Greek Recipes

Greek and Cypriot recipes

Dakos: Cretan Meze

In Greek: ντάκος, pronounced DAH-kohss A traditional meze or light meal on the island of Crete,dakos (also called “koukouvayia”) is often called “Greek bruschetta,” and is easy to make with few ingredients and no cooking. You can find rusks atonline Greek food shops, make your own, or use a thick slice of grilled or toasted crusty country bread(without the water). […]

How To Crumble Feta

Feta cheese can range from soft to hard, and trying to crumble it for salads and toppings can result in mashing it instead. Here’s the easiest way to crumble it. Difficulty: Easy Time Required: none Here’s How: If you have a block of feta, cut a slice in the amount you want to crumble. Otherwise, just start […]

Top 10 Quick and Easy Greek Appetizers

These hot and cold appetizers have four things in common: they’re Greek favorites, they’re delicious, prep time is 15 minutes or less, and (if hot) combined prep/cook time is 30 minutes or less. 1. A Slice of Feta This is the ultimate Greek touch to any table, whether you’re serving appetizers or a full meal. Total […]

Greek Bruschetta – Lathovrekhto

In Greek: λαδοβρεχτό, pronounced lah-thoh-vrekh-TOH The word lathovrekhto means “moistened with oil.” Rusks (paximathia, παξιμάδια, say: pahk-see-MAHTH-yah), which are twice-baked breads, or grilled country breads form the base of these simple mezethes or appetizers. I well remember, as a new bride in Greece, being offered a thick slab of grilled bread topped with fabulous extra […]