Greek Recipes

Greek and Cypriot recipes

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. […]

Fresh (Uncooked) Artichoke Salad – Aginara Salata

In Greek: αγκινάρα σαλάτα, pronounced ahg-ee-NAH-rah sah-LAH-tah Fresh (uncooked) artichokes, trimmed down to the tenderest part of leaves, heart, and stem, are thinly sliced into a salad with lettuce, tomato, cucumber, and spring onions. A handful of Greek olives, olive oil, and lemon juice add the finishing touch to this elegant salad. Prep Time: 20 minutes Total […]

Artichoke Salad – Anginares Salata

The artichoke has a beautiful, subtle flavour, ideal to serve as an artichoke salad, an accompaniment to light meals or as a starter. There is a lot of mystery surrounding how to cook artichoke, but they are very easy once you know how. I have included 2 different methods of preparing this artichoke recipe. First […]

Snails With Gigantes Beans and Artichokes

Saligkaria me Fasolia Gigantes kai Agkinares Ingredients:  500 gr. of Gigantes (dry butter beans) 8 small artichokes (halved), trimmed/cleaned approx. 1 1/2 cups of snails, washed & cleaned thoroughly 1/2 cup of olive oil 1 large onion, finely diced 1 bay leaf 2 cloves of garlic, smashed 1 cup of fennel bulb, diced 1 carrot, diced […]

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 […]