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.
26 Quick and Easy Mediterranean Diet Lunch Ideas
1. Tomato Salad With Grilled Halloumi And Herbs
We’ll take any excuse to eat one of our favorite cheeses.
2. Harissa Chickpea Stew With Eggplant And Millet
That meaty eggplant though.
3. Grilled Lemon-herb Chicken And Avocado Salad
Nothing but all the best goodies.
4. Five-minute Heirloom Tomato Toast
Use the freshest ingredients you can find.
5. Greek Chicken And Rice Skillet
Make it for dinner, then take the leftovers as lunch. Just trust us.
6. Mini Chicken Shawarma
We’ll have four.
8. 15-minute Mediterranean Couscous With Tuna And Pepperoncini
A total no-brainer.
9. Pesto Quinoa Bowls With Roasted Veggies And Labneh
Everything comes together on your trusty sheet pan.
10. Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad Stuffed Peppers
All the creaminess you crave, minus the whopping dollop of mayo.
11. 15-minute Mezze Plate With Toasted Za'atar Pita Bread
Finger food is the best food.
12. Salmon Bowl With Farro, Black Beans And Tahini Dressing
Presenting the most delicious way to glow from the inside out.
13. Greek Lemon Chicken Skewers With Tzatziki Sauce
Skewers = so portable.
14. Eggplant Pizza
This eggplant pizza Is low-carb, gluten-free and ready in under an hour.
15. Cold Lemon Zooldes
Light dressing + no actual cooking = win-win.
16. Greek Turkey Burgers With Tzatziki Sauce
A burger for lunch? Don’t mind if we do.
17. Stuffed Eggplant
Your co-workers will be so jealous.
18. Salmon And Cucumber Grain Bowls
We can’t get enough.
19. Roasted Greek Chicken And Farro Salad With Oven Fries
We love finishing off our salads with cheese.
20. Greek Quinoa Bowls
When dinner tastes like this, dieting’s a breeze.
21. Harissa Potato Salad
We love this spicy twist on a classic.
22. Greek Fattoush Salad
Never. Gets. Old.
23. Greek Lemon Chicken Soup
Ready to warm you to the bone.
24. Mediterranean Quinoa Bowls
If we could design our dream lunch…
25. Mediterranean Chicken Tacos
Our favorite new mash-up.
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