11 Must-Try Mediterranean Salad Recipes. Easy salad recipes that are nutritious and packed with flavor. Perfect to complete your meal, or as the main dish!
People often think of salad as the back-up singer to the main event. But in Mediterranean cooking, the lines are easily blurred. Sure, we love our baked fish, grilled souvlaki, and beef kabobs, but the party is not complete without some stand-out salads.
Particularly on warm days, when I'd rather be basking in the sun than slaving in the kitchen, it's salad for dinner...and no one really cares, y'all!
We're not talking your average salad fluffed up with wilted lettuce. Nope. Think mouthwatering, loaded salads. Chickpea salad with a side of eggplant; or a platter of tuna salad with all sorts of crunchy veggies, tossed in a zesty Dijon vinaigrette and accompanied by warm pita pockets (now that's my kinda of lazy-night dinner!)
Without further chatter, here is my current list of favorite Mediterranean salad recipes (click on linked salad name in red to see the full recipe).
11 Epic Mediterranean Salad Recipes
(Click on salad titles in red to be taken to full recipe)
Mediterranean-Style Mustard Potato Salad
Simple Asparagus with Mediterranean Salsa
Mediterranean Tuna Salad with Dijon Mustard Vinaigrette
Grilled Zucchini Salad
Mediterranean Herbs and Tomato Salad
Mediterranean Chickpea and Egg Salad
Mediterranean Pearl Couscous Salad
Loaded Chickpea Salad with Eggplant
What is Za'atar. Can I make it?
Hi Emily, Za'atar is a spice blend of Mediterranean wild thyme and toasted sesame seeds. Here is a link to our all-natural za'atar where you can learn more: https://shop.themediterraneandish.com/product/zaatar-spice-blend/
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I loved all of them especially the tuna salad, which works perfectly with mediterranean pyramid.
Wonderful, Elen! thank you for sharing.
These look amazing! Looks very similar to the salads people make in Algeria! I will attempt to make no'1 tonight for dinner and then for lunch tomorrow and I will work my way through the list!
Wonderful, Yasmin! Enjoy!
Wow can't wait to work my way through the list!
I love Tabouli Salad. I just made it yesterday! It is so hard to find a good Mediterranean restaurant on the east side of the State of Michigan especially in Battle Creek. So I’m trying my hand at cooking it! I started out with my favourite salad.
Wonderful, Dolores! I'm glad we can help you make some favorites!
They all look amazing, not sure where to start!! But I am pretty sure one of them is getting added to the menu for lunch tomorrow!
These all look incredible! I have to make my way through the whole list!
These all look so healthy and delicious! I need to try the tuna salad--looks like a flavorful alternative to the traditional kind.
Great, Mary! I'll be eager to hear how you like the tuna salad! Thanks for stopping in!
thank you for this recipie, i just tried it today, put only one tbs of olive oil and had a low cal filling lunch for under 300 cal!! love your site
Awesome, Rima! Glad you enjoyed it...hope to hear more from you!
These all look so fantastic!!!! I love them all!!!! Pinned!!! And just watched your video on Facebook...your stove would kill me 🙂
Thank you for sharing these beautiful and healthy salads. I could eat salads all the time. I can't wait to try these recipes.
My pleasure, Virginia! I will be eager to hear which recipe you try.
I will be making these salads I live in Georgia ..... it is HOT.. I love Georgia and my family, I know we will enjoy these beautiful salads.. the hummus is a BONUS thank you
Great, Stormie! I am loving Georgia too! Enjoy the salads.
Fattoush Salad is my favorite. I could live on Fattoush. I'm out of Sumac. Most spices I have to order on line. If you find a wonderful Middle Eastern store in ATL, let me know. A place that makes or has fresh pita. In the winter, I order pita from Birmingham. The store serves most of ATL.
I found a bakery in Alpharetta called Jerusalem. Awesome pita bread there!
Nice. I know the area. I go to Trader Joes in Roswell about once a month. Also, I want to go to the Dekalb Farmer's Market. I understand it is famous for international foods.
You are in Atlanta? I live over the GA stateline -- Visit Cherokee County, North Carolina - Murphy, Andrews, Brasstown come up and visit, you'll love the area north of Blue Ridge, GA, and beyond. It is sticky hot here, too.
Sounds great, Vicki!
Definitely going to be gathering up ingredients for a few of these today for HOT Alabama meals! Thanks!
Awesome Beth Ann! Enjoy Alabama!!!