Our favorite part of the Mediterranean diet? Instead of hard and fast rules, there are guidelines: Eat more fruits, veggies and healthy fats; try to avoid processed foods, sugars, chicken and red meat. In other words, it’s as pretty stress-free as diets come. We don’t think cooking should pile on the angst, so we found a bunch of low-maintenance recipes you can whip up without a second thought.
20 No-Stress Recipes That Are on the Mediterranean Diet
Honey-mustard Sheet-pan Salmon
Easy, delicious and lightning fast.
Sweet Potato Noodles With Almond Sauce
You can totally spare 20 minutes.
Practically as simple as frying a batch of eggs.
Baked Sesame-ginger Salmon In Parchment
The parchment packets make cleanup so much faster.
Kale Salad With Crispy Chickpeas
Boost your protein.
The Ultimate Quinoa-avocado Bowl
Make all of the components ahead of time for a lightning-fast lunch.
Greek Lemon Chicken Skewers With Tzatziki Sauce
These delicate bites are just what you’re craving.
Pan-fried Cod With Orange And Swiss Chard
You can totally whip this up on a Wednesday (we believe in you).
Salt-and-vinegar Roasted Potatoes With Feta And Dill
You might want to make a double batch.
Yotam Ottolenghi’s Roasted Butternut Squash With Lentils And Gorgonzola
It woke up like this.
Ginger-pineapple Shrimp Stir-fry
Toss everything in a big pan and sauté away.
Harissa Chickpea Stew With Eggplant And Millet
Hot take: Olive oil-roasted eggplant tastes surprisingly meaty.
Salmon Bowl With Farro, Black Beans And Tahini Dressing
Right this way (into our bellies).
Roasted Cauliflower With Tahini Ranch
Proof that healthy ranch dressing does exist (it’s made from Greek yogurt).
Meal-prep Creamy Kale Caesar Salad
It comes together in 15 minutes or less and lasts for a day in the refrigerator.
Watermelon Salad With Almonds And Dill
Bookmark for your next picnic.
20-minute Shrimp Scampi Zoodles
Bring the whole damn skillet to the dinner table.
Greek Chicken And Rice Skillet
They’ll think it took hours. (Spoiler: it didn’t).
Hemp And Walnut Crusted Salmon With Broccoli And Kimchi Cauliflower Rice
Fun fact: Hemp is a great source of omega-3s.
Lemon-tahini Salad With Lentils, Beets And Carrots
Seek out precooked lentils and vacuum-packed cooked beets in the grocery store and you’re practically done.