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Mediterranean Breakfast Recipes You Can Try at Home

By Anubha Das

Updated - Oct. 30, 2021 6 min read

The Mediterranean diet is one of the most popular diets due to its numerous health advantages. It mainly consists of plant-based foods, nuts, seafood, and healthy fats such as olive oil, and the calorie restriction is lower compared to other diets.

 

If your daily meals of vegetables and fruits have grown tiresome, we have some excellent news for you! In this post, we've compiled a list of unique Mediterranean breakfast ideas that are both nutritious and delicious. Read on to learn more about them.

 

1. Stuffed spinach omelette

Ingredients

  •  4 cups chopped spinach
  •  1 cup chopped parsley
  •  3 eggs
  •  1 medium onion
  •  ½ teaspoon salt
  •  2 tablespoons butter
  •  5 tablespoons cheese
  •  1 tablespoon flour

 

Image Courtesy: Cooking Chanel

 

How to prepare

 

  1. Melt butter in a pan over low heat — fry onions for 5 minutes.

  2. Stir in the spinach, parsley, and flour for 2 minutes.

  3. In a mixing dish, whisk together three eggs and season with salt and pepper.

  4. Mix in the onion and spinach combination well. Set it away.

  5. Pour the egg mixture into a pan with some butter.

  6. Cook till the bottom is golden brown. Turn it over and cook the other side.

  7. Your omelette with Mediterranean flavours is ready.

 

 

2. Mediterranean shakshuka

Ingredients

  •  1 small onion
  •  4 tomatoes
  •  1 medium capsicum
  •  1 green chili
  •  2 tablespoons olive oil
  •  5 garlic cloves
  •  1 tablespoon red chili powder
  •  1 tablespoon cumin powder
  •  1 tablespoon salt
  •  1 tablespoon paprika
  •  3 eggs
  •  1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  •  3 tablespoons chopped spring onions

Image Courtesy: Austin Food Magazine

 

How to prepare

  1. In a nonstick pan, heat the olive oil. Combine the chopped onion, garlic, and tomatoes in a mixing bowl.

  2. Season with paprika, red chili, and cumin powders, as well as salt. Allow the pan to cook for 5 minutes with the lid on.

  3. Mix in the capsicum and green chili. Make a tiny indentation in the pan, break the eggs, and cover with a lid. Allow for 5 to 7 minutes of cooking time.

  4. Turn off the heat and garnish with chopped cilantro and spring onion.

 

 

3. Mediterranean yogurt bowl

Ingredients

  •  Creamy yogurt
  •  1 cup strawberries
  •  1 cup blueberries
  •  1 tablespoon honey
  •  1 tablespoon flax seed powder
  •  2 tablespoons granola
  •  1 tablespoon almond butter

Image courtesy: Lentils.org

 

How to prepare

  1. In a large mixing bowl, add the creamy yogurt and berries. You may also incorporate any seasonal fruits.

  2. Add honey, flax seed powder, granola, and almond butter in a mixing bowl.

  3. Freeze it for 20 minutes before serving!

 

 

4. Mediterranean savoury pancakes

Ingredients

  •  ¼ cup natural almond flour
  •  ¾ cup oat flour
  •  1 teaspoon baking powder
  •  ½ teaspoon zaatar spice
  •  1 cup chopped spinach
  •  ¼ cup sun-dried tomatoes
  •  1 small zucchini
  •  A pinch of pepper
  •  ½ teaspoon salt
  •  ½ cup sour cream
  •  ¼ cup cheese

Image Courtesy: Tesco Real Food

 

How to prepare

  1. In a mixing dish, combine all of the dry ingredients. Mix in the remaining ingredients to make a thick batter.

  2. Allow 10 minutes for the batter to rest.

  3. Heat the pan on low heat and add a ladle of batter to it.

  4. Cook on low heat until the bottom browns. Cook for another 2 minutes on the other side.

  5. Place it on a platter and top with hummus or zaatar.

 

 

5. Mediterranean pita pockets

Ingredients

  •  2 whole wheat pitas
  •  ½ cup hummus
  •  2 tomatoes
  •  ½ tablespoon black pepper ground
  •  1 tablespoon hot sauce
  •  2 eggs
  •  1 small cucumber
  •  2 tablespoons parsley leaves

Image Courtesy: Delish.com

 

How to prepare

  1. Halve the whole wheat pitas.

  2. Combine the cucumber, tomatoes, and parsley in a mixing bowl.

  3. In a pan, bring water to a boil.

  4. Boil the eggs for 7 to 10 minutes in this water. Cut the shells in half and set them aside. Sprinkle with salt and set aside.

