Mixed green salad and a glass of crisp white wine. Serve with a squeeze of lemon and a glass of cold Italian white wine.
For an extra kick, add a pinch of crushed red pepper or cayenne. Travel to the Mediterranean over your lunch break with this healthy bento box idea that combines Greek salad, hummus, pita and more for a satisfying work lunch. Our healthy olive recipes, date recipes and more Mediterranean snack recipes are perfect to pack for an afternoon snack or make for a quick and easy appetizer.
Take a trip to the Mediterranean with these healthy Mediterranean Diet pasta recipes. Here are EatingWell's best Mediterranean dinner recipes, from greek salad nachos to colorful buddha bowls and veggie-packed pastas. It's a simple dinner the whole family will love. This recipe is perfect for toting along to soccer games and concerts in the park.
We suggest bringing plenty of napkins. Fennel seeds give this tomato and balsamic sauce an extra kick, but if you don't have them on hand, try using cumin or coriander seeds, or 1 teaspoon of a ground herb or spice.
Serve this easy chicken breast recipe with whole-wheat spaghetti or crusty bread to sop up the sauce. Save the unused chicken tenders in an airtight container in your freezer for up to 3 months. Once you have enough, thaw them out for another use. Grab a blanket and head to the park! This delicious summer picnic spread is best served with a sparkling wine, such as Cava or Prosecco.
The parsley-flecked squash "noodles" slash calories, add fiber and leave this classic dish still plenty decadent. Low-carb spaghetti squash stands in for wheat noodles in this updated twist on a classic pesto pasta dish. Cashews lend richness to the pesto, while nutritional yeast, mushrooms and sun-dried tomatoes contribute satisfying umami to this vegan dinner recipe.
The grill turns the salmon flaky and moist while tenderizing the crispy pepper and onion pieces. Round out the meal with brown rice or quinoa. Once the spiralized zucchini has time to soak up the herby pesto sauce, this chicken and pesto pasta makes particularly good leftovers. Adding broccoli to the pasta cooking water just before the pasta is done is a convenient way to briefly cook it so that it turns a vivid shade of green and softens slightly. This no-cook bean salad is a delicious way to use summer's best cherry or grape tomatoes and juicy cucumbers for a light dinner or lunch.
Fresh basil elevates an easy vinaigrette recipe that dresses up this simple salad into something extraordinary. Fresh zucchini slices are battered in crispy panko and pan-fried until golden brown and crunchy. You can eat them with a fork, but popping these zucchini chips by the slice is perfectly acceptable. Swap a mayonnaise base for cherry tomatoes, olives, roasted red peppers and fresh Italian herbs in this low-fat salad.
Take just 5 ingredients and create this healthy Mediterranean-style vegetarian bake for a low-calorie, low-fat supper. Spanish-style frittatas, or 'tortilla', are traditionally served in thick slices complete with oozing cheese and a crunchy salad A healthy Mediterranean-style tray bake with sweet potato, peppers, courgettes and chunky onion.
Falling somewhere between a paella and a risotto, this slow-cooked basmati rice pot has deep paprika flavours. Slice up a baguette, toast, then use as a bruschetta base for beans and salty Greek cheese for a healthy bite.
A budget rice dish flavoured with rosemary, basil and sweet cherry tomatoes. A colourful all-in-one bake bursting with summer flavour. A flavorful blend of spinach bulgur, and lean ground beef fills these red peppers, which are sprinkled with feta cheese and baked until tender. Spanish-style frittatas, or 'tortilla', are traditionally served in thick slices complete with oozing cheese and a crunchy salad Be sure to see the video tutorial below What is hummus?
A quintessentially Sicilian veggie dish of aubergines, tomatoes, raisins, capers and pine nuts - serve with toasted ciabatta. If you want to make this more substantial, you could serve some prosciutto or Serrano ham with it. Wrap up sustainable white fish in crispy bacon and serve as an all-in-one tray bake with potatoes.
Emma Booth won our Home Cooking Month competition with this sumptuous and creamy polenta dish, topped with vibrant roasted squash and beetroot. Wilt fresh greens then serve with crispy breadcrumbs, chilli and garlic for a low-fat, healthy side dish.
A colourful all-in-one bake bursting with summer flavour. This spicy seafood recipe makes a fantastic meal for two but can be easily increased for a stylish dinner party starter. This vibrant dish has all the flavours of the Mediterranean for holiday dining at home. A healthy dish, full of sunshine flavours. Keep sliced roasted peppers, puff pastry and artichokes in the freezer and you'll never be stuck for a smart starter again.
A fifteen minute supper that won't leave you feeling stuffed This is a great little dish for entertaining as you can pre-cook and stuff the mussels several hours ahead of serving.