Try out some of our Greek recipes! You may find a new favorite!
There are many ways to prepare beets, but one of the easiest ways is by roasting them. This roasted greek beet salad brings out the rustic, sweet, and delicious flavor of the beets, and it's a simple and healthy side dish that goes with almost anything.
In this easy grilled greek octopus recipe, we use frozen and previously cooked octopus to save time. The octopus is then grilled and tossed with extra virgin olive oil, fresh lemon, and oregano. Simple and delicious!
Watermelon and feta salad is refreshing, healthy, and delicious. It is a summertime favorite that takes only minutes to prepare.
Even though hummus is not authentically greek, it can be found in some eateries in Greece and in many greek restaurants outside of Greece. Therefore, I decided to include it on this site. Hummus is made with chickpeas, tahini, lemon, garlic, and olive oil. You can easily buy it at the store, but nothing compares to homemade.
Dolmades, or stuffed grape leaves, are vine leaves wrapped into little rolls and filled with rice, meat (optional), and fresh herbs. If you are making dolmades with meat, serve them warm with a simple lemon sauce or avgolemono. You can easily substitute the meat with more rice. For vegetarian dolmades, serve them room temperature, squeeze some fresh lemon juice on top, and dip them into plain greek yogurt.
Keftedes are wonderful little meatballs made with ground beef, pork, parsley, mint, oregano, garlic, onion, and just a dash of lemon juice. Keftedes are perfect paired with tzatziki, a greek salad, and some fresh pita bread.
Portokalia me meli translates to oranges with honey. Fresh fruit has always been a staple in Greek cuisine, and most people think of watermelon as the most popular fruit of Greece. However, there are orange-producing regions of Greece, such as the Peloponnese and Western regions, where you will find oranges as the 'star'. It just takes a couple of minutes to make this beautiful and healthy dessert, as you only need a couple of oranges, honey, and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
Kolokithokeftedes, or zucchini fritters, are the result of taking a fresh summer vegetable like zucchini and turning it into a golden, crisp, and delicious appetizer or meal. Always accompanied by a healthy amount of tzatziki, these zucchini fritters are found all over Greece. However, they are most popular in Thessaloniki and the surrounding Central Macedonia region.
There is nothing like the taste of olive oil fried potatoes. They are served all over Greece at every taverna, and are easy to make at home. You don't need a deep fryer - a regular frying pan will do.
Tzatziki is a yogurt and cucumber dip that accompanies many greek dishes. The great thing about tzatziki is that it's super easy to prepare. Just make sure you leave it in the fridge for a couple of hours to let the flavours come together.
Fava is a wonderful creamy dip or spread made with yellow split peas (not fava beans) and onions. Santorini is famous for its amazing fava! Serve it with chopped red onion, parsley, olive oil, and lots of bread.
Cretan dakos is a simple but delicious appetizer, and can be thought of as greek bruchetta. It is typically made with barley rusks, topped with chopped tomatoes, crumbled feta or mizithra cheese, and dried oregano.
Giant beans with skordalia offers a bit of a twist to the typical greek giant beans due to the addition of skordalia (a garlic and potato puree). This dish consists of simple ingredients, yet the flavour is full and complex.