15 Best-Selling Mediterranean Cookbooks of All Time

Discover the all-time best-selling Mediterranean cookbooks with top-rated authentic Mediterranean food healthy recipes, and culinary inspiration.

Today we talking about The Best-Selling Mediterranean Cookbook of All Time: Recipes are Healthy and Delicious.

The best-selling Mediterranean cookbooks refer to the traditional food of countries along the Mediterranean Sea, represented by olive oil, sea bass, rosemary, and wine. 

It is not only considered a characteristic food culture but also a very healthy way of eating. 

Here are some best-selling authentic Mediterranean cookbooks whose recipes are as healthy as they are delicious.


1. Season: Big Flavors, Beautiful Food by Nik Sharma

(Indian Cookbook, Books about Indian Seasoning, Beautiful Cookbooks)

Includes 100 easy-to-cook and delicious recipes: Season by Nik Sharma features delicious and intriguing recipes plus 270 of the most beautiful photographs ever seen in a cookbook. 

The bold flavors of Indian cooking combine with familiar ingredients and recipes of the American South and California in fresh ways. Rest assured nothing is intimidating here. Season, like Nik, welcomes everyone to the table!

The James Beard Nominee 2019 for Best Cookbook Photography.

Stunning photography brings the dishes and overall experience to life charmingly and enticingly.

More than a modern Indian cookbook, it walks readers through the range of healthy ingredients, techniques, and cooking with spices including turmeric, saffron, and za'atar in the warm and clear style familiar to fans of Nik's award-winning food blog, A Brown Table.

This beautiful cookbook will be a go-to for not only exploring the bold flavors and seasoning of Indian cooking but also admiring the inspiring photographs.

2. The Food and Wine of Greece by Diane Kochilas

More Than 300 Classic and Modern Dishes from the Mainland and Islands

The cuisine of Greece is rich with traditional and regional culinary dishes that go far beyond the standard fare of moussaka and spinach pie. 

Diane Kochilas lived and traveled through Greece searching out home cooks and professional chefs alike to gather these special recipes and explore the culture that surrounds them, 

The result is this, her delicious, classic first book filled with recipes accessible to cooks everywhere. 

This tantalizing collection covers all aspects of Greek cuisine and pays tribute to the history and tradition behind the different dishes. 

Each chapter―from olives and bread to appetizers, stews, savory pies, fish, poultry, meat, eggs, grains, vegetables, and sweets―is filled with detail on the ancient, religious, and folkloric origins of various dishes. 

Basic preparations, such as those for phyllo, avgolemono, and grilling fish and game, are covered, as are regional variations and local specialties. 

Let Diane Kochilas introduce you to the food and wine of Greece, the secrets of great Greek home cooks, and the rich culinary tradition of this ancient land. 

And, be sure to watch Diane's new show My Greek Table on Public Television!

3. Mediterranean Cooking Revised Edition by Paula Wolfert

Renowned food writer Paula Wolfert revises her classic cookbook in which she celebrates the sensuous pleasures of health and popular Mediterranean cooking with more than 150 delicious dishes from this region, 75 of them new.

Paula Wolfert is an expert on Mediterranean food and the author of nine cookbooks, including The Food of Morocco, Mediterranean Clay Pot Cooking, The Slow Mediterranean Kitchen, and The Cooking of Southwest France. 

Wolfert has won the James Beard Award, the Julia Child Award, the M. F. K. Fisher Award, and the Tastemaker Award, and was a finalist for the André Simon Award. A regular columnist for Food & Wine, Wolfert lives in Sonoma, California.

4. Easy European Cookbook by Chef Maggie Chow

200 European Recipes from France, Germany, England, Ireland, and Greece

Learn the European Style of Cooking with 200 of the Most Delicious Recipes from France, Germany, England, Ireland, and Greece...

Get your copy of the best and most unique European recipes from Chef Maggie Chow!

So are you ready for a delicious European adventure? Preparing delicious European meals is so simple you absolutely must learn these unique ways of cooking them.

Each European country has its own unique style of cooking. Germany has some of the best dumplings, France is the home of the most amazing breads and quiches, Ireland exemplifies beautiful rustic countryside hearty cooking, and Greece is the definition of Mediterranean cooking.

