25 Mediterranean Diet Breakfast Recipes to Power Your Day

updated Jan 22, 2024
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If you’re following the Mediterranean diet, you know you should be loading your plate with good-for-you ingredients, from side dishes like roasted root vegetables and farro salad to dinners like salmon, spinach, and chickpeas. But what about breakfast? Fruit, dairy, and whole grains play a big role in the diet, so there’s actually a lot of tasty (and satiating) breakfast options to choose from. Here are 25 Mediterranean diet breakfast recipes to inspire you.

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Spinach and Feta Frittata
This classic spinach and feta frittata is made with fresh greens, cheese, and dill, and is just as delicious straight from the oven as it is chilled.
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Easy Homemade Muesli
While muesli originated in Switzerland, its mix of whole grains, nuts, and fruit make it totally Mediterranean-friendly. Try pouring dairy or non-dairy milk over it or sprinkling it on yogurt.
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Roasted Eggplant Sabich Bowl
This vegetarian hummus bowl is inspired by sabich, a Middle Eastern sandwich stuffed with fried eggplant, tomato-cucumber salad, and hard-boiled eggs.
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Yogurt Parfait
Creamy vanilla yogurt, ripe berries, and crunchy granola clusters are layered in an easy, grab-and-go jar.
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The Best Shakshuka
Israeli shakshuka is pretty much the perfect meal anytime of day, be it breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Be sure to serve it with pita or crusty bread.
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Homemade Yogurt
A basic method for homemade yogurt — no special heirloom yogurt cultures or fancy incubating equipment required.
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Spinach and Artichoke Frittata
Marinated artichokes ensure this vegetable-packed frittata is full of flavor. Eat it warm or do like the Italians do: Enjoy it at room temperature or even cold.
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Easy, Fluffy Lemon Ricotta Pancakes
Ricotta not only makes these pancakes exceptionally fluffy, it lends plenty of protein to your stack.
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Breakfast Salad with Soft-Boiled Eggs and Green Goddess Dressing

A protein-rich breakfast salad layered with vibrant beans, a soft-boiled egg, and creamy green goddess dressing has everything you need to stay energized until lunchtime.

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Strawberry Banana Smoothie
This 3-ingredient smoothie is creamy and refreshing.
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Smashed Egg Toasts with Herby Lemon Yogurt
This quick and easy breakfast toast is topped with an herby Greek yogurt and smashed, soft-cooked eggs.
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Balsamic Berries with Honey Yogurt
This light and fresh bowl mixed berries marinated in balsamic vinegar and honey-sweetened yogurt is perfect for both breakfast or dessert.
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Sheet Pan Veggie Frittata
This cheesy, veggie-packed big-batch frittata is the best way to meal prep breakfast.
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Caprese Avocado Toast
Avocado toast might not have originated in the Mediterranean, but its combination of whole grains and healthy fats makes it well-suited to the diet. This one feels extra appropriate because of its caprese salad twist.
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Breakfast Caesar with Jammy Eggs and English Muffin Croutons
This spin on the classic Caesar uses English muffin croutons to make this an ideal way to start the day.
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Quinoa-Oatmeal Cereal
Made with coconut milk, maple syrup, quinoa, and gluten-free oats, the warming dish is topped with fresh fruit for a delicious and quick first meal of the day.
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Kale and Goat Cheese Frittata Cups
This recipe is versatile: Don’t like kale? Substitute a different leafy green. Have broccoli you need to use up? Chop it up and throw it in. Prefer Parmesan to goat cheese? No problem.
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Eggs with Summer Tomatoes, Zucchini, and Bell Peppers
To save time in the morning, you can make the vegetable mixture the night before and then just rewarm it in a skillet or the microwave as you fry your eggs.
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Breakfast Grain Salad with Blueberries, Hazelnuts & Lemon
If you have plain cooked quinoa left over from dinner last night, use it as the base of this unique, lightly sweetened grain salad.
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Fried Chickpeas and Scrambled Eggs with Garlicky Greens and Spicy Yogurt

This speedy dish features chickpeas fried with cracked coriander, cumin, and slivers of garlic until golden and crisp, plus soft scrambled eggs with wilted greens and scallions woven throughout.

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Crispy Fried Eggs with Yogurt, Greens, and Smoked Herb Butter
This twist on Turkish eggs features crispy fried eggs and garlicky wilted kale on a bed of Greek yogurt, all topped with a smoky sage butter sauce.
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Homemade Greek Yogurt

It's easier than you might think to make Greek yogurt from scratch.

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Mediterranean Breakfast Pitas
While these egg and hummus-stuffed pita sandwiches are definitely breakfast material, they'd also make a great packable lunch or easy dinner.
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Spinach Omelet
A soft, fluffy omelet stuffed with baby spinach leaves and Parmesan cheese.
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Crispy White Beans with Greens and Poached Egg
While the recipe calls for Swiss chard, any leafy green will work well here, so don't hesitate to use whatever is in your crisper drawer.
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