Mediterranean cuisine is a celebration of fresh and flavorful ingredients, healthy fats and diverse flavors. Vegetarian and vegan recipes are quite prevalent in this cuisine with dishes like hummus and falafel which have gained worldwide popularity in the recent times. Mediterranean cuisine uses fresh vegetables like eggplant, peppers and tomatoes combined with spices and fresh herbs to create flavor packed dishes.

Here you will find recipes for dishes Mediterranean lentil soup, spicy middle eastern eggplant dip (baba ganoush) and more. If you are looking to incorporate more vegetables in your diet, then you are going to enjoy these vegetarian Mediterranean recipes.

Lentil Tabbouleh Salad

Make the classic Tabbouleh more filling by adding lentils to it in this Lentil Tabbouleh Salad. An easy meal which is perfect for quick lunches and is also vegan and gluten-free.

As an Indian, I eat a lot of lentils. It’s a staple for me and I cook them at least 3 times a week if not more (as a kid I ate them every day!). But as you would probably guess, 99% of the time, I eat lentils as dal. I make all kinds of dals from simple dals like moong dal, masoor dal to my favorite dal tadka and dal...

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Instant Pot Saffron Rice

Looking for some variation in your regular rice? Try this fragrant Saffron Rice made in the Instant Pot.

This makes such a great side dish for any meal. Vegan and gluten-free.

If you love all the Instant Pot vegetarian/vegan recipes that I share on the blog, please join me on this Facebook Group – Instant Pot Vegetarian Recipes. The group would feature vegetarian instant pot recipes from all around the...

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Israeli Couscous Stuffed Acorn Squash

Stuffed Acorn Squash with Israeli Couscous, apples, dried cranberries, pistachios, raisins and drizzled with maple tahini sauce. This is a great vegetarian/vegan meal to serve your guests for Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is only a few days away! Have you guys already planned your menu?

I have some fantastic vegetarian Thanksgiving recipes on my blog and I did a round-up last year too. Don’t forget to check that out for some...

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Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

One of my favorite summer salads, this Mediterranean Chickpea Salad has lots of flavors, is super easy to make and good for you!

It has always been hard for me understand the weather here. One moment it’s super grey and cold and the next day it’s so hot that we need to turn on the air conditioner. It was never like this in Delhi. When it was hot, it was hot and there was never a respite until of...

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Vegetarian Pesto Mediterranean Tortilla Pizza

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Crispy Tortilla Pizza topped with Pesto and Mediterranean flavors! This fun pizza is great for pizza night or just when you need something quick and delicious! Also scroll down to the bottom of the post for a fun GIVEAWAY!

When I lived in India, I always thought...

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Instant Pot Mediterranean Lentil Soup

Instant Pot Mediterranean Lentil Soup is comforting, flavorsome, vegan & gluten-free. Made in the instant pot, this soup comes together in less than 30 minutes.

If you love all the Instant Pot vegetarian/vegan recipes that I share on the blog, please join me on this Facebook Group – Instant Pot Vegetarian Recipes. The group would feature vegetarian instant pot recipes from all around the...

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Kale Tahini Flatbreads with Roasted Chickpeas

Kale Tahini Flatbreads topped with crunchy roasted chickpeas and served with a side of pear-beet salad!

Happy New Year guys! I hope you all had a wonderful start to 2017. It can certainly get busy at this time of the year. We all are looking for quick dinner options and lesser trips to grocery stores. And if you are in the same boat, then you need to try Blue Apron!

The first time I heard about Blue Apron, a meal delivery...

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Baba Ganoush

One of my favorite dips – Baba Ganoush is middle eastern eggplant dip made with eggplant (of course!), tahini, garlic and lemon juice!

When you eat out mostly on weekends (like me!), you obviously try a lot of new stuff. I mean when you are eating out every Saturday and Sunday, you can’t be going to the same restaurants over and over again. Of course we do have our favorites and we go there often but we also regularly try new restaurants and cuisines. You might...

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Chickpea & Bean Pesto Pita Wraps

Easy to make Vegetarian Pita Wraps with chickpea, kidney bean, pesto and topped with a yogurt dill sauce! Dinner ready in less than 30 minutes!

Don’t you just love pesto? How good it is with everything! On pasta, on pizza, in rice and now in these pita wraps! Pesto is one of my favorite sauce and more often than not I have a box of pesto in my freezer. I usually make a large batch and then freeze it in small containers. When I want to use it I simply transfer the little box from the...

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Zesty Hummus

The best hummus ever! This recipe is just what you need to make the most creamy and smooth hummus with just the right amount of spices. Enjoy with pita bread or tortilla chips!

I am really making an effort to eat better these days. My workouts have been so messed up off late and that along with my eating habits is not doing me any good. But since this is the new year, I am trying to eat healthier and exercise regularly. I struggle most when it comes to snacking. Seriously when I am hungry in...

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Roasted Cauliflower Pita Tacos

Another Friday and another week has come to an end. I know I say this so often but I can’t help it because it seriously surprises me – this time and how fast it flies! Wow it will be the 8th month of 2015 in just few more days and then the festive season will start. I was speaking to my hubby in the morning and I said all this while I was waiting for mom-dad to visit us, they came and now they left too. It’s seriously crazy, how the hell are weeks passing like days!

Anyway since it’s Friday, it...

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Mediterranean Lentil Soup with Kale

I jinxed it, I mean I jinxed the weather. For the last few weeks I have been happily posting about how sunny and wonderful it has been in Seattle but the weather changed as soon as spring officially started! Crazy right? It has been raining non stop, it’s grey, dark and so annoying. And this kind of weather obviously calls for a comforting soup like this Mediterranean Lentil Soup with Kale.

I got introduced to Mediterranean cuisine only after I moved to US. It quickly became one of...

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