Mediterranean Recipes & Food Ideas
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Our 10 Most Popular Mediterranean Recipes of 2020Recipes
These vibrant dishes were easy to love.
Dec 24, 2020
The Magical Pantry Pasta I Make When I Have Zero Plan for Dinner
Kitchn Love Letters
It never fails to save me.
Nov 17, 2020
This Fall Sheet Pan Dinner Is Easy, Colorful, and Totally Feel-Good
Mediterranean Monday
Pistachio-crusted cod meets a trio of the season's best vegetables.
Oct 30, 2020
Greek Vegetable Pizzas Are an Easy, Cheesy, Plant-Based Family DinnerRecipes
Pizza night should be every night, as far as we’re concerned, so we’re happily making these pies on repeat. They’re loaded with colorful veggies like roasted red peppers, artichoke hearts, red onion, and Kalamata olives. But one thing makes them extra special: Daiya plant-based cheeze. Their deliciously dairy-free Mozzarella Style Cutting Board Shreds are nothing but an unexpected delight. They lend creamy, rich flavor and melty, stretchable joy to each and every slice.
Oct 26, 2020
One-Pot Penne all'Arrabbiata Is Easy, Spicy, and Supremely SatisfyingRecipes
This 30-minute meal will wake up your tastebuds.
Oct 15, 2020
3-Ingredient Tuscan Sheet Pan Gnocchi Is Perfect for Busy Weeknights Recipes
Why boil when you can roast?
Oct 7, 2020
It Took Years to Find It, but This Is My Absolute Favorite Lentil Soup
Mediterranean Monday
Topped with crispy kale chips and lemony yogurt, it's the ultimate way to usher in soup season.
Oct 5, 2020
This Garlicky, Mushroom-Packed Twist on Risotto Is Deeply Comforting
Mediterranean Monday
It will have you primed and ready for sweater weather.
Sep 11, 2020
The No-Wilt Mediterranean Salad That Will Save Your Desk Lunch This Week
Tonight We Veg
It gets even better as it sits.
Sep 10, 2020
Cheesy Caramelized Mushroom Pizza Is All the Goodness You Need Tonight Recipes
A fast and fancy dinner for any night of the week.
Sep 10, 2020
Mediterranean Cuisine Is Feel-Good, Uncomplicated Eating. Here Are 5 Recipes That Celebrate Just That.Recipes
From saucy shrimp to chocolate olive oil cake, these unfussy recipes will become instant favorites.
Sep 4, 2020
This Greek-Inspired Shrimp and Orzo Skillet Is Supremely SatisfyingRecipes
Make this rule-breaking, one-pan dinner ASAP.
Sep 1, 2020
Salmon in Crazy Water Is the Easy Italian Recipe Everyone Needs to KnowRecipes
It's totally foolproof and utterly delicious.
Sep 1, 2020
Cheesy Caramelized Broccoli Steaks Are the Ultimate Plant-Based MainRecipes
Your taste buds are going to have to try to keep up.
Aug 28, 2020
Warm & Gooey Caprese Pizza Rolls Are a Dinner WinRecipes
Leftovers make a fantastic lunch, too.
Aug 19, 2020
One-Pot Eggplant Caponata Pasta Will Transport You to Sicily
Mediterranean Monday
Take a trip to Italy with this Mediterranean meal.
Jul 20, 2020
Make a Big Batch of Pesto Pasta Salad, Eat It All Week LongRecipes
It deserves a permanent place in your fridge this summer.
Jun 23, 2020
This Mediterranean Soup Is the Best Way to Turn a Can of White Beans Into DinnerRecipes
It's a feel-good, meatless meal for any night of the week.
May 20, 2020
These 2-Ingredient Grilled Yogurt Flatbreads Cook in Just 5 MinutesRecipes
Use them as the base for a Mediterranean-inspired spread.
May 19, 2020
A Vibrant, Veggie-Packed Salad to Break You Out of Your Cheesy Carb Routine
Tonight We Veg
And you can make it with practically any veggies you've got.
Apr 28, 2020
The Soothing Chicken and Chickpea Soup We All Need Right Now Recipes
It's like a blanket in a bowl.
Mar 15, 2020
Crunchy, Creamy, Tangy, Spicy: This Twist on Sabich Hits All the Right Notes
Tonight We Veg
It's the feel-good vegetarian dinner you've been searching for.
Mar 9, 2020
Make-Ahead Mediterranean Egg Casserole Is an Easy Brunch WinRecipes
When planning a brunch for family or friends, a make-ahead dish is an automatic win. Not only does it allow you to enjoy your time with your guests, but it also means you can sleep in before they arrive. The next time you host, opt for this casserole packed with vegetables, cheese, and herbs instead of flipping individual omelets.
