10 Mediterranean Diet Breakfast Recipes That'll Make You Look Forward to the Morning

Start your day with a flavorful, vegetable-packed meal.

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You're probably familiar with the staple Mediterranean-style diet foods: olive oil, salmon, red wine. But what are you supposed to eat for breakfast on the Mediterranean diet? Look no further than these Mediterranean diet breakfast recipes that work for any day of the week...even for dinner!

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Veggie Mediterranean Quiche

Veggie Mediterranean Quiche
Wholefully

A quiche works for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Starting your day with this Mediterranean diet breakfast quiche is particularly satisfying, especially when you fill it with Mediterranean staples such as sun-dried tomatoes, red bell peppers, spinach, and olives.

Get the recipe: Veggie Mediterranean Quiche

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Shakshouka Classic Mediterranean Breakfast

Shakshouka Classic Mediterranean Breakfast
Innocent Delight

Traditional Shakshouka is a popular dish in Northern Africa and the Middle East, but it's super easy to make right at home. Poach your eggs in a sauce of tomatoes, chili peppers, and onions, then give the dish a little extra kick with harissa. This Mediterranean diet breakfast can't be beat.

Get the recipe: Shakshouka Classic Mediterranean Breakfast

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Mediterranean Toast

Mediterranean Toast
The Skinny Fork

Take your avocado toast to the next level by piling kalamata olives, hummus, tomatoes, a hard-boiled egg, and feta cheese on multigrain or whole-wheat toast. Not only is this Mediterranean diet breakfast recipe healthy, but it's hearty enough to start your day on the right foot. (Craving something sweet? Check out these Mediterranean diet desserts.)

Get the recipe: Mediterranean Toast

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Mediterranean Scrambled Eggs with Spinach, Tomato, and Feta

Mediterranean Scrambled Eggs with Spinach, Tomato, and Feta
Ahead of Thyme

Mediterranean diet breakfast recipes don't get easier than scrambled eggs, and the little extra effort it takes to throw in spinach, tomatoes, and feta cheese is totally worth it. And all that extra protein will keep you energized until lunch.

Get the recipe: Mediterranean Scrambled Eggs with Spinach, Tomato, and Feta

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Mediterranean Potato Hash with Asparagus, Chickpeas, and Poached Eggs

Mediterranean Potato Hash with Asparagus, Chickpeas, and Poached Eggs
The Mediterranean Dish

One-skillet (-pan, -sheet, whatever) recipes are the best recipes because they cut down on so much mess — and who wants to deal with that in the morning? Although this potato hash, chock-full of asparagus, chickpeas, feta, and Mediterranean spices and topped with poached eggs, would be worth the mess.

Get the recipe: Mediterranean Potato Hash

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Mediterranean Breakfast Egg Muffins

Mediterranean Breakfast Egg Muffins
Neil's Healthy Meals

Are you a grab-and-go breakfaster? Make a batch of these low-carb, protein-packed muffins on the weekend — they easily reheat in the microwave on no-time-to-cook mornings. This Mediterranean diet breakfast recipe calls for chopped leek, baby spinach, red peppers, and tomato, but you could DIY with whatever's on hand in your fridge.

Get the recipe: Mediterranean Breakfast Egg Muffins

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Mediterranean Omelet

Mediterranean Omelet
Closet Cooking

Omelets are typically reserved for fancy brunch orders, but with 15 minutes combined prep and cook time, this Mediterranean diet breakfast option with heart-healthy olives and immune system-boosting artichokes is worthy of everyday eating.

Get the recipe: Mediterranean Omelet

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Mediterranean Feta, Quinoa, and Egg Muffins

Mediterranean Feta, Quinoa, and Egg Muffins
E.A. Stewart

Between the eggs and the quinoa in these muffins, you'll practically hit your daily protein quota before you leave for work. And with an explosion of Greek flavors (kalamata olives, feta, chopped spinach, and tomatoes) in every bite, you'll be back for seconds and thirds of this Mediterranean diet breakfast recipe.

Get the recipe: Mediterranean Feta, Quinoa, and Egg Muffins

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Mediterranean Breakfast Tostadas

Mediterranean Breakfast Tostadas
The Creative Bite

Add some spice to your a.m. with this Mediterranean diet breakfast of tostadas loaded with red pepper hummus, scrambled eggs, cucumbers, tomatoes, and feta. And since they take less than 15 minutes to pull together, you can even make time for a plate on busy mornings.

Get the recipe: Mediterranean Breakfast Tostadas

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Mediterranean Breakfast Salad

Mediterranean Breakfast Salad
Camille Styles

Who said salads can't make a delicious Mediterranean diet breakfast? Starting your day with leafy greens is never a bad idea, especially when they're paired with protein-packed quinoa and eggs and healthy fats like avocado and almonds.

Get the recipe: Mediterranean Breakfast Salad

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