5. Milk Street: Tuesday Nights Mediterranean by Christopher Kimball

Every Tuesday night's recipe delivers a big flavor, but the cooking is quick and easy. These 125 Mediterranean dinners are ready in under 45 minutes, with many taking just 20 minutes:

  • Chicken alla Diavola with Broccoli
  • Crispy Pasta with Chickpeas, Lemon and Parsley
  • Fennel-steamed salmon with Warm Olive and Caper Vinaigrette
  • Shrimp with Orzo, Tomatoes and Feta
  • Panzanella with Fresh Mozzarella
  • Green Shakshuka
  • Flank Steak with Tomato-Eggplant Ragu

Chapters are organized by how you cook, focused on time—Fast (45 minutes), Faster (35 minutes), and Fastest (under 25 minutes)—while others dive into themes such as Hearty Vegetable Mains, Supper Soups, and Flat and Folded—including pizza, flatbreads, pita sandwiches, and panini. Many of the recipes require only one piece of cookware, and they all are built from pantry staples.

6. Robin Ellis's Mediterranean Vegetarian Cooking by Robin Ellis

Mediterranean cuisine is among the healthiest in the world and a vegetarian diet has been proven to be particularly health-giving for people who have diabetes. 

In this book, British actor Robin Ellis shares his lifetime collection of healthy and simple vegetarian recipes especially selected and adapted for people wishing to control or prevent Type 2 diabetes.

Diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes himself, Robin explains the strategic changes he made - in what he eats and how he prepares his food - that allowed him to bring his glucose levels down sufficiently to avoid taking medication for six years.

Robin's recipes show how you can cook and eat delicious vegetarian food without recourse to carb-heavy pastries or potatoes, nor to substitutes such as Quorn or soya, which are not traditional staples of the Mediterranean diet. 

This is a book about real food and a way of living with diabetes that need not mean you can no longer look forward to breakfast, lunch, and dinner - Robin does every day!

This fully illustrated book contains photographs, not only of the recipes but of beautiful, rural southwestern France, where Robin lives and leads sell-out cooking workshops focused on simple, delicious, and healthy Mediterranean cuisine, making the most of all the fresh local ingredients available.

7. Essential Mediterranean Recipes by BookSumo Press

From Italy to Morocco Discover the World of Delicious Mediterranean Cooking

Get your copy of the best and most unique Mediterranean recipes from BookSumo Press!

Come take a journey with us into the delights of easy cooking. The point of this cookbook and all our cookbooks is to exemplify the effortless nature of cooking simply.

In this book, we focus on the Mediterranean. Essential Mediterranean Recipes is a complete set of simple but very unique Mediterranean recipes. You will find that even though the recipes are simple, the tastes are quite amazing.

So will you join us in an adventure of simple cooking?

Here is a Preview of the Mediterranean Recipes You Will Learn:

  • Cinnamon Stuffed Cookies
  • Classic Shakshuka Skillet
  • Onion Salad with Lemon Dressing
  • Leb-Mex Soup
  • Tahini Potato Mash
  • Bell Eggplant Spread
  • Parsley Pasta Salad
  • Orzo Salad II
  • Greek Falafel
  • Greek Puff Pastry Bake II
  • Souvlaki IV
  • Greek Style Minty Potato Bake
  • Restaurant Style Primavera
  • Authentic Italian Tetrazzini
  • Lemon Pesto Fish
  • Authentic Calamari
  • Northern California Cioppino (Mussel and Clam Italian Stew)
  • Carrot and Celery Soup
  • Dolmas Biskra
  • Orange Honey Beignets (Doughnuts)
  • Chili Sausage and Potato Stew
  • How to Make Baklava (Layered Honey Pastry Dessert)
  • Much, much more!

Again remember these recipes are unique so be ready to try some new things. Also, remember that the style of cooking used in this cookbook is effortless. So even though the recipes will be unique and great tasting, creating them will take minimal effort!

8. The New Mediterranean Cookbook by BookSumo Press 

Authentic Mediterranean Cooking with Easy Mediterranean Recipes

Get your copy of the best and most unique Mediterranean recipes from BookSumo Press!

Come take a journey with us into the delights of easy cooking. The point of this cookbook and all our cookbooks is to exemplify the effortless nature of cooking simply.

In this book, we focus on Mediterranean food. The New Mediterranean Cookbook is a complete set of simple but very unique Mediterranean recipes. You will find that even though the recipes are simple, the tastes are quite amazing.

So will you join us in an adventure of simple cooking?