Mar 3, 2020
Meal Prep Plan: How I Prep a Week of Vegetarian Mediterranean Diet Meals In Just 2 Hours
Power Hour Meal Prep
This week's meal prep plan will set you up with a week of wholesome Mediterranean Diet-inspired vegetarian breakfasts, lunches, and dinners.
Feb 21, 2020
How To Make Stuffed Grape Leaves (Dolmades)Recipes
One hot, sunny day in late June I found myself in a tiny Arab market in Jaffa, Tel Aviv, sifting through a box of cucumbers. I was with Deanna and Danya, the lovely ladies behind the popular Israeli food blog Matkonation, and we were ingredient shopping for an afternoon cooking expedition. On the menu: stuffed grape (or vine) leaves made with spiced lamb, fresh mint, dried currants, and a cooling cucumber-yogurt sauce.
Feb 3, 2020
The Simple, Perfect Dessert for Anyone Following the Mediterranean Diet Recipes
Now that's how you finish a meal.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Greek-Style Tuna SaladRecipes
Tuna salad that’s loaded with mayo and stuffed between two slices of wheat bread doesn’t thrill me — this guy, however, absolutely does. It’s the polar opposite: loaded with fresh vegetables and herbs, with not a trace of goopy mayo in sight. Taking inspiration from Greek ingredients and flavors, this tuna salad practically whisks you away to a breezy Greek island, even if you’re only digging into it at your desk.
Feb 3, 2020
This Is the Only Weeknight Fish Recipe You'll Ever NeedRecipes
A 30-minute dinner that's light and satisfying.
Feb 3, 2020
Word of Mouth: BrandadeRecipes
Brandade noun: Originating from the south-central French regions of Languedoc and Provence, brandade is a simple, yet hearty spread made of salt cod, olive oil, and milk. Sometimes garlic or potatoes are added. It’s served warm on slices of crusty, rustic bread with a green salad.There are similar versions of brandade in the other Mediterranean countries where salt cod is a staple, such as Spain and Italy.BrandadeIngredients1/2 lb (8 oz.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Tomato Salad with Red Onion, Dill and FetaRecipes
This is the full-on maximalist tomato salad: tossed gloriously with red pepper, feta, dill, cucumber, and olives.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Couscous & Goat Cheese Stuffed TomatoesRecipes
These stuffed tomatoes are the essence of summer. Field-fresh tomatoes, stuffed with an aromatic, Mediterranean-inspired mixture of couscous, fresh herbs, mushrooms and olives, topped with creamy goat cheese — all together, this makes a delicate, light and fresh side dish for a barbecue or a late summer dinner.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Marinated White BeansRecipes
Keep a big bowl in your fridge for endless possibilities.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Feta-Brined Chicken Breast with RosemaryRecipes
If you think boneless, skinless chicken breasts can never be succulent and moist, consider this the cooking method that will change your mind. The secret is feta. Yes, that salty, tangy cheese that you crumble over your salads can actually be transformed into a salty, tangy brine for your meat with the help of your trusty blender. What it does to the chicken is almost magical.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Pasta with Hummus, Olives, Feta, and Red PepperRecipes
If you, like me, consider a tub of hummus to be a staple in your fridge for mid-afternoon snacking sessions, this is your ultimate pantry pasta. Hummus is far more than a dip — it’s a garlicky, creamy condiment that’s begging to be transformed into pasta sauce. It coats pasta just enough that it provides a luscious mouthfeel yet hardly weighs it down, which means there’s plenty of room for additions.
Feb 3, 2020
Weeknight Meal Recipe: Mediterranean Chicken Stew with Cinnamon CouscousRecipes
This recipe is my go-to meal for nights when I want to cook but I don’t want it to take all night. Filled with flavor, you’d never think that cooking time is only 20 minutes. And it has another key time-saving secret! That’s right: rotisserie chicken! Picking up a freshly roasted chicken and pulling the meat off the bones results in chicken that tastes like it’s been stewing all day. And you usually can even do this without a knife.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Mediterranean Cauliflower Couscous SaladRecipes
Ah, couscous! The food so nice they named it twice. Except this isn’t really couscous. It’s cauliflower. And I feel like I won a gold medal in the kitchen when my couscous-loving husband didn’t bat an eye while he gobbled up this “pretend” version. I’ll be the first to admit I don’t usually like when food is referred to something it’s not.
