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Whole Wheat Pasta with Pesto and Vegetables

This pasta is a great way to incorporate a variety of vegetables into one quick and simple meal that your friends and family will love. You can substitute any of the vegetables listed for ones that are in season and readily available. Serves 8 Serving Size: 2½ cups Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 15… Read more »

Whole Wheat Pasta with Beans and Greens

This is a great way to serve pasta with lots of vegetables and beans. The whole-wheat pasta is a nice taste compliment to the beans. Using a prepared sauce makes this recipe quick – if you prefer to make your own, that is fine too. The red pasta sauces that you can find in the… Read more »

White Bean Hummus

Traditional hummus is made with chickpeas (also called garbanzo beans). This recipe uses white beans. It gives it a great mild flavor that lets the blast of lemon come through, and it’s very easy to make. Serve with carrot and/or celery sticks for a great snack or lunch.   Serves 14 Serving Size: ¼ cup… Read more »

Vegetable Omelet

The traditional Mediterranean way of eating includes lots of vegetables. Breakfast is the hardest meal for many to get any vegetables. Adding veggies to an omelet is one way to get at least some at the morning meal. You can cook a bag of spinach and chopped vegetables at the beginning of each week to… Read more »

Turkey and Bean Taco Salad

This recipe will soon be one of your family’s favorites because it is easy to make and big on flavor! Leave out the ground turkey for a vegetarian friendly meal. Serves 4 Serving Size: ¼ recipe Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 15-20 minutes Total Time: 25-30 minutes Ingredients: Bean Topping: 1 tablespoon olive oil… Read more »

Summer Green Bean Salad

This is one of the best salads to make when the corn is really fresh. The easiest way to cook the corn is in the microwave. Cut off one end, microwave for 4 minutes, remove with hot pad – shake the corn out of the husk. (Tip: All of the silks should remain in the… Read more »

Spicy Roasted Cauliflower

This recipe is for cauliflower, however, you can use this for any vegetable. It calls for ground spices; however, if you have a spice grinder, it is extra tasty to grind the spices from whole spices. Either way, you will love this easy recipe. The roasted vegetables are great hot or cold in salads. Serves… Read more »

Simple Stir Fry

Everyone should have a go-to stir fry recipe. This is a basic recipe that you can vary based on availability of seasonal vegetables. The fresh grated ginger gives it a wonderful Asian flavor. If you like spice, you can add some Asian chili sauce, which can be found in most grocery stores (also called sambal… Read more »

Sauteed Squash and Onions

I grew up eating squash and onions. It was a summer favorite of our family. I converted the bacon grease version my mom made to the Med Way by using olive oil. I use both zucchini and yellow squash but you can use just one variety if you like. This recipe calls for green onions,… Read more »

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

This is an amazing vegetarian side dish. Feel free to add a small amount of turkey bacon for added flavor if you wish. Serves 4 Serving Size: ¾ cup Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 20-30 minutes Total Time: 35-45 minutes Ingredients: 1 pound (approximately 4 cups) Brussels sprouts 4 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons… Read more »

Quinoa Pinto Bean Burger

No need to buy veggie burgers when you can make these at home with great ingredients. You can use the seasonings suggested or experiment with others based on your favorite flavors. These are great made ahead and cooked to order. They can be served in a bun like a traditional burger, crumbled in a pita,… Read more »

Oven-Roasted Vegetables

You really don’t need a recipe for roasted vegetables, but here are some recommendations for tasty combinations. Spices may vary based on your taste or you can go au naturel with just salt. Serves (depends on amount prepared) Serving Size: approximately 1 cup (as a side) Prep Time: Depends on vegetables, approximately 15 minutes Cook… Read more »

Mushroom Beef Burgers

The Mediterranean way of eating contains very limited amounts of red meat. One way to decrease consumption of red meat is to add vegetables so that you are consuming less. This recipe introduces lots of mushrooms (a 1 to 1 ratio to meat) for a flavorful but lighter burger. Using a food processor will speed… Read more »

Mushroom Almond Burger

These are some of the best veggie burgers ever! The small amount of sharp cheese and the umami from the mushrooms give them a great flavor. When forming the patties, use your hands and place them directly in the hot pan. They are hard to move around prior to cooking and don’t make firm patties.… Read more »

Mediterranean Tuna Salad

Amp up your traditional tuna salad with this delicious recipe. Full of vegetables and flavor, it makes a delectable meal any time of day that the whole family will love. Enjoy it as a sandwich, on top of greens, or alongside our Super Tomato Soup and Olive Oil Toast. If serving as a sandwich, use… Read more »

Lunch Salad

This is called lunch salad because, yes, you guessed it, it makes a great lunch. Instead of taking tuna, egg, or chicken salad for lunch, which contain mostly meat, you can make this quick lunch salad that incorporates so many more vegetables and grains, and is as satisfying as it is good for you. There… Read more »

Lentil Sliders

This recipe makes fun small burgers (sliders) or you can make regular size patties. They are great on toasted whole grain buns with lettuce and tomato. You can also serve them with tomato sauce. The recipe calls for brown lentils but other varieties would be good as well. Serves 7 Serving Size: 2 sliders Prep… Read more »

Cucumber Avocado Salad

This simple salad is really delicious. The process of hand mixing and slightly macerating (slightly crushing) the avocados makes it a bit creamy. You can alter this recipe and use different vinegars based on your taste. Serves 4 Serving Size: 1 cup Prep Time: 15 minutes Chill Time: 1 hour Total Time: 1 hour 15… Read more »

Avocado Salad

This is a colorful and tasty salad that is especially good during summer months. It is easy to prepare and only has a few, simple ingredients. For variation, add chopped onions, black beans, and/or red pepper according to taste preference. Serves 4 Serving Size: 1 cup Prep Time: 15 minutes Cool Time: 10-20 minutes Total… Read more »