Here is a Preview of the Mediterranean Recipes You Will Learn:

  • Honey Dressing
  • Milk Pudding with Honey Sauce
  • Saucy Butter Meat Stew
  • Sweet Black Jam
  • Spring Fritters
  • Crunchy Red Salad with Lemon Dressing
  • Saucy Greens Potato Salad
  • Spiced-up Lamb Stew
  • Minty Feta and Courgette Patties
  • Hot Lamb Kabobs with Bloody Mary Hummus
  • Naan Algeria
  • Pomegranates and Oranges
  • Semolina Bread with Chili Spread
  • Algerian Fries
  • Leila’s Dessert
  • Easy Italian Parmigiana
  • Maggie’s Favorite Pasta
  • Lasagna Bakes
  • Italian Style Rice
  • Chicken from Milan
  • Classical Lasagna I
  • Classical Lasagna II
  • Clams, Shrimp, and Snapper Stew
  • Artisan Orzo from Greece
  • Greek Burgers
  • Chicken Soup
  • Much, much more!

Again remember these recipes are unique so be ready to try some new things. Also, remember that the style of cooking used in this cookbook is effortless. 

So even though the recipes will be unique and great tasting, creating them will take minimal effort!

9. The Complete Mediterranean Cookbook by America's Test Kitchen

The Complete Mediterranean Cookbook: 500 Vibrant, Kitchen-Tested Recipes for Living and Eating Well Every Day (The Complete ATK Cookbook Series

The famed Mediterranean diet is more than just a regional cuisine, it’s food at its best: the variety of bright flavors and tastes, the health benefits, and the simple, uncomplicated dishes. 

America’s Test Kitchen makes it easy to eat healthy, with over 500 kitchen-tested recipes from across the Mediterranean.


  • Beyond Greece & Italy: You’ll find a deeper variety of dishes from countries all around the Mediterranean Sea, including Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt, and Morocco
  • Build Your Plate, Mediterranean Style: Learn to build meals that put the focus on the healthiest food first. You'll find large, plant-forward chapters devoted to Beans and Vegetables, and more space is devoted to Seafood than to Poultry and Meat
  • Mediterranean Mainstays: Detailed information on wholesome ingredients found in every supermarket is included throughout the book, from olive oil to whole grains, and spice blends, plus a variety of seafood. Guides to meal planning, entertaining, and pantry building are also included
  • Quick & Healthy: Many recipes are ready in 45 minutes or less—perfect for busy weeknights
  • Nutrition First: Not only does every recipe have nutritional guidelines, but we also set specific nutritional goals (e.g. every fish recipe is less than 750 calories, with fewer than 8.5g of saturated fat)

Need a housewarming gift? Get The Complete Mediterranean Cookbook Gift Edition, in a gorgeous keepsake hardcover edition

Love your Instant Pot? Check out ATK’s Mediterranean Instant Pot

Want to build your repertoire even further? Try More Mediterranean: 225+ New Plant-Forward Recipes Endless Inspiration for Eating Well

10. The Mediterranean Dish by Suzy Karadsheh

The Mediterranean Dish: 120 Bold and Healthy Recipes You'll Make on Repeat: A Mediterranean Cookbook

What began as one of the first online Mediterranean food blogs has blossomed into the leading site for modern Mediterranean cooking and lifestyle with millions of readers—and now it is the inspiration for the long-awaited first cookbook from Suzy Karadsheh. 

In her cookbook, Suzy brings cross-culturally inspired dishes from throughout the Mediterranean into American home kitchens, using easy-to-find ingredients and easy-to-follow, tested-to-perfection recipes to make your meals more vibrant, delicious, and yes—even a little healthier, too!  

Born and raised by the sea in Port Said, Egypt, Suzy lived in Michigan and Des Moines with her family before moving to Atlanta, where she now lives. 

Her modern cooking reflects the rich and complex traditions of the Mediterranean and Middle East, from Greece and southern Spain to Jordan and Tunisia, as well as inspiration from her new Southern roots. 

Practical and weeknight-easy recipes include Spanakopita Egg Muffins, Chicken Shawarma Bowls, Garlicky Spinach and Chickpea Soup with Lemon and Pecorino Romano, Roasted Asparagus Salad with Cherry Tomatoes and Basil, Middle Eastern Rice Pilaf with Toasted Vermicelli and Pine Nuts, Orange-Cardamom Olive Oil Cake, and of course Homemade Pita Bread to serve with just about everything. 

Suzy’s winning combination of approachable instructions, reliable recipes, stunning photography, charming authentic stories, and simple assemblies is sure to thrill anyone hungry to eat healthier food that bursts with flavor and spice.

11. Mediterranean Every Day by Sheela Prakash

Mediterranean Every Day embraces a style of cooking that celebrates flavor with a relaxed, flexible attitude. It’s simple enough for a quick family meal, but never out of place for a weekend gathering with friends. 

