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Mediterranean Side Dishes

This collection of Mediterranean side dish recipes is filled with tasty dishes featuring delicious seasonal ingredients at their peak of flavor and nutrition.

Typical Mediterranean main dishes feature 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 to 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!

Healthy fats are encouraged in the Mediterranean diet and many of the fish recipes seen here have them in abundance. When you’re consuming 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 side dishes that compliment any meal, any time of year.