to meals” for when I want comfort in a hurry.  Even...

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Shakshuka (Stewed Eggs and Tomatoes - Morocco)

Shakshuka (Stewed Eggs and Tomatoes – Morocco)

5 of 5 20 Minutes

People are always asking me what is eaten for breakfast as part of the Mediterranean Diet.  Of any meal, breakfast is the most variable from country to country.  In Italy...

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Tortilla Española (Potato Omelet - Spain)

Tortilla Española (Potato Omelet – Spain)

4.8 of 5 40 Minutes

Fear and Loathing and my first Tortilla Española in Spain: When I was 18, I spent a night passed out under a tractor trailer in Vitoria, Spain, the Basque capital....

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Chicken Leek Soup with White Wine (Island of Crete-Greece)

Chicken Leek Soup with White Wine (Island of Crete-Greece)

4.2 of 5 50 Minutes

We had this soup again last night and my wife asked me “why is this soup so good?”.  It’s a question worth exploring because it is the favorite soup in...

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Shrimp with Feta and Tomatoes (Island of Crete - Greece)

Shrimp with Feta and Tomatoes (Island of Crete – Greece)

5 of 5 35 Minutes

My first stop at most parties is the appetizer table.  Ninety percent of the time, the same dishes appear and most of them are not part of the Mediterranean Diet: crackers...

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Briam - Baked Vegetables in Olive Oil (Island of Ikaria-Greece)

Briam – Baked Vegetables in Olive Oil (Island of Ikaria-Greece)

4.3 of 5 120 Minutes

Briam is an oven baked dish of fresh vegetables, herbs, olive oil, and an optional feta cheese.  It is one of the most  classic dishes of the Mediterranean Diet.  This...

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Pan-fried Pepper Salad with Feta and Olives

Pan-fried Pepper Salad with Feta and Olives

4.2 of 5 10 Minutes

There are times when I cook dinner and find that I have created a very colorless meal.  Back in my bachelor, pre-dietitian days, I guess I didn’t really care all...

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