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20 Best Mediterranean Diet Desserts Recipes

The Mediterranean diet is a lifestyle approach to food that focuses on consuming healthy, flavorful and nutritious ingredients to maintain energy, strength and good health.

Mediterranean diet and its health benefits have always been a popular conversation topic. It is associated with the low risk of heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. Furthermore, this diet relies mostly on fish, whole grains, fruits, vegetables and olive oil rather than red or processed meats. 

There’s a lot you can do with these Mediterranean dishes. You could mix them up, pair them with your coffee, or enjoy them all on their own.

The Mediterranean diet has been shown to have cardiovascular benefits and is linked to significantly reducing the risk of coronary heart disease.

In this article, I share 20 of the easiest recipes using ingredients typical of those used in the Mediterranean diet.

What Is The Mediterranean Diet?

The Mediterranean diet offers a healthy approach to the way of eating. It is based on the enormous amount of research which concluded that people living in the Mediterranean countries, Italy, Spain, Greece and other southern countries have a lower rate of heart disease. They also have a lower risk of cancer and some other diet-related diseases. People who live in those countries are not genetically different from people in other parts of the world. They simply have a healthier lifestyle, including their food preparation and eating habits.

Mediterranean Diet Desserts Recipes 

1. Mediterranean orzo salad

In any diet recipe list, it’s not uncommon to find a salad dish. However, this dish comes with a twist because it’s rice-shaped pasta. It is a Mediterranean dish from the Italian and Greek cuisine that consists of ingredients like olives, feta cheese and herbs like mint. It is perfect for lunches

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces orzo pasta (1 ¼ cup dry)
  • 1 cup canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 lemon, juice and zest (about two tablespoons juice)
  • ¼ cup minced shallot or red onion
  • 1/2 English cucumber (2 cups diced)
  • Two roasted red peppers from a jar or ½ fresh red bell pepper (½ cup diced)
  • ⅓ cup chopped dill, plus more for garnish
  • Chopped mint
  • Two tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • Three tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • One teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ cup feta cheese (crumbled)
  • ⅓ cup Kalamata olives (halved)
  • Black pepper

Directions

  • Following the instructions, prepare the orzo and drain the water when you’re done.
  • Rinse the orzo under running water till it’s room temperature.
  • Put the chickpeas into a bowl with the lemon zest, lemon juice, along with ¼ teaspoon kosher salt.
  • Chop all the ingredients and mix and stir the orzo, chickpeas and bowl of lemon juice. Also, add the red onion, cucumber, red pepper, dill, mint, white wine vinegar together. Add the olive oil, Dijon mustard, oregano, feta crumbles, black olives, and several grinds of black pepper.
  • Season with kosher salt and taste if necessary.

2. Baked lemon garlic salmon

This Baked salmon is made with fresh dill and garlic. A quick and easy low carb, gluten and grain-free meal idea. It’s simple to make. Salmon fillets are coated in melted butter, grated lemon zest, fresh dill, minced garlic and a touch of salt and pepper. 

Ingredients

  • Salmon
  • 2 lb salmon fillet
  • Kosher salt
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ lemon (sliced)
  • Parsley for garnish

For the lemon garlic sauce

  • Zest of 1 large lemon
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Five garlic cloves (chopped)
  • 2 tsp dry oregano
  • 1 tsp sweet paprika
  • ½ tsp black pepper

Directions

  • Turn the heat of your cooker to about 375%
  • Prepare the lemon garlic sauce in a bowl by adding in your lemon juice and lemon zest. 
  • Furthermore, add the extra virgin olive oil, garlic, oregano, paprika and black pepper and whisk together.
  • Line a sheet pan with foil (big enough to contain the whole salmon) and apply virgin olive oil to the foil.
  • Season the salmon with kosher salt to taste after drying and top it with your lemon sauce.
  • Wrap the salmon up and bake for about 15 to 20 minutes (be careful not to overcook).
  • Finally, open the foil and place it under a broiler for a bit.
  • When the salmon flakes with a fork, your meal is ready.

