12 Healthy Mediterranean Recipes You Need to Try

12 Healthy Mediterranean Recipes You Need to Try

We love the healthy things the Mediterranean diet stands for: lean protein| good fats| and plenty of produce! Once you’ve got these Mediterranean diet staples ready to go in your fridge| get inspired in the kitchen with these delicious recipes that can support your healthy goals.

Sources: Lizzie Fuhr| Nicole Perry| Camilla Salem| My Fare Foodie

| Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad

Whether you’re looking for a protein boost or have gone gluten-free| you’ll love this quinoa tabbouleh salad u2014 a twist on the classic that calls for the pseudograin quinoa instead of bulgur.

Photo: Anna Monette Roberts

| Lemon Tuna Salad

Substituting lemon and olive oil for mayonnaise makes for a lighter| brighter tuna salad that’s perfectly in line with the Mediterranean diet. Tuck yours into a pita or serve it on top of a bed of fresh greens.

Photo: Michele Bell

| Babaganoush

Mix up your hummus habit with a bowl of smoky and satisfying babaganoush| a traditional Middle Eastern eggplant dip. High in iron| potassium| B vitamins| and manganese| this delicious recipe would be a welcome addition to any healthy spread. Serve it alongside fresh veggies or baked pita chips.

Photo: Lizzie Fuhr

| Greek Shrimp| Tomato| and Halloumi Skewers

It doesn’t get more Greek than this shrimp skewer recipe. The natural flavors of the Halloumi cheese| tomato| and shrimp speak for themselves with fresh lemon juice| olive oil| and just a hint of salt and pepper.

Source: My Fare Foodie

| Homemade Pita Chips

Skip the store-bought stuff| and make your own pita chips at home. Once you try this method from POPSUGAR Food| you’ll never go back to the old oh-so-salty standard.

Photo: Nicole Perry

| Tuna and Farro Salad

Who knew a recipe so simple and uncomplicated could be so delicious? This simple tuna and farro salad offers omega-3-rich fish| a staple of the Mediterranean diet. If you’re not too keen on cooking fish in your kitchen but are still looking for its healthy benefits| this is the recipe for you.

Source: My Fare Foodie

| Egg White Frittata

Classic Mediterranean ingredients like peppers| onion| and spinach bring texture| flavor| and nutrition to the dish| while egg whites and feta provide over 20 grams of protein to this low-calorie frittata that actress Lea Michele loves!

Photo: Lizzie Fuhr

| Spicy Marinated Olives

POPSUGAR Food has done this classic olive appetizer one better by adding metabolism-boosting chili flakes to the mix! Feel free to make these spicy olives in advance| because they will be that much better once all the flavors have ample time to meld.

Photo: Camilla Salem

| Bob Harper’s Easy Roasted Fish

Trainer Bob Harper is a huge fan of fish. Watch this video to learn his simple technique for cooking fish that keeps the calories down but the flavor profile high.

| Marinated Eggplant With Tahini and Oregano

Make the most of eggplant season while it’s still upon us. This marinated eggplant side from POPSUGAR Food brings a ton of Mediterranean staples to the table: veggies| olive oil| lemon juice| and more!

Photo: Nicole Perry

| Classic Hummus

The garlicky and lemony flavor of classic hummus goes well with just about every Mediterranean dish. We dollop this protein-rich stuff all the time when it comes to snacking| and alongside a good squeeze of lemon| it stands in perfectly for salad dressing.

If you’re ready to revamp the regular blend| try these 15 twists on the classic.

Photo: Nicole Perry

| Pomegranate Tuna Steaks

Marinate protein-rich tuna steaks with pomegranate vinegar for a tart| sweet| and savory main that’s full of Mediterranean influence.

Source: Cheese Please