Greek Recipes

Greek and Cypriot recipes

Eggplant, Feta and Tomato Salad

Ingredients:  ¼ lb penne pasta  1 eggplant, chopped 1 tsp salt, approximately  ¼ cup olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped  2 cloves garlic, crushed 2 cans crushed tomatoes, undrained 1/3 cup tomato paste  2 tsp vinegar  1 Tbs. granulated sugar  1 tsp. dried oregano  ¼ cup large pitted olives 7 oz. feta cheese, chopped 4 […]

Tomato and Feta Salad

The quickest and easiest of all salads, this tomato and feta combination takes a few minutes, tastes wonderful, and adds an authentic Greek touch to any meal. If you don’t have time or the ingredients for a full Greek salad, this is a great substitute. Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 10 minutes Ingredients: 1 large ripe tomato 1/4 […]

Sliced Tomato Salad

Easy, Quick, and Simple Celebrate the ripest tomatoes from your garden or market by serving them as simply as possible, enhancing taste only with a sprinkling of herbs and a drizzle of olive oil. This is the time to use your best quality Greek olive oil, as well. Prep Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 5 minutes Ingredients: fresh ripe garden […]

Rice & Garden Vegetable Salad

Ryzosalata me Lahanika In Greek: ρυζοσαλάτα με λαχανικά, pronounced ree-zoh-sah-LAH-tah meh lah-hah-nee-KAH Rice and frozen vegetables are easy to combine with mayonnaise (try homemade), to create an attractive salad that works well at the table or on the buffet. I use a selection of garden vegetables (peas, beans, carrots, red and green peppers, and potatoes), and […]

Purslane Salad with Yogurt and Capers

Glistritha Salata me Yiaourti kai Kappari In Greek: γλιστρίδα σαλάτα με γιαούρτι και κάππαρη, pronounced ghlee-STREE-thah sah-LAH-tah meh yeeah-OOR-tee keh KAH-pah-ree The Greek island of Crete is probably best known for this salad featuring locally-grown capers. The yogurt dressing makes this a particularly refreshing salad in hot weather. And purslane? You may know it as […]

Marinated Mixed Vegetable Salad

In Greek: λαχανικά μαρινάτα, pronounced lah-hah-nee-KAH mah-ree-NAH-tah This dish requires at least 4 hours in the fridge before serving, so plan ahead – but preparation time is minimal. It’s a delightful selection of tastes and uses regular celery instead of wild celery, which is used in most Greek recipes. Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes […]

Marinated Bulbs salad

Recipe for an Aphrodisiac In Greek: βολβοί, pronounced vohl-VEE In many parts of Greece, the bulb of the tassel hyacinth (muscari comosum) is used to make this dish. If you can’t find these edible bulbs, I’m told that pearl onions can be substituted, although the taste will be different. Ancient Greeks also believed that onions […]

Octopus Salad with Oregano Oil

Greeks eat a lot of octopus, and a cold octopus salad is a common meze (appetizer) served with raki or ouzo, the local anise-flavored liqueurs. This is my take on the classic, which uses olive oil infused with fresh oregano as well as green olives steeped in bitter Seville orange juice. Prep Time: 3 hours, 15 minutes Total […]

Fruit Salad with Orange Juice – Froutosalata

In Greek: φρουτοσαλάτα, pronounced froo-toh-sah-LAH-tah A simple combination of favorite seasonal fruits, this recipe is a summer favorite. In Greece, fruit and fruit salads are a favorite ending to a meal, and can also eaten as a snack or light meal. Serve with your favorite cheeses. Prep Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Ingredients: 2 Golden Delicious apples […]

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 […]