3. Hummus toast

A quick and healthy breakfast, it’s a simple toast with hummus and vegetables. This is a perfect way to start your day. Hummus toast is wholesome as well as satisfying, and as easy to make. It takes a 5 minutes preparation time and 15 minutes cook time.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cooked chickpeas, peeled (from 1 to 1 ¼ cup)
  • 1 to 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 3 to 4 ice cubes
  • ⅓ cup tahini paste
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • One squeezed fresh lemon 
  • Hot water 
  • Greek extra virgin olive oil
  • Sumac

Directions

  • Put the minced garlic and chickpeas into your food processor. Furthermore, proceed to puree until it takes a powder-like form.
  • Throw in your ice cubes, tahini, salt, and lemon juice while the processor is still running and blend for roughly 4 minutes.
  • If it is still too thick, add a little hot water and continue blending till a silky smooth texture is acquired.
  • Add in your olive oil, a few chickpeas in the middle and sumac to taste
  • Serve

4. Tahini banana shakes

This is another breakfast shake or healthy Mediterranean diet dessert recipe. It is a very healthy mix of tahini, banana, almond. Likewise, the right amount of cinnamon, super healthy while still being delicious and nutritious. It is a healthy dessert. Whether breakfast or light lunch, with a minimal preparation time of just 5 minutes, tahini banana shake is a perfect fit.

Ingredients

  • Two frozen bananas (sliced)
  • Four pitted Medjool dates (chopped)
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • crushed ice
  • 1 ½ cups unsweetened almond milk
  • Pinch ground cinnamon

Directions

  • Place the bananas, dates, tahini, almond milk and crushed ice into a blender. 
  • Blend until you get a smooth and creamy texture
  • Pour the banana date shakes into serving cups and throw some ground cinnamon on top.
  • Enjoy!

5. Cucumber and tomato salad

 This Mediterranean diet dessert recipe is straightforward to make. It is very refreshing and very nutritious. Its key ingredients are tomatoes, parsley and cucumbers. Perfect for any meal of the day and has a net preparation time of 10 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 6 Roma tomatoes (diced)
  • One large English cucumber
  • ½ cup chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • 1 tsp ground Sumac
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Freshly squeezed lemon juice

Directions

  • Place a large mixing bowl and add in your diced tomatoes, cucumbers, and parsley.
  • Add in your kosher salt depending on your taste, and leave it to stay for about 4-5 minutes.
  • After leaving for a while, add in your sumac, olive oil, and lemon juice and stir for a while
  • Enjoy!

6. Citrus avocado dip

It is packed with flavour, fresh taste and above all, super healthy. All of these are what the citrus avocado dip brings to the table. Furthermore, it has a satisfying chunky texture and is also gluten-free. Its key ingredients are avocado, oranges, fresh herbs and feta. Perfect for breakfast or lunch with a total preparation time of just 15 minutes, it’s pretty perfect.

Ingredients

  • 2 Navel oranges (peeled and diced)
  • Large avocados (pitted, peeled and diced)
  • ½ cup chopped red onions
  • chopped cilantro
  • ½ cup chopped fresh mint
  • walnut hearts (chopped)
  • Salt and pepper
  • ¾ tsp Sumac
  • Cayenne
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Extra virgin olive oil 
  • 49 g crumbled feta cheese

Directions

  • Put in into a large bowl your oranges, avocado, red onions, fresh herbs, and walnuts together.
  • Season with salt, pepper, sumac and a pinch of cayenne to taste.
  • Pour in lime juice as well as a little bit of olive oil. Throw in gently to combine them. 
  • Furthermore, throw in a feta cheese at the top and serve with your favourite healthy chips.

Enjoy!

7. Roasted tomatoes with garlic and thyme

Beautiful and delicious use of tomatoes which is very expected in Mediterranean cuisine. It is a combination of roasted tomatoes with olive oil, fresh thyme and feta cheese. 

Roasting is an excellent way of bringing out flavours, and this meal is packed with flavour. It takes a total preparation time of 40 minutes and is a perfect side dish

Ingredients

  • 2 lb Smaller Tomatoes
  •  garlic cloves (minced)
  • Kosher salt 
  • black pepper
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme (stems removed)
  • 1 tsp sumac
  • ½ tsp dry chilli pepper flakes
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Crumbled feta cheese (optional)

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to about 400°F.
  • Get a large bowl and place into it the tomato halves.
  • After which, add in your minced garlic, salt, pepper, fresh thyme, and spices.
  • Pour into it a large quantity of (about ¼ cup or more) quality extra virgin olive and toss to coat.
  • Transfer the tomatoes to a baking sheet with a rim and spread the tomato on top in a single layer.
  • After which, roast in your pre-heated oven for about 30 to 35 minutes. Or until the tomatoes have collapsed and you have achieved your desired result.
  • Remove from heat and garnish your dish with your thyme and if you’d like feta cheese as well and serve

Enjoy!

