10 Easy Mediterranean Diet Dinners to Make in Your Instant Pot

updated Nov 15, 2023
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With recipes that focus on veggies, beans, lean proteins, and healthy fats, it’s easy to see why the Mediterranean diet is among the most popular diets of the year. And good news for Instant Pot fans: Some of our favorite Instant Pot recipes, like pressure-cooked beans and slow-cooked lean proteins, fit right into the diet and make for easy weeknight dinners. Here are 10 of the very best.

Mediterranean Diet Instant Pot Dinners

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Easy Slow-Cooker Ratatouille
Ratatouille, the classic French vegetable stew, is a perfect candidate for this hands-off cooking method.
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Ethiopian-Style Spinach & Lentil Soup

This lentil soup is filling and delicious, thanks to hearty lentils and lots of fresh spices. To adapt this recipe to an Instant Pot, plan for a slightly longer cooking time.

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Trader Joe's Slow Cooker Spicy Mediterranean Chicken
An easy slow cooker chicken recipe using just a handful of Trader Joe's ingredients.
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30-Minute Cacciatore Chicken

This stovetop pressure cooker recipe hits all the hallmarks of a Mediterranean diet recipe — lean protein, veggie packed, healthy fats — and can be easily adapted to the Instant Pot.

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Slow Cooker Italian Chicken and Broccoli Bowls
The superstar slow cooker strikes again with this tasty combination of brown rice, white beans, chicken, and broccoli florets.
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Slow-Cooker Minestrone

Minestrone is another one of those quintessential Mediterranean diet recipes that everyone knows and loves. This slow cooker version can be made in the Instant Pot and makes lots of leftovers to enjoy throughout the week.

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The Best Hummus in the Instant Pot
Use your electric pressure cooker to turn dried chickpeas into the smoothest, creamy hummus with just five ingredients.
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Salmon in the Slow Cooker

Simply cooked fish is another staple of the Mediterranean diet. While this slow cooker salmon cooks, whip up a simple salad to pair with the tender fish.

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Beans in an Electric Pressure Cooker

Cook a week’s worth of beans in one 30-minute cooking session with this Instant Pot tutorial. With a fridge full of cooked beans, a lot of Mediterranean diet recipes are at your fingertips, from hummus to bean salads.

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Spaghetti Squash in an Instant Pot
Make cooking spaghetti squash easier and faster with an electric pressure cooker. Here's how.
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