Greek Recipes

Greek and Cypriot recipes

Aphrodisiacs in Ancient Greece

There were many foods and beverages consumed in ancient Greece that we might not be anxious to try today, like cheese and garlic added to wine, but no more unusual than at least one of the foods that were considered to be aphrodisiacs. When we think of bulbs, the first thing that comes to mind […]

Fried Salt Cod – Bakaliaros Tiganitos

Bakaliaros (bah-kahl-YAH-ros) is cod that has been preserved in salt. It’s sold in large pieces that need to be soaked for at least 12 hours prior to cooking so that the excess salt can be eliminated. A traditional dish for Palm Sunday, this tasty fish can be batter-fried or baked and is delicious with a tangy […]

Fried Artichokes in Garlic Sauce

ANGINARES TIGANITES MESA SE SKORDALIA (Peloponnesos) Ingredients: 10 small artichokes, cleaned 2 lemons, halved 1 bowl of acidulated water 1 cup all-purpose flour Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste Olive or other oil for frying Two 1⁄2-inch-thick slices stale rustic bread, crusts removed 1 small head garlic, cloves peeled 1⁄2 to 2⁄3 cup […]

Rabbit with Creamy Garlic Sauce (Peloponessos)

KOUNELI SKORDALIA Ingredients: 1 rabbit, about 21⁄2 pounds, cut into serving pieces Red wine vinegar Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 cup tomato paste diluted with  1/2 cup water 1 cinnamon stick 1/2 teaspoon whole cloves For the garlic sauce: Three 1-inch-thick slices stale rustic bread,crusts removed 1⁄2 […]


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 […]

Cypriot Mezedes – starters

Mezedes is a large selection of dishes with small helpings of varied foods, brought to the table as a progression of tastes and textures. The meal begins with black and green olives,tahini, skordalia (potato and garlic dip), humus, taramosalata (fish roe dip), and tzatziki, all served with chunks of fresh bread and a bowl of mixed salad. Some of the more […]

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 […]