8. Roasted cauliflower with lemon and cumin

Sweet, tender and of course, healthy. Roasted cauliflower with lemon and cumin is perfect for your diet. Most importantly, you can play with the flavours and bend them to your liking. Its primary ingredients are cauliflower, lemon, and of course cumin, it has a total prep time of 45 minutes.

Ingredients

  • One head cauliflower cored and divided into small florets
  • Greek extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp harissa spice
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 to 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • Handful fresh parsley for garnish (optional)
  • ¼ cup toasted pine nuts or toasted slivered almonds (optional)

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to a heat of about 250°C
  • Place the cauliflower florets on a large baking sheet and pour in some extra virgin olive oil.
  • Toss to make sure florets are well coated. You can add even more virgin oil but make sure not to put in too much.
  • Mix your cumin and harissa in a small dish and season the cauliflower with the spice mixture. 
  • Throw in a generous pinch of salt and black pepper
  • Ensure the cauliflower florets are well spread on the baking sheet so that they are in a single layer.
  • Spread foil over the baking sheet and place it on the middle rack of your heated oven.
  • Roast covered for 15 minutes
  • Afterwards, carefully remove the foil and place the baking sheet back into the oven.
  • Roast for an additional 20 to 30 minutes or so. Occasionally rotate the baking sheet and turn cauliflower florets over using a pair of tongs.
  • If serving with tahini, use the roasting time to make tahini sauce according to your recipe. Then remove from heat and carefully transfer your roasted cauliflower onto a serving dish.
  • You should immediately add the lemon. Add a slight drizzle of tahini (optional), some toasted nuts and a little fresh parsley for garnish.
  • Serve the tahini sauce in a bowl on the side for dipping.

Enjoy!

9. Watermelon salad

This is A delicious mix of watermelon, cucumbers, creamy feta, a lot of fresh herbs and tasty honey-like dressing. It is one of the easiest Mediterranean diet dessert recipes. Furthermore, it will also give you a healthier diet lifestyle. It is perfect for summertime and has a total preparation time of 15 minutes.

Ingredients

Honey vinaigrette:

  • 2 tbsp honey
  • Like juice
  • 1 to 2 tbsp quality extra virgin olive oil
  • pinch of salt

For watermelon salad:

  • ½ watermelon (peeled) (cut into cubes)
  • 1 English cucumber (cubed)
  • 15 fresh mint leaves (chopped)
  • fresh basil leaves (chopped)
  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese

Directions

  • Place your honey, lime juice, olive oil and add a pinch of salt in a small bowl.
  • Properly whisk them together, do this for a while and set the bowl aside.
  • Place your watermelon, cucumbers and herbs in a large bowl together.
  • Now top the watermelon mix with the honey mix gently, and if you want, you can top it with feta cheese.

Enjoy!

10. Classic Greek tofu scramble

The perfect meal to start your day, this dish has endless flavours and variations. Its richness in protein and vegetables will give you just the energy you need to start your day right. Interestingly, you can add a mix of tofu, olives, spinach and tomatoes. It has a total preparation time of 30 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces firm tofu
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp tahini paste
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/4 small red onion (diced)
  • Two cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper (diced)
  • 1/4 cup Kalamata olives (pitted and halved)
  • One handful of fresh spinach
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes (halved)
  • salt and pepper

Directions

  • Crumble tofu in a small bowl to make it have the texture of scrambled eggs.
  • Add in nutritional yeast, tahini, lemon juice, and salt set aside the bowl.
  • Heat oil on medium heat in a large pan, throw in your onions. Furthermore, let the sauté for 5 minutes.
  • Occasionally stir
  •  Add in your bell pepper and garlic and leave for another 5 mins until it is tender.
  • Heat the crumbled tofu and kalamata olives while stirring occasionally.
  • Add in spinach and basil, leave for a while, then remove from heat and add tomatoes. 
  • Season with salt and pepper and serve.

Enjoy!

