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Mediterranean Inspired Recipes

55+ Marvelous Mediterranean Recipes

With bold and vibrant flavors, Mediterranean recipes make for the perfect way to break through the boredom of your weekly meal rotation. Mediterranean recipes for breakfast, lunch, or dinner will have you covered when you’re looking for something new and exciting. With bright and vibrant flavors like fresh lemon, garlic, oregano, cucumber, and feta cheese, there are so many options to choose from to bring inspiration to your meal.

Mediterranean Recipes Easy for Anyone

Even if you’re just getting started, vegetarian Mediterranean recipes, like Quinoa Tabbouleh or Summer Gazpacho. Impress guests with Mediterranean salad recipes like Mediterranean Tuna Salad or Mediterranean Coleslaw to give your lunch a light and refreshing makeover. You’ll discover that it’s easy for anyone to make hummus or  Tzatziki Sauce to serve with all your favorite Mediterranean meals!

Mediterranean Recipes for Dinner

When it’s time to bring dinner to the table, everyone will be excited to dig in when you serve Mediterranean recipes with chicken like One Pot Lemon Artichoke Chicken And Rice or Sheet Pan Greek Chicken and Vegetables. These Mediterranean recipes are full of zesty flavors that will make everyone want to dish up seconds. Choose pasta, wraps, and so much more from this vast collection of Mediterranean recipes!

Fresh and vibrantly flavored, this Quinoa Tabbouleh has all the familiar flavors of traditional tabbouleh, but with easy to cook and nutrient rich quinoa instead of bulgur. Budgetbytes.com

Quinoa Tabbouleh

That’s “keen-wah tab-ooh-lay.” Don’t let the name scare you away from this incredibly simple and refreshing salad! I’ve been obsessed with tabbouleh since I first tried it as a child. It’s full of texture...

Mediterranean Tuna Pasta

mediterranean tuna pasta

This dish is a little more fancy and expensive than the usual Budget Bytes fare, but when you compare it to the cost of a restaurant meal, it still can’t be beat. I get...

Marinated White Beans are a fast, easy, and versatile side dish that comes together in minutes. BudgetBytes.com

Marinated White Beans

I’m always trying to work beans into my diet because they’re just so good for you, and I happen to think they’re delicious. These quick marinated white beans are one of my favorite side dishes because they’re so...

Falafel are an ultra flavorful Mediterranean bean patty packed with fresh herbs and spices. Enjoy as an appetizer, on a salad, or stuffed into a pita. BudgetBytes.com

Easy Homemade Falafel

I was so excited, so drawn in, so salivating when I saw this recipe for falafel from Living The Pie Life a few weeks ago. The only problem was that I didn’t have a food processor....


Homemade Pita Bread

Oh the fascinating world of flat breads… Although the ingredients for this Homemade Pita Bread are different from my Homemade Naan, the execution is almost exactly the same. The only difference here is that you...


Dolmas (Stuffed Grape Leaves)

One of my favorite things to order when I go to Mediterranean restaurants is Stuffed Grape Leaves or Dolmas. I’ve always shied away from making them at home because they seemed like they would...


Tzatziki (Greek Yogurt Sauce)

I have a whole menu of Mediterranean food planned for this week so I decided to start with the Tzatziki, since it goes with just about everything. This cool, creamy sauce is great for...

Baba Ganoush

Baba Ganoush

I swear, sometimes all I want to eat is bread (or chips) and some sort of dip. For a while I was crazy about hummus, but even with all the flavor possibilities there I...

Marinated Mushrooms

Marinated Mushrooms

I had a hankering for some balsamic marinated mushrooms the other day but after searching for recipes, I decided to try a batch of regular marinated mushrooms before trying the balsamic variety. There were...