Greek Recipes

Greek and Cypriot recipes

Black-Eyed Peas with Capers

Mavromatika me Kappari In Greek: μαυροματικά με κάππαρι;, pronounced mah-vroh-mah-tee-KAH meh KAH-pah-ree This easy dish highlights black-eyed peas with the tastes of onions, capers, and dill. Because it is often served chilled or at room temperature, we call it a salad, but it makes a wonderful side dish or vegetarian and vegan main dish. Keys […]

Pasta Salad with Greek Yogurt Dressing

A fresh and colorful pasta salad that is brightened by the addition of a tangy Greek yogurt dressing. It’s perfect for a picnic or as a light vegetarian offering to your next pot-luck dinner. Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 11 minutes Total Time: 31 minutes Yield: 8 servings Ingredients: For the salad: 1 lb. pasta, (your choice, I used Rotini) cooked, […]

Watermelon Feta Salad

Watermelon Feta Salad will give your senses a tingling buzz, instantly transporting you to a balmy Greek summer evening lazing away at a waterside taverna. The colours of the bright red melon and dazzling snow white feta, with a mix of black olives creates a beautiful contrast. You can smell summer in the rich juicy […]

Lentil Salad – Fakes Salata

Ingredients: 1 bag of lentils 1 200g of fresh cut green vegetables 200 g of fresh green rocket 1-2 onions finely chopped 2 peppers finely cut in small cubes 1/2 English cucumber cut in small cubes 1/2 bunch parsley finely chopped 1/2 bunch dill finely chopped 1 carrot graded 10 cherry tomatoes cut in half […]

Thyme – Thymari

Greek name and pronunciation: Thymari, θυμάρι, pronounced thee-MAH-ree (soft th sound) At the market: Thyme is available both fresh and dried, and fresh thyme is much preferred in cooking. Dried thyme leaves are sold in disposable containers, and fresh thyme is sold in bundles. Thyme is also a good choice for a kitchen herb garden. […]

Ancient Greek Cuisine – Olive oil

There is no doubt that olive oil is the most typical Mediterranean staple. It is the first ingredient that comes to the mind of laymen and nutritionists whenever mention is being made of the Mediterranean eating habits. The latter occurs because only in the region of the Mediterranean is olive oil so omnipresent in the […]

Zorba salad

Yet another variation of Greek salad! Ingredients: 8 oz of feta cheese, crumbled 1 large cucumber, peeled  on, cut into 1/2″ cubes 2 cloves of garlic, minced 4 tablespoons of fresh mauntano or mint, minced 1/2 of mint, lightly packed, fresh leaves 3/4 cup of olive oil 1/2 cup of black olives (“Kalamata” olives) 2 […]

Kalamarakia Yemista me Aginares: Artichoke-Stuffed Squid (Calamari)

In Greek: καλαμαράκια γεμιστά με αγκινάρες, say: kah-lah-mah-RAHK-yah yeh- mee-STAH meh ah-gkee-NAH-res Artichoke hearts, rice, and a fabulous range of herbs make up the stuffing for small squid (calamari). Served with a lovely garlicky skorthalia on the side, crisp salad, and plenty of Greek olives, it makes a delightful meal. Ingredients: 3 to 3 1/2 pounds of small squid […]

Octopus Salad

Ingredients: One 300 gr octopus -cleaned, washed and cut into large pieces 1 and ½ litre water 1 tablespoon salt 100-150 gr onion -finely chopped 250 gr ripe tomatoes -peeled and cut into small pieces 2 tablespoons chopped parsley 2 spring onions -finely chopped 90 gr green cocktail olives -cut through the middle 2 tablespoons […]