Alongside stunning photography, discover easy crowd-pleasers like Herby Ricotta; weeknight meals like One-Pan Sausage, Pepper, and Onion Bake; and desserts like Roasted Figs with Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt.

Beyond the recipes, this is a book that teaches how to build a wholesome, well-stocked pantry. Start off with an introduction to the Mediterranean style of cooking and then choose your own adventure:

Three-Ingredient (or Less) Snacks and Cocktails: Whether it’s a pre-dinner snack you crave or a simple cocktail to shake up for friends, you’ll find easy and fun ideas like Smoky White Bean Hummus, Za’atar Pistachios, and Honeyed Prosecco.

Salads and Soups: Enjoy creative salads like The Easiest Arugula Salad, Smoked Salmon Greek Salad, Peak-Summer Panzanella, and a must-try Niçoise. Hearty soups include Lemon Parmesan Soup with Beans and Greens and Roasted Greek Tomato Soup.

Beans, Grains, and Bready Things: This non-traditional chapter features a variety of main dish–worthy recipes that can also be served as sides. Celebrate the seasons with a Spicy Broccoli Rabe and Chickpea Skillet, Lentil Fritters with Herbed Yogurt Dip, a Cheesy Brussels Sprout and Farro Bake, and risotto ideas for winter, spring, summer, and fall.

Colorful Pasta: Who doesn’t love a diet that lets you eat pasta? Enjoy feel-good pastas that are heavy on vegetables. Recipes include Brown Butter Tortellini with Spinach and Hazelnuts, Melted Broccoli Pasta with Capers and Anchovies, Pasta with Burst Cherry Tomatoes and Swordfish, Israeli Couscous Salad with Herbs, Green Olives and Pistachios, and a No-Cook Summer Tomato Pasta.

Gathering Dishes: The chapter’s name says it all! Whether it’s Tuesday or Saturday, and whether you’re cooking for just your family or a handful of friends, gather around Salmon in Crazy Water, Thyme Pesto Roast Chicken with Crispy Potatoes, Roasted Cod Saltimbocca, and Baked Chicken Milanese with Lemony Escarole.

Desserts: Seasonal and fresh are at the heart of this chapter. Recipes include Greek Yogurt Panna Cotta, Apricot Almond Clafoutis, Rosé-Soaked Peaches, and Chocolate Olive Oil Cake.

12. Mediterranean Cuisine by Maria George

Mediterranean Cuisine: Flavors for a Healthier You

This original Mediterranean book is a sensational experience I gained from traveling and testing the delicious food and appetizers.

Through its pages, you will come to appreciate why Mediterranean cuisine flavors are good for a healthier you.

Here, you will find recipes that are deeply rooted in ancient spices routes of Mediterranean cooking.

Because of the oral tradition and hand-down recipes from my mother, I was able to learn cooking by putting a pinch of this and a pinch of that and lots of love.

Mediterranean cooking is all about the emphasis on fresh ingredients and the aromatic species of nuts, fruits, grains, and yogurt mixed and combined together for the most delicious dishes for exciting and healthier eating.

13. Mediterranean DASH Diet by Beatrice Morelli

Mediterranean DASH Diet: 4 Books in 1 - Why Mediterranean Cooking and DASH Diet Are the Healthiest in the World. 2 Complete Guides for Beginners + 2 Cookbooks with 290 Recipes to Improve Your Health

How to lower your blood pressure, prevent hypertension, and lose weight from next week while still eating the food you love

Hypertension is one of the most significant health concerns in the United States. High blood pressure puts a person at a higher risk of heart attack, stroke, kidney disease, and heart failure. 

It was important for scientists to discover what types of foods a person could eat that would decrease their likelihood of blood pressure-related issues and so the DASH diet was created.

DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. This low-sodium diet is specifically designed to reduce blood pressure levels in people and help you combat other illnesses such as heart disease, obesity, stroke, diabetes, and osteoporosis. 

Participants of this diet have reported lower levels of hypertension, and this diet has beneficial qualities for people suffering from Type 2 diabetes.

Research in the field proved that the Mediterranean diet can prevent the appearance of heart-related illnesses, strokes, and even diabetes, as well as lower the risk of dementia and depression. 

The Mediterranean Diet is not just a diet, but it's a way of life. It's a different way to eat, prepare, and cook food. And we can say – no doubt - a healthier way.

