Greek Recipes

Greek and Cypriot recipes

Hoirino me Fassolia: Pork and Beans

In Greek: χοιρινό με φασσόλια, pronounced hee-ree-NO meh fahs-SOL-yah This Greek recipe for Pork and Beans is one that reflects a traditional method of cooking: meat and vegetables are prepared separately on the stovetop, then combined and cooked in the oven until the tastes meld. Any type of dried bean works well but, as the […]

Fassolakia me Kolokythakia: Stewed Green Beans and Zucchini

In Greek: φασολάκια με κολοκυθάκια, pronounced fah-so-LAHK-yah meh koh-loh-kee-THAHK-yah This recipe combines simple tastes to create a delicious side dish or meatless main dish. Prep Time: 30 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes Ingredients: 1 pound of fresh green beans (string, pole, snap) 3/4 pound of small zucchini 1 medium onion, diced 1 large tomato, puréeed 1/3 […]

Black Eye Beans with Greens

Ingredients: 2 cups of dry black eye beans boiled 1 dry onion finely chopped 1 cup of water (hot) 1 tomato finely chopped 3 fresh green onions 3-4 small leeks 1 bunch of fennel 1 bunch of chard roughly chopped 1-1 1/2 cup of virgin olive oil Sea Salt Black or Green Pepper Cumin (optional) […]

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 […]

Hummus with Tahini

In Greek: χούμους με ταχίνι (pronounced HOO-mooss meh tah-HEE-nee) This dip is quick and easy to make, delicious, and healthy. No cooking involved. Just grab the blender and go. Chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans) and tahini (a paste made from roasted sesame seeds) combine to make a tasty appetizer to serve with wedges of […]

What Did the Ancient Greeks Eat

Question: What Did the Ancient Greeks Eat? Answer:The foods of ancient Greece were similar to foods we eat today, but did not include many that have become important parts of modern Greek cooking. For example, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, and bananas didn’t arrive in Greece until after the discovery of the Americas in the 15th century, because […]

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 […]