30-minute Mediterranean diet recipes for lasting health
Make the Mediterranean diet part of an everyday routine with these quick and easy recipes. They’re full of nourishing ingredients that can help support heart health and combat chronic disease.
Pomegranate Cherry Smoothie Bowl
The magical combo of pomegranate and cherry—along with a dash of cinnamon—provides natural sweetness in this creamy, frosty smoothie that’s so thick, it can be eaten with a spoon.
Cannellini Bean Lettuce Wraps
For a Mediterranean spin on a classic lettuce wrap, fill crisp leaves of romaine lettuce with a warm, buttery bean filling and then spoon on Lemony Garlic Hummus.
Green and White Pizza
This recipe is made with vibrant green spinach and arugula, but the topping possibilities are endless. Try out other refreshing combinations, like zucchini with basil or asparagus with mint.
Yogurt-and-Herb-Marinated Pork Tenderloin
Slather the rosemary-scented yogurt on with abandon; this Mediterranean-style twist on pork tenderloin ensures that it will come out tender, juicy, and perfectly cooked.
And don’t forget dessert:
Grilled Stone Fruit with Whipped Ricotta
Prep time: 10 mins / Cook time: 10 mins
An outdoor grill or a stove-top grill pan can quickly turn summer stone fruit, like peaches, nectarines, apricots, and plums, into caramelized sweet treats. Light and fluffy whipped ricotta makes the perfect dessert topping.
1. Spray the cold grill or a grill pan with nonstick cooking spray. Heat the grill or grill pan to medium heat.
2. Place a large, empty bowl in the refrigerator to chill.
3. Brush the fruit all over with the oil. Place the fruit cut-side down on the grill or pan and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, or until grill marks appear. (If you’re using a grill pan, cook in two batches.) Using tongs, turn the fruit over. Cover the grill (or the grill pan with aluminum foil) and cook for 4 to 6 minutes, until the fruit is easily pierced with a sharp knife. Set aside to cool.
4. Remove the bowl from the refrigerator and add the ricotta. Using an electric beater, beat the ricotta on high for 2 minutes. Add the honey and nutmeg and beat for 1 more minute. Divide the warm (or room temperature) fruit among 4 serving bowls and top with the ricotta.
Calories: 176; Total Fat: 9g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 24mg; Sodium: 40mg; Total Carbohydrates: 20g; Fiber: 2g; Protein: 7g
Ingredients: Nonstick cooking spray 4 peaches or nectarines, halved and pitted 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil 3/4 cup whole-milk ricotta cheese 1 tablespoon honey 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 4 sprigs mint, for garnish (optional)
Publisher : Rockridge Press; October 30, 2018 edition (October 30, 2018)
Language : English
Paperback : 196 pages
ISBN-10 : 1641520930
ISBN-13 : 978-1641520935
Item Weight : 1.15 pounds
Dimensions : 7.5 x 0.6 x 9.2 inches
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