Greek Recipes

Greek and Cypriot recipes

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 […]

Meatloaf & Vegetables – Rolo me Lahanika

In Greek: ρολό με λαχανικά, pronounce roh-LOH meh lah-hah-nee-KAH For many Greek cooks, preparing meat without vegetables in the same pan is an impossible task, and this recipe is a good example. The meatloaf is cooked with tomatoes, potatoes, and zucchini to create a one-dish meal. Cook Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes Ingredients: 2 1/4 […]

Stuffed Vegetables with Rice & Crushed Almonds – Yemista me Amygthalopsiha

In Greek: γεμιστά με αμυγδαλώψηχα, pronounced yeh-mee-STAH meh ah-meegh-thah-LOHP-see-hah This recipe for Stuffed Vegetables (yemista) uses crushed roasted almonds in the filling, which give a wonderful flavor to the vegetables – and a wonderful aroma while cooking! Cook Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes Ingredients: 2 large green bell peppers 5 medium zucchini + 1 small […]

Black-Eyed Peas with Vegetables and Small Pasta

MAVROMATIKA FASOLIA ME ZARZAVATIKA KAI HILOPITES Makes 4 servings Ingredients: 1⁄2 pound dried black-eyed peas, picked over and rinsed 1 large onion, finely chopped 1 large carrot, finely chopped 1 leek, white part only, washed well and finely chopped 1 large red bell pepper, seeded and chopped 1 large green bell pepper, seeded and chopped 1 […]

Ancient Greek Cuisine – Vegetables,Fruit,Seasonings

Another difference that distinguishes the ancient Greek diet from that of Northern Europeans was the consumption of vegetables and fruit in vast quantities. In fact, certain ancient Greeks, such as Plato, Callimachus and the Pythagoreans, strongly advocated vegetarianism. Certainly, the fruit and vegetables consumed by the ancient Greeks were not the same as those avialable […]

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 […]

Vegetables Byzantine Recipes

 Moussaka  Salad Oxogarita  Byzantine Murri  Byzantine Mustard Sauce  Carotæ and Pastinacæ (Carrots and Parsnips in Wine Sauce)  Fungis (Mushrooms In Sauce)  Ius in Assaturae (For Roasted Meat)  Lenticulam (Lentils With Leeks)  Mystron (Savoury Barley)  White Sals (Walnut Dip)  Carrot Paste  Cooked dish of lentils  Isfanakh Mutajjan (spinach in garlic) Fried cheese with onions (Tiganito tyri me krotyon) […]

Veal with Vegetables for Babies

Introducing babies to meat dishes starts with puréed combinations of very lean meats and simple easy-to-digest vegetables. This veal dish is is suitable for babies from 6 months of age and up. Ingredients: 1/4 pound of lean veal, cut in very small pieces 4 cups of water 1 medium-small potato, peeled, cut in half 1 […]