What is the Mediterranean Diet?

A ‘Mediterranean diet’ tops polls for the best diet year after year. Typically, it includes plenty of fruits, vegetables, olive oil, bread, beans, seeds, fish and seafood.

The key factor is foods are fresh and minimally processed. Wine also factors – in moderate amounts – with meals. 

Is the Mediterranean Diet a Healthy Way to Eat?

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The Mediterranean diet is touted as one of the healthiest by many dietitians and health organisations. 

The reason for its resounding popularity is it focuses on vegetables, fruits, whole grains, beans and legumes and unsaturated fats such as olive oil and avocados. 

Spanish doctor and professor Miguel Angel Martínez-González from Malaga, known as the ‘guru of the Mediterranean diet’ explains, “Keep moderation, that’s basically the entire Mediterranean diet. You eat high-quality food that has been properly prepared, which makes you feel full sooner.” 


Order dishes with fresh fish and seafood, or chicken and rabbit, avoiding too much red meat. Enjoy olive oil rather than butter, and make sure you’re getting plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. The Mediterranean diet is simple, tasty and fresh.

Spanish restaurants deliver the Mediterranean diet

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From Spain’s chiringuitos (beach restaurants) to Michelin-starred restaurants, such as Sollo run by famous chef Diego Gallegos, you’re sure to get a taste of the Mediterranean.

From May to August, enjoy sardines freshly cooked over an open fire, giving you plenty of omega 3, calcium and vitamin D. 

Salads drizzled with olive oil from the local groves, filled with the colour of tomatoes, peppers and leaves, and in the autumn bejewelled with pomegranate seeds, is not only healthy but attractive as well.

A bowl of refreshing gazpacho in the summer is the perfect recipe for taking in unprocessed ingredients.

Let’s not forget the famous paella. Whether vegetarian, Valencian or a variation of the traditional, this rice dish is filling, healthy and great for sharing with friends and family.

Choosing dishes with the Mediterranean diet in mind

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Of course, it’s not only Spanish restaurants that provide you with the foods that make up the Mediterranean diet. Whatever flavour and style cuisine you prefer, it’s still possible to order dishes with key elements of the diet.

In the mood for sushi? Fish is an essential part of the Mediterranean diet, as is rice. You can start ordering right away!

Tempted by tacos? Guacamole made with fresh tomatoes and avocados, tomato salsa with olive oil, shredded lettuce and diced onions, with a small helping of taco meat – that’s the Mediterranean diet, Mexican style.

Yearning for the Thai taste? Crispy vegetables in rice noodle salad with tangy spices, or Thai mango chicken for a naturally sweet and filling meal fit the bill.

Savour the fresh taste

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Whatever your preferred choice of meal, by following the ethos of the Mediterranean diet you can enjoy great, fresh tastes all year-round from a wide range of restaurants.

Make the most of the Fast Order app and get tasty, healthy dishes delivered to your door. The Mediterranean diet is a healthy diet – enjoy!