  5. Spread the hummus on the pitas.

  6.  Add some cucumber slices and tomatoes to the pitas.

  7. Sprinkle with pepper and salt, then stuff the pitas with an egg. Mix in the spicy sauce and parsley.

  8. Warm these filled pitas for 5 minutes in a pan.

  9. Serve with either a cheese dip or an avocado dip.

 

 

6. Mediterranean sausage hash

Ingredients

  •  ½ cup onion
  •  2 potatoes (boiled and mashed)
  •  1 cup chopped broccoli florets
  •  2 tablespoons olive oil
  •  1 cup cherry tomatoes
  •  ½ teaspoon dried dill
  •  1 teaspoon thyme
  •  ½ pound ground breakfast sausage
  •  1 teaspoon oregano
  •  ¼ teaspoon pepper
  •  ½ teaspoon salt

Image Courtesy: Whole Kitchen Sink

 

How to prepare

  1. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan over low heat.

  2. Mix in the potatoes and dill. After the potatoes have finished cooking, add the meat and onions.

  3. Add the broccoli florets when the sausage has browned, and the onions have softened. With a spoon, carefully mix and mash the broccoli florets.

  4. Combine oregano, cherry tomatoes, salt, pepper, and thyme in a mixing bowl. Cover the pan and leave it to boil for 5 minutes.

  5. Serve after thoroughly mixing.

 

 

7. Greek salad

Ingredients

  •  1 cup feta cheese
  •  ½ cup olives
  •  ¼ cup sliced onions
  •  1 cup chopped lettuce
  •  1 cup cherry tomatoes
  •  1 cup cucumber pieces
  •  1 tablespoon olive oil
  •  2 tablespoons flax seeds
  •  ¼ tablespoon salt

Image Courtesy: Love and Lemons

 

How to prepare

  1. Add the feta cheese, olives, sliced onions, and lettuce to a large bowl.

  2. Add olive oil and mix the ingredients well.

  3. Add the cherry tomatoes, cucumber pieces, flax seeds, and salt.

  4. Mix all the veggies and keep the bowl in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.

  5. Eat the salad immediately.

 

8. Blueberry banana overnight oats

Ingredients

  •  ½ tablespoon chia seeds
  •  1 mashed banana
  •  ½ cup unsweetened coconut milk beverage
  •  1 teaspoon maple syrup
  •  ½ cup blueberries
  •  A pinch of salt
  •  1 tablespoon unsweetened flaked coconut
  •  1 cup oats

Image Courtesy: Salads for Lunch

 

How to prepare

  1. In a container, mix the coconut milk, banana, oats, maple syrup, and salt. Serve with coconut and blueberries on top.

  2. Refrigerate the mixture overnight, covered.

  3. Garnish with chopped nuts.

 

 

9. Crispy egg avocado toast

Ingredients

  •  1 medium avocado
  •  2 teaspoons lime juice
  •  1 teaspoon chopped cilantro
  •  ¼ teaspoon salt
  •  A pinch of pepper
  •  2 wholegrain bread
  •  5 tablespoons olive oil
  •  1 small tomato
  •  2 eggs

Image Courtesy: Simple Green Moms

 

How to prepare

  1. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan for a minute.

  2. Cook for 2 minutes after adding two eggs.

  3. Season the eggs with pepper and salt to taste.

  4. Add salt and lemon juice to one avocado and mash it.

  5. Toast the bread pieces.

  6. Spread the mashed avocado and egg mixture on the toast.

  7. Garnish it with cilantro and serve.

 

 

10. Avocado smoothie

Ingredients

  •  ½ avocado
  •  1 cup spinach
  •  1 banana
  •  1 cup almond milk
  •  2 dates

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How to prepare

  1. Cut the avocado, banana, and spinach into cubes and combine them with the almond milk until smooth.

  2. Pour the mixture into a glass and serve.

 

 


Try any of the above-mentioned Mediterranean breakfast ideas to balance your nutrition without compromising on taste.


 

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