Greek Recipes

Greek and Cypriot recipes

Arugula – Roka herb

Greek name and pronunciation Roka, ρόκα, pronounced RO-kah At the market: Arugula, also known as rocket, is sold either loose-leaf or banded in bunches, in the green grocer section. Physical description: Arugula leaves are a rich, dark green color. It has a peppery, mustard-like flavor,is a rich source of iron, and is high in vitamins […]

Tyrokavteri: Spicy cheese spread

Ingredients 1 lb of feta cheese, crumbled 8 oz of cream cheese 1 cup of lemon juice 1/2 of olive oil 1/4 teaspoon of pepper (gound white pepper) 4 red peppers, diced and roasted 2 teaspoons of tabasco sauce 1 cup of whiping cream (Half and half) Directions Soften cream cheese in large bowl with […]

Tyrokafteri: Hot Pepper Cheese Dip

In Greek: τυροκαυτερή, pronounced tee-roh-kahf-teh-REE A specialty of the region of Thrace in northeastern Greece, this dip is served all over Greece – in varying degrees of heat. My family likes this one hot, so I use jalapeno peppers that make my eyes water just from touching them. This recipe works with red and green […]

Hot Peppers – Kafteres piperies

Greek name and pronunciation: kafteres piperies, καυτερές πιπεριές, pronounced kahf-ter-ES pee-peh-reeYES At the market: Hot peppers are available in a variety of forms – fresh, dried, coarsely ground, flaked, and powdered. They come in a range of colors and sizes. Physical characteristics: The size, shape and color of hot peppers depends upon the variety and […]

Arugula Salad with Fennel Root & Orange

Salata Roka me Finokio kai Portokali In Greek: σαλάτα ρόκα με φινόκιο και πορτοκάλι, say sah-LAH-tah ROH-kah meh fee-NO-keeyoh keh por-toh-KAH-lee Arugula is a winter green, making this a fabulous choice with other winter favorites of fennel root and oranges. Be sure to use pearl or boiler (small) onions which contribute a sweeter taste than […]

Greek Herbs

They enhance taste, and are responsible for the most delicious smells that come from a traditional Greek kitchen. Learn about the individual herbs that are perennial favorites of the best Greek cooks. Arugula – Roka Basil – Vasilikos Bay Leaf – Dafni Dill – Anithos Fennel – Marathos Marjoram – Mantzourana Mint – Dyosmos Nutmeg – Moschokarido Oregano – Rigani Parsley – Maidanos Purslane – Glistrida Rosemary – Dentrolivano Sage – Faskomilo […]


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 Meze (Appetizers & Starters)

 More than appetizers (orektika in Greek), although the dishes are often the same, the meze is an accompaniment to beverages – usually alcoholic – and mezethes (plural) are often combined to make an entire meal. Each meze is served on a small plate (more than one plate for a large group), and the choice of […]

Top 10 Quick and Easy Greek Appetizers

These hot and cold appetizers have four things in common: they’re Greek favorites, they’re delicious, prep time is 15 minutes or less, and (if hot) combined prep/cook time is 30 minutes or less. 1. A Slice of Feta This is the ultimate Greek touch to any table, whether you’re serving appetizers or a full meal. Total […]