A Mediterranean dinner is filled with healthy, whole ingredients. Fish and vegetables usually take center stage, while red meat is only consumed in moderation, usually 2-3 times a month or less.
A typical Mediterranean dinner features seasonal ingredients, creating a colorful array of vegetables, grains, and proteins on your plate. As with all Mediterranean meals, menus change with the season in order focus on seasonal ingredients that are ripe and full of fresh flavor. In winter, broccoli and cauliflower are common; in summer you’ll find lots and lots of tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, and colorful salad ingredients, fall menus take advantage of squash and cabbage; and in spring you’ll find carrots, asparagus, and fresh herbs – just to name a few!
Fish is a favorite protein in the Mediterranean diet and is great year-round, though the types of fish available will vary by season. Below you’ll find lots of fish recipes that include vegetable-based toppings and sauces.
Healthy fats are encouraged in the Mediterranean diet. Nutritionally speaking, that’s a good thing. When you’re consuming sweets or sugar carbs, having a healthy fat in the mix can help to keep blood sugar from spiking too rapidly.
In this collection, you’ll find Mediterranean dinner recipes to keep you satisfied all year long.