Feb 3, 2020
Recipe: Mediterranean Tuna Noodle CasseroleRecipes
How do you make tuna noodle casserole better? How about some artichokes and capers? A few easy upgrades turn this classic into a fast and fancy French-inspired supper.
Feb 3, 2020
This Salmon Niçoise Salad Is the Perfect Easy Meal for SummerRecipes
It's a fun, flavorful twist on the classic.
Feb 3, 2020
One Surprise Ingredient Makes This Strawberry Salad Irresistible Recipes
It's a natural companion to the sweet fruit.
Jan 29, 2020
Recipe: Scrambled Chickpea and Spinach PitasRecipes
For a vegan breakfast sandwich that will power you through the morning, look to this pita pocket stuffed with a blend of spiced chickpeas and sautéed veggies. It’s prepared in advance, then stashed in the freezer, ready to be reheated in the oven while you buzz through your morning routine.
Jan 21, 2020
After 2 Years, the Mediterranean Diet Is Everything I Hoped It Would Be
My Healthy 2020
Lora Shreve, a bookkeeper in Maine, was finally diagnosed with a rare neurological disease two years ago, after five years of failed diagnosis and treatments. She switched to an adjusted Mediterranean Diet and hasn't looked back.
Jan 15, 2020
10 Desserts That Will Whisk You Away to the Mediterranean Recipes
They're light, fresh, and full of flavor.
Nov 18, 2019
Meal Prep Plan: How I Prep a Week of Easy Mediterranean Diet Meals in Just 2 Hours
Power Hour Meal Prep
Curious about the benefits of the Mediterranean Diet? Here's a whole week of meals to get you started.
Sep 26, 2019
Make the Ultimate Mediterranean Snack BoardSkills
It's easier than whatever else you had planned for dinner.
Sep 19, 2019
How to Make the Best, Juiciest Turkey Meatballs Recipes
Hello, gorgeous. (And it's all thanks to one secret ingredient.)
Aug 6, 2019
Don't Want to Cook? Make This 5-Minute Mediterranean Hummus Bowl Tonight.Recipes
Here's your excuse to eat dip for dinner.
Jul 31, 2019
7 Healthy Foods to Eat on the Mediterranean DietRecipes
Equal parts wholesome and delicious.
Jul 31, 2019
10 Easy Mediterranean Diet Dinners to Make in Your Instant PotRecipes
We make these every week.
Jul 29, 2019
This Chicken Shawarma Salad Is a Low-Carb Take on the Classic Wrap Recipes
Don't skimp on the creamy lemon tahini dressing.
Jul 23, 2019
Mediterranean-Style Shaved Cucumber SaladRecipes
This simple salad is bright, fresh, salty, rich, briny, and crunchy. Need we say more?
Jul 24, 2019
Here’s How to Make Moonstruck Eggs, the Very First Egg-in-a-HoleRecipes
We think Cher would approve.
Jul 19, 2019
Socca Is the Gluten-Free, High-Protein Flatbread That Has Stolen My Heart
Kitchn Love Letters
I could eat it any time of day, any day of the week.
Jul 10, 2019
Put This Watermelon Salad on Repeat All Summer LongRecipes
You'll never get tired of these refreshing flavors.
Jun 26, 2019
The Incredibly Easy Salad That Makes Me Feel Like I'm at a Fancy Restaurant Recipes
It comes together in five minutes.
Jun 26, 2019
Your Brunch Spread Needs This Beautiful Beet-Cured Salmon Recipes
It's easy to make this gorgeous, make-ahead dish at home.
Jun 24, 2019
Easy Appetizer Recipe: Garlic and Herb Marinated Mozzarella BitesRecipes
Summertime is all about easy entertaining and easier food: bountiful produce allows us to spend less time fussing in the kitchen and more time al fresco with friends. I’m all about quick recipes that produce big flavor, and these marinated mozzarella balls do just that. The best part? They get better the longer they sit, so make a triple batch and you’ll always be ready for unannounced guests that come your way.
May 2, 2019
Yotam Ottolenghi Will Make You Crave Vegetables Over ChocolatePeople
The book: Plenty More by Yotam Ottolenghi The angle: Over 150 vibrant and satisfying ways to put vegetables front and center on your plate. Recipes for right now: Tagliatelle with Walnuts and Lemon, Spicy Chickpea and Bulgur Soup, Green Beans with Freekeh and Tahini, Sweet-and-Sour Leeks with Goat’s Curd and Currants, Sweet Potatoes with Orange Bitters Who would enjoy this book? Vegetarians and veggie-loving omnivores.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Feta & Olive Phyllo CigarsRecipes
Creamy, seasoned feta cheese tossed with Kalamata olives and green onions, wrapped in crispy layers of paper-thin phyllo? Oh, yes! These Mediterranean-inspired cigars are a really great appetizer to have in your back pocket as the holidays approach. You might even have all of the ingredients stashed away in your fridge and freezer. Get rolling! Although working with phyllo might sound intimidating, I truly believe that with patience and the right tools, these can be made effortlessly.
