Our Top 10 Mediterranean Diet Recipes to Make in Your Slow Cooker

updated Nov 15, 2023
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Whether you’re just getting acquainted with the Mediterranean diet or you’re looking for some fresh recipe inspiration, may I suggest turning to your slow cooker? Since the Mediterranean diet is rooted in filling your plate with plant-based foods like whole grains, beans and legumes, and vegetables, along with lean meat and fish, and healthy fats, the slow cooker is a natural fit. It makes soups, stews, grain bowls, and chicken dinners a breeze to get on the table. Here are 10 recipes to try right now.

Mediterranean Diet Recipes

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Slow-Cooker Minestrone

This recipe comes with a smart trick for making a thicker, heartier minestrone. Once cooked, put an immersion blender in the slow cooker and give it a couple pulses — or use a regular blender to purée a cup or two of the soup and stir it back in.

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Whole Chicken in the Slow Cooker
This recipe delivers the most delicious payoff imaginable — meat so tender and juicy it practically falls right off the bone.
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Slow Cooker Easy Lentil Soup
Wholesome and satisfying, this vegetarian lentil soup is how to reboot after a season of overindulgence.
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Slow Cooker Poached Salmon

If you love slow-roasted salmon, this slow cooker version will be right up your alley. Because of the low temp, the fish stays super tender.

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Slow Cooker Coconut Lentil Curry
This slow cooker coconut lentil curry is seasoned with garam masala & turmeric, laced with tomatoes, & finished with coconut milk for a touch of richness.
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Slow Cooker Veggie Burrito Bowls
Veggie burrito bowls are a one-stop shop with tender brown rice, smoky pinto beans, and fresh veggies, all topped with a dollop of citrusy sour cream.
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Slow Cooker Spinach and Artichoke Chicken
Poached chicken breasts in a luxurious lemon broth with wisps of green spinach and forkfuls of tender, nutty artichokes.
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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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Everyday Green Vegetable Slow Cooker Soup
Learn how to make a gorgeous hearty but healthy green soup in the slow cooker with this recipes.
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Slow-Cooker Vegan Lentil Chili
The easiest slow cooker chili you'll ever make, thanks to the power of lentils. Dump everything in the slow cooker, walk away, then eat it up.
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