11. Italian style baked fish

Tender and full of flavour, the Italian-style baked fish is a very delicious and nutritious meal. It is a perfect Mediterranean diet dessert recipe with chunky tomatoes and capers. It has low-carb calories and is gluten-free, and on top of this only takes 35 minutes to prepare.

Ingredients

  • extra virgin olive oil 
  • red onion (finely chopped)
  • large tomatoes (diced)
  • garlic cloves (chopped)
  • organic ground coriander
  • all-natural sweet Spanish paprika
  • organic ground cumin
  • cayenne pepper (optional)
  • capers
  • Salt and pepper
  • golden raisins
  • white fish fillet
  • Juice of lemon 
  • Zest of lemon
  • Fresh parsley or mint for garnish

Directions

  • Prepare the capers and tomato sauce and set them aside
  • Pour your olive oil in a large saucepan of over medium heat. Leave until it starts shimmering.
  • Afterwards, add your onions and leave for a bit.
  • Put your tomatoes, garlic, spices, capers, raisins and salt and pepper. Leave them to boil for about 15 minutes.
  • Heat your oven to about 400° F
  • Season your fish with salt and pepper to your tastes
  • Pour half of your tomato sauce into a baking pan and arrange the fish on top
  • Throw in lemon juice and lemon zest, and top it up with the remaining tomato sauce
  • Bake in a 400° F for about 15 – 20 minutes
  • Remove from heat and garnish your meal with parsley and mint to your liking

Enjoy!

12. Greek chicken and potatoes

This meal is a very common dinner choice Mediterranean diet. Chicken, potatoes and Greek seasoning are the highlights of this classic dinner dish. Chicken breasts are pre-cooked and coated in a savoury spice-herb blend, ready to be baked with potatoes. 

Ingredients

For the chicken:

  • Chicken tenders
  • Extra virgin olive oil for the pan
  • Pita bread
  • Homemade Tztaziki Sauce
  • large Tomato (sliced)
  • cucumber (sliced)
  • green pepper (cored and sliced
  • small red onion, cut into half-moons
  • pitted kalamata olives

Directions

  • In a large bowl, place all ingredients in and mix well together.
  • Put in the chicken tender to mix and make sure the chicken is well coated with the marinade and refrigerate for 30 mins.
  • Prep the other ingredients like the tzatziki sauce, pita and gyro fixings.
  • Fry the chicken properly and warm some pita, and spread tzatziki sauce on top.
  • Add in chicken and tomato, cucumbers, green peppers, red onions, and olives as you like

Enjoy!

  1. Greek-style oven fries 

Oven fries are a great alternative to regular fries. Fries that are baked in the oven take up less oil and are healthier than french fries.

Greek-style oven fries are delicious, crispy potato slices that can be seasoned with almost anything. They’re great when dipped into tzatziki for an excellent appetizer or meal. These oven fries bring out the best of potatoes by making them crispier while adding new flavours.

Ingredients 

  • Potato slices 
  • Kosher salt
  • Extra Virgin olive oil
  • Fresh parsley 
  • Oregano
  • Garlic

Directions

  • Preheat the oven, place the potato slices in a bowl of water for 10 minutes, and then drain and dry them.
  • Season with kosher salt and dry pepper.
  • Add about 3 tbsp of olive oil to make sure the potatoes are well coated.
  • Arrange the potatoes in a non-stick pan and bake for 40 – 45 minutes when the potatoes become Krispy enough.
  • Prepare your tzatziki sauce while the potatoes are baking.
  • Mix your 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, minced garlic, thyme, oregano, and cayenne.
  • Spoon the sauce over the hot potatoes.
  • Add fresh parsley and crumbled feta to your liking

Enjoy!

14. Greek tzatziki sauce

The Greek tzatziki sauce is so much more than the chilled yogurt and cucumber appetizer at your local Greek restaurant. It is a cool Mediterranean diet dessert recipe with refreshing flavours and versatile uses that complement just any meal. The essential ingredients may seem simple on their own. High-quality ingredients are necessary for creating a genuinely excellent tzatziki sauce. 

