GREEK TRADITIONAL DISHES

Lentil Soup

  Print Lentil Soup Total Time: 1 hour Serving Size: 4 Lentils is a kind of staple. Their nutritional value is high because of the amounts of protein and fiber they contain. Many nutritionists say that it’s like eating red meat but without the downsides. In Greek we call them Fakes!! Ingredients 250gr lentils 2 large onions 1 clove garlic …

Split peas soup

  Print Split peas soup Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes Serving Size: 4 Split peas are in the same family as beans and lentils. Their nutritional value is high as they are rich in protein and dietary fiber. If you are on a diet this is a perfect midday meal. Here in Greece we call them Fava. It’s an …

Artichokes a la Polita

  Print Artichokes a la Polita Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes Serving Size: 5 One of the best ways to have your artichokes. Cooked with potatoes, carrots and flavored with the right amount of dill this dish will make your mouth water. At the end I add Egg-Lemon Sauce for a creamier result. Superb! Ingredients 1 kilo artichoke hearts …

Pork Stew with Celery and Egg-Lemon Sauce

  Print Pork stew with celery and egg-lemon sauce Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes Serving Size: 5 This meal is among the best Greek dishes. It’s usually a Sunday meal when all the family gathers for launch. The rich and full flavor of the dish will definitely excite you.. In Greek we call it Selinato. Ingredients 1 kilo boneless …

Chicken with pasta baked in the oven (Giouvetsi)

  Print Giouvetsi aka chicken with pasta baked in the oven Total Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes Serving Size: 7 Another beloved Greek dish!!! Usually a Sunday meal when all the family gathers for launch!!Its comfort food, heartwarming or as we say ''mamas food''!! In Greek its called Giouvetsi! Ingredients 1 whole chicken about 2 kilos cut into portions 3 …

Stuffed Marrows in Egg-Lemon Sauce

  Print Stuffed Marrows in Egg-Lemon Sauce Total Time: 2 hours Serving Size: 10 Top Greek dish! Nothing more to say just try it!! Ingredients 11 large marrows 2 green peppers 600gr beef 1 cup rice Parsley, a small bunch Dill, half a bunch 2 onions 4 green onions 1 clove garlic 1 teaspoon dried peppermint The inside from 2 …

Pasta with meat sauce

  Print Pasta with meat sauce Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes Serving Size: 6-7 Pasta with meat sauce is mama’s food. It’s soothing, it’s comforting, it’s delicious and it’s never enough! Roasted minced beef cooked in tomato sauce spread all over pasta accompanied with plenty grated cheese…Mmm I just got hungry! Ingredients 750gr pasta of your choice 3 tablespoons …

Roasted pork chops

  Print Roasted pork chops Total Time: 2 hours Serving Size: 4 A nice family dish for the whole family to enjoy. Juicy and tender pork chops with perfectly baked potatoes! Ingredients 4 pork chops 6 large potatoes, peeled and cut in pieces Juice from 3 lemons 1 tablespoon mustard 3 tablespoons chicken spice or paprika 1 tablespoon oregano Salt …

Imam Bayildi

  Print Imam Bayildi Total Time: 3 hours 6-7 This will be added in Greek Traditional Dishes though its origin is Turkish! This dish is found in Mediterranean cuisine! The literal translation of Imam Bayildi is ''the imam passed out''! If cooked right it's a savory dish!! Ingredients 12 purple eggplants 6 big red tomatoes 3 big potatoes sliced in …

Pastitsio (Lasagna with meat sauce and bechamel)

  Print Pastitsio (Lasagna with meat sauce and bechamel) Total Time: 3 hours Serving Size: 12 Pastitsio is definitely the ultimate temptation. It consists of three irresistible layers. Pasta, roasted minced beef in tomato sauce and a thick coat of velvet, creamy béchamel. All of them come together and end up in the oven baking until béchamel forms a golden …

Chicken Soup

  Print Chicken Soup Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes Serving Size: 5 A warm comforting chicken soup is perfect for a cold winter day. No need to be sick to enjoy this tasty and energizing soup. So I give you my version of Chicken soup with a Greek twist. Ingredients 2 chicken breasts and two whole thighs (with bones) …

Chickpea soup

  Print Chickpea soup Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes Serving Size: 4 Chickpea soup is absolutely healthy and delicious. Many people don’t usually prefer chickpeas and they are so wrong. Just try this recipe and find out why. Ingredients 500gr chickpeas 3 tablespoons tomato paste 2 onions 1 clove garlic 1 green pepper cut in four chunks 2 bay …