In this comprehensive 4 in 1 bundle you will learn:

  • What the Mediterranean and DASH Diets Are
  • Advantages and Health Benefits
  • Why They Work: The Science Behind the Mediterranean and DASH Diets
  • What Should You Eat? What Shouldn't You Eat? The Do's and the Don'ts
  • Myths About the Mediterranean and DASH Diets
  • Your Complete 21-Day Meal Plans
  • The Importance of Exercise During Diet
  • A Simple Strategy to Implement the Mediterranean and DASH Diets In Your Life
  • The Best Diet Tips to Lose Weight and Improve Health
  • 150 of the Greatest and Most Loved Mediterranean Diet Recipes Selected for You - Easy and Delicious Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Dessert Recipes + New Salad, Snack, and appetizer ideas You'll Love!)
  • 140 of the Greatest DASH Diet Recipes Designed to Make You Lose Weight and Lower Your Blood Pressure (Easy and Delicious Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Dessert Recipes with Shopping List!)

......And More!

Diets are a dime a dozen. If you have seen one diet you have seen them all, but that is not true. 

The Mediterranean and DASH diets are diets that have changed the whole structure of dieting. They take a different approach to eating and make the food work for you.

14. The Complete Mediterranean Cookbook for Beginners 2023 by Tamara Moya

The Complete Mediterranean Cookbook for Beginners 2023: 1001-Day Delicious Recipes | 21-Day MD Meal Plan | MD Shopping List | Living and Eating Well Every Day

1001-Day Delicious Recipes 21-Day MD Meal Plan MD Shopping list Living and Eating Well Every Day

The Mediterranean diet is a healthy eating plan. It's plant-based and incorporates the traditional flavors and cooking methods of the region.

Potential benefits of the Mediterranean Diet:

  • Reduces Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes.
  • Lowers Risk of Stroke and Coronary Heart Disease in Women.
  • Improves Gut Health.
  • Lower Risk of Dementia and Cognitive Decline.
  • May Reduce the Risk of Common Cancers.
  • Reduces High Blood Pressure.

The Complete Mediterranean Cookbook for Beginners 2023 includes:

  • A 21-Day Meal Plan for Beginners.
  • Shopping and food lists.
  • Breakfast Recipes
  • Vegetable Mains and Meatless Recipes
  • Beans, Grains, and Pasta
  • Fish and Seafood
  • Sides, Salads, and Soups
  • Poultry and Meats
  • Fruits, Desserts, and Snacks

And more...

Get this Mediterranean diet cookbook and embrace healthy eating habits with these easy and delicious Mediterranean dishes!

15. More Mediterranean by America's Test Kitchen

More Mediterranean: 225+ New Plant-Forward Recipes Endless Inspiration for Eating Well

Eat the Mediterranean way of life with recipes that nourish your appetite for fresh foods and endless excitement in the kitchen.

In this follow-up to the bestselling The Complete Mediterranean Cookbook, America's Test Kitchen opens the Mediterranean pantry wide open. 

Anyone will love the broad range of ingredients from around the world (think: avocado, sweet potatoes, and tempeh) used in vibrant dishes with inspiring combinations. 

Take Spanish meatballs in a vegetarian direction with Quinoa Albóndigas and prepare dishes in surprising ways, like substituting the sweetness in a Caprese salad by using sliced juicy persimmon to contrast the creamy cheese rather than tomatoes.

The book is organized to emphasize the joy of the Mediterranean diet as a nourishing, sustainable lifestyle. Build your plate around both small- and entrée-size recipes in chapters covering Mostly Plants; Grains Beans; Meat, Fish, Eggs, and More. 

An impressive Whole Romanesco with Berbere and Tahini Sauce is a brilliant vegetable dinner. 

A Spiced Chickpea Gyro (with heat from Asian chili-garlic sauce and pepperoncini) wows fans of the Greek meat-filled sandwich. 

Carrot Salad with Rose Harissa is a beautiful accompaniment to a number of meals, from Lentils with Roasted Broccoli and Lemony Bread Crumbs to Tofu Kebabs. 

Fish and meat mingle with lively accompaniments in restaurant-quality dishes like Pan Seared Swordfish with Persimmon-Ginger Chutney and Grilled Short Ribs with Preserved Lemon-Almond Sauce.

Along the way, build on the repertoire in The Complete Mediterranean Cookbook, going on a more in-depth tour of the eastern and southern Mediterranean through recipes like Chorba Frik, a savory Algerian freekeh soup, and Palestinian Maftoul, an aromatic couscous, chickpea, and chicken dish. Open your pantry and mind to eat with health, enjoyment, and abundance, for life.

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