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6 Make-Ahead Recipes That Are on the Mediterranean Diet

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Cook quinoa and let it cool, then mix with diced cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, olives, feta cheese, and chopped parsley. Dress with olive oil, lemon juice, and a pinch of salt and pepper.

Greek Chicken Wraps

Marinate chicken breast in Greek yogurt, lemon juice, and garlic overnight. Grill or bake until cooked through. Serve sliced in whole wheat wraps with tzatziki sauce, lettuce, tomatoes, and red onions.

Mediterranean Veggie Frittata

Sautee diced bell peppers, onions, spinach, and tomatoes in olive oil until softened. Pour beaten eggs mixed with feta cheese over the veggies and cook until set. Cut into slices and store for easy breakfasts or lunches.

Stuffed Grape Leaves

Prepare a filling of cooked rice, pine nuts, currants, and fresh herbs like mint and parsley. Roll the mixture into grape leaves and steam or bake until tender. Serve cold as a snack or appetizer.

Mediterranean Hummus Bowls

 Spread store-bought or homemade hummus in meal prep containers. Top with sliced cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, olives, roasted chickpeas, and a drizzle of olive oil. Serve with whole grain pita or crackers.

Greek Pasta Salad

Cook whole wheat pasta and let it cool. Toss with diced cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, red onions, feta cheese, and Kalamata olives. Dress with a mixture of olive oil, red wine vinegar, garlic, and dried oregano. Chill before serving.