Ahh, the Mediterranean Diet, full of healthy fats, fruits, veggies and whole grains. Science says it can boost your mood and could help you lose weight. (We feel healthier just thinking about it.) Here, 26 easy Mediterranean diet lunch recipes that inspire us to start cooking.

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1. Tomato Salad with Grilled Halloumi and Herbs

We’ll take any excuse to eat one of our favorite cheeses.

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2. Harissa Chickpea Stew with Eggplant and Millet

That meaty eggplant though.

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3. Grilled Lemon-Herb Chicken and Avocado Salad

Nothing but all the best goodies.

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Kathy Fang

4. Five-Minute Heirloom Tomato Toast

Use the freshest ingredients you can find.

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5. Greek Chicken and Rice Skillet

Make it for dinner, then take the leftovers as lunch. Just trust us.

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6. Mini Chicken Shawarma

We’ll have four.

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7. Eggplant and Herb Flatbread

Coterie member Gaby Dalkin gives us permission to eat the whole darn thing.

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8. 15-Minute Mediterranean Couscous with Tuna and Pepperoncini

A total no-brainer.

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9. Pesto Quinoa Bowls with Roasted Veggies and Labneh

Everything comes together on your trusty sheet pan.

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10. Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad Stuffed Peppers

All the creaminess you crave, minus the whopping dollop of mayo.

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11. 15-Minute Mezze Plate with Toasted Za'atar Pita Bread

Finger food is the best food.

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12. Salmon Bowl with Farro, Black Beans and Tahini Dressing

Presenting the most delicious way to glow from the inside out.

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13. Greek Lemon Chicken Skewers with Tzatziki Sauce

Skewers = so portable.

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14. Eggplant Pizza

This eggplant pizza Is low-carb, gluten-free and ready in under an hour.

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15. Cold Lemon Zooldes

Light dressing + no actual cooking = win-win.

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16. Greek Turkey Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce

A burger for lunch? Don’t mind if we do.

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17. Stuffed Eggplant

Your co-workers will be so jealous.

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18. Salmon and Cucumber Grain Bowls

We can’t get enough.

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Half Baked Harvest

19. Roasted Greek Chicken and Farro Salad with Oven Fries

We love finishing off our salads with cheese.

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Peas and Crayons

20. Greek Quinoa Bowls

When dinner tastes like this, dieting’s a breeze.

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RELATED: 28 Quick and Easy Quinoa Recipes for Fall.

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21. Harissa Potato Salad

We love this spicy twist on a classic.

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Oh My Veggies

22. Greek Fattoush Salad

Never. Gets. Old.

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Damn Delicious

23. Greek Lemon Chicken Soup

Ready to warm you to the bone.

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Pinch of Yum

24. Mediterranean Quinoa Bowls

If we could design our dream lunch…

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The Almond Eater

25. Mediterranean Chicken Tacos

Our favorite new mash-up.

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26. Grilled Flatbread with Burrata and Tomatoes

Who can say no to burrata? (Definitely not us.)

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