Mediterranean Diet Breakfast Recipes

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

Staff Picks

Egg Sandwiches with Rosemary, Tomato & Feta

Rating: 5 stars 5
These hearty breakfast sandwiches are packed with ingredients that are popular in Mediterranean cuisines, including feta, tomato and spinach.

Spinach & Egg Scramble with Raspberries

Rating: 4 stars 1
This quick egg scramble with hearty bread is one of the best breakfasts for weight loss. It combines weight-loss power foods, eggs and raspberries, with filling whole-grain toast and nutrient-packed spinach. The protein and fiber help fill you up and the whole meal clocks in at just under 300 calories.
By Robin Bashinsky

Mozzarella, Basil & Zucchini Frittata

Rating: 5 stars 16
This vegetable-studded frittata recipe is one of the quickest meals you can make. Make it for breakfast, or serve for lunch or dinner with a tossed salad and a slice of olive oil-drizzled crusty baguette.
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By Breana Lai Killeen, M.P.H., RD

Fig & Ricotta Overnight Oats

With just a bit of work before bed, you can have a fast but decadent 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 fruit, nuts, honey and ricotta cheese for a hearty, sweet and creamy breakfast.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

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.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

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.
By Kathy Gunst

Muffin-Tin Spanakopita Omelets

Rating: 5 stars 1
Spinach, onion and feta cheese flavor these Greek-inspired spanakopita omelets with crispy phyllo crusts.
By Carolyn Casner

Broccoli, Ham & Cheese Quiche

Rating: 3.5 stars 8
This quiche recipe is full of broccoli, Cheddar cheese and smoky ham surrounded by a crispy hash brown crust. Look for precooked shredded potatoes in the dairy section or in the produce section--or use frozen hash brown potatoes in this easy quiche recipe.
By Carolyn Malcoun

Parmesan Spinach Cakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 27
If you like spinach-cheese pie, try these simple but elegant-looking little spinach cakes.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen

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.

Blueberries with Lemon Cream

Rating: 5 stars 4
Blending vanilla yogurt and reduced-fat cream cheese creates a topping that's as virtuous as it is delicious. Any fresh berry can be used in this recipe.
By Jim Romanoff

Fig & Ricotta Oatmeal

Rating: 4.5 stars 4
Sweet figs, creamy ricotta and crunchy almonds make this healthy oatmeal recipe a breakfast treat. Short on time in the morning? Try our overnight oatmeal variation.
By EatingWell Test Kitchen
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Inspiration and Ideas

14 Easy High-Protein Mediterranean Diet Breakfast Recipes to Make for Busy Mornings
These recipes include lots of healthy ingredients, like eggs, yogurt and fruit, and contain at least 15 grams of protein per serving, so you can hit your nutrition goals and feel full for longer.
23 Mediterranean Diet Breakfasts That Can Help Reduce Inflammation
Recipes like our Muffin-Tin Omelets with Feta & Peppers and Lemon-Blueberry Yogurt Toast are healthy ways to fuel your day.
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.