Olive Oil and Yogurt LoafOlive oil and yogurt loaf is a quick and easy dessert that has a fresh citrus flavor. Serve with greek coffee or a cup of mountain tea for a delicious treat.Zucchini and Parsley SoupThis zucchini and parsley soup is quick, easy, and full of healthy ingredients. Greeks seem to always have plenty of zucchini and parsley handy, either in their gardens or in the fridge.
This soup can be ready to eat in just 30 minutes. Serve with fresh bread and a greek salad.Roasted Greek Fish with Tomato SauceRoasted greek fish with tomato sauce (psari plaki) is a quick and easy dinner made with just a few basic ingredients. The oven does most of the work, and as is the case with most greek and mediterranean food, it is also highly nutritious. Lemony Cooked CabbageLemony cooked cabbage is an easy and healthy side dish that comes together in just a few minutes. The lemon is quite mild in this dish, but brightens the taste of the cabbage beautifully. Serve with boiled eggs for a quick lunch, or with chicken, fish, or meat of your choice for an easy dinner. Shrimp and Feta SaganakiGreek shrimp and feta saganaki makes a beautiful appetizer or main meal. It comes together in minutes, yet has an incredible depth of flavour.Vasilopita New Year’s CakeOn new year's day, greek families make a cake called vasilopita. They cut the vasilopita at midnight on new year's eve to bless the house and bring good luck for the new year. A coin is hidden in the cake, and the person who gets the piece with the coin has good luck for the new year. SofritoSofrito can be found all over the island of Corfu. It is a delicious dish of tender veal or beef in a garlic, vinegar, and wine sauce.MelomakaronaMelomakarona, or finikia, are egg-shaped Greek honey cookies. Along with kourabiethes, they are typically made during the Christmas holidays.Greek Roasted Beet SaladThere 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.Patatasalata (Greek Potato Salad)Patatasalata (Greek Potato Salad) is made with minimal ingredients and without mayonnaise. A simple salad that can be eaten warm or cold.Easy Grilled Greek OctopusIn 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!Greek Marinated Chicken ThighsGreek marinated chicken thighs are delicious stuffed in a pita, or served with rice, potatoes, or a greek salad. The marinade comes together in minutes, which leaves you the rest of the day to make a delicious dessert.Zucchini Pie (Batzina)Greek zucchini pie, or batzina, is a crustless savoury pie that originates from Thessaly in Greece. The name comes from the word batzos which is a goat and sheep’s cheese from Western Macedonia. Pork GyroThis easy pork gyro recipe is made with ground pork instead of cuts of pork. Make it ahead for an easy and delicious weeknight dinner.Kagiana (Strapatsatha)Kagiana, or strapatsatha, is a simple and delicious dish made with eggs and tomatoes. It can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It is served in households throughout Greece.Olive Oil and Lemon DressingOlive oil and lemon dressing is a delicious and easy greek dressing that can be used on salads, grilled meats, and grilled fish.Greek Chicken and PotatoesGreek chicken and potatoes can be found in every taverna and restaurant in Greece. This is a delicious lemony and garlicky meal that comes together in just a few minutes. Accompany with a salad, fresh bread, and tzatziki if you like.Greek Chicken and PeasThis greek chicken and peas dish (kotopoulo me araka) is an easy one-pot meal that is not only fast to put together, but healthy and delicious. Cooking the chicken and peas together means that the peas absorb all the flavors of the chicken.KourabiethesKourabiedes are delicious, melt-in-your-mouth butter almond cookies and a staple in Greek households during Christmas time.Avgolemono Chicken SoupAvgolemono chicken soup is an easy, delicious, and popular greek chicken soup that is slightly thickened with an egg and lemon broth.Rabbit StifadoWe had the most delicious rabbit stifado when we were staying at the Petrino Studios on the island of Naxos.
Not only is this place magical to stay at, but the food is out of this world delicious! A true farm to table experience, everything is grown right there on their land, and the wine they serve is from their own vineyards that surround the property. We highly recommend a stay there, whether you are travelling alone or with your family.
We were so impressed by this dish that we wrote the family that owns Petrino and asked if they would kindly give us the recipe. In true greek fashion, they were happy to oblige. To this day, it is my husband's favorite meal. BougatsaBougatsa is a delicious greek custard-filled dessert, made even more special because it's enveloped with layers of crispy, buttered phyllo pastry.Milopita Apple CakeMilopita translates to apple cake in greek. There are many variations to this cake, but the two main ingredients in any of the recipes are the apples and ground cinnamon.
This cake is perfect when accompanied with a cup of coffee or tea. You can also add a scoop of vanilla ice cream or greek yogurt on the side and make it a perfect dessert for guests.Youvarlakia Meatball SoupYouvarlakia, or meatball soup, is a soothing and delicious meal perfect for when the weather becomes cooler. This soup is simple to make, but has an incredible depth of flavor derived from the traditional greek avgolemono (egg and lemon) sauce.Stuffed Peppers YemistaStuffed peppers yemista (in Greek yemista means 'filled') is a nutritious and very delicious recipe that uses fresh peppers as the base vegetable that is stuffed with an aromatic meat and rice mixture. They are slowly baked in the oven until they are fork tender and nicely browned.
Feel free to use other vegetables along with or instead of green peppers, such as tomatoes, zucchini, or eggplant.