Greek Recipes

Greek and Cypriot recipes

Stuffed Whole Baby Lamb with Bulgur – Kouzou Dolma

In Greek: κουζού ντολμά, pronounced koo-ZOO dohl-MAH The combination of tastes in this recipe are straight from Kappadokia, brought to Greece by ethnic Greek refugees. The recipe comes from Nea Karvali, a small town near Kavala in northeastern Greece, and is a favorite Easter alternative to whole spit-roasted lamb. Prep Time: 30 minutes Cook Time: 3 hours Total Time: 3 hours, […]

Chilled Watermelon Soup – Karpouzosoupa

In Greek: καρπουζόσουπα, pronounced kar-poo-ZOH-soo-pah A delicious soup made with watermelon, sweet wine, mint, honey, and mixed fresh fruit. Fabulous for summer as an appetizer or dessert.A fabulous choice for hot days, this cold soup is made with watermelon – puréed with honey and a sweet dessert wine – and a few other summer fruits […]


Ouzo – More than a Greek drink, it’s a Greek philosophy Greece for Visitors Guide, deTraci Regula, calls Ouzo “Greek lightning fit for Zeus’s thunderbolts.” Learn about this exclusively Greek licorice-flavored liqueur that packs quite a punch Ouzo Greece’s Most Popular Alcoholic Drink Greece’s favorite anise flavored drink is potent and fiery and distinctly Greek. […]

Entertaining with Ouzo

An ouzeri is an eating and drinking establishment that specializes in the serving of ouzo and the delectable mezethes (small dishes of foods) that go with it, and you can turn your home into an authentic Greek ouzeri in a few easy steps. A Word About Ouzo Ouzo is a delightful anise-flavored spirit with a licorice […]

Cooking With Ouzo

Ouzo, the national drink of Greece, is an anise flavored liqueur that packs a powerful punch behind a delightful licorice taste. Ouzo also brings a hint of that licorice taste, in a light and supporting role, to many recipes, adding a surprising freshness that enhances rather than overwhelms. Ouzo has a strong taste and high alcohol […]

Kotopoulo me Ouzo and Lahanika: Chicken in Cream Sauce

In Greek: κοτόπουλο με ούζο και λαχανικά, pronounced ko-TOH-poo-lo meh OO-zo kay lah-hah-nee-KAH Ouzo adds a delightful light anise taste to this dish of chicken with vegetables in a cream sauce. The recipe makes one serving. Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 10 minutes Ingredients: 1/2 pound of skinless chicken breasts 2/3 cup of carrots, coarsely grated 2/3 cup […]