likely due to the stunning results of a five-year Spanish study, published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine last year. Why all the excitement? We’ve known about the heart-healthy Mediterranean Diet for years. But this study was the first major randomized clinical trial (the gold standard of scientific research proving cause and effect) that used meaningful endpoints, including heart attack, stroke and death. #mediterraneandiet
There's no denying the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet, and the fact that the dishes taste so delicious is a major bonus. You might not be able to travel to the waters of Greece or Italy, but you can still get the yum factor right at home with these recipes rich in nuts, vegetables, beans, olive oil, and fish. From tzatziki to tahini, here are 37 recipes that will help you master Mediterranean cuisine.