A quick search about losing weight will most likely land you on a page that mentions the Mediterranean diet. The most obvious question that anyone would have is, does it really work? The simple answer is yes.
Mediterranean dishes are nutritional and delicious at the same time. Thus, it satiates your food pallets and provides your body with the right nutrients. The Mediterranean diet is also considered to be one of the healthiest diets across the globe. And they mostly comprise olive oil, vegetables, fruits, grains, and fish.
The following are a few Mediterranean dishes that you can try out instead of going out next time.
It is quite easy to get your hands on Hummus these days. However, you can try making Lebanese Hummus at home and it is much more satisfying. Most of the store-bought Hummus is made from canola oil. But you can make this simple recipe with olive oil, making it a much healthier alternative.
Egyptian lentils with rice and pasta are known as Koshari or Kushari. It also happens to be their national dish. Thus, it is no surprise that you can find Koshari on various food carts and restaurants across the country. It is also one of the best Mediterranean dishes that you can cook. The dish is usually prepared by cooking everything separately and assembling them in the end. Koshari is cheap to make and full of flavours, and not to forget quite filling as well.
- Tortilla Espanola:
Tortilla Espanola or Spanish potato omelette is one of the easiest Mediterranean dishes that you can make. It has very few ingredients which makes it simple to cook. You just need eggs, potatoes, onions, salt, and pepper to cook Tortilla Espanola. And a generous amount of Olive oil as well. Combine it with freshly baked bread and you have the simplest Mediterranean dish right in front of you.
Briam is another amazing Mediterranean dish that primarily has vegetables and more than generous amounts of olive oil. The dish is usually vegetable-based or bean-based and cooked in extra virgin olive oil. Simply put, Briam is a dish of all the summer vegetables. You can use Zucchini, peppers, tomato, eggplant, and potatoes for the dish. Along with fresh herbs, garlic, onion, and extra virgin olive oil. Though it is all veggies, it does not lack any sort of flavours.
Tabouli is quite a refreshing appetizer. The dish is light and perfect summer food to cool you down. It primarily consists of parsley, which gives it a dark colour. It also includes bulgur, which is made out of whole wheat, along with lemon for acidity and chopped tomatoes. To make it even more interesting, you can consume Tabouli along with pita bread. And the best part of the dish is that there is essentially no cooking involved. Soaking the bulgur in hot water is the most cooking that you will do.
Try any of the above Mediterranean dishes instead of going out or ordering food.