25 Vibrant Mediterranean Recipes You Have to Try

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Mediterranean cuisine is known for its vibrant flavors, fresh ingredients and healthy cooking methods. With a focus on incorporating olive oil, fresh herbs, seafood, and plenty of fruits and vegetables, Mediterranean recipes offer a delicious and nutritious approach to mealtime. From classic dishes like Greek salad and hummus to more elaborate gyros and lamb kebabs, the Mediterranean culinary tradition is rich with diverse and mouthwatering options. Discover the vibrant flavors of the Mediterranean with our handpicked collection of 25 delicious recipes.

Green Goddess Hummus

Green Goddess Hummus by Gimme from Scratch
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This Green Goddess Hummus is creamy, herbaceous and just plain delicious. You can whip up this crowd-pleasing appetizer in no time. Enjoy this green dip as a snack or slather it on a fresh sandwich as a spread.

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Greek Charcuterie Mezze Platter

Greek Charcuterie Mezze Platter by Gimme from Scratch
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This Mediterranean Charcuterie Board is a delightful assortment of dips, cheeses, meats and so much more. This is my take on a Mediterranean grazing board, and trust me, it’s the easiest and most delicious spread you’ll ever make!

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Sheet Pan Roasted Greek Chicken with Garlic Potatoes

Sheet Pan Roasted Greek Chicken with Garlic Potatoes by Chew Out Loud
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Sheet Pan Roasted Greek Chicken with Garlic Potatoes – this dish is easy, delicious, and full of flavor your family will love. It’s a one-pan meal deal that requires minimal cleanup.

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Spicy Chickpea Gyros

Spicy Chickpea Gyros by Simply Lakita
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Spicy Chickpea Gyros is a simple and delicious Mediterranean inspired recipe that is full of flavor and contains a tasty tzatziki sauce.

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Mediterranean Shrimp Salad

Mediterranean Shrimp Salad by Britney Breaks Bread
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Mediterranean Shrimp Salad is loaded with shrimp, olives, fresh veggies, and topped with feta cheese and lemony dressing!

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Marinated Olives with Feta

Marinated Olives with Feta by Xoxo Bella
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You only need seven different ingredients to prepare this delicious Marinated Olives and Feta Cheese appetizer or snack. Expect a riot of soft and pleasing Mediterranean flavours in every mouthful. Everything in there is tasty from the green and kalamata olives to the creamy feta, salty caperberries, and hints of garlic, red pepper flakes and extra virgin olive oil. If you love Greek appetizers, this might become your next favourite.

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Spicy White Bean Shakshuka

Spicy White Bean Shakshuka by Britney Breaks Bread
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Spicy White Bean Shakshuka is a rich egg dish in a savory tomato sauce enhanced with hearty beans; garnished with jalapeños and feta cheese. This vegetarian recipe is healthy, delicious, and ideal for any time of day.

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Branzino

Branzino by Chew Out Loud
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Learn how to make the best Branzino recipe with lemon butter sauce. With just a handful of ingredients and 20 minutes, you’ll have flakey, delicious fish that tastes gourmet. Pairs well with all your favorite sides!

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Mediterranean Pasta Salad

Mediterranean Pasta Salad by Homemade Hooplah
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With a classic mix of fresh veggies, chickpeas, olives, and feta cheese, all tossed in homemade dressing, this Mediterranean Pasta Salad is a side dish staple.

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Vegan Buddha Bowl

Vegan Buddha Bowl by Bites with Blair
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This delicious and easy-to-make Vegan Buddha Bowl is made with quinoa, air-fried tofu, roasted veggies, and tahini sauce.

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Honey Za’atar Chicken with Chickpeas

Honey Za'atar Chicken with Chickpeas by Britney Breaks Bread
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Honey Za’atar Chicken with Chickpeas is an easy and delicious weeknight meal that you’ll be making over and over! Honey and Za’atar come together and truly make this dish shine!

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Mediterranean Orzo Salad

Mediterranean Orzo Salad by The Forked Spoon
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This fresh and vibrant Mediterranean Orzo Salad boasts juicy cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion, red bell pepper, fresh herbs, tender orzo pasta, crumbled feta, and a simple lemon dressing. It’s a light and healthy side salad that pairs with almost anything!

Get the Recipe: Mediterranean Orzo Salad

Lamb Gyros with Greek Tzatziki Sauce

Lamb Gyros with Greek Tzatziki Sauce by Delicious Table
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Grill Lamb Gyros for a great summer cookout. Wrap a fluffy pita bread around grilled lamb meatballs and top with chopped tomato, cucumber, parsley, and drizzle with a cool Tzatziki Sauce.