Ingredients

  • English cucumber (partially peeled, striped and sliced)
  • kosher salt (divided)
  • garlic cloves (peeled, finely grated or minced)
  • white vinegar
  • Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Greek yogurt
  • ground white pepper
  • Warm pita bread for serving
  • Sliced vegetables for serving

Directions

  • Prep the cucumbers and throw in some kosher salt.
  • Spoon the grated cucumber into a cheesecloth or a double thickness napkin and squeeze dry, then set aside.
  • Mix the garlic, salt, white vinegar and olive oil in a bowl carefully.
  • Add the grated cucumber, stir in yogurt and white pepper and refrigerate
  • Stir when ready to serve with warm bread and add olive oil if you’d like

Enjoy!

15. Greek-style stuffed peppers

This is a delicious Greek-style prepared flavour-packed meat and rice mixture with chickpeas and fresh herbs. It is a Mediterranean diet dessert recipe that is dairy-free and gluten-free. Furthermore, it has a vegetarian option included. Its preparation time is 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • Greek extra virgin olive oil
  • small yellow onion (chopped)
  • ground beef
  • Kosher salt + black pepper
  • Spices
  • garlic cloves, minced (or 1 tsp garlic powder)
  • cooked or canned chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
  • fresh chopped parsley, chopped 
  • White rice, soaked in water for 20 to 30 minutes, then drained.
  • hot or sweet paprika
  • tomato sauce
  • water
  • bell peppers, any colours, tops removed and cored
  • chicken broth (or water)

Directions

  • Cook the meat and chickpeas with onions, salt, pepper, allspice, minced garlic, and stir occasionally.
  • Add in parsley rice, paprika and tomato sauce and let simmer for about 20 minutes.
  • Grill your peppers as the rice is cooking.
  • Preheat the oven and open up your bell peppers.
  • Fill each of the bell peppers with the cooked stuffing mixture of meat, rice and chickpeas.
  • Cover the baking dish with foil and bake for about 20 minutes, depending on your taste.
  • Remove from oven and garnish with parsley

Enjoy!

16. Grilled eggplant dip

Grilled Eggplant Dip, also known as Melitzanosalata, Baba Ganoush, Mutabal etc., is a delicious vegetarian Middle Eastern dip/spread. Traditionally, this Mediterranean diet dessert recipe is made with eggplants that have been grilled. Mash in a food processor, but you can easily make it from oven-roasted eggplants.

Ingredients

  • red bell pepper
  • canola oil 
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • large eggplant ends trimmed, sliced lengthwise 1-inch thick 
  • cloves garlic 
  • tahini 
  • Greek yogurt 
  • extra-virgin olive oil 
  • Grated zest of 1 lemon 
  • chopped fresh oregano
  • hot smoked paprika 
  • chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley 
  • pita pieces of bread or three large lavash, heated on the grill.

Directions

  • Preheat the grill
  • Brush the eggplant and bell peppers with canola oil and season with salt and pepper.
  • Grill the eggplant on both sides until tender and transfer to a cutting board.
  • Grill the pepper until charred and transfer to a bowl cover with plastic wrap and allow to steam
  • Smash the garlic, add salt and smear to paste.
  • Remove the skin from the eggplant and transfer it to your food processor.
  • Add in your garlic paste, tahini, yogurt, two tablespoons of olive oil.
  • Furthermore, add the lemon zest, oregano and smoked paprika and process until smooth and add salt.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl and allow it to sit for a few minutes
  • Peel and slice the bell peppers
  • Drizzle two tbsp oil over the dish and add sliced peppers and parsley

Enjoy!

17. Chickpea Shawarma Pitas with Hummus-Dill Dressing

This is a Mediterranean diet dessert recipe that’ll leave your taste buds begging for more. It has a preparation time of about 50 minutes.

Ingredients

  • Chickpeas: cooked or canned chickpeas (patted dry)
  • olive oil 
  • ground cumin
  • ground coriander
  • paprika
  • cayenne pepper
  • ground cinnamon
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • pocketless pitas

Hummus-Dill Dressing:

  • hummus
  • lemon juice
  • freshly chopped dill
  • One clove garlic (minced)

For serving:

  • English cucumber, thick half-moons
  • shredded romaine lettuce
  • large tomato (sliced thin)
  • thinly sliced red onion

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to about 400 degrees F 
  • Mix the chickpeas, olive oil, cumin, coriander, paprika, cayenne pepper, cinnamon.
  • Add a pinch of each (salt and pepper) into a large bowl.
  • Spread on a rimmed baking sheet and roast until browned and slightly crispy, 25 to 30 minutes.
  • Wrap the pitas in foil and place in the oven for the last 2 minutes of cooking to warm.  
  • Meanwhile, whisk together the hummus, lemon juice, dill and garlic. 
  • Thin with water, if needed, for desired consistency. 
  • Divide the cucumber, lettuce, tomato and red onion among the pitas and top with chickpeas. 
  • Drizzle with hummus dressing, wrap pitas around the filling and serve. 

