4 Recipes to Cook If You Are Following the Mediterranean Diet (Part 1)

The Mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest diets in the world. It is mostly plant-based food as a staple, some fish and some wine as a cherry on top. It is known for its beneficial qualities that help leading its consumers a healthier lifestyle. If you want to follow the Mediterranean diet, pay heed to the recipes below.

  1. Avocado Egg Salad
  • In a large bowl, mix avocado and lemon juice together.
  • Then mixed it with boiled eggs, chopped green onions, boiled corn, a hint of extra virgin olive oil, and salt.
  • Put it on bread slices and garnish it with chopped tomatoes.

  1. Briam
  • Preheat the oven to 220 degrees C.
  • Thickly slice and half the aubergine lengthways.
  • Put a frying pan on medium heat and drizzle some olive oil on it. Cook the aubergine in every 5 to 7 minutes until it turns golden. Transfer it to a larger bowl.
  • Peel and slice the garlic and onion. Add them to the frying pan. Sauté it for 5 minutes until soften. Add it to the cooked aubergine.
  • Dice the potatoes, slice the tomatoes and courgettes.
  • Add the sliced and diced veggies, passata and water to the bowl. Sprinkle the oregano and add chopped parsley. Season it with sea salt and black pepper.
  • Mix them well and transfer it to a larger bowl. If there is any oil left, drizzle it in it.
  • Bake it for 30 minutes and turn the oven off to 200 degrees C. bake again for 20 to 30 minutes until the top turns brown and the veggies are softened. Let it cool down before you serve it.

  1. Caprese Style Portobellos
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • For easy cleanup, line the baking sheet with a foil.
  • On each mushroom, make sure you cover the caps and rims with olive oil completely.
  • In a bowl, add sliced cherry or halved grape tomatoes. Drizzle it with olive oil. Then add chopped basil, salt and pepper. Let the flavor settle down for a few minutes and it is ready to serve.
  1. Cream of Roasted Cauliflower Soup with Paprika Cumin and Fresh Dill
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  • On a large lightly oiled baking sheet, arrange the parts of the cauliflower. Sprinkle salt and pepper, and some olive oil on it. Roast it at 425 degrees F for 45 minutes.

  • In the meantime, heat olive oil in a large pot. Add onion to it and saute it till turns translucent. Add chopped garlic, turmeric, sumac, cumin and paprika to it. Stir well.
  • Add ¾ the amount of roasted cauliflower and save the rest for later. Coat the cauliflower well with the spiced mixture. Add vegetable broth and water on it.
  • Cook it on a medium heated until the cauliflower softens and absorbs some of the liquid.
  • Remove it from the heat and using an immersion blender, blend the cauliflower until it becomes a smooth paste.
  • Cook it again in the medium heat and add the heavy cream and lemon juice. Add the remaining cauliflower. Stir well. Add a pinch of salt if needed. Serve hot.

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