Mediterranean Diet Recipe Ideas

14 June 2024

One of the things we love about the Mediterranean Diet here at Gewürzhaus, is how simple it is to follow. It’s also delicious! If you haven’t already familiarised yourself with the Mediterranean Diet, check out our recent blog post (insert Mediterranean Diet blog link here).

We’ve created a list of our top recipes that align with the Mediterranean Diet below. We hope this inspires you to head to your local market or green grocer and get cooking.

Mediterranean Fish Tray Bake

Mediterranenan baked fish

Make the most of your catch of the day with this one-pan tray bake. Our new Bruschetta blend is the perfect Mediterranean way to season fish. Serve with crusty bread or our Focaccia, and a simple salad of leafy greens dressed with lemon juice and extra virgin olive oil.

Focaccia with Olives and Cherry Tomatoes

Focaccia with olives and tomatoes

If you’ve never made focaccia before then this is the perfect recipe to start with. Studded with olives and cherry tomatoes, then brushed with herb-infused olive oil - the result is crispy on the outside with a soft, fluffy crumb. Delicious!

Mediterranean Orzo Pasta Salad

Mediterranean Orzo Salad

This pasta salad is the perfect thing to take to a picnic or BBQ. Bursting with fresh cherry tomatoes and herbs, it comes together easily and travels well. Best of all - it tastes just like summer. 

Tuscan Panzanella Salad

Tuscan Panzanella Salad

A hearty salad that celebrates the best the season has to offer, with antioxidant-rich ripe tomatoes and fresh basil. The toasted bread soaks up the tomato juice and heart-healthy dressing, making for a delicious, moreish salad. Another great choice for a picnic or BBQ.

Beef Stifado

Beef stifado

Red meat is enjoyed on occasion as part of the MedDiet, and this slow-cooked braise is the perfect choice. Gently spiced with our prized Goddess of Hunting blend and whole spices like cinnamon, allspice and bay leaf, the result is rich, flavourful and best enjoyed with a glass of red wine and a side of crusty wholegrain bread. 

Roasted Tomato, Eggplant and Feta Salad

Roasted vegetable and feta salad

This salad is great on its own as a light lunch, or an accompaniment to roast chicken or lamb. It packs a serious flavour punch with roasted cherry tomatoes, feta cheese and tart sumac. Yum!

MedDiet Hack: Boost the protein and fibre content of your salad by roasting a tin of well-drained chickpeas alongside the cherry tomatoes and onions.  

Minestrone Soup

Minestrone Soup

This soup makes the most of fresh market produce, and any dried beans you might have in your pantry. Not only is it comforting to eat, our minestrone is packed full of fibre, antioxidants and essential vitamins and minerals. Serve with a drizzle of your best extra virgin olive oil and freshly ground pepper.

MedDiet Hack: Leave out the pork rind, and throw in a handful of leafy greens towards the end of cooking.

Torta Pasqualina

Torta pasqualina

This savoury Italian Easter Pie is made with a simple olive oil pastry and a hearty mixture of greens, garlic, ricotta cheese and ground spices. It’s a delicious recipe to have in your repertoire, especially when Easter comes around and you’re planning on cooking up a storm.


MedDiet Hack: Replace some or all of the more traditional greens with wild edible greens such as amaranth, chicory or dandelion. 

Glühwein Poached Quinces

Gluhwein Poached Quinces
Our Glühwein Gewürz is used to gently spice wine. In this recipe, slow-cooked quince pairs beautifully with the hibiscus-infused blend and verjuice.

MedDiet Hack: Swap some or all of the dark muscovado sugar for honey, and serve with plain Greek yoghurt and crushed walnuts.

Galaktobureko (Vanilla & Semolina custard Pie with Syrup)

Galaktoboureko

There's always room for a sweet treat as part of any balanced diet, including the MedDiet. This beautiful celebratory dessert will have you coming back for seconds. Serve with a light dusting of ground cinnamon.

Happy cooking!

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