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.