Healthy Seasonal Recipes

Healthy Mediterranean & Middle Eastern Recipes

This collection of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern recipes include pasta dishes, homemade soups, salads, side dishes and main courses.

These recipes are inspired by the cuisine adjacent to the Mediterranean Sea made simple for today’s busy home cook! From Minestrone and Chicken Piccata to Tabbouleh.

Latest Mediterranean & Middle Eastern

Greek Orzo Pasta Salad

This Orzo Greek Pasta Salad comes together in just 30 minutes and requires only a couple of easy steps. Simply toss together cooked orzo pasta…Read More

Light Creamy Italian Dressing

This light creamy Italian dressing is a great alternative to low-fat or light bottled salad dressing and much lower in calories than traditional Creamy Italian…Read More

Mediterranean Barley Salad

Our easy Mediterranean Barley Salad is made with bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, olives and basil with a fresh lemon and garlic dressing. Serve it as…Read More

Easy Baked Vegetable Lasagna Primavera

This Easy Vegetable Lasagna Primavera is loaded with fresh veggies including zucchini, mushrooms and spinach. It is light and healthy and takes only a half-hour…Read More

Turkey Sausage and Kale Soup

This hearty Italian sausage kale soup recipe is ready in under 30 minutes! Loaded with spicy turkey sausage, bright kale and beans, this one-pot meal…Read More

Tuscan Ribollita

Bold Statement: Ribollita is one of my favorite foods on the planet. If you have never had a bowl of ribollita soup, then get ready…Read More

Vegetarian Carbonara with Mushrooms

You’ll never miss the bacon in this creamy and easy Vegetarian Carbonara with Mushrooms recipe. This meatless pasta dish is a main course that is…Read More

Instant Pot Minestrone Soup

This healthy Instant Pot Minestrone Soup recipe is a quick and easy pressure cooker variation on our reader favorite Minestrone recipe. This hearty low-calorie soup…Read More

Spinach Feta Filo Pie

This impressive looking Spinach and Feta Filo Pie (also known as Spanakopita) is the perfect recipe to make for a vegetarian main course for a…Read More

Butternut Squash Lasagna

Behold your future go-to recipe for guests: Butternut Squash Lasagna. Not only is it totally impressive, I’d even say a real show stopper, but it…Read More

Pumpkin Risotto

Here is a creamy and savory Pumpkin Risotto recipe made with pumpkin puree, brown rice, sage and pumpkin pie spices. It is savory, a little…Read More

Healthy Chicken Piccata

This healthy Chicken Piccata recipe needs to happen in your kitchen. Just sayin’. It’s made with lemon, capers, white wine and parsley and it is…Read More

Brussels Sprouts Pasta Carbonara

This creamy brussels sprouts pasta recipe has an easy carbonara sauce and is peppered with tender shredded and sauteed brussels sprouts and smoky crisp bacon….Read More

Minestrone Soup Recipe – Simple, Healthy & Hearty

I have been so excited to share my Minestrone Soup recipe with you all. It is a fast and healthy version made with vegetables, beans,…Read More

Mediterranean Black Lentil Salad

This Mediterranean Black Lentil Salad with cucumbers, spinach and feta is super easy to whip together. Just toss the lentils together with a little dressing…Read More

Easy Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers Recipe

I am 100% sure you are going to fall head over heels for these easy Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers! They’re loaded with Italian flavors including basil,…Read More

Cherry Tomato Panzanella

This 20 minute cherry tomato panzanella is a warm version of the classic Tuscan bread salad made with fried bread, garlic, herbs and burst cherry…Read More

Basil Pesto

This recipe for Basil Pesto is a classic and authentic recipe using pine nuts, Parmesan cheese and it only takes 5 minutes to make! It…Read More

Mediterranean Tuna Salad

Stir together this mayonnaise-free mediterranean tuna salad for lunch in just 10 minutes. It’s loaded with incredible flavor from fresh scallion, basil, olives and roasted red…Read More

Crock-Pot Italian Zucchini Meatloaf

Here’s a healthy recipe for crock-pot meatloaf with an Italian twist from guest blogger Olena of iFOODreal.com. Shredded zucchini is added to help to lighten-up…Read More

Puttanesca Pasta Sauce Recipe

This 10 minute recipe for easy Puttanesca Sauce is made with anchovy, capers and olives with garlic and tomato. Serve it tossed with spaghetti or…Read More

The BEST Easy Healthy Panzanella Salad Recipe

This colorful Panzanella Salad has tomatoes, peppers, onion and cucumbers to give it loads of flavor, crunch and color. The bread is toasted then soaks…Read More

Israeli Couscous Salad

This Israeli Couscous Salad recipe with chickpeas brings together flavors of lemon, garlic and cumin with fresh parsley. It’s a fast and healthy side dish…Read More

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

This Mediterranean Quinoa Salad is a healthy and tasty side dish for summer parties. It is popping with flavor and loaded with cucumbers, feta and…Read More