Looking for some healthy Mediterranean diet recipe inspiration this summer? It’s hot where we are, but I’m certainly not complaining as I love the heat! Sometimes a lighter, easier meal is in order though.
Whether it’s hot in your part of the world, or you just want to eat a little healthier, or try new recipes, check these out. These all follow the Mediterranean diet, which at its core, promotes mostly fresh, healthy ingredients.
You’ll see us use olive oil in just about every recipe on this site, and if you want to know where to buy good quality olive oils where you live, we created a guide on the best Spanish olive oils to try and have included links to retailers in different countries and online shops where you can buy some.
1. Chilled Gazpacho soup
This vegan chilled tomato soup recipe is synonymous with Spain and summer. It takes around 15 minutes to prepare and you have a healthy, delicious, refreshing snack or starter. Enjoy!
Go to the classic Gazpacho soup recipe
2. Baked cod, asparagus, tomatoes, and capers
This delightfully simple recipe is always tasty. If you can’t find asparagus, use green beans instead. You can pair this with some freshly steamed rice or Mediterranean yellow rice, a salad of your choice, fresh bread, or a combination.
3. No-mayo Spanish potato salad
Think you’re going to be missing the mayo in this potato salad? Think again. It’s ridiculously tasty thanks to the dressing which include cumin, smoked paprika, garlic, white wine vinegar, and more…
Go to the no-mayo Spanish potato salad recipe
4. Spanish Pipirrana Summer Salad
This is a traditional Spanish summer salad that’s vegan and made with fresh ingredients and a cumin-infused olive oil dressing. Super healthy, it goes with most mains, is great at BBQs or for sharing as a side, or enjoy it as a light meal on its own.
Go to the Pipirrana summer salad recipe
5. Mediterranean fish stew (Zarzuela de mariscos)
This Mediterranean fish stew will have you glowing from the inside out. With plenty of healthy ingredients and loads of spices, it’s equally delicious as it is nutritious.
Go to the Mediterranean fish stew recipe