The Mediterranean diet is lauded because it is, for the most part, easy, delicious, and nutritionally sound. Its recipes make terrific use of vegetables and healthy oils, lean proteins, and whole grains. It also allows for a wide variety of foods, since the Mediterranean region runs from the western tip of Europe and Africa, all the way east to Turkey. There are abundant herbs and spices that call the Mediterranean home, and even more that have been adopted through trade, conquest, and multiculturalism. Try mixing some individual ingredients together to put your own spin on some of these recipes, or try one of our Mediterranean-inspired seasoning blends for a tasty trip to that region’s sunny shores.

Marinated Smoky Feta
Feta cheese is the salty, strong, non-melting goat’s milk cheese from Greece. This dish makes outstanding use of feta’s porous structure, which allows the flavors in the oil to work deep into hea
Greek Zoodle Salad
Zoodles, or zucchini noodles, are gaining popularity with people who want healthier options for everyday foods.
Gyro Sandwiches
The gyro, pronouned "YEE-ro", is a much-beloved Greek sandwich, traditionally made with layers of pressed and seasoned meat, cooked on a vertical skewer that can hold upwards to 100 pounds of mea
Quesada Pasiega - Spanish Cheesecake
Spanish cheesecake, or quesada pasiega (kay-SAH-dah pah-see-EH-gah), is rich, satisfying, and laced with lemon.
Artichokes Al Ajillo
Artichokes al Ajillo, also called alcachofas al ajillo, is a great introduction to the world of tapas. This Spanish style of small plates eating has its roots in the 13th century.
Champinones Al Ajillo - Spanish Garlic Mushrooms
Champinones al Ajillo, or garlic mushrooms, can be made in just under twenty minutes. They are an excellent example of tapas, the delicious appetizers served in bars all over Spain.
Skillet Olive Bread
This is a no-knead bread that's easy on the hands and arms, and a simple introduction to yeast for the novice baker.
Albondigas - Spanish Meatballs
If you like spicy tomato sauce and meatballs, this recipe is perfect for you. This plate of small, shareable food is considered to be a tapas dish.
Patatas Bravas
Do not be fooled by their small size; these potatoes pack a flavorful punch.
Vegetarian Roasted Spanish Potatoes
These potatoes have wide appeal. The recipe is vegetarian, but the crumbly bread-based topping gives an almost chorizo like texture.
Mediterranean Macaroni and Cheese
For this dish we combined the savory flavors of the Mediterranean with classic American macaroni and cheese. There may seem to be a lot of stirring in this dish but the basis for your cheese sauc
Roasted Eggplant Handpies
This recipe was inspired by the galette, a rustic tart with a dough loosely folded around any number of ingredients. We turned the concept for the galette into these miniature pies.
Sicilian Cod
Cod is a great source of lean protein and is high in heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids. It is an excellent choice for those who want to get the benefits of eating fish without the "fishy" taste.
Kalamata Olive Pizza
If you're looking for a quick lunch or light dinner, pizza on a pita is a great 'go to' choice. Pitas make a perfect crust for an individual pizza and involve no cooking.
Homemade Marinara and Creamy Polenta
Polenta can be intimidating. It requires time and attention and if you don't give it the love it needs, it can turn lumpy or get too thick.
Grilled Chicken Potato and Asparagus Salad
This is a great meal for those days when you want to have something light but filling, and it never hurts to have a grilled chicken salad recipe on hand.
Spiced Lentils
This is a perfect make ahead dish for those busy time-crunch weeknights. Create a little work-life balance with this easy to make recipe that's good in a wide variety of ways.
Mediterranean Pitas
This colorful dish is perfect for a lunch or a lite dinner. Homemade hummus is so versatile, we use it for many different things.
Greek Lasagna
Phyllo instead of pasta and classic Greek ingredients give this dish a twist from traditional lasagna recipes.
Provencal Chicken
Americans eat chicken more than any other meat, and a part of meal planning at least once a week or more in most American households.
Greek Burger and Zaatar Carrots
Greek food’s popularity is on the rise in the United States.
Caprese Salad
It just doesn't get much easier than this.
Greek Tacos with Dill Sauce
This is a surprising twist on standard beef taco recipes. We stuffed our seasoned beef into pita pockets, and topped it with a healthy bunch of vegetables and the salty spike of feta cheese.
Greek Chicken Spinach Rice Casserole
Casseroles are great during the winter months, but what about summer? As the weather warms up, we turn to this lighter and healthier casserole for a comforting one-dish meal.
Spanish Saffron Chicken
Spanish saffron chicken is a delightfully colorful meal. The yellow lent to the dish from saffron is beautifully juxtaposed by the pitch black of the olives and the vibrant green of the peas.
Vegetable Paella
Paella is a dish that has its origins in Spain. In Spain's coastal regions, paella is a seafood extravaganza and features shrimp, squid, and mussels.
Mediterranean Salmon
What a great meal for a warm summer evening! Salmon on the grill with a no-salt herb marinade is a light and healthy dinner that doesn't have to be limited to summer dining.
Roasted Ajvar Salsa over Grilled Polenta
Almost every weekend you can find me out on the patio grilling family-sized bags of bell peppers, huge packs of whole portobello mushrooms and in-season vegetables to use throughout the week for va
Greek Lemon Chicken
Greek cuisine is often simple in preparation and complex in flavor. Greek food is typically not spicy and focuses on food that is fresh and in season.