Giant beans plaki

  Print Giant beans plaki Total Time: 2 hours Serving Size: 5 Giant beans or Gigandes Plaki is a beloved dish! They are baked in the oven with tomato sauce herbs and vegetables. So many aromas in one dish! Trust me when I say you’ll change your mind about beans once and for all! Ingredients 500gr Giant beans 2 red …

Beef Stew

  Print Beef stew Total Time: 50 minutes Serving Size: 4 Kokkinisto which actually means cooked in tomato sauce is a dish cooked almost every week. Chicken, pork, beef are cooked in the same way and served with rice, pasta, French fries or mashed potatoes. Try it any way you like it! Ingredients 1 kilo lean beef, cleaned, dried and …

Green beans Greek style

  Print Green beans Greek style Total Time: 1 hour Serving Size: 4 Green beans are nutritious and with this recipe absolutely delicious! Ingredients 1 kilo frozen green beans 2 large onions 1 clove garlic 1 green pepper cut in four pieces 4 large potatoes cut in half 1 chicken bouillon cube ½ cup red wine Olive oil Salt Pepper …

Stuffed cabbage rolls in egg-lemon sauce

  Print Stuffed cabbage rolls in egg-lemon sauce Total Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes Serving Size: 6 Lahanontdolmades or Greek stuffed cabbage rolls is a very popular and beloved dish. It takes its time and effort but if you do it once then it’s a piece of cake! Words are not enough to describe this incredible flavor. Ingredients 1 cabbage …

Spinach with rice and herbs (Spanakorizo)

  Print Spinach with rice and herbs (Spanakorizo) Total Time: 1 hour Serving Size: 5 Spanakorizo is super healthy and delicious. Most people cook it without tomato and use lemon juice instead. I personally love my spanakorizo with tomato sauce and this recipe I give you! Ingredients 1 kilo spinach cleaned and stemmed 2 leeks, chopped ½ a bunch green …

Atzem pilaf

  Print Atzem Pilaf Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes Serving Size: 4-5 Atzem pilaf is a Turkish recipe widely cooked in Greece. It’s very tasty and it goes well with all kinds of meat. Ingredients 6 tablespoons butter plus one more tablespoon for noodles 3 cloves garlic 1 cup vermicelli, crushed in little pieces 4 cups rice 1 chicken …

Soutzoukakia (Smyrna meatballs)

  Print Soutzoukakia (Smyrna meatballs) Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes Serving Size: 4-5 Soutzoukakia is such a traditional recipe.. Intense flavor, spicy and delicious. A mouthwatering Mediterranean recipe! Ingredients 1 kilo minced beef 2 onions 3 teaspoons grated cumin 3 cloves garlic 4 slices of bread, soaked in water and drained (2 days old and more) 1 egg 4 …

Giouvarlakia (Greek Meatball soup)

  Print Giouvarlakia (Greek Meatball soup) Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes Serving Size: 5 Giouvarlakia are the ideal meal on a cold winter’s day! It’s such a delicious and comforting soup full of flavor! I just love them. Ingredients 1 kilo minced beef ½ cup rice 2 big onions 1 clove garlic 1 egg 1 teaspoon dried peppermint Salt …

Gemista (Stuffed tomatoes and peppers with rice and herbs)

  Print Gemista (Stuffed tomatoes and peppers with rice and herbs) Total Time: 3 hours Serving Size: 12 pieces Summer, summer, summer.. Gemista smells like the begging of summer. Literally one of my favorite dishes and in my opinion on of the five dishes that represent Greece! Ingredients 6 tomatoes 6 green peppers Rice 2 big onions or 3 medium …

Cauliflower Kapama

  Print Cauliflower Kapama Total Time: 1 hour Serving Size: 4-5 Cauliflower kapama is amazing. Is a different variation of what we are used to and I am sure you’d be surprised. You can make it a mash and serve it with any kind of meat. The choice is yours. Ingredients Cauliflower (1 kilo), only the florets 2 onions 2 …

Tzatziki (Yogurt-garlic dip)

  Print Tzatziki (Yogurt-garlic dip) Total Time: 40 minutes Authentic, traditional with perfect texture and consistency! It’s basically the best! Ingredients 500gr Greek yogurt 2 cucumbers, with peel, washed and dried ½ cucumber, with peel, washed and dried 5 cloves garlic, peeled 1 tablespoon vinegar Olive oil Salt Pepper Instructions Grate the 2 cucumbers along with peel and them in …

Roasted lemon-mustard chicken

  Print Roasted lemon-mustard chicken Total Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes Serving Size: 5-6 Another Sunday meal for the whole family! Everyone enjoys a nice juicy roasted chicken with potatoes! Simple and delicious! Ingredients 1 chicken cut in portions 7 medium potatoes peeled and cut in desired shape 1 chicken bouillon cube Mustard Oregano Paprika or chicken spice Juice from …

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