Greek Recipes

Greek and Cypriot recipes

Cauliflower Salad – Kounoupidi Salada

This is a simple, tasty recipe for a side serving of cauliflower. Greeks will always have vegetables to accompany their meals, and cauliflower is a popular vegetable. The olive oil and lemon juice salad dressing adds flavour to the vegetable. If you like, you can add some herbs such as dill, parsley or oregano to the salad […]

Cauliflower Soup

Ingredients: 1 medium sized cauliflower (or half a large one) with outer leaves removed one small onion, diced 2 cloves of garlic, crushed 100 grams of butter 250 mls of chicken stock or vegie stock or even water milk-to cover salt and pepper to taste A “splash” of cream-optional Method: Cut the cauliflower into approx […]

Soufle Kounoupithiou: 3-Cheese Baked Cauliflower

In Greek: σουφλέ κουνουπιδιού, pronounce soo-FLAY koo-noo-peeth-YOU This recipes calls for cauliflower, milk, cheeses, eggs, and spices. A fabulous way to serve cauliflower (it can also be made with broccoli), and a pretty dish as well. Cook Time: 40 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes Ingredients: 3 1/3 pounds of cauliflower 4 cups of whole milk 1 teaspoons of salt […]

Kounoupithi Tiganito: Fried Cauliflower Florets

In Greek: κουνουπίδι τηγανητό;, pronounced koo-noo-PEE-thee tee-ghah-nee-TOH Use fresh or frozen cauliflower florets for this delicious side dish that goes wonderfully with fish dishes, or as an appetizer. The batter is very light, and it’s quick and easy to prepare. Cook Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Ingredients: 1 pound of fresh or frozen cauliflower florets 1 cup […]

Moungra (Battered- Pickled Cauliflower)

Ingredients: 4 kilo cauliflower 1200gr unbaked loaf of bread or sour dough 1/2 a cup of mustard seeds whole Salt Method: – Cover the unbaked loaf of bread (which you can purchases from a baker shop) with a kitchen towel for about 4-5 days until it turns sour. – Remove the hard stem from the cauliflower […]

What Fruits, Vegetables, and Herbs Are in Season Now?

Question: What Fruits, Vegetables, and Herbs Are in Season Now? Traditional Greek cooking is based on what’s in season at the moment. Meals are often planned at the last minute, depending on what looks irresistible at the market! So what’s in season now? Answer:In today’s world of refrigeration and hothouse-grown produce, the distinction among seasonal produce […]

Marinated Mixed Vegetable Salad

In Greek: λαχανικά μαρινάτα, pronounced lah-hah-nee-KAH mah-ree-NAH-tah This dish requires at least 4 hours in the fridge before serving, so plan ahead – but preparation time is minimal. It’s a delightful selection of tastes and uses regular celery instead of wild celery, which is used in most Greek recipes. Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes […]

Byzantine cuisine – Wild greens and vegetables

Due to fasting, the Byzantines incorporated fresh vegetables and wild greens in their meals much more often than the ancient Greeks, although the varieties consumed in both historic periods did not vary considerably. Compared with the modern age, fresh vegetables and wild greens were given different names and varied in their cooking method; for these […]

Greek Food And Drink Glossary

Now, when you entertain people to a Greek meal, you can impress them with your knowledge of Greek! The letters in bold italics show where the accent should go when you pronounce it. almond – ameegdalo (soft d) aniseed – anitho apple – meelo apricot – vereekoko artichoke – aggeenara (hard g) asparagus – sparangee (hard […]