Mediterranean Diet Breakfast Recipes

Find delicious Mediterranean diet breakfast recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Spinach & Egg Scramble with Raspberries

Rating: 4.5 stars 2
This quick egg scramble with hearty bread is one of the best breakfasts for weight loss. It combines protein-packed eggs and superfood raspberries with filling whole-grain toast and nutrient-rich spinach. The protein and fiber help fill you up and keep you going through the morning.
By Robin Bashinsky

Egg Sandwiches with Rosemary, Tomato & Feta

Rating: 5 stars 6
These hearty breakfast sandwiches are packed with ingredients popular in the Mediterranean diet, including feta, tomato and spinach.
By Diabetic Living Magazine

Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese Omelet

Rating: 5 stars 2
The key to this healthy smoked salmon omelet recipe is cooking the eggs over low heat so the curds set up nice and soft. A splash of milk in the eggs is added insurance to keep the salmon omelet from turning rubbery.
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By Kathy Gunst

Fig & Ricotta Overnight Oats

Rating: 5 stars 2
With just a bit of work before bed, you can have a fast but rich, fruity and healthy breakfast in the morning. These overnight oats "cook" while you sleep. Toast almonds and chop figs the night before, so that when you rise, you can just stir in the figs, almonds, honey and ricotta cheese for a hearty, sweet and creamy breakfast.
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Ham & Cheese Quiche with Cauliflower Crust

Cauliflower rice makes up the crust of this low-carb quiche recipe. Smoked Gouda imparts a delicious smoky flavor that complements the ham in the quiche filling. If you can't find smoked Gouda, substitute smoked Cheddar.
By Joy Howard

Fig & Honey Yogurt

In this Mediterranean-inspired snack, dried figs and honey top plain yogurt. Substitute fresh figs if you can find them.
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By Breana Lai Killeen, M.P.H., RD

Cheddar and Zucchini Frittata

Rating: 5 stars 1
This frittata is made with cheddar cheese and zucchini and is quick and easy to prepare. With just 115 calories per serving, this is a guilt free meal.
By Diabetic Living Magazine

Date & Pine Nut Overnight Oatmeal

Rating: 5 stars 1
Chopped dates, honey and cinnamon provide natural sweetness to these overnight oats, and pine nuts balance each bite.
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Greek Walnut Spice Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 2
A rich, flavorful syrup infuses this Mediterranean-inspired walnut coffee cake with the bright aroma of oranges and cloves. Heart-healthy olive oil and whole-grain barley flour add subtle complexity and texture to this nutty treat.
By Maria Speck

Quiche Lorraine with Zucchini Crust

Rating: 5 stars 5
Shredded zucchini acts as the crust in this recipe for healthier, low-carb quiche Lorraine--quiche with Jarlsberg cheese, bacon and scallions--a brunch classic.
By Joy Howard

Parmesan Spinach Cakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 27
If you like spinach-cheese pie, try these simple but elegant-looking little spinach cakes.
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Vegetable Omelets

Rating: 4 stars 1
Enjoy this veggie omelet for breakfast or dinner. Pair it with potatoes or slice of toast for a complete meal.
By Diabetic Living Magazine
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Inspiration and Ideas

15 5-Minute Mediterranean Diet Breakfast Recipes for Busy Mornings
These breakfast recipes only take 5 minutes to make, so they're great options for busy mornings. Plus, with balanced ingredients like fruits and veggies, whole grains and eggs, these meals fit seamlessly into the Mediterranean diet, one of the easiest and healthiest eating patterns to follow.
17 Mediterranean Diet Breakfasts for Beginners
The Mediterranean diet focuses on ingredients like whole grains and fresh fruits and vegetables, which are easily incorporated in breakfast recipes.
Creamy Polenta
Rating: 4 stars 1

This easy polenta takes only a few minutes of stirring before it's left to cook on its own to creamy perfection. If you have leftovers, chill them overnight in a greased pan, slice into slabs, brush with canola oil and broil until both sides begin to crisp. Serve as a side dish at supper or for breakfast with maple syrup or honey.