Greek Recipes

Greek and Cypriot recipes

Taramosalata (Taramasalata) – Carp Roe Spread

The Greek meze (meh-ZEH) or appetizer table would not be complete without this traditional spread. When I was young, my Grandmother would make taramosalata (tah-rah-moh-sah-LAH-tah) in an old wooden mortar called a gouthi (goo-THEE). She would pound the roe thoroughly with a large wooden pestle in order to break the eggs down and allow their […]

Fried Yigandes (Gigantes) Beans – Yigandes Tiganitoi

In Greek: γίγαντες τηγανητοί, say: YEE-ghan-des tee-ghah-nee-TEE Yigandes (also spelled “gigantes”) are giant dried beans and are favorites in all areas of Greece. If you can’t find them, use the largest dried lima beans you can find. This delightful dish is a favorite with Greeks during periods of fasting and Lent, and is often served with taramosalata (a delicioius dip […]


Recipes for the famous skordalia (garlic sauce), which accompanies fried fish, can be found here. Also the avgolemono (egg and lemon sauce) recipe is included. Avgolemono accompanies many greek dishes. Aromatic olive oil with herbs (Arwmatiko elaiolado) Bechamel (Saltsa bechamel) Egg and Lemon Sauce (Avgolemono) Garlic Sauce (Skordalia) Garlic sauce (2) (skordalia) Garlic sauce from Cephallonia (Skordalia Kefalonias) Garlic-and-Potato Sauce from […]

The Fab Four: Classic Greek Dips

These dips are considered the four traditional Greek classics. The recipes are simple – easy to make, with few ingredients – and belong in the recipe box of every Greek food lover. Serve them as appetizers, mezethes, condiments, or in creative ways devised in your kitchen. Melitzanosalata – Eggplant dip Skordalia – Garlic sauce or […]