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Mediterranean Tacos and Veggie-Filled Recipes for Spring

May 11, 2021

The Mediterranean diet gained interest in the 1960s when people began to take notice of the general good health of Mediterranean people. It turned out that their diet, centered around vegetables, fruits, and whole grains with very limited red meat had a positive effect on heart health.

More recently, researchers have studied the benefits of a Mediterranean diet on your brain. It seems incorporating greek and Mediterranean meals into your lifestyle may also help prevent memory loss.  

In any case, whether you’re making a heart-healthy lifestyle change or you’re just craving some greek food, these mediterranean recipes are the perfect addition to your family menu!

Simple Mediterranean Tacos

Let’s start simple (which you might say is one the tenets of Mediterranean meals over all!). This recipe uses fresh lemon juice and olive oil to give your sliced chicken strips a bright, fresh flavor. On Organic White Corn Tortillas, place a heaping spoonful of quinoa mixed with freshly minced garlic and chopped mint leaves, then your lemon chicken. Finally, top with cucumber, tomato, and spinach, and an optional sprinkling of feta.

 
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Yellow Squash Tacos

Julienne strips of zucchini, yellow squash, and red onion are the colorful stars of this taco recipe. In keeping with the Mediterranean spirit, the protein in this meal comes from the refried beans, which you can even make vegan if you want to go entirely plant based. Using Organic Whole Wheat Tortillas, layer your tacos with beans, squash mixture, and a drizzle of sour cream.

Mediterranean Falafel Tacos

One of the quintessential greek foods, the falafel makes a delicious taco filling. In this greek recipe, you’ll make your own fresh tabbouleh combining chopped parsley, diced tomatoes, diced onion, lemon juice, and salt and pepper to taste. To assemble, use Street Tacos White Corn Tortillas, spread each with hummus, and top with two falafels and tabbouleh. Finish it off with tzatziki and enjoy!


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Summer Squash Goat Cheese Quesadillas  

When Mediterranean recipes do use cheese, it’s most often a variety of cheese made of sheep or goats’ milk. This includes feta, a Mediterranean cuisine staple. These goat cheese quesadillas are a rich and flavorful combination of zucchini or summer squash and roasted poblano peppers mixed with goat cheese. Add all the ingredients to Organic Whole Wheat Tortillas, fold the tortillas in half, and place in a preheated skillet. Cook 1-2 minutes per side until the tortillas are toasted and crispy.


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Mediterranean Grilled Vegetable Tacos

These flavorful street tacos are bursting with color and flavor. Grill marinated eggplant, zucchini, tomatoes, onion, bell pepper, and green onions until tender. Chop and fill double-layered Street Tacos Yellow Corn Tortillas with the mixture. Finally, top with feta and parsley and serve for a quick, healthy bite.

Shrimp & Zucchini Tacos

Being right on the sea, it’s no surprise that shrimp is plentiful in Mediterranean recipes. In this recipe, saute garlic, onion, zucchini, and shrimp with a dash of cumin for savory flavor, and blend roasted roma tomatoes, onion, and garlic for a freshly made salsa accent. 

Greek Chicken Wraps

This greek recipe calls for marinated chicken, and fresh chopped tomato, red onions, and cucumber. Wrap in Carb Balance Soft Taco Flour Tortillas and top with tzatziki sauce, feta, and fresh dill. A great make-ahead, Better For You lunch with greek flair.


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Mediterranean Quesadillas

These quesadillas feature hummus, spinach, and sliced red peppers. On one tortilla, spread the hummus, then top evenly with finely sliced spinach, red peppers, diced red onion, and chopped kalamata olives. Sprinkle with the feta cheese and fresh parsley, then heat the quesadilla in a skillet until warmed through. 

Make Mediterranean meals your spring and summer habit this year. Your heart, brain, and taste buds will be happy you did!

 

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