Greek Recipes

Greek and Cypriot recipes

Vegetarian (Meatless) Moussaka Recipe

Moussaka (moo-sah-KAH) is perhaps the most widely recognized Greek dish. This recipe is a result of tinkering with the traditional ingredients to make a lighter, vegetarian moussaka recipe. I wouldn’t recommend trying to whip this up on a busy weeknight as it is still quite time consuming. When you have the time to devote to prepping […]

Greek Vegetarian Magiritsa

This is an easy recipe for a vegetarian alternative to Magiritsa. Is traditionally eaten after the midnight service on Easter Saturday. It’s basically an alternative soup for those who are vegetarian or who do not like magiritsa. It’s very, very nourishing and terribly easy and quick to make. Ingredients: ½ kg spinach roughly cut 250g button […]

Kolokasi – Taro root stew (vegetarian)

Ingredients: 2.5 pounds of taro root (kolokas) 4 stems of celery (optional) 2 large onions 4 medium tomatoes 1/4 cup olive oil 1 to 2 tablespoon(s) tomato paste 1.5 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon black pepper 4 cups water (boiling to speed cooking time) Method: peel/wash/dry taro root…use knife to crack irregular pieces (2 to 3 […]

Great Green Beans – Fasolakia Lathera

Vegetable dishes that are cooked with olive oil and tomatoes are referred to as lathera (lah-the-RAH) in Greek, because the key ingredient is flavorful olive oil, or “lathi.” The most popular vegetable to make “lathera style” is the green bean, but you can try this dish with small zucchini, okra, or peppers as well. This version includes […]

Artichokes City-Style – Aginares a la Polita

Greeks refer to the former Constantinople as “The City” (polis) and to the style and flavors of the cooking that emerged from there as “of the city” or “city-style.” (a la polita). Aginares a la Polita or Artichokes City-Style is a vegetarian stew with artichokes, carrots, and potatoes highlighted by the flavors of lemon and dill. […]

Chickpea Stew – Revithatha (Revithada) – Sifnos

A simple and rustic vegetarian stew made from chickpeas that is the specialty of the island of Sifnos, Greece. This rustic chickpea stew is a wonderful vegetarian selection that is perfect with a simple salad. Allow yourself plenty of time to slow cook the chickpeas for best results. Prep Time: 1 hour Cook Time: 3 hours Total Time: 4 hours Yield: 6 […]

Greek Vegetable Stew with Peas

A great dish for vegetarians and vegans, this vegetable stew also meets Greek Orthodox fasting requirements. It calls for peas, carrots, potatoes, tomatoes, onion, garlic, and a traditional assortment of herbs and seasonings. Cook Time: 1 hour Total Time: 1 hour Ingredients: 1/2 cup of olive oil 1 medium onion, finely chopped 2-3 cloves of garlic, minced 1 cup […]

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 […]