5 Summer Mediterranean Recipes You’ll Make on Repeat!

Looking for some Mediterranean recipe inspiration for the summer? Look no further, here we have our 5 summer Mediterranean recipes you’ll make on repeat! We’ve got delicious and colorful salads that will brighten up any table, a quick and easy Caprese salad recipe that’s ready in under 5 minutes! 

Looking for some seafood recipes on a budget? Go check out option number 4 with our salmon fishcakes with cilantro, chili, and lime. To round things off, we’ve suggested a favorite recipe for when it is time to fire up the BBQ or grill;  Greek Chicken Souvlaki With Creamy Tzatziki Sauce. 

A bowl of beet and quinoa salad beside some fresh mint leaves and limes.
  1. Beet and Quinoa Salad with a Lime and Mustard dressing
    • Serves: 4 as a side
    • Prep time: 25 minutes
    • Cook time: 20 minutes
    • Ready in: Under 1 hour

    Beet and quinoa salad with a lime and mustard dressing is a refreshing and vibrant salad ideal for those warm summer nights. Vegan-friendly and loaded with healthy ingredients, this salad gets plenty of color from the rich raw beets, crunchy green beans, and crisp red onion. 

    Taking the flavors up a notch is the refreshing mint and avocado, mixed with soft fluffy quinoa that’s cooked to perfection and drizzled with a delicious lime and mustard dressing. 

    A delicious, healthy, and filling salad that’s vegan-friendly and full of summer color!

    A Caprese Salad sits beside a bowl of basil
      • Serves: 4 as a side salad
      • Prep time: 5 minutes
      • Cook time: NIL
      • Ready in: 5 minutes

      When it comes to easy summer salad recipes, you can’t go past a classic Italian Caprese salad (Insalata Caprese). With all of the colors from the Italian flag, this traditional recipe is famous for its freshness and use of just a few simple yet flavorsome ingredients; Tomatoes, Mozzarella cheese, Basil, Olive oil, salt, and pepper. 
      Caprese salad is made with healthy ingredients from the Mediterranean diet. It is high in protein and calcium, good for hydration, and is a great no-cook salad recipe that can be whipped up in under 5 minutes.

      a large plate of couscous with chicken meatballs and a green yogurt sauce

      3. Mediterranean Chicken Meatballs with Couscous and a Tangy Greek Yogurt Dressing

        • Servings: 4 as a healthy main meal
        • Prep time: 15 minutes
        • Cook time. 15 minutes 
        • Ready in: 30 minutes

        Mediterranean chicken meatballs with couscous and a tangy Greek yogurt dressing make the most of classic Mediterranean herbs and spices and other popular ingredients from the Med to deliver a dish that simply oozes flavor. Delicious, herby chicken meatballs are gently pan-fried to perfection and served on a bed of lemony couscous and drizzled with plenty of the tangy Greek yogurt dressing

        This chicken meatballs recipe comes together in around 30 minutes from start to finish and is great if you’re looking for a nutritious, balanced meal. Perfect as a weeknight dinner option or when you’re looking for something quick to make and loaded with Mediterranean flavors.

        A stack of salmon fishcakes with cilantro and lime.

        4. Salmon Fishcakes with Cilantro, Chili, and Lime (Easy Recipe Using Tinned Salmon)

          • Serves: 4 as a side
          • Prep time: 10 minutes
          • Cook time: around 30 minutes
          • Cooling time: 10 minutes
          • Ready in: Around 1 hour

          Salmon Fishcakes with Cilantro, Chili, and Lime is an easy-to-make Gluten-free recipe that can be made with a few easy-to-find ingredients. Tinned salmon is used making this recipe cheap to make and with no extra prep work for cooking the salmon. Of course, fresh salmon fillets can be used if you prefer. 

          We bulk up the fishcakes with potatoes and courgettes and give them plenty of zingy flavor with lots of fresh cilantro (coriander) and lime. This recipe comes together in a few easy steps and is ready in under an hour. It makes around 15 fishcakes and is ideal as a side serving or tapas for 4 people.

          Some chicken souvlaki skewers being served with some tzatziki and some carrot sticks.

          5. Pan-Fried Greek Chicken Souvlaki With Creamy Tzatziki Sauce

          • Serves: 4 as a side
          • Prep time: 10 minutes
          • Marinate: Around 2 hours
          • Cook time. 10 minutes
          • Ready in: 2 hours, 20 minutes

          Chicken souvlaki is a classic recipe that is super easy to prepare. It is a popular Greek dish that consists of small pieces of juicy marinated chicken that’s grilled or pan-fried on skewers. With just a few simple ingredients, the flavors are incredible and the skewers are great finger food when entertaining, especially when paired with our delicious homemade tzatziki sauce. 

          This recipe requires a little time to marinate, and we suggest leaving the chicken pieces to marinate for at least 2 hours (or overnight in the fridge is ideal). Once marinated, lightly pan-fry your souvlaki skewers for around 10 minutes turning them frequently and you’re good to go!

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