Plant based meals are the foundation of the mediterranean diet. Vegetables, lentils and pulses are used in soups, salads, stews and pasta recipes even in street food and snacks. Vegetables are a very important part of the mediterranean and Italian diet. There is rarely a meal with a vegetable of some kind. You can use what you have on hand to make any pasta or risotto. The following recipes will help you know more about on how to start enjoying your vegetable more often in your diet, and reap the immense benefit of that new habit.