Easy Mediterranean Diet Recipes for Beginners

By Jamie Leach

Grain Bowls With Lentils and Chickpeas

Beans and lentils may not be in your usual grocery rotation, but on the Mediterranean diet, these nutrient-rich plant-based foods should be go-to foods.

Greek Style Roasted White Beans With Summer Vegetables

The additional step of using dried beans may not be something you’re used to, but their impossibly silky texture makes every bit of extra foresight worth it.

Creamy Greek Salad Pasta Recipe

Perfect for your next potluck or backyard barbecue, this dish is a fitting side (it can serve six — or more!) and it will cut down on the overall carb count, too.

Vibrant Orange and Arugula Salad

If ever a recipe deserved an award for most beautiful, this would be it. And the sheer fact that it’s eye candy will get you excited about making this dish.

Mediterranean White Beans With Artichoke and Tomato

To bring the sodium levels down in this meal for a more heart-healthy option, use a touch less sea salt than the recipe calls for.

Mediterranean Sheet Pan–Baked Shrimp and Veggies

This one is loaded with Mediterranean goodness from the protein-rich shrimp, which is a low-calorie seafood with protein and healthy omega-3 fats.

Anti-Inflammatory Snacks for the Mediterranean Diet