Enjoy!

18. Vegetarian Arugula Chickpea Power Salad

A very delicious and nutrition-packed salad with vegetables and fruit plus high-protein chickpeas and avocado. It is perfect for you and your taste buds. It takes a 15 minutes preparation time.

Ingredients

  • no-salt-added chickpeas beans
  • ripe avocado, pitted and diced
  • diced red onion
  • lemon juice
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • arugula
  • sliced cucumbers
  • cooked quinoa
  • sliced strawberries
  • sliced cherry tomatoes, crumbled feta
  • Balsamic vinegar, for drizzling, optional

Directions

  • Rinse the chickpeas and combine with avocado, then mash with a fork.
  • Add onions, lemon juice, salt and pepper and stir thoroughly.
  • Serve on a plate with some arugula, cucumbers, quinoa, strawberries, tomatoes, feta and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.

Enjoy!

19. Citrus marinated olives

Olives are a very delicious ingredient in Mediterranean cuisine. This Mediterranean diet dessert recipe dish takes its flavour to the max with citrus. It has a preparation time of about 10 minutes.

Ingredients

  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Crushed red pepper flakes 
  • sprigs fresh thyme 
  • garlic (thinly sliced)
  • Strip lemon zest
  • Strip orange zest
  • Orange juice
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Castelvetrano olives 

Directions

  • Heat the olives over medium heat 
  • Put in your red pepper flakes thyme, garlic, lemon zest, orange zest, salt and pepper to taste.
  • Stir occasionally until the garlic turns a pale golden colour
  • Turn off the heat and stir in lemon and orange juice

Enjoy!

20. Bulgur salad

Bulgur salad is an unusual combination of ingredients but worth trying. This dish can be a pleasant surprise for your family and even guests. It will be a great alternative to the classical salad and soup for a festive meal.

Ingredients

  • Bulgur
  • Butter
  • Olive oil
  • Cucumber
  • Red wind vinegar
  • Chopped dill
  • Black olives

Directions

  • Throw 2 cups of bulgur into two teaspoons of butter and olive oil in a saucepan until it gets golden in colour
  • Cover and simmer until the liquid is absorbed and the bulgur is just tender about 20 minutes. 
  • Cut a seedless cucumber into chunks.
  • Add two teaspoons of red wine vinegar, two teaspoons olive oil, chopped dill and a small handful of pitted, halved black olives. 
  • Serve the cucumbers over the bulgur.

Enjoy!

Conclusion

If you are looking for a delicious dessert that also fits into your Mediterranean diet? The above 20 best Mediterranean diet dessert recipes are easy to make and taste great. Also, with a variety of choices, it should be challenging to pick just one!

Read Also: What Is A Continental Breakfast? The Complete Guide

FAQ’s About Mediterranean Diet Dessert 

What are some desserts in Greece?

Greeks love their food. “Food is life” is a well-known phrase in Greece. A variety of different traditional dishes are served in traditional Greek restaurants or in homes of family friends. Some of them are made out of fish or vegetables. However, some Mediterranean desserts like the ones mentioned above are very popular and loved by everyone.

What are traditional desserts?

Traditional desserts are types of desserts found in almost all countries worldwide, with little or no variation from country to country. These desserts have been around for generations and remain popular today, often being grouped as national desserts or part of a tradition due to their popularity. Traditional desserts are typically described as old-fashioned, generic or straightforward. Furthermore, they’re also considered simple, cheap and delicious.

Is yogurt OK on Mediterranean diet?

You shouldn’t worry about whether it’s part of the diet. One of the main ingredients found in Greek yogurt is Yogurt, better known as a traditional cultured dairy product throughout the world. It’s healthier than what most people think.

Is dark chocolate OK on Mediterranean diet?

The answer is yes. 

You can eat dark chocolate on the Mediterranean diet but choose the best options. Dark chocolate doesn’t contain dangerous sweeteners or additives, so don’t worry when adding it to your meal plan.

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