Greek Recipes

Greek and Cypriot recipes

Tomato & Pasta Soup – Domatosoupa me Lathi

In Greek: ντοματόσουπα με λάδι, pronounced doh-mah-TOH-soo-pah meh LAH-thee This is a favorite soup in my home on rainy days. We serve it with grated kefalotyri (good substitutes are pecorino and parmesan). Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 45 minutes Total Time: 1 hour Ingredients: 1 2/3 pounds of ripe tomatoes 1 stalk of wild celery or Chinese celery (or 1 […]

Pureed Meatless Split Pea Soup – Soupa me Bizelia

When the weather turns cold, this thick soup is especially delightful. It’s vegetarian- and vegan-friendly, and a favorite lenten dish as well. In Greek: σούπα με μπιζέλια, pronounced SOO-pah meh bee-ZEL-yah Add a fish dish like taramosalata, some Greek olives, and lots of crusty bread, and you’ve got a traditional meatless Greek Wednesday, Friday, or Lenten […]

Greek Chicken Soup – Kotosoupa

The most recognizable chicken soup in Greece is Avgolemono (ahv-goh-LEH-moh-no) or Egg-Lemon soup. With Avgolemono, the traditional broth is thickened with eggs and flavored with lemon to make a dense, creamy soup well suited to colder weather. This version is simpler, it’s not quite as heavy, but it still makes a hearty, chunky soup with a rich […]

Chilled Watermelon Soup – Karpouzosoupa

In Greek: καρπουζόσουπα, pronounced kar-poo-ZOH-soo-pah A delicious soup made with watermelon, sweet wine, mint, honey, and mixed fresh fruit. Fabulous for summer as an appetizer or dessert.A fabulous choice for hot days, this cold soup is made with watermelon – puréed with honey and a sweet dessert wine – and a few other summer fruits […]

Cold Beet Soup – Krya Pantzarosoupa

In Greek: κρύα παντζαρόσουπα, pronounced KREE-yah pahnd-zah-ROH-soo-pah This recipe has its origins in Eastern Europe, and combines beets, vegetables, herbs, and a touch of yogurt to make a delightful appetizer or main dish soup. Using pre-cooked canned or packaged beets makes this a quick and easy dish.This thick soup is a favorite light meal on […]