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Easy Lebanese Falafel

Easy Lebanese Falafel by Plant Based Folk
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Make the popular Lebanese street food in your kitchen from scratch. This crunchy Lebanese Falafel recipe is easy, super delicious and on top of that it is gluten free.

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Greek Chicken Kabobs

Greek Chicken Kabobs by From Valerie's Kitchen
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An easy lemon and herb-infused marinade creates incredibly flavorful grilled Greek Chicken Kabobs. Serve them up with a creamy Feta Dill Sauce for a delicious, Mediterranean-inspired summer meal.

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Mediterranean Baked Salmon

Mediterranean Baked Salmon by Healthy Fitness Meals
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This recipe for Mediterranean Baked Salmon is fresh fish fillets topped with garlic, kalamata olives, sun-dried tomatoes, capers, and fresh dill, then roasted to tender perfection. A super easy dinner option that’s quick to make and perfect for busy weeknights!

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Mediterranean Kale Salad

Mediterranean Kale Salad by The Healthy Epicurean
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You’ve never had a Mediterranean Kale Salad like this one! It leaps out of the salad bowl with Mediterranean flavors! Big bold and briny olives, sweet tomatoes, salty feta, and crisp cucumber make this the perfect summer evening meal!

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Mediterranean Hummus Dip

Mediterranean Hummus Dip by Cooking Gorgeous
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Hummus Dip is a Mediterranean/Middle Eastern spread made with chickpeas and tahini, then seasoned with lemon, garlic, and cumin. This extremely creamy, smooth & fresh dip comes together in just 25 minutes!

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Mediterranean Marinated Grilled Chicken Breast

Mediterranean Marinated Grilled Chicken Breast by Big Delicious Life
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These simple Grilled Chicken Breasts are marinated in lemon, garlic and herbs and bursting with Mediterranean flavors. The perfect all-purpose grilled chicken recipe for easy dinners, salads, sandwiches and more!

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Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad by Xoxo Bella
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Mediterranean Quinoa Salad is a delicious recipe boasting plenty of fresh herbs, vegetables, beans, and more in every delicious bite. Greek olives, feta cheese and red onion transport your taste buds to sunny Greece, while cannellini beans bring a taste of Italy to the dish, and the simple garlic and lemon juice dressing adds a subtle flavour of its own to complement the Mediterranean ones.

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Vegan Rice Stuffed Dolmades

Vegan Rice Stuffed Dolmades by Strength and Sunshine
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A Mediterranean classic made vegan and gluten-free. Rice Stuffed Dolmades full of fresh herbs, roasted eggplant, olives, spices, and aromatic basmati rice! A fantastic appetizer, side, or main dish!

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Harissa Lamb Meatballs with Roasted Onions, Chickpeas and Mint Yogurt

Harissa Lamb Meatballs with Roasted Onions, Chickpeas and Mint Yogurt by Cook It Like a Chef
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Harissa Lamb Meatballs with Roasted Onions, Chickpeas and Mint Yogurt is packed with flavor. You’ll love these perfectly seasoned, juicy and tender lamb meatballs perched atop a bed of colorful fluffy, yellow rice. Absolutely delicious!

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One-Pan Lebanese Freekeh with Chicken and Apricots

One-Pan Lebanese Freekeh with Chicken and Apricots by Little Black Skillet
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Spice-rubbed Chicken Thighs simmer in a freekeh, onion, and apricot pilaf for a super easy skillet meal.

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Greek (Santorini) Fava with Octopus

Greek (Santorini) Fava with Octopus by Chef's Pencil
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Greek Fava with Octopus is one of the most popular dishes in Santorini, the stunningly beautiful Greek island. Every bite of this dish is an explosion of flavor, as the tender, savory octopus blends beautifully with the earthy, smoky fava puree.

Get the Recipe: Greek (Santorini) Fava with Octopus

Mediterranean Bowls with Trader Joe’s Greek Chickpeas

Mediterranean Bowls with Trader Joe's Greek Chickpeas by Little Black Skillet
Photo Credit: Little Black Skillet

Along with orzo, hummus, a simple Greek salad, and homemade tzatziki, this all-in-one bowl meal featuring Trader Joe’s Greek chickpeas is one the whole family loves.

Get the Recipe: Mediterranean Bowls with Trader Joe’s Greek Chickpeas

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