May 1, 2019
Cocktail Recipe: The Pomegranate StormRecipes
Kelli and Ariel recently hosted a dinner party inspired by The Kitchn Cookbook, and this week they’ve been sharing all the recipes and tips! Every party deserves a good cocktail, and for this one, we decided to make something new, inspired by the Mediterranean appetizer and dessert — both of which included pomegranate. This complex and vibrant cocktail is perfect for one and easily adaptable for a gathering.
May 1, 2019
Recipe: Lemon-Garlic Whipped Feta with PestoRecipes
If you’re inviting friends over who may be on the fence about feta, make them this dip. It’s guaranteed to make a feta believer out of anyone. Instead of the cheese being in its usual crumbled state, it’s whipped in a food processor with Greek yogurt into a gloriously creamy, tangy dip. A heaping spoonful of basil pesto drizzled over top seals the deal, making this a flavorful appetizer you can make for around five bucks.
May 1, 2019
Next Week’s Meal Plan: A Week of Mediterranean Diet Dinners
Next Week's Meal Plan
Welcome to Next Week’s Meal Plan! I want to help you find inspiration and ease some of the pain points that come with getting dinner on the table night after night, whether you’re cooking for one or a family of eight. That’s why, as promised, this series is shifting — every week I’ll be answering reader requests and sharing meal plans that you want to see.It’s not too late! What type of meal plans would you like to see?
Apr 27, 2019
Mediterranean Orzo SaladRecipes
We'll be making it all spring and summer long.
Apr 18, 2019
This Is the Only Tuna Casserole I’ll Make from Now OnRecipes
At Kitchn, our editors develop and debut brand-new recipes on the site every single week. But at home, we also have our own tried-and-true dishes that we make over and over again — because quite simply? We love them. And we decided to start sharing some of our absolute favorites with you. Here’s a peek into what we’re cooking and eating in our own kitchens.
Mar 18, 2019
From Ajiaco to Za’atar: Around the World in 30 SoupsSkills
We've teamed up with chefs, cookbook authors, and our own Kitchn crew to share a globe-trotting adventure highlighting soups from across the globe.
Feb 28, 2019
Recipe: Trader Joe’s Slow Cooker Spicy Mediterranean ChickenRecipes
It's a colorful recipe that begs to be served over rice.
Feb 25, 2019
Recipe: Ottolenghi’s Bridget Jones’s Pan-Fried Salmon with Pine Nut SalsaRecipes
I’ve never been the type of person who chooses a bottle of wine or a chocolate bar based on the label alone. Until now, that is. If you’ve seen the movie Bridget Jones’s Baby, this flavor-packed salmon will immediately ring a bell. And now, thanks to Ottolenghi’s new cookbook, Simple, you can recreate it at home.
Oct 10, 2018
Cheesy Tomato Chorizo Orzo SkilletRecipes
Put this one on repeat.
Jul 25, 2018
Recipe: Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken BurgerRecipes
We love classic burger condiments as much as the next person. But what if we told you that you could spread your burger bun with baba ghanoush, top the burger patties with sun-dried tomatoes, and opt for goat cheese instead of cheddar? That’s exactly what happens in these juicy chicken burgers, which are a leaner alternative to the classic cheeseburgers. Use this recipe as inspiration, then consider all the delicious flavor combinations you could create.
Jul 20, 2018
How To Make the Best Instant Pot HummusRecipes
Because you can go from dried beans to the smoothest hummus in under an hour!
May 27, 2018
It’s Greek to Me: 25 Recipes That Bring Greece to Your KitchenRecipes
Take a Mediterranean vacation without leaving home, thanks to feta salsa, orzo soup, and the best Greek salad you've ever had.
Dec 18, 2017
10 Recipes That Bring the Flavors of Greece to Your WeeknightRecipes
You probably feel like you need a vacation right now — don’t we all? Well, how about Greece? Yes, sure, it’s a Tuesday and you have work tomorrow, but let’s go anyway. A flight tonight is probably out of the question, so escape to Greece via your kitchen instead, for an inspired dinner that will have everyone around the table cheering. Just keep a close eye on the plates. If you think you need a whole pantry of new ingredients to make your escape, you’re mistaken.
Apr 14, 2017